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Holiday Calendar

Calendar Year 2021 Schedule

According to the Board of Regents policy, each institution within the University System of Georgia is allowed twelve (12) paid holidays each calendar year for employees at the institution. After consulting the academic calendar and receiving input from the campus community and Staff Council, the President’s Cabinet has adopted the following Calendar Year 2021 Official Holiday Schedule for Georgia Southern University.

New Year’s DayJanuary 1st (Friday)
MLK Day January 18th (Monday)
Memorial DayMay 31st (Monday)
Independence DayJuly 5th (Monday)
Labor DaySeptember 6th (Monday)
Thanksgiving HolidaysNovember 25th & 26th (Thursday and Friday)
Winter BreakDecember 27th-31st (Monday through Friday)

Classes will not be held the week of Thanksgiving. If employees want to take additional leave during the Thanksgiving week or in advance of the Winter Break, they must follow the procedures to request annual leave or compensatory time.

All regular benefited employees working full-time or part-time 20 hours or more per week will be paid for the holidays. Non-exempt employees scheduled to work on a holiday, will be given 8 hours of holiday pay plus pay for the actual hours worked on that holiday.


Calendar Year 2022 Schedule

According to the Board of Regents policy, each institution within the University System of Georgia is allowed twelve (12) paid holidays each calendar year for employees at the institution. After consulting the academic calendar, and President’s Cabinet, we have adopted the following Calendar Year 2022 Official Holiday Schedule for Georgia Southern University.

New Year’s DayJanuary 3rd (Monday)
MLK Day January 17th (Monday)
Memorial DayMay 30st (Monday)
Independence DayJuly 4th (Monday)
Labor DaySeptember 5th (Monday)
Thanksgiving HolidaysNovember 24th & 25th (Thursday and Friday)
Winter BreakDecember 26th-30st (Monday through Friday)
* Holidays designated for 2022 were chosen prior to the addition of the new federal holiday of Juneteenth.

Classes will not be held the week of Thanksgiving. If employees want to take Monday thru Wednesday off, they will need to follow procedures to request annual leave or compensatory time.


All regular benefited employees working full-time or part-time 20 hours or more per week will be paid for the holidays. Non-exempt employees scheduled to work on a holiday, will be given 8 hours of holiday pay plus pay for the actual hours worked on that holiday.

Last updated: 10/4/2021