Georgia State University observes the following 12 official paid holidays each year. An exact schedule of these holidays is published each year by the university administration, but generally comprises:
Faculty with fiscal-year appointments are eligible for holiday time off as long as they are in a paid status the day before and/or the day after the holiday. Terminating or retiring faculty members may not be paid for holidays occurring after their last day of work. Faculty with academic-year appointments are eligible for holidays that fall within a designated academic session during which they are teaching or conducting compensated research.