MTSU closes June 19 for Juneteenth holiday; univer...

MTSU closes June 19 for Juneteenth holiday; university reopens, classes resume June 20

(Juneteenth graphic illustration from Adobe Stock Images.)

Middle Tennessee State University will be closed Monday, June 19, for the Juneteenth U.S. federal and state holiday.

No summer classes will be held and all university offices — and the Student Union — will be closed.

MTSU will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, and classes will return to their regular schedule.

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Two major activities for teenagers visiting the MTSU campus — the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts and the second College of Basic and Applied Sciences’ STEM Camp — will go on as scheduled on June 19.

The James E. Walker Library, which will be closed June 19, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 17, and from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 18.

MTSU’s Campus Recreation Center will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 17-18 and closed June 19.

Daily campus tours will resume June 20. For more information, email or call 615-898-5670. For more admissions information, email or call 615-898-2233.

The eighth freshman CUSTOMS orientation will be held Saturday, June 24. For more information, call New Student and Family Programs at 615-898-5533.

Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people on the anniversary of the order, issued by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865, proclaiming freedom of slaves in Texas.

On May 5, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed legislation declaring Juneteenth an official state holiday in response to a bill from the General Assembly.

— Randy Weiler (