MTSU closed Jan. 21 for MLK holiday; evening celeb...

MTSU closed Jan. 21 for MLK holiday; evening celebration planned

MTSU will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, for the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is shown at a March 1964 press conference after a visit to the U.S. Senate chambers to hear the debate on the Civil Rights bill. (photo by Marion S. Trikosko, courtesy of the Library of Congress)

No classes will be held and no offices will be open on Jan. 21. Classes will be held as scheduled on Saturday, Jan. 19.

University classes will resume and all offices and departments will reopen on their regular schedule on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

On Monday night, MTSU’s Center for Student Involvement and Leadership and the Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs will present the Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Keathley University Center Theater.

Members of the MTSU community will gather to honor King’s life and legacy. The theme for this year’s celebration is “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.” The free public event will feature a keynote speaker and remarks from a diverse group of presenters.

The James E. Walker Library will be closed Sunday and Monday, Jan. 20-21 and will reopen at 7 a.m. Tuesday. It will be open until 6 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The Campus Recreation Center will be closed Monday and will reopen at 6 a.m. Tuesday. It will be open until 8 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 2-10 p.m. Sunday.

MTSU’s Campus Pharmacy will be closed Saturday through Monday and will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday. It’s open today until 4 p.m., and the drive-through window is open until 4:30.

Restaurants in the KUC Grill will be closed Saturday through Tuesday morning. However, the Student Union and its dining locations will be open all weekend and from 10 a.m. until midnight Monday.

To learn which ARAMARK/MT Dining facilities will be open during the holiday weekend, visit

— Randy Weiler (