MTSU closes for Jan. 19 MLK holiday; night celebra...

MTSU closes for Jan. 19 MLK holiday; night celebration scheduled

MTSU will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, for the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday.

The university will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, with all business offices open until 4:30 p.m.

MLK Celebration72Students and faculty, who have been on winter break for about six weeks, return to begin spring semester classes Tuesday.

The Student Union Building will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday. Saturday, it will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and closed Sunday. For the Student Union, James Union Building and Keathley University Center spring schedule and winter break hours of operation, visit

Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the KUC Theater, members of the MTSU community will hold an MLK celebration and candlelight vigil to highlight the contributions made by King and his wife, Coretta Scott King. The event is open to the public.

Pastor Jason D. Scales, who founded the Believers Faith Fellowship Church in Christiana, Tennessee, in January 2009, will be the keynote speaker. Special guests will be MTSU Generation of Praise.

The KUC, located at 1524 Military Memorial Drive, and nearby parking, are included on a printable campus map available at

The event is sponsored by the MTSU Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, MTSU Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs and the MTSU Baptist Collegiate Ministry.

The MLK Celebration and Candlelight Vigil kicks off the Connection Point spring semester program to help students become involved in other aspects of campus besides academics and be engaged in the life of the MTSU community. For all spring Connection Point events, visit

In addition to the holiday, the James E. Walker Library will also be closed Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 17-18, and will reopen at 7 a.m. Tuesday. For all library hours, visit

Weekend hours of operation for the Campus Recreation Center will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday. The indoor pool hours will be 9:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Saturday and 2:15 to 5:45 p.m. Sunday. The center will reopen at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

ARAMARK/MT Dining facilities will reopen at their regularly scheduled times Tuesday.

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