Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

’24 MLK Library Exhibit

The Van Pelt Opie Library and The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is proud to present the MLK Library Exhibit featuring students’ posters. The purpose of the Exhibit is to give students the opportunity to reflect on Dr. King’s contribution to the social justice cause. 

Eligibility: Participants must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at Michigan Technological University. 

Student Groups may also submit one poster per group. NOTE: This does not restrict individual members from submitting a poster they designed. Individual members can still submit their own poster design.

How to enter: Students must complete all required sections of the Google form. If submitting a physical poster, please drop off to CDI.

MLK Reading Day

In need of volunteer hours for the spring semester? Stay warm and read inside to local grade school classes about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 15, 2024 from 10 AM – 3 PM for MLK Day. 

If you are interested in reading, please sign up through GivePulse.
Transportation and MLK children’s books will be provided. For questions, please contact CDI at

MLK Brunch

The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Planning Committee is proud to announce the 35th Annual MLK Jr Day Celebration on Monday, January 15, 2024 at 10 AM in the Ballroom of the Memorial Union Building. This year, we welcome back 2018 Michigan Tech Alumni, Jaylyn Boone, as our Keynote speaker. Spots are limited. Sign up now by using the 35th Annual MLK Brunch Sign Up Sheet. Please note, filling out the form does not guarantee a seat at the event.

MLK Interfaith Prayer Vigil

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) and the Cooperative Campus Ministry are

organizing an Interfaith Prayer Vigil and Reflection on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Day), Monday, January 15, 2024 at noon in the Van Pelt and Opie Library’s East Reading Room. We invite students, faculty, and staff from all faiths to share a prayer, personal reflection or excerpt from one of King’s prayers, sermons or speeches.

If you would like to participate, please fill out this form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rachael Hathcoat at or Jennifer Ormsbee

MLK Peace March

Following the MLK Interfaith Prayer Vigil, we invite the campus community to gather at the Husky statue at 1 p.m. for a peace march across campus to honor Dr. King and solidify our campus’ commitment to his life and work ensuring justice and equity for all. This year’s march will be led by Vice President for Student Affairs, Laura Bulleit. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact CDI at

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