Register now for the MLK, Jr. Day of Service Events on and before Monday, January 20, 2020. Go to  to find opportunities to LEARN, SERVE and CELEBRATE as a campus community.


King in the Wilderness Movie Screening

Wednesday, January 15, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Warch Campus Center Cinema

We will be showing a screening of King in the Wilderness, a documentary about Martin Luther King Jr.'s life from 1965 to 1968.

Residence Halls Programming

Friday, January 17, 9:00 PM, Residence Halls
Saturday, January 18, 9:00 PM, Residence Halls

Join the Service Community Advisors in your residence halls for MLK programming and food.


Sunday, January 19, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Residence Halls

Get thinking about intersectionality and your own identities with Tie-Diversity. From race and gender, to socioeconomic status and national origin, join your CAs as we gear up for MLK Day and learn about social justice and service. No need to bring your own tie-dye gear; we got you! Stop by the main lounge of your residence hall, and be ready to talk about identity while creating your own colorful gear!

Faculty Teach-ins

Staggered presentations between 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Plantz Hall, Conservatory, Sankofa House, Diversity Center, Colman Hall, Trevor Hall.

Register on GivePulse and attend 3 teach-ins to be entered into a drawing for a prize.

1. teach-in; an informal lecture and discussion or series of lectures on a subject of  public interest.

Why should students care about complex community issues? Find out through faculty-led presentations around community issues that impact equality for all. Presentations will address elder advocacy and care, access to education, diversity and inclusion, child advocacy, fair housing and hunger, access to the arts, and environment and sustainability. Student organizations will be available to share their mission and volunteer needs.

9-10 pm: Professor Helen Boyd Kramer (tentative time)
9-10 pm: Professor Adriana McCleer (tentative time)
10-11 pm: Professor Jenna Stone (tentative time)
10-11 pm: Professor 
11-12 pm: Professor Jesus Smith (Sankofa)
11-12 pm: Professor

Off-Campus Service

Various off-campus opportunities from 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Boys and Girls Club

Volunteers will be facilitating MLK Day curriculum and activities for area youth on their day off from school. This will include a book read, discussion/reflection, and a community art activity. Afterwards, volunteers will get the chance to hang out with Club members (play games, read, watch movies, etc.) and learn more about volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club. Clothing must be appropriate for youth and close toed shoes are recommended.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Come volunteer at Habitat ReStore East and learn about a great organization that besides raising most of the funds that Habitat For Humanity uses to build houses, has a remarkable impact on the community and the environment. We will be taking in donations, organizing the merchandise and helping clients.

Humane Society

Come volunteer at the local humane society and hang out with cats and dogs! Volunteers will be training dogs, socializing with cats, and doing general cleaning of the facility.

Riverview Gardens

Volunteer projects can include land management tasks, hoop-house winterization, or work in our newly constructed starts greenhouse.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 29th Celebration
6:30 – 7:45 pm, Lawrence Memorial Chapel