Friday, January 13, 2017

[255] MTSU closes Jan. 16 for MLK holiday; spring semester begins Jan. 17

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — MTSU will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday.

The university will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, with all business offices and departments open until 4:30 p.m.

Students and faculty, who have been on winter break, return to begin spring semester classes Jan. 17.

Monday night starting at 6 in the Student Union Ballroom, the MTSU Office of Intercultural & Diversity Affairs will hold a vigil hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. It is a Connection Point extracurricular activity for freshmen and other students.

Motivational speaker and author Derrick Hayes will deliver the keynote address. Don Aliquo, MTSU professor of saxophone and jazz studies, and MTSU’s Generation of Purpose Gospel Choir will perform. Alpha Phi Alpha members will make presentations.

For off-campus visitors seeking directions to the Student Union, a searchable campus parking map is available at

During the holiday weekend:

• The James E. Walker Library will be closed Saturday, Jan. 14; open from 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15; and closed Jan. 16.
• The Student Union will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Jan. 14; closed Jan. 15; and open from noon to 9 p.m. Jan. 16.
• Campus Recreation Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 14; open from noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 15; and closed Jan. 16.

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