DePaul to close on Martin Luther King Jr. Day


For the first time in the university’s history, students will have Martin Luther King Jr. Day off. The university will be officially closed.

Celebrated on Jan. 18, the university will also host a breakfast on Jan. 19 to honor Marin Luther King Jr’s legacy.

According to a DePaul University Facebook post, DePaul decided the university will be closed beginning in 2016 to allow faculty to adjust class curriculum accordingly.

St. Paul’s Church, located between Orchard St. and Fullerton Ave., is also hosting a one mile walk benefitting UCAN, a violence prevention initiative in Chicago.  The walk is meant to honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. and take a stand against violence. The walk will be held Jan. 17 at 5 p.m.

DePaul events honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

19th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast
Tuesday, Jan. 19
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Lincoln Park, Student Center, Room 120
DePaul College of Law 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration
Thursday, Jan. 21
11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
DePaul Center, Room 8005
Transforming the Campus: Students Rise Up
A conversation with graduate and law student activists
University Ministry 4th Annual MLK Celebration. Through the eyes of Rev. King
Friday, Jan. 29
6 – 8 p.m.
Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 120 A/B
A spirit-filled, musical event highlighting the joy and benefit of African-American word, teaching and preaching
DePaul College of Law 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration
Wednesday, Feb. 3
4 – 5:30 p.m.
DePaul Center, Room 8005
From Bus Boycotts to Hashtags: Transforming Civil Rights Activism
A conversation with an intergenerational panel of Chicago activists.