Martin Luther King Day

Each year we invite students, faculty, and staff to join us for one of several opportunities to serve in the community and learn about civil rights in Richmond. The University also has its annual MLK Day commemoration featuring dynamic student performances and an inspirational keynote speaker to lead our reflections.

The work of Dr. King remains unfinished, and the University has committed to thoughtfully considering what his vision means today. In 2015, the University will again observe the Martin Luther King holiday by canceling classes and observing the holiday for employees. Students, faculty, and staff will have opportunities to serve in the community, partake of meaningful RVA history learning tours, and come together at the end of the day to enjoy the annual all-campus commemoration as a time to reflect on what Dr. King's dream means today.

2015-16 Committee Members

Tawyana Athey
Elena Brooks-Perkins
Kevin Corn
Andrew Goodman
Ashlyn Gray, '16
Shannon Hooker
Glyn Hughes
Jean-Pierre Laurenceau-Medina
Ted Lewis
Jacqunae Mays, '17
Lisa Miles
William Moncure, '17
Adrienne Piazza
Donnie Pollard, '17
Shira Smillie, '17
Chastyn Smith, '18
Angelo Suggs, '16
Cassandra Taylor-Anderson
Vana Xiong, '17