MIT is closed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
MIT News Spotlight
MIT News Spotlight (15 January 2023) illustration by José-Luis Olivares, based on a photograph by Rowland Scherman taken during the 1963 "I Have a Dream” speech. Background photographs show MLK Day marches on the MIT campus, ranging from 1968 to 2016, and are courtesy of the MIT Museum.
MIT is closed Monday to honor the memory and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Day was designated an Institute holiday in 1976, a decade before its first official observance as a federal holiday. These public events paved the way for the MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars Program.
Multiple programs at the Institute continue to commemorate and advance Dr. King’s legacy.