Monday, Jan. 15, 2024

During Martin Luther King Jr. Day Wartburg alters the class schedule on this federal holiday to free students and faculty to participate in afternoon activities (see below). Class periods one through six will meet for 50 minutes with a 10-minute break between each. Weekday Chapel will not be held. Evening classes will meet at their regularly scheduled time.

Class Schedule

• Period 1 (regularly starting at 7:45 a.m.) will be 7:45-8:35 a.m.
• Period 2 (9 a.m.) will be 8:45-9:35 a.m.
• Period 3 (10:45 a.m.) will be 9:45-10:35 a.m.
• Period 4 (noon) will be 10:45-11:35 a.m.
• Period 5 (1:15 p.m.) will be 11:45 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
• Period 6 (2:30 p.m.) will be 12:45-1:35 p.m.

Opening Event, 1:45-2 p.m.
Location: McCaskey Lyceum, Saemann Student Center
The entire campus community is encouraged to participate in the opening and an afternoon activity.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?

– Martin Luther King Jr. 

Afternoon Unity and Engagement Activities

Off-Campus Service in the Community, 2-4 p.m.
Location: Various
Locations include – House of Hope, Families First Child Care and Learning Center, Cedar Bend Humane Society, Trinkets & Togs, Waverly Library, Catholic Worker House. Please wear comfortable clothes. Transportation will be coordinated.

On-Campus Service Projects, 2 p.m.
Location: Chapel Commons
Join us in  Chapel Commons where we will use donated T-shirts to make dog ropes for a local animal shelter and reusable tote bags for a homeless shelter. We also will pack toiletry bags for local charities. Registration is required. 

Poverty Simulation, 2 p.m.
Location: The Ballrooms, Saemann Student Center

Take on the identity of a person living in poverty. Work together with your “family” to live in the simulated community for one month. Registration is required.

Knight Games, 2-4 p.m.
Location: The W

Local students in fifth- through eighth-grade are invited join members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee to play games like basketball, volleyball, pickleball, and more, in the field house, or head upstairs to a classroom for board game fun.

Story Time, 2-4 p.m.
Location: Vogel Library
Dance Marathon leaders will read stories for kids of all ages. Supervision is required.

Other Important Events

Wednesday, Jan. 17
MLK Chapel, 10:15 a.m.
Location: Wartburg Chapel

Share what you are doing for others. Use #MLKWartburg.