The University of Notre Dame is expanding its observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
The South Bend Tribune reports students were sent an email from the Rev. John I. Jenkins, university president, telling them classes and all other campus activities will be canceled on Monday, Jan. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., to encourage participation in campus events related to the holiday.
Although Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday, Notre Dame does not dismiss classes for the day. Students also attend classes on Labor Day.
The MLK Day campus events will include a candlelit prayer service and march; a luncheon and program for students and employees at the Joyce Center, and a celebration Mass at Sacred Heart Basilica on campus.