statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK Celebration

UF MLK Celebration is a campus-wide celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his commitment to social justice through educational programs and service initiatives that are designed to empower you to use your strengths, passions, and talents to better the lives of others and impact your community.

“[The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday] is a day of interracial and intercultural cooperation and sharing. No other day of the year brings so many peoples from different cultural backgrounds together in such a vibrant spirit of brother and sisterhood. Whether you are African-American, Hispanic or Native American, whether you are Caucasian or Asian-American, you are part of the great dream Martin Luther King, Jr. had for America. This is not a black holiday; it is a peoples’ holiday. And it is the young people of all races and religions who hold the keys to the fulfillment of his dream.” -Coretta Scott King

All MLK Celebration Events are open to UF students, faculty, staff, and the Gainesville community.

About the Celebration

The University of Florida Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is an annual campus-wide committee under the direction of The Center for Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement in the Division of Student Life. The campus-wide celebration brings together many student organizations and university departments to make the celebration a success.


The purpose of the celebration is to empower the University of Florida community to see their role in continuing the legacy of Dr. King, and inspire them to use their strengths, passions, and talents to better the lives of others and impact their local and global community.


Please check back for a list of celebration events.