MLK Community Events

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said,
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" 

Every year, Americans answer this call by coming together on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
to serve in their neighborhoods and communities.


2022 Calendar of Events

(Please note all events are subject to change due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic)

Special thanks to the following departments: Office of the President, Baylor Police Department, Campus Recreation, Environmental Health & Safety, External Affairs, Health Management Team, Institutional Events, Marketing and Communications, Missions and Public Life, Multicultural Affairs, Office of Governmental Relations, Parking Services, and Student Activities.


Baylor University Events

Monday, January 17

MLK Day of Service - Campus
Sponsored by Missions and Public Life
Bobo Spiritual Life Center (Parking lot at the corner of S. 5th Street and James Ave., Waco, Texas) 
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Virtual service projects and a drive-thru collection site. Visit website for donation list.
Contact for more information.

Tuesday, January 18

I Have a Dream Tuesday
Sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Affairs
Share your dream for your family, community, or the world and tag us on Instagram
Contact for more information.


Wednesday, January 19

The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon
Sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Affairs
This event has been postponed until March 22, 2022.
Additional details to follow. 


Wisdom Wednesday
Take a moment to reflect on some of Dr. King's most memorable speeches.

Thursday, January 20

Throwback Thursday
Sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Affairs
Join us as we reminiscence about MLK Celebrations of the past on Instagram


Friday, January 21

King Me! 
Sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Affairs
Join us for MLK-related trivia all day on Instagram
Contact for more information.



Community Events

Friday, January 14 

35th Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony     
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park    
300 MLK Blvd., Waco, Texas
Individuals may place a wreath at the monument anytime from January 14 through January 17.
Please adhere to City of Waco social distancing guidelines and health protocols. 

Sunday, January 16

"Holy Eucharist: Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."
Hosted by Washington National Cathedral
10:15 AM CST

Monday, January 17

25th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March & Observance
Hosted by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Delta Upsilon Zeta
and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Gamma Omicron Sigma

Event Canceled


MLK Day of Service - Community
Hosted by Mission Waco
1319 N. 15th Street, Waco, Texas 
10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Free lunch and prayer followed by service projects.

Visit their website for more information.


36th Annual Candlelight Vigil
6:00 PM
Email for more information and/or to request the link to attend.



The opportunities listed on this page/graphic are offered by churches and organizations unrelated to Baylor University. These opportunities are offered as a public service to entities that could benefit from the volunteer efforts of Baylor students. Baylor University does not inspect or approve the activities of these entities and is not liable for any injuries or damages that may occur. Baylor recommends that students comply with all COVID-19 related recommendations by government health officials, including those related to wearing of masks and social distancing.