Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program
The Rev. Dr. MLK Jr. Program is ready to serve students virtually. You may book an appointment with your assigned advisor here (z.umn.edu/claappt) and e-mail us with any questions or concerns and we will respond as soon as possible (email@example.com). Our office space will be closed.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Program
33 Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
The Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Program is an academic advising office within the College of Liberal Arts, and it is available to any CLA student who appreciates an environment that embraces and fosters multiculturalism. MLK provides advising services that encompass every major that CLA offers (including preprofessional programs such as premedicine and predentistry) and supplies the information and support you need to succeed at the University and gain the most from your CLA education. Keeping in touch with the MLK community helps you stay on top of what's happening in CLA as well as what you need to graduate!
In addition to advising services, being a part of the MLK Program allows you access to additional services and resources.
Events and Programs
Throughout the semester, we host different advising sessions and workshops in collaboration with other University offices/programs. We bring you information directly from the source. In the past, the Learning Abroad Center, the School of Nursing, the University of Minnesota Law School, and other campus offices and programs have presented information on their programs.
Low Student-to-Advisor Ratio
Our students have better access to advisors because of our small student rosters. Better access means better relationships with the advisors. In the MLK Program, our students are not just numbers, but individuals with great stories and experiences that we value.
The advisors, including the peer advisor, are available to answer questions daily. You can see any advisor during drop-in hours for quick questions regarding registration, course addition/cancellation, major/minor information, graduation, the second language requirement, and more.
As you get close to graduation, it is recommended that you meet with your advisor to make sure there are no surprises. The graduation planning appointment reviews all requirements, including liberal education, major/minor, and second language. Arrive to your appointment prepared with any questions you might have.
A Gathering Spot
Looking for a place to kick back, relax, meet friends, and study? We provide a space where you can get a "home-away-from-home" feel. There is often candy at the front desk, study tables to do work and eat lunch, and snacks throughout the semester.
A Warm and Inclusive Community
MLK is a community of students who come from a wide range of backgrounds and interests. Everyone counts. Making connections is important to us, and with our student–advisor ratios, we take pride in getting to know our students and building relationships.