Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program
New MLK Virtual Drop-in Schedule: Drop-ins conducted by Zoom
Thank you for reaching out to our office. While we continue to work remotely during the global COVID-19 pandemic, here is information that will help make contacting us easier.
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
- We do not work evenings or weekends
- Emails and voicemails are not retrieved or responded to on weekends
- All efforts will be made to return your call and/or email within 24 to 48 hours during the regular work week
33 Appleby Hall (128 Pleasant St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455)
MLK advisors and peer advisors have drop-in appointments via Zoom during the semester from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday - Friday. For Drop-in advising, call the MLK front office at 612-625-2300.
To connect for virtual drop-ins you must sign in with your University of Minnesota username and password and you must be signed into your Zoom account. (View the Zoom Desktop or Mobile App installation instructions).
We appreciate you. Stay safe out there.
- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program Academic Advising Office
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 pre-medicine and pre-dentistry) 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 at 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.