MLK Day of Service at FinnU

In 2016 a new tradition ingrained in service and community was inaugurated at Finlandia University to pay tribute to a man who had a dream – Martin Luther King, Jr. As a Baptist minister who saw no separation between faith and social activism, Dr. King changed the trajectory of civil rights in the United States. To honor his memory, classes are suspended for the day so that Finlandia students, staff, alumni and friends of the university might make their little bit of difference serving our community.

Volunteer sites for the 2019 event are coming in now, with more than a dozen finalized. Click the link below to volunteer now!

Student Volunteer Signup

MLK Day of Service News


  • 2019 MLK Day of Service volunteer site signups now open

    Student volunteers at Barkell Elementary during MLK Day of Service 2018. Students can now sign up to volunteer during the 2019 MLK Day of Service.

    Students participating in Finlandia University’s fourth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service are invited to sign up for their service site now.

    Dr. King was a vibrant and dynamic leader for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement. Finlandia University and the local community have combined efforts to renew discussions about equality [...]

MLK Day of Service Schedule


Details on all events will be posted closer to the event. Currently Finlandia University is seeking more community service sites and needs faculty and staff to volunteer as site leaders. Please contact one of the people below if you can help.

Cathleen (Cat) FullerDirector for Global InitiativesFinlandia 487-7367
Erin BarnettDean of Students & EnrollmentFinlandia Universityerin.barnett@finlandia.edu906-487-7324
Rene JohnsonAssistant Professor, Religion and Philosophy and Director, Servant LeadershipFinlandia Universityrene.johnson@finlandia.edu906-487-7558