The OCCC campus will be closed on Monday, Jan. 19, to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
A federal holiday since 1986, the day was dedicated to honor Martin Luther King Jr., who was an important influence in the American civil rights movement.
According to www.history.com, the Baptist minister and Nobel Prize recipient, helped bring equality for African-Americans and influenced the federal legislation, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Classes for the 16-week semester will start Tuesday, Jan. 20, and the campus will be open normal hours, said OCCC Police Chief James Fitzpatrick.
“Business starts at 8 a.m.,” he said. “The building’s open at 7 a.m.”
For more information about Martin Luther King Jr., visit www.history.com/topics/black-history/martin-luther-king-jr.
To stay updated on campus hours, visit the OCCC website at www.occc.edu or contact campus police at 405-682-7872.