44th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Parade
The 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. parade will take place Monday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. with the theme: We Are Stronger When Working Together.
The parade route will pass through campus, and OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences students, faculty and staff will be walking in the parade with Pistol Pete and the Emerson Elementary Steppers.
If you are interested in purchasing optional parade apparel, please make your purchase by Sunday, January 8 at https://bit.ly/3WVLavW.
Anyone who plans to participate in the parade, please report to John Hope Franklin and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard no later than 10:45 a.m. Please look for BOB (Big Orange Bus) and the OSU CHS Telemedicine bus which will be stationed at this location already.
All OSU students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to join us, no matter which campus you are affiliated with. No registration is needed, just meet us there. OSU-Tulsa is a long-time sponsor of the MLK Day Parade, and the parade route moves through our campus, so we appreciate your participation and support!
The parade will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. at John Hope Franklin Blvd and Detroit and end on Archer and Elgin (near ONEOK Field).
Access to OSU-Tulsa main entrances will close at 7:30 a.m. Please access the campus from Pine & Greenwood and park in lots A or B to ensure an easy departure after the conclusion fo the parade. BOB will transport participants back to campus after we finish the route or you may walk back to campus. The parade route should take approximately 20 minutes to walk.
If you purchased an MLK parade shirt or sweatshirt, more information concerning pickup and marching in the parade will be emailed the week of January 9.