News and Events

2012 Orientation Leader Amy Parker with MU Mascot Scully

Honors College Events

Co-curricular activities are an important part of the honors experience at Millersville University. The Honors College recognizes that much of your education occurs beyond the walls of the classroom. Your ideas are shaped by your experiences. We encourage our students to participate in an array of social, cultural, and recreational activities.

In keeping with the emphasis on community here within the Honors College, we also recognize the need to give back to the community-- both the university community and the community at large. Honors students participate in the Into the Steets Program, United Way Day of Caring, Empty Bowls, and many other community service based programs.

Service is a rewarding part of college life. The Honors Activities Board is committed to lending a hand. You may devote your energies to various causes: human rights, hunger and homelessness, women's issues, and tutoring programs.

Downtime is essential for the successful college student. To relieve stress, students have cheered the Marauders on at football games, picnicked with the swans, and relished sumptuous end-of-the-semester banquets.

Nearby, Lancaster boasts nightlife and culture. Honors Students attend plays, Broadway musicals, museum and gallery openings, the ballet, and opera.

Upcoming Events

Fall 2013


August 21:  Orientation Begins

August 26:  Classes Begin for fall semester

September 2:  Labor Day - No Classes

September 4:  Honors College Opening Reception

September 7:   Tentative date for 2013 Day of Caring 

October 11: Fall break begins after last class

October 16: Classes resume

October 25: Homecoming Weekend

October 26: Homecoming Parade

November 1 and 2: Family Symposium

November 26: Thanksgiving Break begins after last class

December 2: Classes resume

December 8: Fall Recognition Banquet

December 9: Last day of classes

December 10-14: Finals

December 16: Commencement

Spring 2014



January 27: Spring semester classes begin

March 17: Spring break begins

March 24: Spring break ends

March 29:  Bus Trip to NYC and Broadway Show "Once"

April 27: Spring Recognition Banquet

May 11: Mother's Day

May 12-May 16:  Finals

May 17: Commencement

Past Events

Fall 2011-Spring 2012

September 2011 - Honors College freshmen participated in the Day of Caring community service event. Several upper level Honors students also assisted in the day's events.

November 2011 - The traditional Ice Cream Social was held in the Recreation Room of Diehm Hall in conjunction with a scheduling social. Honors students were able to meet with Dr. Downey to discuss options in registering for spring 2012 courses.

December 2011 - Senior Recognition Banquet. Two graduating seniors were recognized for their achievements while at Millersville University's Honors College. Seniors graduating in December 2011 are Michael Gau and Caroline Greenawalt.  

March 2012 - Several members of the Honors College Student Association attended a conference with Dr. Downey at Lock Haven University with students from the other PASSHE Honors Programs.  Another one day conference is being planned for the spring of 2013.

April 2012 -   Honors students went on a bus trip to New York City and spent a free day in NYC enjoying the sights.

May 2012 -  Twenty Honors seniors graduated from the Honors College and Millersville University!