News and Events

2016 HCSA Formal

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 United Way Day of Caring, Empty Bowls, community service time at the Lancaster SPCA, and many other community service based programs.

Service is a rewarding part of college life. The Honors College Student Association 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.  Generally, the Honors students take two bus trips a year going to Washington, DC in the fall and New York City in the spring.

Upcoming Events

Fall 2016

August 25:  Orientation Begins with Freshmen Move-in Day

August 26:  Freshmen Meeting with Dr. Downey

August 29:    Classes begin.

September 5:  Labor Day - No Classes

September 7:  Honors College Opening Reception

September 10:   Tentative date for 2016 Day of Caring 

September 23 -24:  Family Symposium Weekend

October 07: Fall break begins after last class

October 12: Classes resume

October 25: Homecoming Weekend

October 22: Homecoming Parade

November 22: Thanksgiving Break begins after last class

November 28: Classes resume

December 4 : Fall Recognition Banquet

December 12: Last day of classes

December 13-17: Finals

December 18: Commencement

Spring 2017

January 23: Spring semester classes begin

March 13: Spring break begins

March 20: Spring break ends

April 30:  Spring Recognition Banquet

May 05: Last Day of Classes

May 07: Mother's Day

May 08-May 12:  Finals

May 13: Commencement

Past Events

During the fall of 2015, Honors students took a night trip to the Corn Maze in Strasburg, PA.  They also did a night event at the Field of Screams for Halloween after carving pumpkins at Reighard Hall.  Each month during the academic year, the special events chair of the HCSA plans an event for the Honors students.  Events are not required of Honors students, it is their choice to participate in the events.  November brought Laser Tag at the Laser Dome outside of Lancaster.  The biggest event of the year was the HCSA formal, held at the end of February.  This event was also open to all University students.