Living-Learning Communities

Freshman Year Experience

Since August of 2001, Millersville University has been involved in the Freshmen Year Experience. In this unique living and learning environment, approximately 480 incoming freshmen students have the opportunity to explore the new and exciting world of college together. Each of the eight wings in Harbold Hall are comprised of undeclared, earth science, chemistry, physics, math, and sociology/anthropology majors. In each of these fields, incoming students are required to participate in a freshmen seminar course. The undeclared students of Bard, Gaige, and Harbold Halls are encouraged to enroll in the Freshmen Seminar course that is taught in the classroom in the residence hall. The Department of Housing and Residential Programs has worked in conjunction with the Associate Provost and Academic Advisement Office to create this new and exciting program for students.

The Leadership Team in Bard, Gaige, and Harbold Halls are available to assist students at all times.

Resident Assistants: The role of the Resident Assistants (R.A.) is to promote community on the wing, to hold informational meetings with residents, to enforce the Student Code of Conduct, to organize programming for the wing, and to assist students with any needs that they might have while living in the building.

Graduate Assistant: The role of the Graduate Assistant is to supervise the Resident Assistants in the building, to promote University and residence hall community, and to assist students and staff in various aspects of college life.

Honors & International Theme Housing

The University Honors College provides challenging and enriching educational experiences for Millersville University's most talented and motivated students. Above all, the program emphasizes academic achievement, learning and discourse. Honors Housing in Reighard Hall is an option that may be selected by Honors College students who wish to live in a unique living-learning environment together. Special programs are offered in the hall in conjunction with Honors College activities and are designed to integrate the living-learning experience beyond the classroom.

For more information about the University Honors College, please contact Dr. Dennis Downey at 717-872-3571 or visit their website.

The International Housing option in Diehm Hall provides an opportunity for both U.S. and international students to experience, appreciate, and learn about new and different cultures. There is no language requirement and admission is open to all, on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information about International housing, please contact Rita Miller at 717-872-3162.