Marauder Family Academy

Marauder Family Academy

This is an exciting time for you and your student! Millersville University wants to create a strong partnership with you; one that best supports your student in reaching their educational objectives.

There is a lot to learn and understand about life at Millersville University. The Marauder Family Academy is designed to introduce you to what that looks like for your student, while also preparing you for the impact this transition will have in your own life. The program provides information on:

  • programs and services pledged to support your student;
  • the changes you may experience in your own life;
  • best ways to partner with the University in supporting your student;
  • how students are advised regarding courses and campus involvement;
  • the environment at MU.

Whether this is your first student heading off to college or your last, the program promises to provide you with useful information about the programs and services offered to students as well as discussions of how you can best support your student's growth and development.

Academies are one day long, and there are several dates to choose from to accommodate your summer schedule. Attendance is not required, but highly encouraged for parents and families of incoming Millersville University students.

Attending a Family Academy

Space is limited for each Marauder Family Academy, and advance registration is required. Registration for each of the programs will close one week prior to the program date. The cost of the program is a non-refundable $30 per family member. The registration fee covers the cost of program materials, a continental breakfast, and lunch.


  • Thursday, June 25, 2020
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020
  • Wednesday, August 05, 2020

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There is no programming for students or siblings during the Marauder Family Academy. We ask that only adult family members and caregivers attend the program. First-time-in-college students will have their own orientation program in late August which coincides with moving in to the residence halls. Transfer students have their orientation on dates throughout the summer. Younger siblings will be invited to campus in the fall during the Marauder Family Weekend programming. If it is unavoidable that you bring younger family members, please complete a registration for any family member 12 years of age and older.

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Arriving on Campus

Parking is available in the McComsey Parking Lot off of James Street directly across from Gordinier Hall & Bolger Conference Center.  Parking Permits are not required for Marauder Family Academy days. Check-in is from 8:00 - 8:45 a.m. in the Student Memorial Center Juice Bar Lobby.  The last session ends no later than 5:00 p.m.

Please contact the Office of Orientation & Transition Programs at 717-871-5553 with any questions.