Academic Catalog

Special Features and Resources

Art Galleries

The Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center Gallery and Sykes Gallery each feature significant exhibitions of professional artists of national and international stature. Swift Gallery displays both undergraduate and graduate student artwork. Sykes and Swift galleries are housed in Breidenstine Hall. Contact the art department, 717-871-7249, for further information.

Cultural Events Series

The Cultural Affairs Committee’s mission is to bring to Millersville University’s campus both enriching and entertaining programs that broaden the visual and performing arts experiences of our students and the Millersville community. It is the committee’s goal to provide cultural offerings that reinforce the importance of the arts in the development of a well-rounded individual and a civil society. Although the series varies from year to year, varied types of performing arts are included. Call 717-871-5802 for further information.


The Francine G. McNairy Library and Learning Forum is a learner-centered hub for the University community, dedicated to educating, inspiring and connecting people with ideas, information and each other. Librarians and information professionals are available to assist students with research, information literacy and accessing information resources appropriate for their studies. Students and members of the University community can access library resources by visiting the library or at Library collections include electronic journals, databases, streaming video and eBooks, as well as physical collections of books, films curriculum, and archives and special collections — a repository for unique historical documents and records focused on the University and local region. The library features state-of-the-art facilities for research and learning, such as the Digital Learning Studio, where students can seek assistance with digital content creation, 3D printing and other current technologies. Students, faculty, staff and administrators can use flexible spaces for group and individual study and meetings.

In addition, the Francine G. McNairy Library and Learning Forum is home to the Writing Center Annex, Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Administration, the Instructional Technologies and Support Team, the Center for Academic Excellence, the Coordinator of General Education, the Career and Life Studies office and the Starbucks Café.

The Ware Center

Situated in the heart of the arts district, the Ware Center serves as a satellite campus for Millersville University. The Ware Center is Millersville University’s premier performing arts center, where several undergraduate and graduate courses are offered. Students enrolled in courses at the Ware Center are able to experience Lancaster’s charm, history and culture while visiting unique shops and eateries. Classes are held during the evening, with parking conveniently located at no charge to students who have a MU permit. The Ware Center provides a distinctive learning experience, with technology-enhanced classrooms, a computer lab, vending machines and comfortable study spaces. Noncredit adult learning courses are also offered at the site during the day.


Graduate Student Organization (GSO)

The purpose of this association is to provide a forum for academic and social interests. The GSA has representatives on the Faculty Senate, the Graduate Course and Program Review Committee, and other administrative, advisory or policy-making bodies of the University. All graduate students, regardless of degree status, are automatically members of the GSA and are encouraged to hold offices and participate in the activities of the association. For further information, visit, or contact the College of Graduate Studies and Adult Learning at 717-871-4723.

Graduate Student Ambassadors

The College of Graduate Studies and Adult Learning seeks graduate students interested in volunteering their time as Graduate Student Ambassadors. The ambassadors talk and interact with prospective students to answer questions, provide one-on-one tours, serve as the face and voice of their programs, and assist with various events such as commencement, graduate orientations and open houses. Participation is based on an as-available basis. For further information, contact the College of Graduate Studies and Adult Learning at 717-871-4723.