Important Housing Update for Resident Students

Dear Millersville University Residential Students:

We would like to provide an update as a follow up to President Wubah’s message earlier today regarding housing information and instruction for residential students who live in The Villages (East Village, South Village, West Village), Shenks Hall and Reighard Hall.

In light of the decision to suspend face-to-face instruction for a week, from March 21-27, and an additional week of remote instruction, from March 30 to April 3, Housing and Residential Programs is issuing the follow:

  • We encourage students who have the option to go home for the week of suspended face-to-face instruction and the additional week of remote instruction to do so. While we don’t expect you to remove all of your belongings from your room and suite, resident students should take all essential belongings, medications including those from Health Services, and course materials from your residence hall in case it should become necessary to restrict return access to campus for at least the three weeks listed.
  • Students who need to remain on campus through the week of suspended face-to-face instruction and the additional week of remote instruction should sign up through the Department of Housing and Residential Programs’ existing break process, described HERE. Access to the residence halls will be limited to only those students who register.

Additional Spring Break Housing Information includes:

  • The residence halls will be operational for students who need to remain on campus during the break.
  • Guests and Visitation is not permitted during the break.
  • Residence Hall Offices will have limited hours of operation during the break – see front desk for contact information.
  • There will be limited Dining Services hours of operations. Please refer to their website for specific hours.
  • Students are not required to surrender residence hall keys to the staff prior to leaving for the break.
  • Housekeeping and Maintenance Operations staffs may be working in the campus residence halls to perform maintenance tasks during the break that require entrance to resident rooms. Housing staff may post a courtesy sign on your door indicating that the room is occupied. This sign will ensure that workers will not enter your room without knocking.  Please leave it in place for the duration of the break.
  • Those students who have already signed up for break housing, but have decided they no longer need break housing given this new information, should email Housing & Residential Programs Associate Director Rita Miller at to indicate that you will not be remaining on campus.

We appreciate that you have a lot of questions and concerns during this time. Please refer back to the University’s coronavirus webpage frequently where the most up-to-date information is posted.

Dr. Scott M. Helfrich – Director

Housing and Residential Programs

(717) 871-4200


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