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ComMUnity Fest Returns to MU 

Our goal is to not only help our students feel at home at Millersville, but in the greater Lancaster community as well.

Save the date for the second annual ComMUnity Fest! This year’s event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 14, and will begin at 3:30 p.m. It is open to all students, faculty and staff and will be a fun opportunity to get to know local businesses and organizations. 

ComMUnity Fest is an event that lets MU students learn about what the Millersville community and the Lancaster area have to offer. Restaurants, businesses and other organizations will gather outdoors on the Student Memorial Center promenade and share their services. 

“Not only is ComMUnity Fest a great way to get free stuff, but it’s also a great way to connect to our local community,” explains John Hearn, director of operations for the SMC. 

The first ComMUnity Fest in 2019 brought in about 40 different vendors, with over 500 students, faculty and staff in attendance. After taking a short hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SMC is ready to host the event once again.  

There will be free food, live music, yard games, giveaways and more at the event. Vendors who have already signed up include Lancaster Cupcake, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Giant Food Stores, Tropical Smoothie Café, Sheetz and others. 

“Our goal is to not only help our students feel at home at Millersville, but in the greater Lancaster community as well,” says Hearn.  

Information for Vendors
ComMUnity Fest is the only opportunity for local businesses, organizations, nonprofits and vendors to market their products and services to the nearly 8,000 students, faculty and staff at MU in an organized event of this capacity. This will be an especially great opportunity to reach out to students who are new to the Lancaster area and may be otherwise unaware of their services. 

Vendors are encouraged to bring coupons, free giveaways, product samples and information about services to distribute to students who visit their table. 

Registration can be found here. Any questions can be sent to, or feel free to contact the Student Memorial Center at 717-871-7059. 


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