The Good Life
As a Christian college, Milligan adopts basic moral and social principles and expects students to serve Christ in an atmosphere of trust, encouragement, and respect for one another. It's a community that values character development as much as intellectual development. Click here to read more about expectations and responsibilities for the Milligan community.
Milligan's origins go back to an academy founded in 1866 on the banks of Buffalo Creek. The college has a rich heritage, full of traditions and fun events.
Begun in 1969 as a day to ease the normal pressures of spring fever, the tradition of this annual surprise "holiday" has continued. Day classes are cancelled one day each April and replaced by a variety of social activities planned by Social Affairs.
This tradition goes back to the 1950s. The tables are turned and the women are encouraged to ask the men out, as “The Woman Is Required to Pay!”
One Acts & Film Festival
Fine arts are a core part of the Milligan liberal arts tradition. The festival is kicked off annually with a campus-wide picnic. Student-directed one act plays and films are shown each evening.
This tradition goes back to the old Pardee Hall, when the “Pardee Rowdies” would create a fun and cooling diversion for students on hot spring days. Now the waterslide appears near Buffalo Creek for various events throughout the year.
A definite “must” for couples who get engaged — or friends just looking to have fun. Everyone ends up wet!
A time for the entire Milligan family — current students, alumni, faculty — to come together for a weekend of reunions, activities and memories. The annual Homecoming parade features floats from student and alumni groups.