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Heritage Day

Heritage Day

September 15, 2021

Serving the community is a central tenet of Moravian tradition and hence of our college’s foundation. Established by President Grigsby, Heritage Day is a celebration of Moravian tradition, community, and service. To honor our history and put in practice that commitment to service, we held our first Heritage Day on September 21, 2016. Now, each year, we dedicate a warm September day to learning about the founders of Moravian University and our cultural heritage, as well as serving our community.

Please join us Wednesday, September 15th for our 5th annual celebration!


  • 8:30 am: Doors open at Johnston Hall
  • 9:00-10:00 am: Opening Program 
  • 10:00 am: Dismissal to service sites
  • 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Shared service experiences for students, faculty and staff 
  • 12:15-1:00 pm: T-shirts and whole group photo on John Makuvek Field
  • 1:00-1:30 pm: Join us for a Lovefeast by the Big Chair (optional)
  • 1:00-2:30 pm: Lunch will be  served under the tents on PPHAC and Sally patios 

Be Prepared

Help us have a successful day—remember that masks are REQUIRED for the entire day, regardless of site or location. Please feel free to bring your own reusable water bottle and a snack. Dress appropriately for service—consider wearing clothes that you wouldn’t mind if they got dirty, muddy, or paint drips. You must wear closed toe shoes, sneakers are best! No flip flops or sandals are permitted on any service site. If you are outside, bug spray and sunscreen will be provided. If you have a preferred brand of these supplies, please feel free to bring your own. 

Past Successes

2016: 1,195 students, faculty, and staff served 27 organizations

2017: 1,271 students, faculty, and staff served 44 organizations

2018: 1,281 students, faculty, and staff served 47 organizations

2019: 1,308 students, faculty and staff served 24 organizations