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Royals Go Downtown

September 6, 2023 by Andrea Dono

Our second annual  "Royals Go Downtown" event will introduce EMU students to the wonderful food establishments and other opportunities that Downtown Harrisonburg has to offer. Beginning at Magpie Diner, students will walk to Turner Pavilion for a dance party led by Mayor Reed. Along the way, they will be sampling "tastes of downtown" from Magpie, Sage Bird lemonade, Mashita, Strite’s Donuts, Jack Brown & Billy Jack's, and Shirley's Popcorn. We are also going to have members of the EMU Pep Band leading the walk with music. more

Welcoming EMU to Downtown Harrisonburg: Memories & Advice from Our Alums

September 19, 2022 by Emily Winter

Welcome Eastern Mennonite University students to Downtown Harrisonburg! We are excited for you to discover our downtown community during Royal's Do Downtown - EMU’s Block Party event on Thursday, September 22 from 5 - 8 PM at Turner Pavilion. In the meantime, let us introduce you to some of the friendly faces of the Friendly City who graduated EMU. Read on for favorite memories and words of wisdom. more