Your Friendly Neighborhood Commuter

Howdy folks, welcome to week four of the school year. The fatigue of the running back and forth is starting to settle and deadlines are speeding along. Make sure that you are drinking adequate amounts of water, finding time for all of your meals, and ACTUALLY brushing your teeth. Rest up so you can attack the day with tenacity.

We have fun news of the Messiah Facebook page being resurrected! Simply go to “Messiah College Commuters” and like our page! Important events, opportunities, and information will be provided for the commuters to see. Don’t read this post without visiting. #HintHint #WinkWink


Some fun upcoming events!

  1. CROWDER tickets are $20 ($75 for premium edition) on November 9 and can be bought through


2. This Friday’s Movie on the Green – MOANA


Friday @ 7:30 pm

$2 tickets

Eisenhower Lawn


3. Marketing Club is presenting: Speed Mixing and Donuts

This Thursday, September 21st, at 7:00 pm, the Marketing Club will host a Speed Mixing Event in Jordan Lounge. Both business and non-business majors are welcome to attend and get to know more of their fellow classmates. This is a fantastic way for commuters to get to know other students on campus.



To All First Year Students:

All FIRST YEAR students (including COMMUTERS) new to Messiah College are required to attend an Active Shooter Training session. The session will run 60-75 minutes and will take place in Hostetter Chapel. Please be on time and remember to bring your student ID card. You will need it to swipe and receive credit for your attendance. You only need to attend one of the five sessions.

The sessions will be held at the following times. If you are not able to attend any of the sessions due to your schedule, please email

Monday, September 25, 2017 at 2:00PM and 4:00PM

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 2:00PM and 4:00PM

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:00PM


Local Shuttle Drivers Wanted.  If you need a job, please read!

Commuter Shuttle Driver sign

Seize the Day

The trees’ colours are changing from green to gold, the air is crisp an prime for delicate drizzles, and familiar sweatshirts are now toward the front of your closet. Fall has arrived folks, and I’m excited. For me, this means Pumpkin-spiced everything, binging Sherlock episodes, and my world smelling like gingersnap cookies. If you need me, make sure you bring some. I encourage you to seize everyday as a new adventure, and challenges as opportunities for you to be a rock star.


Let’s talk about Chapel.

Everyone would have received this in our email: Beginning of semester email (Commuters)

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Chapel is not optional, it is mandatory, and should not be taken lightly. As commuters, we were granted grace to only attend 7 chapels per semester as opposed to the 14 that residential students must attend. If there is a conflict (work, internship, family complication, etc.) please notify College Ministries by filing a chapel attendance petition which can be found on your student self-service menu. College Ministries will then notify you whether or not they have accepted your request.


We are still loving our new lounge, thank you to those who signed the “Thank you cards” for President Phipps, Kathie Shafer, and the Frey family. Their hard work deserved notice, and it was important to me that we showed our appreciation. If you have not seen the new lounge, PLEASE VISIT US. It is wonderful, magical, and dreams come true there.

However, please notice that the new signs in the Lounge about the new wall installation of the small conference room that is being designed. This is the space with the white board and television around a table. Its original intent was to be a study space/cubicle area similar to those in the Murray Library. The wall installation will be occurring October 5.


Free food. Música Latina. Dancing.


Can’t dance? Figure it out by Friday…

jk, come @ 8 on Friday night and we’ll teach you!!



Looking forward to another great year of MC REC SPORTS!


Rec. Sports will be starting 5v5 Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Co-ed Outdoor Sand Volleyball leagues the week of September 25th. All teams and players must be registered by Saturday, September 16th!

If you would like to REGISTER or JOIN a team, please, follow the instructions listed below. To participate in Rec. Sports this season EVERYONE (Captains & Players) MUST create an IMLeagues account.

To Create an Account.

1. Go to

2. Click “Create Account” in the Top-Right corner.

3. Fill out the required Information using your Messiah email address. Finish the Account Setup by following the directions in the Confirmation Email.

4. Log-in to your IMLeagues account.

5. Click “Create or Join a Team.”

6. Select the Sport AND League in which you would like to play.

7. Click the green “Register/ Signup” box.

8. Choose the appropriate option.

Team Captains choose: “Create Team” To join an existing team choose: “Join Team” To be added to the league if you don’t have a team choose: “Free Agent” NOTE: Captain’s must create the team FIRST. Once the team is created then all of the players on the roster can join your team.

9. Read and fill out ALL of the required information. This is VERY important.

10. Finish and submit.

For more information on How to Register visit:


SAB Lost Films for the weekend:



Have a great week, guys!

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We Made It

The hype of the first week has come and gone and we are finally melding with the groove of every day life. Scurrying from class to campus, sprinting from Starry Field to your 8 AM class, and still remembering to squeeze meals between your various meetings and activities. Life will become more and more routine.



Just to reiterate what has been buzzing around campus, our new Commuter Lounge is BEAUTIFUL. If you have not been there, visit. #MountainView #SouthSideIsOurSide






If you are still in need of a locker please email, be sure to include your student ID number and the length of time you wish to keep your locker (fall, spring, or both semesters).

Also on campus are some really awesome opportunities:

Service Trips

  • The Agape Center is very excited to offer the following trips for the fall:
    • Priority 1 Ministries (Bronx, NY)
      • hunger and homelessness
      • social injustice
    • Aroma, Cumberland Point (Mechanicsburg, PA)
      • interfaith outreach
      • sports ministry
    • Rolling Ridge (Harpers Ferry, WV)
      • sustainability
      • community revitalization
    • Children’s Bible Fellowship (Carmel, NY)
      • at risk youth
      • street ministry

If any of these interest you, visit here.


open-uri20160812-3094-p8x4dd_05e53f81Come on out to Movie on the Green (Eisenhower Lawn)

Friday, September 22nd @ 7:30 PM

$2 suggested donation

Concession stands open at 6:30 and all donations go to Hurricane Harvey Relief.