Back in the Saddle

Howdy Folks!

I hope that your first few weeks of Spring Semester have been going well.

Clean Your Dishes

Just as a reminder, the Frey Commuter Lounge is our home on campus and shared by hundreds that use the space daily. It is important that we take pride in the space we have been given and respect those who come before and after us. Thus, we need to remember to clean used dishes and to wipe off the white boards. Please remember to wash off the white boards. Please remember to wash all dishes that you use and to erase anything you write on the white board walls. We appreciate you taking the time to do this and for keeping our lounge tidy.

Commuter Chapel

Commuter students carrying at leaImage result for hostetter chapelst 12 credits are required to attend seven chapels per semester. Petitions for exemption to the requirement may by made via Self-Service Banner (under the Student Tab) through March 5, 2018. See exemption parameters below. Valid reasons for exemption include:

-academic internship/field placement/practicum that conflicts with the chapel times

-off campus work equaling 25 or more hours per week (on campus jobs do not apply. Supervisors are to arrange your schedules to accommodate the chapel requirement.)

-ongoing medical issues/emergencies *must include a doctor’s prescription/note, and extent of exemption will be assessed on case by case basis

-parental obligations

Homecoming Committee

Save the date for Homecoming 2018, which will take place October 19-20, 2018! If you love Messiah and want the opportunity to plan one of the 65+ events that take place during Homecoming, then consider joining the 2018 Homecoming Committee! If you are interested, please contact homecoming@messiah.edu and apply there by March 3rd.

New Food!

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Humanities Symposium Dance Concert

GiVim is proud to present “Uprooted: Inner Experiences of Exile” as part of this year’s Humanities Symposium. Performances are Friday at 4:30pm and Saturday at 8:00pm in Poorman Black Box Theater. Admission is free but you must reserve tickets. GetFileAttachment

Student Handbook – Your responsibility to keep updated!

The Student Handbook provides information on various policies, residence life and housing, student involvement opportunities and critical information on safety and crisis procedures. It is available on line here: https://www.messiah.edu/info/20852/student_handbook. Changes can and do occur throughout the year and students are responsible to adhere to the most recent update of campus policies. Students will be notified when there are any significant changes through a mass email.

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Spring Semester!

Welcome back to Spring Semester – OR – Welcome to Spring Semester: whichever you fit into. If you are a new Commuter to Messiah College, a special WELCOME to you and we hope you are getting well adjusted to campus and we want you to become a regular to the Commuter Lounge, located in the lower level of the Mountain View (resident) Bldg.  Your ID card is all you need to ‘swipe’ in. Come check it out. It’s a beautiful, warm space to study, relax between classes, have a cup of (free) coffee or (free) hot chocolate, use a microwave, store your lunch or dinner in a refrigerator, reserve a locker for your belongings, have access to a printer/copier for your needs, watch some TV, etc.

Any questions about the Commuter Lounge, want to reserve a locker, having issues with ID card access, contact silp@messiah.edu – OR – your neighborly Commuter Student Liaison, Cate Cutting, at commuterservices@messiah.edu.

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Love to Serve?

Join the Agapé Center for Service and Learning tonight in Boyer from  5-6:30 PM to sign up for incredible service opportunities and to enjoy cookies and hot cocoa. Each of our community partners and local service leaders will be hosting a volunteer orientation in several rooms in Boyer. Check in at the registration table in Howe Atrium in Boyer to learn where your community partner’s orientation will be held. Clearance help will be available from 6-7:30 pm in the computer lab on the 3rd floor of Boyer.

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Chapel for Commuters

Greetings, Commuter Students!

5 second version:

  • Commuter students carrying at least 12 credits are required to attend seven (7) chapels per semester.
  • Petitions for exemption to the requirement may be made via Self-Service Banner (under the Student tab) through March 5, 2018. See exemption parameters below.

 

As a reminder, Messiah College does have a chapel requirement for all full-time undergraduate students. This requirement is not intended to be onerous, but rather an opportunity to intentionally foster Christ-centered community with our brothers and sisters here at Messiah and deeper discipleship between students and educators and Jesus Christ.

In looking ahead to your return to spring classes and activities and the routine of the school year, we in College Ministries want to remind you of the chapel requirement for all full-time commuting students of seven (7) per semester. That is half of what is required of full-time residential students. We hope this will be helpful in relieving some of the scheduling conflicts that commuters face. All students may submit a Chapel Attendance Petition (accepted through March 5, 2018) if their situations fall within the bounds of valid reasons for exemption, which include the following:

  1. Academic internship/field placement/practicum that conflicts with chapel times
  2. Off-campus work equaling 25 or more hours per week (On-campus jobs do not apply. Supervisors are to arrange your schedules to accommodate the chapel requirement.)
  3. Ongoing (2 weeks or more) medical issues/emergencies  *Must include a doctor’s prescription/note, and extent of exemption will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
  4. Parental obligations

We look forward to having you back on campus and for new opportunities to grow and learn together!

College Ministries

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Lost Films for the next few weeks…

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Lecrae is coming Friday February 16! Get your tickets NOW!

Lecrae

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APPLY TODAY! Open Student Government Positions!

Calling all students wanting to lead our campus by creating opportunities for growth and service and to represent the voices of our student body! Messiah’s Student Government Association has three different ways for you to get involved. 1) APPLY TO RUN for Student Body President or Student Body Vice President

2) APPLY FOR POSITIONS on the Student Body President’s cabinet SGA will have openings for VP of Diversity Affairs, VP of Finance, VP of Organizations, and Student Review Board Chair. Click the link below to view the specific job description and/or to APPLY NOW.

Visit www.messiah.edu/sga for all applications

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From the Registrar’s Office:   Spring Term Drop/Add/Withdraw Dates

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