We Made It! Happy Jingle Christmas Balls!

This is it! The final countdown! Classes are almost done. Finals will be a fleeting memory soon… PROMISE!  A week from now most of you will be sitting at home on the couch under a blanket, eating mom’s cookies, watching Christmas Vacation (again! :-) and wondering what grades you got!  Until then, drink that extra cup of joe, read 1 more chapter and say 1 more prayer.  YOU GOT THIS!



This Friday night… Our Commuter Christmas Party at 6:30pm

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After that, commuters are welcome to join the rest of campus for Messiah’s Christmas Showcase. Our very own Diethrich brothers will be performing, we wouldn’t want to miss that!


SAB Christmas Showcase

Larsen Student Union, Friday Night, 8-10pm



Not ready to study yet? How about the last LOST FILM of the semester???



Speaking of Grades (from the beginning)…. a message from the Registrar’s Office:

FINAL SEMESTER GRADES and GPA information will be officially available by the end of the day Tuesday, December 19.

You may access your grades in MCSquare, Academic Life tab, Registrar Channel. Click your Degree Audit or Student Records Menu and then Academic Transcript.

Always be sure to click the “Process New” button before viewing a degree audit to capture the most recent updates to your record.

Remember, grade processing is a work-in-progress for a couple of days, therefore, you may find temporary differences in GPAs between your degree audit and academic transcript until all grading processes are complete by December 19.

If you require an unofficial printed copy of your grades, complete the Request Grades by Mail form in the Student Records Menu by Thursday, December 14 .

New Student Orientation & Welcome Week Begins August 25th!

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Hello New Commuter!

My name is Julie Cline, and I am the Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs. In this role my primary responsibilities include planning Welcome Week & Orientation, advising the Student Activities Board (SAB), and overseeing Commuter Services.

I just wanted to introduce myself to you and let you know that I am here to support you. My office is located on the second floor of Larsen Student Union, in the Student Involvement & Leadership Programs Office. Please feel free to stop by my office (229) and introduce yourself, or send me an email to schedule a chat over coffee!

As a commuter student you are welcome to join in all the activities throughout Welcome Week.

The following meetings and/or responsibilities are highly encouraged for all commuter students to attend or complete:

Thursday, August 25th –  

9am-2pm: New Student Check-In (Brubaker Auditorium)  *the lines will be shorter if you come later in the day

5pm-6pm: Commuter Students: Living in Community (Jordan Hall, Hollinger Atrium & Lounge)

6:30pm-7:45pm: Candlelight Service of Worship (Hitchcock Arena)

8:15pm-9:45pm: Meet Your Orientation Group (Brubaker Auditorium)

All Meals on Thursday are complimentary in Lottie Nelson Dining Hall, Eisenhower Campus Center, 2nd floor, 10:30am-6pm

Friday, August 26th

2:00pm-4:00pm: Safety Zone (High Center, Parmer Hall)  *Mandatory Meeting

Saturday, August 27th

10:00am-11:30am: First-Year & Transfer Student Assessment (Hitchcock Arena)

Monday, August 29th

10:30am-12:00pm: Welcome to Messiah: An Introduction to Our Campus (Hitchcock Arena)

1:30pm-3pm: Academic Support & Advising (Begin at Hitchcock Arena)

Tuesday, August 30th

9:30am-10:15am: Convocation (Hitchcock Arena)


The following events are fun activities to attend and a great way to get connected:

Friday, August 26th

8:00pm-10:00pm: New Student Social (Larsen Student Union)

7:00pm-9:00pm: Transfer Students Game Night & Ice Cream Social (Larsen Student Union, Fireplace Alcove, 2nd floor)

Sunday, August 28th

6:00pm- 8:00pm: Orientation Group Activity (Eisenhower Lawn)

8:00pm-11:00pm: New Student Coffeehouse (Hitchcock Arena)

Monday, August 29th

4:30pm-7:30pm: New Student Picnic Dinner with the President (Orchard Hill, President’s Residence)

Thursday, September 1st

5:30pm-8:00pm: Student Clubs, Service, & Involvement Fair (Larsen Student Union)



Please feel free to check out the website http://www.messiah.edu/commuters

Again, Messiah College would love for you to be involved as much as possible! I look forward to your arrival to campus!


Julie Cline, M.A.

Assistant Director of Student Involvement & Leadership Programs

Ext. 3043 | jcline@messiah.edu | Suite 3050

Larsen Student Union