Welcome Back!


We’re Glad You’re Here!

Messiah wants to extend a very warm welcome to all of the new and returning commuters this year! We look forward to a great fall semester and will be praying for you!

The Commuter Connection is your weekly update on what’s happening on campus.

Comments, questions and suggestions can be directed to Wendell Witter at wwitter@messiah.edu or  silp@messiah.edu.

Meet your Commuter Liaison, Justin!


Hey there! My name is Justin Stimpson. I am a third-year commuter student here at Messiah studying Business Entrepreneurship and Christian Ministries. My wife Celeste, and I live with our two dogs just a few miles down the road in the borough of Mechanicsburg. Outside of school I love canoeing, camping, hiking, and pretty much anything that leads me outdoors and into nature. I am passionate about God’s church, leadership development/theories, communication, and advocacy. And especially passionate about how all those things interact with each other.

As your liaison to the S.I.L.P. Office, The Commuter Services Office, and the college administration at large, I hope to communicate and advocate for you as we experience Messiah College together as commuters. I recognize that commuters do have a distinct set of concerns that is often quite different than those of a traditional, residential student. However, commuters also bring a distinct and valuable set of skills, gifts, and life experience to the Messiah College community. I am very excited to do all that I can to both address those concerns and celebrate those gifts and experiences!

I can’t wait to get to know you better over the coming years! Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, ideas, …heck for anything.

Email me at js1775@messiah.edu or call me at (717) 610-4494


Here are some helpful links regarding your commuter life here on campus:

Commuter Services Main Page

Commuter Handbook

Commuter Chapel Attendance Policies

Academic Calendar

Vehicle Registration

Important Commuter Parking Info:

Commuter Student Services worked with the Department of Safety to approve additional parking available to commuter students during the evenings if you are on campus.  The WW Lot (by Jordan/Kline) is available to be parked in, but you MUST adhere to the following guidelines given by the Department of Safety:

1.      Commuters will only be permitted to park in WW parking lot between 5:00pm and 12:00midnight; Commuters must be out of that lot when Larsen closes at midnight.

2.      Commuters cannot leave their vehicles parked in that lot overnight.

3.      Commuters must have their commuter permits displayed on their vehicles.

4.      Commuters must not park in the spaces designated for Oakes Museum visitors or the 15 minute spots unless they are only going to be in Larson for 15 minutes.

 Sign up for Emergency Text Alerts!

Messiah College is committed to providing a safe learning, living, and working environment for students and employees and recognizes the importance of communicating quickly and effectively during an emergency situation.  While the College would utilize multiple communication outlets in an emergency situation, the widespread prevalence of cellular phones offer a means of communicating quickly and broadly to the campus population.

Students are asked to provide their cell phone numbers through a sign up in MC Square.  If you have additional questions concerning the Text Message Alert System, please go here.

 Messiah on Social Media

A great way to stay updated on the happenings at Messiah is to follow our social media accounts! These post updates on campus events, delays and closures, and opportunities to get involved on campus.

Follow @MessiahCollege for  Messiah’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts or click the links below!

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First Dance of the School Year!

SAB is hosting the first dance of fall semester in the Student Union this Friday, the 11th from 8pm-12am! It’s free so bring your best dance moves and invite all of your friends!


 SAB Lost Films Presents: The Wolfpack


Every weekend SAB shows a film in Parmer Cinema (Located on the first floor of Boyer). This week SAB will be featuring The Wolfpack. Tickets are $2 per student and $4 per guest. Showings are at 6 & 9 PM on Friday and 3, 6 ,and 9 PM on Saturday. See you there!

On-campus jobs available!

If you’re looking for a job on campus be sure to check out https://jobs.messiah.edu/.

 Want to Register to Vote?

Federal law requires that Messiah College make voter registration forms available to every student. If you are not currently registered to vote, you will find voter registration forms available at http://www.eac.gov/voter_resources/register_to_vote.aspx . More extensive voter registration information is available at http://www.brennancenter.org/issues/student-voting or http://www.yourvoteyourvoice.org/ . These sites contain information about state-specific restrictions and registration deadlines, so you should consult it immediately if you want to be registered to vote this fall.

Open Door Day

President Kim Phipps will host an “Open Door” Day on Monday, September 28, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to meet individually with students and employees on topics that are important to them. “Open Door” is an opportunity for you to speak with the President in her office on the second floor of Old Main. A sign-in sheet will be located in Old Main, Room 206. A schedule for these dates and times may be found on the president’s web page.

Please call the President’s Office if you have any questions.

Family Weekend Next Weekend!

Next weekend is family weekend here at Messiah, be sure to mark your calendar for fun and activities on campus all weekend!


 Looking Forward to Another Great Year!

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