Christmas is Coming!

All of us at Commuter Student Services and the office of Student Involvement & Leadership Programs wants to wish you blessings and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and wishes on success with upcoming finals week.  As a reminder, the Commuter Lounge will close at the end of the day on Thursday December 17 when finals are over.  Please be sure that your belongings are properly stored or taken home over the holidays.  The refrigerator will be emptied and unplugged over the holiday break.  For those of you with a commuter locker, you will receive a separate email from Sheryl Ezbiansky about keeping your locker for Jterm and spring semesters.

Christmas Activities from SAB!

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Christmas Concert

Celebrate the season! The Messiah College Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday, December 6th at 8:00 PM in Parmer Hall. Admission for this concert is $12 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $3 for children and MC students.
Featured in this concert will be a variety of Messiah’s performing ensembles, including the Men’s Ensemble, Women’s Ensemble, Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, the Handbell Choir, and Brass Quintets.
CDs featuring the Messiah College Concert Choir, including the newest release “Music Down In My Soul”, will be available for purchase for $15.
Poinsettias will also be available for $8 following the concert. Proceeds from the poinsettia sale will assist Concert Choir as they prepare for a European concert tour in 2018.
We guarantee an evening of beautiful music for all and hope you can come and celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with us!

Want to reserve a library cubicle?

Each semester there are many more requests by students to reserve a library cubicle than there are cubicles to reserve. So, we are instituting a lottery for these cubicles.

This is How it Works…

Starting Monday, November 30th, come to the Library Circulation Desk with your student ID to sign up for the lottery. Students must sign up in person. A helpful student assistant will officially add your name to the lottery and make you aware of a few guidelines. You have until 12 noon on January 5th (the day before J-term classes start) to sign up. The drawing will be held later that same day. Winners will be contacted by e-mail.

Repay your parking tickets in canned goods!

The Department of Safety is putting a twist on its enforcement for the holiday season to give back to the campus community while helping a local charity.

Campus Safety Director Cindy Burger is giving violators who have been issued parking tickets the opportunity to pay their parking fines with canned food donations. The non-perishable food items that are collected will then be donated to a local charity.

How it works: Violators who have been issued parking tickets between November 1st through December 6th can donate canned goods to have a parking fine waived. The department will accept 10 non-perishable items in lieu of a $15.00 fine, and 20 items in lieu of a $35.00 fine. Maximum fine amount waived per person will be $100.00.

The campaign “Fines Forgiven….Feed Families” is a way for the safety department to connect with students in a positive way by offering amnesty over this holiday season. The campaign also enables Messiah College to provide food for those in our community who are in need.

Donations will be accepted from 8:00am to 11:00pm starting Monday, December 7th and continuing through Friday, December 11th. Items can be dropped off at the Dispatch Office located in the Eisenhower Campus Center directly behind the Receptionist Office. Students wishing to have fines waived must provide their Messiah ID along with their items donated.

The Department of Safety is happy to accept donations from individuals even if they don’t have a fine to pay off. Remember they must be non-perishable items. Please consider donating to this worthwhile campaign to help those in our community who are less fortunate have a joyous holiday season!
Thank you from the Department of Safety!

From the registrar:

Date to Post-December 3

The last day for students to change a final exam time is Monday, December 7. The policy and procedure for changes can be found here

Library Book Sale!


Friends of Murray Library announces the opening of the 13th Annual Christmas Book Sale, presenting special gifts for everyone on your list at greatly reduced prices, including splendid offerings from our Friends at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore.Stop by early and often and enjoy a festive brew at Cafe Diem while you shop! New items will be added daily until Christmas break.Best holiday wishes from Friends of Murray Library with our thanks for your past support!

Spring Break Trips


Backpacking the Foothills Trail in NC and SC

Ever considered going on an adventure in the Wilderness for spring break?


What exactly is a wilderness spring break trip?

We would like YOU to join us for a week-long backpacking experience on the Georgia-North Carolina border led by Adventure Education students! The week will include exploring nature, building friendships, spiritual development, facing challenges, and all the excitement you can handle! Whether you’ve never backpacked, or you go backpacking all the time, there is something new and exciting for everyone.


This year will feature three distinct trips. Each trip will consist of unique themes and experiences to give you the adventurous spring break you are looking for! Check out the Wilderness Spring Break pamphlets (found around campus and at the Union desk) to explore more of the three trip options and reserve your spot!

How much will it cost me?

Total cost:

Before Christmas Break: $250

After Christmas Break: $275

Look for more spring break games and events hosted by your very own Adventure Education students, including our first everWilderness Spring Break Adventure Race!! Here you will win prizes AND receive spring break trip discounts. Check your emails, because these are events you don’t want to miss!

For more information, feel free to contact Jen Golden at


If you are still reading this, that means you are just as curious and excited about these trips as we are! Here is some more information on the different trips that you can chose from (this is like those teaser clips at the end of Marvel movies!) :

1. En Route

FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS – this trip is for you! Spend your Spring Break backpacking and canoeing along the scenic Chattooga River. Together, we will reflect on your recent transition to college life and all of the changes that you’ve experienced since coming to Messiah. If you’re ready for a new experience and intrigued by the idea of learning backcountry skills, then come trek with us through the mountains of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir

Leaders: Emilie Myers, Adam Stern, Maggie Young

2.Redefine Living

Join us for the trip of a lifetime!

Whether you are strong or weak, this trip will challenge your strengths and build on your weakness. This will be a physical, mental, and spiritual challenge, but the reward will be incredible. Test yourselves, grow close with new friends, and grow closer to God through His marvelous nature. We will hike by some of the most beautiful waterfalls, pristine rivers, and spectacular landscapes that the south has to offer. Oh and by the way it is going to be loads of fun.

Leaders: Tim Atwell, Rachel Johnson, Cody Meassick

3.Let’s Walk…

This trip, surrounding the idea of real aspects of life, challenges us to physically, mentally, and spiritually grow through the context of backpacking. Along the journey, we will encounter Biblical stories, personal stories, and promises from God as we walk the Foothills trail in South Carolina. We hope to offer time and space to pause amidst trials, focus on challenges, and learn together the importance of physical, mental, and spiritual hardships while exploring the wild and beautiful winding trails and landscape.

Leaders: Jen Golden, Benton Mitchell, Anne Squire

Adventure is out there!

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