Hoppy Easter!

Easter Break!

Happy Easter everyone! We hope you have a restful weekend and lots of good time with family. There will be no classes Friday, March 25th- Monday, March 28th. Classes will resume on Tuesday, March 30th

Save the Date- Commuter Reception at Orchard Hill

All commuters are invited to a special time with President Phipps at Orchard Hill on April 13 from 4:00 – 5:30 for a reception with conversation and light appetizers and desserts. Email invitations will follow. Hope to see you there!

Parking info for next semester

Student Parking Registration FAQ’s

Online parking registration begins April 25 and will conclude on May 3.  Registration is available weekdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM only.  Each student will be assigned a time slot based on both class year and number of credit hours presently enrolled in plus credit hours previously accrued.  The earlier your timeslot in the registration process the larger selection of lots you will have.

Instructions detailing how to register for parking will follow within the next few weeks.  Please note, when registering, if a parking lot becomes full and closes, you may be notified that you have been assigned to another lot.

Who can participate in the online parking registration process?

Students who will be sophomores, juniors, or seniors as of the end of Spring 2016 semester, AND have a balance due of less than $100 are eligible to participate in the parking registration process.

How can I check to see if I have a balance due on my student account?

You can check your bill through MCSquare Self Service Main Menu Student tab Student Account Account Detail for Term.  If you have a balance due you may make a payment at the Falcon Exchange or on CashNet through MCSquare Self Service Main Menu Student tab Student Account eBill .

What if I am a first-year student with less than 24 credits, but I still need a parking permit?

First-year students who are commuters, live more than 250 miles from campus, are regularly employed during the semester or have a medical need can apply utilizing this registration process.  Appropriate documentation will be required to verify on campus parking eligibility and should be dropped off at the Falcon Exchange during the online enrollment period.

I am going to be an undergraduate commuter student next year.  Do I need a parking permit?

Yes.  You will need to purchase a commuter parking permit during your registration period.

How much is a student parking permit?

Permits purchased during the early registration period which ends on July 31 are $125/year for on campus residents and $50/year for commuters.  Beginning August 1 parking permits are $150/year for on campus residents and $75/year for commuters.

What if I cannot pay my bill before online parking registration begins?

If you have a balance due of $100 or more on your student account and cannot pay the balance in full, you must contact Student Financial Services to discuss your financial obligation and establish eligibility for parking registration at 717-691-6004.

For more information about parking, please visit the Falcon Exchange Student Vehicle Registration website at   http://www.messiah.edu/info/20746/student_vehicle_registration or call 717-766-2511 ext. 7213.

Fitness Center Easter Closing

The fitness center will close at 6:00 PM on Thursday, March 24.
It will be closed for the remainder of the Easter Break, and will reopen at 6:00 AM on Tuesday, March 29.

Be a Messiah Ambassador!

If you love talking about Messiah, we need you to share your experiences with prospective students and families! The Admissions Office is currently accepting Ambassador applications for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The Messiah College Ambassador program is a student leadership program allowing current students the opportunity to interact with prospective students and families! This organization is sponsored by the Admissions Office.

Ambassador responsibilities include hosting prospective students overnight in the residence halls, leading campus tours, attending chapel with campus guests, serving on student panels, and the opportunity to represent Messiah on off-campus recruitment trips. Ambassadors are rewarded with Messiah apparel, fun activities and dinner gatherings, as well as an Ambassador “years of service” gift progression. Ambassadors will be trained at the start of the new academic year.

To apply, fill out the attached application and return it to the Admissions Office, suite 3005, by Tuesday, April 5. Along with the application, two recommendations are required (but the recommendations may be submitted after April 5).

An online version of the application and recommendation form can be found at: http://www.messiah.edu/ambassador-application/

Volunteer at the Oakes Museum!

Why YOU should volunteer at the Oakes Museum:
• Gain knowledge about animals, science, history, & museums
• Interact with museum visitors
• Boost your resume
• Supplement your major
• Develop communication skills
• Get a free T-shirt!!

There are three programs you can choose from to volunteer for:
1. Volunteering for public hours on Saturdays from 1-5 PM
2. Curator Club—a science education program for students in grades 3-5 on select Saturday mornings from 9:30AM-12PM
3. Curator Club 2—a science education program for students in grades 6-8 on select Saturday afternoons from 1:30-4PM

**Students and their families get FREE admission so stop in even if you can’t volunteer!**

Interested? Please contact:

Carissa Brandt
Volunteer Coordinator
Oakes Museum of Natural History

Summer Online Course Info!

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Last Day to Cast Your Vote!

There are three wonderful pairs of candidates for Student Body President and Vice President and the voting has begun! Polls will be open until Thursday, March 24, at 9 p.m. so be sure to cast your ballot before then.

Learn more about your candidates on the Messiah College Student Government Association Facebook page or at this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BHCDAN0FAjUIIhQbICCG7L6cEdk1c0aNk8OB1w1GTW0/edit?usp=sharing

VOTE HERE: http://messiah.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2mEYpMKZWQNiYTz

Writing Center Job Opportunities!

Regardless of major, if you are an excellent writer with good interpersonal skills and a desire to help others improve their writing, now is the time to apply for the Writing Center job for Fall 2016.

Please go to http://jobs.messiah.edu and apply. Upload a writing sample (a thesis-driven essay), as well as a brief cover letter indicating your interest in the job and the names of two (2) people who can speak to your writing skills. Application deadline is April 1st, 2016.

David Dzaka, Writing Center Director



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