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

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 | | Suite 3050

Larsen Student Union