Happy J-term!

Welcome back and happy J-term! We’re glad to have you back on campus and hope you have a wonderful start to spring semester!

Weather Delays and Closings

Wondering if the snow or ice is causing a campus delay for classes? Will the campus event be open? You can sign up for Messiah text alerts and receive a text when decisions are made or call the emergency line at 717-691-6084. Sign up for text alerts here.

Commuter Services Page

This is a reminder that for information on commuter services you can always go to:


MLK Service Day!

The Agape Center invites you to serve and participate in a Celebration of Unity at Bethesda Mission Youth Center on Monday, January 16th, 2017. There are no classes that day in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr– and we’re taking the opportunity to serve our local community and celebrate the vision of Dr. King.

The Celebration of Unity will include activities like crafts and a photo booth and a spoken word performance by Micah Bournes about Dr. King’s vision. Student volunteers will assist with set-up, activities, and clean up– and will also actively participate in the Celebration. Lunch is provided & an orientation and reflection time will be part of the day, with the time frame of 9am to 3:30pm.

Sign up by January 9th! We have a limited number of spots available so you’ll want to sign up soon here:

MLK Day of Service

For more information, please visit: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22587/mlk_community_engagement_day

Thank you!


On-Campus Jobs Available!

The Campus Events Department has immediate jobs open now through spring semester. We are the custodial department on campus cleaning in the residence halls as well as the buildings in the central part of campus. Our jobs take anywhere from one to two hours a day and are done three to five days a week at various times of the day.

If you are interested in working with us please use the link below to apply –


Once your application is received, you will receive an email with further information and a list of job openings for you to choose your own job.

I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Any questions can be sent to Denise Blackley at dblackley@messiah.edu.

Group Exercise Classes

Group exercise classes are available during the spring semester. Registration takes place in the Larsen Student Union, at the 2nd floor reception counter prior to the start of the classes. Space is limited, so register as soon as possible.


Jterm Fitness Center Hours

These are the fitness center hours during our January semester: (beginning Wed. Jan. 4)

Sunday: 2-8 PM
Monday-Thursday: 6 AM – 9 PM
Friday: 6 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM

Community Garden Coordinator Position Open!

We are excited to have a posting available for our Community Garden Coordinator ! This is a calendar year position, 8 hours per week. Perfect for anyone interested in gardening, sustainable living, earth keeping and/or land stewardship. Please follow the link to this position –
https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9867 or find it at jobs.messiah.edu.

Applications due January 18, 2017. Notification of hiring February 3, 2017.

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