Week 5 has come, with the sun’s relentless second wind. Drink water. Eat food. Binge Netflix only ONE day a week. Budget your week according to your work.
“A healthy outside, starts from the inside.”

-Robert Urich


Excursion: Knoebels Covered Bridge Festival + Rides


Searching for the perfect way to kick off this fall season? Look no further. SAB Excursions will be heading to Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg, PA for a fun day of fair food, crafts, and rides. Every year, Knoebels hosts the Covered Bridge Festival with over 385 craft vendors and 38 food vendors. Additionally, most of the regular amusement park rides will be open as well! Caramel apples and thrill rides are just one sign-up away.

When: October 7th
Time: Meet at Eisenhower circle at 1:15pm
Arrive back at Messiah at 10:15pm
Bring: Money for food and for purchasing ride tickets / layers for cold weather
Price: $5 (covers cost of transportation)

Stop by the Union desk to register starting Sept. 29!
Weekdays 4pm-12am
Weekends 1pm-12am


FREE Soccer Tailgate

Come get FREE FOOD Saturday, September 30th, at the annual Eyas Soccer Tailgate!

We will be serving BBQ pulled pork & hot dogs behind the softball field backstop in between the Women and Men’s soccer games.

The Women’s team plays Alvernia @ 5:00 p.m, followed by the Men’s team @ 7:30 p.m. The tailgate will begin immediately following the Women’s game!

Come for fun, food, and friendship & hang around for both games!
See you there!!!

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safetyNational Safety Month!

It’s the final week of National Campus Safety Awareness month. Today we would like for you to consider the kind of community member you are- how do you actively respect and care for those around you? One way we can promote safety in the Messiah College community is by being good neighbors and by looking out for the best interests of those around us.


We are excited to announce we have added another Pizza with Professionals to our calendar: AT&T!

Come join us on Thursday, October 5th from Noon-1 pm in Parmer Cinema to hear from Dan Blemings ’93, Global Lifecycle Product Manager for AT&T’s multi-billion dollar Ethernet products used by businesses for data networking.



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9/28 Thursday Morning 9:30-10:15 am Kairos (Brubaker Auditorium)






Consider study abroad!

Greetings from the Intercultural office. As you finish up the first month of classes on campus this fall, we also hope that you will consider whether a study abroad experience is in your future as a Messiah College student. As you know, we offer a number of study abroad opportunities. One such opportunity you should know about is the BestSemester programs offered in partnership with the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.

These programs are Christ-centered, provide culturally-immersive experiential learning, and enable you to study abroad with students from other Christian colleges. Through BestSemester you’ll not only learn a new culture but develop lasting friendships and grow in your faith in the process.

BestSemester programs are offered overseas in Australia, Costa Rica, Oxford, and Uganda.

In addition, there are three professionally-focused programs in the U.S.:
American Studies Program (Washington, D.C.)
Contemporary Music Center (Nashville)
Los Angeles Film Studies Center

Learn more about all of these programs at or come visit us in the Intercultural Office to learn more about BestSemester programs as well as many other study abroad opportunities that are available. To make an appointment, go to and find a time that works for you!

We look forward to seeing you!

___________________________________________________________________________ for CROWDER!


$20 ($75 for premium edition) on November 9 and can be ordered through





Freshmen Girls Powder Puff Signup

We are opening signups for the freshmen girls powderpuff team. We will play on Homecoming day, October 21st, and are accepting any girls willing to participate. The link below will take you to a google survey where you can fill out your contact information and t-shirt size. Please note that t-shirts will cost $10 per player.



Your Friendly Neighborhood Commuter

Howdy folks, welcome to week four of the school year. The fatigue of the running back and forth is starting to settle and deadlines are speeding along. Make sure that you are drinking adequate amounts of water, finding time for all of your meals, and ACTUALLY brushing your teeth. Rest up so you can attack the day with tenacity.

We have fun news of the Messiah Facebook page being resurrected! Simply go to “Messiah College Commuters” and like our page! Important events, opportunities, and information will be provided for the commuters to see. Don’t read this post without visiting. #HintHint #WinkWink


Some fun upcoming events!

  1. CROWDER tickets are $20 ($75 for premium edition) on November 9 and can be bought through


2. This Friday’s Movie on the Green – MOANA


Friday @ 7:30 pm

$2 tickets

Eisenhower Lawn


3. Marketing Club is presenting: Speed Mixing and Donuts

This Thursday, September 21st, at 7:00 pm, the Marketing Club will host a Speed Mixing Event in Jordan Lounge. Both business and non-business majors are welcome to attend and get to know more of their fellow classmates. This is a fantastic way for commuters to get to know other students on campus.



To All First Year Students:

All FIRST YEAR students (including COMMUTERS) new to Messiah College are required to attend an Active Shooter Training session. The session will run 60-75 minutes and will take place in Hostetter Chapel. Please be on time and remember to bring your student ID card. You will need it to swipe and receive credit for your attendance. You only need to attend one of the five sessions.

The sessions will be held at the following times. If you are not able to attend any of the sessions due to your schedule, please email

Monday, September 25, 2017 at 2:00PM and 4:00PM

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 2:00PM and 4:00PM

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:00PM


Local Shuttle Drivers Wanted.  If you need a job, please read!

Commuter Shuttle Driver sign

Seize the Day

The trees’ colours are changing from green to gold, the air is crisp an prime for delicate drizzles, and familiar sweatshirts are now toward the front of your closet. Fall has arrived folks, and I’m excited. For me, this means Pumpkin-spiced everything, binging Sherlock episodes, and my world smelling like gingersnap cookies. If you need me, make sure you bring some. I encourage you to seize everyday as a new adventure, and challenges as opportunities for you to be a rock star.


Let’s talk about Chapel.

Everyone would have received this in our email: Beginning of semester email (Commuters)

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Chapel is not optional, it is mandatory, and should not be taken lightly. As commuters, we were granted grace to only attend 7 chapels per semester as opposed to the 14 that residential students must attend. If there is a conflict (work, internship, family complication, etc.) please notify College Ministries by filing a chapel attendance petition which can be found on your student self-service menu. College Ministries will then notify you whether or not they have accepted your request.


We are still loving our new lounge, thank you to those who signed the “Thank you cards” for President Phipps, Kathie Shafer, and the Frey family. Their hard work deserved notice, and it was important to me that we showed our appreciation. If you have not seen the new lounge, PLEASE VISIT US. It is wonderful, magical, and dreams come true there.

However, please notice that the new signs in the Lounge about the new wall installation of the small conference room that is being designed. This is the space with the white board and television around a table. Its original intent was to be a study space/cubicle area similar to those in the Murray Library. The wall installation will be occurring October 5.


Free food. Música Latina. Dancing.


Can’t dance? Figure it out by Friday…

jk, come @ 8 on Friday night and we’ll teach you!!



Looking forward to another great year of MC REC SPORTS!


Rec. Sports will be starting 5v5 Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Co-ed Outdoor Sand Volleyball leagues the week of September 25th. All teams and players must be registered by Saturday, September 16th!

If you would like to REGISTER or JOIN a team, please, follow the instructions listed below. To participate in Rec. Sports this season EVERYONE (Captains & Players) MUST create an IMLeagues account.

To Create an Account.

1. Go to

2. Click “Create Account” in the Top-Right corner.

3. Fill out the required Information using your Messiah email address. Finish the Account Setup by following the directions in the Confirmation Email.

4. Log-in to your IMLeagues account.

5. Click “Create or Join a Team.”

6. Select the Sport AND League in which you would like to play.

7. Click the green “Register/ Signup” box.

8. Choose the appropriate option.

Team Captains choose: “Create Team” To join an existing team choose: “Join Team” To be added to the league if you don’t have a team choose: “Free Agent” NOTE: Captain’s must create the team FIRST. Once the team is created then all of the players on the roster can join your team.

9. Read and fill out ALL of the required information. This is VERY important.

10. Finish and submit.

For more information on How to Register visit:


SAB Lost Films for the weekend:



Have a great week, guys!

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We Made It

The hype of the first week has come and gone and we are finally melding with the groove of every day life. Scurrying from class to campus, sprinting from Starry Field to your 8 AM class, and still remembering to squeeze meals between your various meetings and activities. Life will become more and more routine.



Just to reiterate what has been buzzing around campus, our new Commuter Lounge is BEAUTIFUL. If you have not been there, visit. #MountainView #SouthSideIsOurSide






If you are still in need of a locker please email, be sure to include your student ID number and the length of time you wish to keep your locker (fall, spring, or both semesters).

Also on campus are some really awesome opportunities:

Service Trips

  • The Agape Center is very excited to offer the following trips for the fall:
    • Priority 1 Ministries (Bronx, NY)
      • hunger and homelessness
      • social injustice
    • Aroma, Cumberland Point (Mechanicsburg, PA)
      • interfaith outreach
      • sports ministry
    • Rolling Ridge (Harpers Ferry, WV)
      • sustainability
      • community revitalization
    • Children’s Bible Fellowship (Carmel, NY)
      • at risk youth
      • street ministry

If any of these interest you, visit here.


open-uri20160812-3094-p8x4dd_05e53f81Come on out to Movie on the Green (Eisenhower Lawn)

Friday, September 22nd @ 7:30 PM

$2 suggested donation

Concession stands open at 6:30 and all donations go to Hurricane Harvey Relief.