Falling Into a Rhythm


My attitude as I seen more leaves on the ground. #amiright?

So much is happening this coming week, but here are some of the highlights!

Thanksgiving Potluck


ASA Dance

Need to de-stress but don’t know how? We’ve got the solution for you! The Asian Student Association is proud to announce that we will be hosting our very first dance! No tickets required. All are invited so bring your friends and grooviest moves! Check out our poster attached in this email and around campus for further details.The 1st ASA Dance








Semester-Long Study Abroad

Study Abroad Info Session (1)

Info Night

Semester-Long Abroad Info Night, Tuesday, Nov. 6th, Boyer- Howe Atrium @5pm, US and UK Programs

Northern Ireland…..Oxford….London….Washington DC….and Oregon.

Facebook and Instagram Pages!!

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Welcome to the media pages for our Commuter Community! Follow and like us:

Messiah College Commuters (Facebook)

@mccommuters (Instagram)


We are going to be assisting with Operation Christmas Child this year! Notice there will be a laundry basket in which you can donate items. These are due by November 8th. Thank you for your contribution.


Halfway There (Woah-oh)

Howdy, folks!

I am here to give you so news as to what is happening this week in the Commuter and campus world.


Make sure you voted for your Homecoming Court! They are in the Larsen Student Union and I’m so excited to see who wins. Along with that, the Homecoming dance is this Saturday! This is something you don’t want to miss, $5 for Messiah students. Guests are $7.

Commuter Art Contest

Wanna be more involved in Commuter activities? Want to showcase your artistic ability?


Then sign up for the Art Contest taking place in the Commuter Lounge! I’m super excited for this event, and will be able to give the winner a gift card to 5 free union meals! (gift card expires before January) Please make sure to sign up on October 26 and the competition will be held for three days starting the 29th. Artwork must be done by Halloween and be ready to be judged.


Messiah Ticket Office has the following events coming up:

Ben Bliss–Tenor, Sat Nov 03 8:00pm in the High Center

Messiah College Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds Concert Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:30pm High Center

The Tempest by William Shakespeare Nov 08- Nov 18, 2018 Miller Theatre

Quick Survey 

The Entrepreneurship class needs student feedback for a potential new venture. Click here to complete the brief survey. 

Career and Professional Development Center

Mock Interview Day–Tuesday, Noember 6th, 9:00am-2:00pm

On this day career coaches will be available to conduct practice interviews with students. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to hone their interview skills and gain valuable feedback in a supportive environment. image

FREE Ice Cream!

Come join AROMA Ministries for ice cream on Sunday, October 28th from 8-10pm in the Union, and for a time of reflection and fellowship. All are welcome to attend!


Finally Fall!


I was not totally prepared for the cold today. Watch out for tomorrow’s 30 degree morning. Eek.


So! Keep in mind that we are still looking for candidates to replace me (Cate) as the next Commuter Student Liaison. Let me know if you are interested by emailing commuterservices@messiah.edu. :) 

Commuter Art Contest 

UnknownStay tuned for an art contest by Halloween. There will be a sign up sheet next week for one of the slots! The Winner will receive a 20 dollar gift card to the Union. woot woot!


Pizza with Professionals 

You are invited to a Pizza w/ Professionals event with Dell Boomi!

Date: Friday, November 2nd

Location: Frey 345

Time: Noon-1:00 pm


Deadline for Submitting Fall 2018 Events

Friday, November 2nd is the deadline for submitting requests for Fall 2018 events that include technical needs, set up needs, or special permission from the SILP Office. Please plan now for your department End of the Semester needs. Requests submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.


Into the City Mini to the Central PA Youth Ballet (CPYB) 

Join us for an Into the City Mini event to one of the world’s leading youth ballet companies! Not into dance? Don’t worry-CPYB has numerous job and internship possibilities in marketing and communications, development and fundraising, digital media, outreach and student affairs. Read below for more details:

Date: Wednesday, November 7th

Time: Leaving campus at 2:00, returning at 5:30 pm

Cost: Free!

RSVP: Click Here


Homecoming Dance

SAB is excited to announce the Homecoming Dance will be held on October 27th 8pm-12am in Brubaker Auditorium!

Tickets are currently on sale at the Ticket Office! $5 for students with Messiah ID, $8 for guests. Make sure you pick one up! It’s a night you won’t want to miss out on, with an introduction of the Homecoming Court, and the announcement of your 2018 Homecoming King and Queen! Join us for a night filled with food, dancing, and fun! Hope to see you there! image

Cassidy Moyer is Commuter of the Month!

Major: Applied Health Sciences/Pre-OT

Commuting from: Lewisberry, PA

Fun fact: I have been volunteering with the local Special Olympics program since 2013.

Favorite thing on campus: I love being able to make new friends and meet fellow commuters from around the area in my classes and at the lounge.







Catch A Break

Howdy Folks!

I am personally so excited for the arrival of Fall. Although it has been a bit toasty out, the leaves are floating around in the air and the Union has apple cider (which is the actual sign of Autumn’s advent, anyway…)


Before everybody goes on Fall Break, here is some Commuter News:

Please note that we DO NOT have classes on October 11th or 12th and RESUME them on Monday, October 14th.

Tonight, we will once again be hosting a volunteer night in the garden. Come by the Grantham Community Garden and spend a couple of hours weeding, planting, and harvesting between 4 and 6pm. All are welcome, and no previous garden experience I necessary. We hope to see you there! FullSizeRender

Flag Football is now open for registration! Join Rec Sports, as a team or an individual player, in a great season of floor hockey and flag football by following the directions below before October 15th. Click here to create an account.images

Art Contest

Stay tuned for the Commuter Art Contest which will be taking place on October 28. There will be a sign up sheet in the lounge next week if you would like to enter.


Visit jobs.messiah.edu to view and apply to current student job openings. Working on campus is a great and convenient way to gain valuable work experience and earn some extra spending money! We currently have a variety of on-campus job opportunities available including:

• Campus Events Workers

• Dining Services Workers

• Office Assistants

• Rec Sports Workers

• United Way Intern

• And more!

For more details, check out jobs.messiah.edu or contact the Student Employment Office at studentemployment@messiah.edu


Rain, Go Away

Howdy Commuter fam,

I hope you are doing well and staying dry. But today the sun is shining and the tank is clean! #nemo #alwaysadisneykid

Commuter Liaison position is available! Please email commuterservices@mesiah.edu for more details.

Free Food Friday is October 5th!


Speaking of food…..

Come get FREE FOOD this Saturday, September 29th, at the Eyas Soccer Tailgate! We will be serving BBQ chicken and hot dogs behind the softball field in celebration of our Women’s and Men’s Soccer teams.


During the 2018-2019 academic year, Messiah College will explore how incarnating our mission as a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences in a rapidly changing and increasingly skeptical cultural context contributes to the common good of church and society-a common good rooted in a Christ-centered commitment to the dignity, welfare and human flourishing of all our neighbors. The Office of the President is sponsoring a lecture series devoted to this exploration. Andy Babyak’s lecture, “Working for the Common Good: Individual Fulfillment and Social Well-Being” will take place on Tuesday evening, October 9th at 7:00 pm in Hostetter Chapel. The lecture will be 30 minutes and followed by a Q and A  session.


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LAST CALL – Fall Break Trip Applications!

Are you already looking forward to Fall Break? We are too! This is the LAST WEEK to apply for a Fall Break Service-Learning Trip. We still have a number of spots to fill and don’t want you to miss out on the incredible opportunity of fellowship and service! This year’s trip locations and issue areas include:

  • Catholic Charities (Baltimore, MD) Provide disaster relief and promote poverty reduction. Volunteers assist with meal programs, after school tutoring programs, and immigration assistance programs.
  • Priority 1 Ministries (Bronx, NY) Engage with impoverished and hunger-stricken communities in the greater NYC area through serving at the World Vision storehouse and in after school tutoring programs.
  • Steinbruck Center (Washington, D.C.) Collaborate directly with the homeless, interfaith community, policy makers, advocates, and social service practitioners and providers to address the root causes of homelessness and urban poverty.
  • Urban Tree Connection & PA State Park System (Local & Philadelphia, PA) In collaboration with the Office of Sustainability, participants will seek to explore the interconnectedness of social and environmental issues, in both an urban and rural setting.

For more information about our location partners visit: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22541/national_service_partners To apply, visit: https://intercultural.messiah.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10069. Applications are due on Friday, September 28th! Participants are placed on a first come, first serve basis. Cost: $30 (includes food, transportation, & accommodations, etc.) If you have any questions, comments or concerns we’d love to hear from you. Email servicetrips@messiah.edu or stop in the Agape Center!



Volunteer for Homecoming 2018!

The 2018 Homecoming Committee is seeking out volunteers for this year’s festivities, and we want YOU to come and be a part of the excitement on October 20th! Volunteer opportunities include the Falcon Fun Run, Live Color 5k, and Lil Falcon Zone. There are plenty of ways for everyone to get involved…AND all volunteers will receive a special t- shirt as a thank you gift from us! Please email Charmaine Tan at ct1234@messiah.edu with your name and email for more information. We would love your help making this year’s Homecoming a huge success! Thanks! Your 2018 Homecoming Committee


Second Week Back

Hello! Hopefully we have begun to get into the swing of the new school year and feel as though you have found your “niche”. Here are some other great opportunities for you to take advantage of as Messiah College students, along with some announcements about our Commuter Community.


Into the City 

Atlanta Oct. 10-13, 2018

Apply online at messiah.edu/itc.

Applications due at 5 pm Sept. 26.

SAB is hiring a Cultural Engagement Rep!




Have you ever wanted to be a part of a small group where you can tackle tough questions, talk about life, study the Bible or other books? Well, look no further,  because Koinonia Smal Group Ministry is open for sign ups! Koinonia offers an opportunity to get to know other students while growing your relationship with God. Koinonia also offers various events throughout the year for members and leaders of small groups to attend.

Movie on the Green



This Thursday, September 13th, Powerhouse will be held in Hostetter @8:30pm not Parmer. Our very own, Jordan Dietrich (original Commuter Council member) will be playing drums! We hope to see you all there.

Peanut Allergy

Please remember once again that the Commuter Lounge is a nut-free space due to severe allergies. Nuts of any kind are not permitted.


Commuter of the Month!!!

Dakota Kelso


Junior majoring in Social Work and minoring in Business Commutes from the beautiful Bumble Bee Hollow Community

One of my favorite things to do on campus is hang out by the breeches or partake in shenanigans with my wonderful roommates.

One thing I love about commuting is being a part of multiple communities which gives me the ability to meet more people!

Fun Fact: I have one of the biggest mouths on campus….really, it’s hard to miss me.

Cheers and Changes

Welcome back, Messiah Commuters!

So excited to see you all again for a new school year and I already have lots of announcements. :)


Please note that nuts are NOT allowed in the lounge this year as a student has a severe allergy to nuts of ANY kind. Screen-Shot-2018-01-27-at-3.00.38-PM







Make sure you email commuterservices@messiah.edu if you want a locker for this coming school year. Either I (Cate Cutting) or Sheryl Scaramuzzino will get back to you with your assignments.


Commuter Fun Night

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Self Defense Classes

Officer Liz Williams with the Dept. of Safety is going to be holding S.A.F.E. training at the Connection in Fry Residence room A3, these are self defense classes for all female students.

These will be Tuesday the 11th, 18th, and 25th,  from 7-9pm


Drop/Add/Withdraw Dates



Time for a Chapel Series!




The Last Two Weeks

Stay StrongThis is the last of the Commuter Connection for this year! Thanks for being diligent readers this past 2017-2018.

A chapter over, but so many more to come.


Commuter Parking Information for the 2018-2019 Academic School Year

Online Registration takes place between April 26 and May 15. To receive the early registration price of $50/year you must register prior to May $15. Timeslots are allocated based on your class year, number of credit hours presently enrolled in plus credit hours previously accrued. Your online parking registration timeslot is available now.

Locker information

Be sure to clean out your locker by May 18th, as the lockers will be reused for next year. They will be emptied by that day and Commuter Services expects there to be nothing left behind. So please, get your things.

Pizza with the Prez

Pizza with the Prez

Don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet with other commuter students before the year ends, and for a free lunch with KP!

Culimination 18


The Theatre and Dance Department presents this year’s Culmination Spring Concert. Tickets are $10 on either May 4th at 8:00, or May 5th at 2:00.











Did you realize that you have many things you want to get rid of before the school year ends?

Look no further! Other of Sustainability is partnering with Mennonite Central Committee for the second year in a row to make Move-Out more sustainable. We are accepting used clothing, canned food, appliances, decor, old books, kitchen items, mini fridges, desk decor, and much more!

Messiah Guitar Ensemble Concert

The Messiah College Guitar Ensemble, directed by Randall Zwally, will present a concert on Saturday, May 5, at 1:30 pm in the High Foundation Recital Hall. Since it will be held on “Cinco de Mayo” we will be including several Latin American pieces. Admission is free and open to the public.


April snows bring May…who knows

Today is service day! For the freshies and transfer students in CCC, I hope that Service Day is a pleasant experience for you.

Here is what’s new this week for commuter students:


Walkout Against Gun Violence

WOAV poster

Tomorrow… Friday, April 20, at 10 a.m. on Eisenhower Lawn, several student organizations are sponsoring a “Walkout Against Gun Violence” event in an effort to bring greater attention to the growing issue of gun violence in our nation. This event coincides with the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting and other national walkout events across the U.S.

This event, which is scheduled to last about an hour, is organized by several students in collaboration with many of the Messiah College Student Government Association’s executive organizations, including the Student Activities Board, Multicultural Council, Human Rights Awareness in the Agapé Center, and Minds Matter.Speakers for this event will include: President Kim Phipps, Student Body President Jamie-Claire Chau, as well as other student leaders, faculty and campus administrators. This is not a partisan or political event, and accordingly, we ask that all behavior and expression at the event be respectful, peaceful and avoid divisive discourse. Rather, our stated purposes and goals for this event are:

Purpose: To raise awareness of a growing human rights issue; to demonstrate to the outside community that Messiah College and, by extension, the Christian Church cares about survivors, victims, and all others affected by gun violence; and to not stand by passively and actively engage in the practice of shalom and reconciliation.

To demonstrate our commitment to the Brethren in Christ legacy of pacifism
To demonstrate a unified front on behalf of Messiah students, faculty, administrators and staff
To demonstrate that this is not a partisan, politically affiliated event
To increase student and staff engagement in human rights issues by providing resources and ideas for ways they can help
To honor the lives lost to mass shootings, suicide, homicide and all other forms of gun violence

We invite you all to join us at 10 a.m. for this event. Professors and other staff have been made aware in advance of this event. If you have class during this time, you are encouraged to speak to your individual professor, but we cannot guarantee that this will be an excused absence.

During this same week, Human Rights Awareness is displaying a memorial to local victims of gun violence on Eisenhower Lawn. This “Memorial to the Lost” is part of the work of Heeding God’s Call, a Christian organization that works against gun violence nationally. College Ministries and HRA are hosting a Tuesday night chapel on April 17 at 7 p.m. that will be a memorial service for local victims of gun violence.

Thank you!
Your Student Government Association



Culmination Dance Concert

Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance invites you to join the team! Ushers are GetFileAttachmentneeded for “Culmination ’18: Spring Dance Concert” which will be performing on Friday May 4th and Saturday, May 5th. Students who volunteer to usher will also get to see the show for free! Show dates and times are as follows:

Friday, May 4th at 8:00pm

Saturday, May 5th at 2:00 pm




The Campus Store is hiring!

Would you like to have a fun job on campus and get an associate discount on merchandise and books? The Campus Store is hiring for next year, click here for more information.

Pizza with the Prez

Pizza with the Prez

Department of Communications: Splice Student Film Festival

April 22 @ 7pm

The 2018 Messiah College Student Film Festival “Splice” will be held this Sunday at 7 pm in Parmer Cinema, Boyer Hall. This year’s festival will showcase 14 films of varying length and genre.  Reception will follow in Boyer Atrium. Tickets are free, but required.

aprilHere is our lovely April Commuter of the Month

Paige McIntyre

Senior (graduating in December)

Commutes from Mechanicsburg, PA

Favorite thing to do on campus: Go to SAB functions

One thing I love about commuting: being able to spend time with my family while still getting an education.

Fun fact: I have my own catering businesss. I love to cook, bake, and help people throw awesome parties and events.

Rec Sports Officials and Game Managers Needed for Next Year!

The office of Rec Sports is looking for qualified and energetic students who could work as game day supervisors and game officials in the 2018 – 2019 academic year. Hours would be flexible and would be between 4:00 – 10:00 PM Monday – Friday.. If interested please apply at: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12674

Just Keep Swimming

Keep SwimmingJust a few more weeks!










Parking for 2018-2019 School Year

Online parking registration begins April 26 and concludes on May 15. Each student will be assigned a time slot based on class year, number of credit hours presently enrolled in plus credit hours previously accrued, and current class schedule. The earlier your time slot in the registration process the larger the selection of lots you will have. This applies for commuter students with a larger amount of credit hours who hope to park by Jordan and Kline. Early registration is $50/year.

Commuter Parking 2018-2019 Academic Year


All Messiah College undergraduate commuter students parking on campus during the 2018-2019 academic year are required to purchase a commuter parking permit and park in the lot designated by their permit.


When is online registration?

Registration takes place between April 26 and May 15.  To receive the early registration price of $50/year you must register prior to May 15.

How is my timeslot calculated and when is it available?

Timeslots are allocated based on your class year, number of credit hours presently enrolled in plus credit hours previously accrued. Your online parking registration timeslot is available now.

Which permits are commuter students eligible to purchase?

Subject to availability, commuter students are eligible to purchase either a P1 parking permit or a P parking permit.

I was a resident student this year but am going to be a commuter next year and I do not see P or P1 as a registration option.

Email, call or go to Falcon Exchange immediately for registration assistance.

Is the P1 permit the same as the P permit?

No.  They are separate permits and are not interchangeable.  See chart below.

Can the P1 permit holders park anywhere in the WW lot?

No.  They may only park in the spots specially designated as Commuter parking. (You will see these spaces in the first row closest to the Commuter lounge.)

Can the P1 permit holders park anywhere in the J lot?

Commuters may park in almost all of the spaces in the J lot.  You may not park in the few spaces labeled as handicapped, service or resident.



Messiah College is Hiring! 

The Campus Events Department is hiring for the summer. Messiah College has an extensive conference and sports camp during the summer months. We are looking to fill positions in support of these programs. The jobs are 40 hours a week for 14 weeks during the 16 week summer (you are given two weeks of unpaid tem off). Room and Board are provided at a very minimal payment by you. However, I am sure that a deal can be made for commuting students that would allow you to be off campus and work (saving you even MORE money!) Visit here if you are interested in being any of the following:

Dorm Worker

Res hall Crew Leader

Shift 1 Campus Events worker

Shift 2 Campus Events Worker

Shift 2 Campus Events Crew Leader (Must have prior experience)

Calling All Commuters! Win a free dinner at Lottie!

Lottie Nelson Dining Hall is conducting research to learn more about commuter student opinions about eating meals in the dining hall. Please answer the following questions, truthfully and to the best of your ability. By completing this survey you will be entered for a chance to win a “one free meal” card that can be used at Lottie Nelson.

Follow this link to complete the survey today!


**Please Complete by April 18, 2018


Volleyball Tournament

Messiah Field Hockey is hosting their 3rd annual volleyball tournament on Friday, april 27! Your team can wear a costume if they would like and the team with the best costume will win a prize! the tournament will take place in Sawyer and Brubaker Gyms from 7-10 pm. The cost is $50/team. Each co-ed team must have 6 players, including a minimum of 3 females and a maximum of 2 NCAA volleyball players. Winners of the tournament will receive a prize!! All proceeds will go towards the future global missions for the Messiah Field Hockey program! Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 25.

What: Volleyball Tournament

When: Friday, April 27 from 7-10pm

Where: Sawyer and Brubaker Gyms



Pizza with the Prez! *Free Food Friday*

Pizza with the Prez

May 4 @12:30 pm

Free pizza lunch with President Phipps for Commuters! #bethereorbesquare






Is He Dead?

Is He Dead