Finally Finals

Hey guys! Last week before finals!

Make sure you look at your finals schedule. Friday is the last day of traditional classes of the semester!

Theatre and Dance Presents…

Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to conclude the 2018 Fall Series this weekend with the premieres of original productions “Dear Gd” and “Born to Die”. If interested, go to the Poorman Black Box Theater at 8pm this Friday Dec. 14th, and Saturday, Dec. 15th, for an evening of entertainment, created and performed by Department seniors.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Tickets Office, or online at


Keys_50596a6f-e305-4fd0-b434-3d78647c3825When should I return my mailbox key?

-if you are graduating in December

-withdrawing from Messiah College


-medical leave

If you need to return your mailbox key, envelopes are available to fill out and enclose your key at the Campus Post Office.


The Campus Store-Last Day!

Select merchandise on sale 25% off Dec. 11-13. Shop before exams. There’s something here for everyone on your Christmas


If you are returning to campus for J-Term, you First Class mail only will be distributed to your Messiah mailbox during break and will be in your box when you return. If you are going on a trip for J-Term, you must inform the Messiah College Post Office that you will not be here so they can forward your mail to you. If you are going on a Spring trip, you need to let the post office know then, as well.




Home Stretch

This is it, guys, the home stretch of the semester. We are going to have to buckle down and complete all of those assignments that we ignored and start study for all of the finals to come. It’s going to be difficult, but I know we can do it.



  1. From last week’s post…we still have a Sweet Frog gift card available for YOUR pickup…all you have to do is email with your favorite holiday tradition.
  2. Thank you for everyone who came to the Christmas party! It was so fun and I loved decorating cookies with you! Please be sure to come to our upcoming events this January…
  3. Bitez at the Break will be coming back folks!

We had a great time last year…(sign below), but I’m excited to see what conversation we have in store for this upcoming J TermIntroducing









Tomorrow night there will be a ISA Mu Kappa event: Every Nation, Every Tongue

This is an international worship night and we will be celebrating and worshipping in many different languages. Come to Hostetter Chapel at 7pm tomorrow.









Note*** President Phipps will be having an open door day on December 11th from 8:30am to 12:30pm to meet individually with students and employees on topics that are important to them. Open Door Day will take place in the president’s office on the second floor of Old Main. A sign-in sheet will be located in Old Main.

Clothing Swap! 

This Saturday, December 8th, from 3:00-5:00 in the Fishbowl, the Office of Sustainability, Earthkeepers, and HRA are hosting their second Swap and Mend event.

Bring old clothing to swap with others or clothes that need mending, they can fix it for you. #opportunity #earth #newclothes


Pumpkins, Pies, Parades, and Prize!

Howdy Folks! Welcome back this week after shaking the snow off of your boots after that chilly Thanksgiving break! What was your favorite part of Thanksgiving? Be the first to respond to this by emailing to receive a Sweet Frog giftcard!

Commuting Students had a great time at the Thanksgiving Potluck, thank you everyone who came out to celebrate!

















Christmas Party!!!

Do you like decorating cookies? Have an ugly Christmas Sweater?

Coming soon is the Commuter Christmas Party which will take place on December 2nd, right before the Christmas Coffeehouse in the Larsen Student Union. Please be sure to come and bring some non-commuting friends too! #bethereorbesquare


Impact Venture Challenge Kickoff

Calling all students interested in entrepreneurship!

December 6th in the Student Union at 7pm is the Kick-off event of the Impact Venture Challenge. The Impact Venture Challenge is a business plan competition for student entrepreneurs offering direct access to the resources they need to succeed in business regardless of major. That’s right, you can enter no matter your major!

5 second version: IVC Kick-off, December 6th at 7pm in the Student Union.


Todd Allen: Collaboratory special speaker:

All students and employees are invited to the Collaboratory Discipleship Community on Monday, December 3, at 6:00pm in Frey 110 (Alexander Auditorium). Dr. Todd Allen, Special Assistant to the President and Provost for Diversity Affairs and Professor of Communication will speak on the topic of “Fostering Justice”.

Murray Library Presents…

Library Thing


(From the Department of Safety) For Commuters ESPECIALLY:


If you are walking on or around campus, please remember to use sidewalks and crossawalks, whenever possible. when walking along roadways where no sidewalks or footpaths exist, remember to walk facing oncoming vehicles


The speed limit is 15 mph; please adhere to it.  Pedestrians in crosswalks, sight impaired or handicapped individuals have the right of way. Watch for other vehicles pulling or backing out of parking spots.

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 :) 

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 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 or contact the Student Employment Office at


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 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.


School of the Arts Invasion Day


















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: To apply, visit: 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 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 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

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 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!