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!

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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.


We are in for the final stretch, Folks!



You can do it…. we are almost at the final stretch! The weather is FINALLY turning, trees and flowers are blooming, your toes and legs might be seeing daylight for the first time in months! But don’t give up. FINISH STRONG!




And what a way to celebrate this time than the annual SAB Spring Fling Dance at Ski Roundup, this Saturday night!

Get your tickets TODAY!!!


Who: YOU

What: SAB Spring Fling semi-formal dance

When: Saturday, April 28th from 8pm-12am

Where: Ski Roundtop Mountain Resort (transportation provided to/from Eisenhower Center and Roundtop)

Why: because celebrate spring and the end of the semester

How: Tickets on sale at ticket office ($8 students, $10 guests; $10 at the door)


Got Junk? Like to Yard Sale, Thrift Shop?

Need to make a few bucks? Have things to sell before the end of the semester? Sell your things at the Falcon Flea Market on Saturday, May 5th from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Sellers open to students only. Come sell by yourself or with your roommates, your club, or your group. You all have stuff to sell, why not do it here? (Buyers will be open to the Messiah community that day). Spots are open TODAY at the Larsen Student Union reception desk beginning at 4 p.m. Please bring a $5 cash deposit to reserve your spot (you will receive the money back when you show up at the event). Spots sold until gone. More information about sale rules will be available at Larsen desk.

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What: Falcon Flea Market

When: May 5th 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Why: Make money and make moving out easier

Sign up: starting TODAY at 4 p.m.

Any questions can be sent to


Lost Films – this weekend!




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Ushers Needed for “Culmination ’18: Spring Dance Concert”

Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance invites you to join the team! Ushers are needed 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!

A sign-up sheet is available on the callboard located in the theatre hallway in Climenhaga basement. There are 4 usher positions available for each performance, and they will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Show dates and times are as follows: Friday, May 4th at 8:00pm Saturday, May 5th at 2:00pm

Ushers should arrive promptly in Climenhaga lobby one hour before show-time, dressed presentably in black and white, and be ready to greet and assist patrons.

Sign up today!

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

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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:

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






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Is He Dead

On The Horizon

 Free Food Friday is this week on the 9th!

Try and cut out some time to hang out with fellow commuter and have some subs and iced tea. It will start at 12:30 and be a great chance for you to ask questions about Commuter Services and talk about what programming you want to see.


Spring Break is March 10 through the 18th. Make sure you are prepared to come to class again on Monday, the 19th!

*ALSO* Follow @messiah.silp on Instagram as the Student Involvement Office, I have a Image result for instagrampersonal project that I will be announcing very soon that you may be interested in hearing about.

Game Night

Come to the Commuter Lounge on March 23rd at 6:00 to hang out and play some games. :) Totally free, bring some snacks. We will have a party.


Into the City Opportunities

Into The City Mini the Webstaurant Store

Date: April 4th, 2018

Time: 12:00pm-6:00pm

Cost: Free for students!

Join us as we visit the Webstaurant Store’s corporate headquarters in Lancaster, PA and chat with staff and Messiah College Alumni who are employed there. We will be leaving from Eisenhower Circle at 12:00 pm and returning at approximately 6:00 pm. Networking lunch provided. Sign up here.

Into the City (NYC)

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Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming Into the City trip to New York City! This career immersion program will take place on April 22-24, and promises students a high-impact, hands-on, educational experience through site visits, alumni panels, and networking receptions. For more information and to learn about the application process, click here.



Important Info from the Registrar’s Office




Commuter News Flash

SGA Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidate Voting is Going On NOW!

Debates have happened, campaigning is over, and now it is time for you―the students―to choose! Below is a link for voting for the 2018-2019 SGA President and Vice President. Each student will only get one vote, and voting lasts until 9 p.m. on Friday, March 2. Good luck to all candidates!

Happy voting!

This is the link to vote for the 2018-2019 SGA President and Vice President.

2018-19 SGA President/VP Election Ballot: (this link is also posted on the SGA website).


Career and Professional Development Opportunity

Into the City Mini Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe- March 6th, 2:00-7:00

Free networking event with alumni employees!

Click here for more information!


Free Food Fridays

We are making it a point to have a day where commuters can get together for some food and discuss future programmed events. Join us in the lounge on these dates:

March 9 @12:30

April 6 @12:30

May 4 @12:30 *Pizza with the Prez, K Phipps as a special guest in the lounge

Commuter Game night!

Write it on your calendar to head to the Commuter Lounge for some fun, food, and games! It will be free to come but we encourage bringing snacks.

March 23rd @ 6:00pm. Try and make it, more announcements will be made as we have our Free Food Fridays (mentioned above).


Join us for coffeehouse this Sunday at 8:00pm. It will be a blast seeing all of the talented individuals we know and love. Come on out and support the campus talent.


March Commuter of the Month


Name: Andrew Douglass

Year: Junior

I commute from: Dillsburg

Favorite thing to do on campus: work in the library and go to Math Club

One thing I love about commuting: The money I save

Fun face about myself: I am a transfer student. I moved to PA recently and live very close to the school.


Rec Sports will be starting Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee and Softball on March 26th!

If you would like to REGISTER OR JOIN a team, please, follow the instructions listed below.

All teams and players must be registered by Thursday, March 8th. 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:



Back in the Saddle

Howdy Folks!

I hope that your first few weeks of Spring Semester have been going well.

Clean Your Dishes

Just as a reminder, the Frey Commuter Lounge is our home on campus and shared by hundreds that use the space daily. It is important that we take pride in the space we have been given and respect those who come before and after us. Thus, we need to remember to clean used dishes and to wipe off the white boards. Please remember to wash off the white boards. Please remember to wash all dishes that you use and to erase anything you write on the white board walls. We appreciate you taking the time to do this and for keeping our lounge tidy.

Commuter Chapel

Commuter students carrying at leaImage result for hostetter chapelst 12 credits are required to attend seven chapels per semester. Petitions for exemption to the requirement may by made via Self-Service Banner (under the Student Tab) through March 5, 2018. See exemption parameters below. Valid reasons for exemption include:

-academic internship/field placement/practicum that conflicts with the chapel times

-off campus work equaling 25 or more hours per week (on campus jobs do not apply. Supervisors are to arrange your schedules to accommodate the chapel requirement.)

-ongoing medical issues/emergencies *must include a doctor’s prescription/note, and extent of exemption will be assessed on case by case basis

-parental obligations

Homecoming Committee

Save the date for Homecoming 2018, which will take place October 19-20, 2018! If you love Messiah and want the opportunity to plan one of the 65+ events that take place during Homecoming, then consider joining the 2018 Homecoming Committee! If you are interested, please contact and apply there by March 3rd.

New Food!


Humanities Symposium Dance Concert

GiVim is proud to present “Uprooted: Inner Experiences of Exile” as part of this year’s Humanities Symposium. Performances are Friday at 4:30pm and Saturday at 8:00pm in Poorman Black Box Theater. Admission is free but you must reserve tickets. GetFileAttachment

Student Handbook – Your responsibility to keep updated!

The Student Handbook provides information on various policies, residence life and housing, student involvement opportunities and critical information on safety and crisis procedures. It is available on line here: Changes can and do occur throughout the year and students are responsible to adhere to the most recent update of campus policies. Students will be notified when there are any significant changes through a mass email.





Welcome to Spring Semester!

Welcome back to Spring Semester – OR – Welcome to Spring Semester: whichever you fit into. If you are a new Commuter to Messiah College, a special WELCOME to you and we hope you are getting well adjusted to campus and we want you to become a regular to the Commuter Lounge, located in the lower level of the Mountain View (resident) Bldg.  Your ID card is all you need to ‘swipe’ in. Come check it out. It’s a beautiful, warm space to study, relax between classes, have a cup of (free) coffee or (free) hot chocolate, use a microwave, store your lunch or dinner in a refrigerator, reserve a locker for your belongings, have access to a printer/copier for your needs, watch some TV, etc.

Any questions about the Commuter Lounge, want to reserve a locker, having issues with ID card access, contact – OR – your neighborly Commuter Student Liaison, Cate Cutting, at


Love to Serve?

Join the Agapé Center for Service and Learning tonight in Boyer from  5-6:30 PM to sign up for incredible service opportunities and to enjoy cookies and hot cocoa. Each of our community partners and local service leaders will be hosting a volunteer orientation in several rooms in Boyer. Check in at the registration table in Howe Atrium in Boyer to learn where your community partner’s orientation will be held. Clearance help will be available from 6-7:30 pm in the computer lab on the 3rd floor of Boyer.

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Chapel for Commuters

Greetings, Commuter Students!

5 second version:

  • Commuter students carrying at least 12 credits are required to attend seven (7) chapels per semester.
  • Petitions for exemption to the requirement may be made via Self-Service Banner (under the Student tab) through March 5, 2018. See exemption parameters below.


As a reminder, Messiah College does have a chapel requirement for all full-time undergraduate students. This requirement is not intended to be onerous, but rather an opportunity to intentionally foster Christ-centered community with our brothers and sisters here at Messiah and deeper discipleship between students and educators and Jesus Christ.

In looking ahead to your return to spring classes and activities and the routine of the school year, we in College Ministries want to remind you of the chapel requirement for all full-time commuting students of seven (7) per semester. That is half of what is required of full-time residential students. We hope this will be helpful in relieving some of the scheduling conflicts that commuters face. All students may submit a Chapel Attendance Petition (accepted through March 5, 2018) if their situations fall within the bounds of valid reasons for exemption, which include the following:

  1. Academic internship/field placement/practicum that conflicts with chapel times
  2. Off-campus work equaling 25 or more hours per week (On-campus jobs do not apply. Supervisors are to arrange your schedules to accommodate the chapel requirement.)
  3. Ongoing (2 weeks or more) medical issues/emergencies  *Must include a doctor’s prescription/note, and extent of exemption will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
  4. Parental obligations

We look forward to having you back on campus and for new opportunities to grow and learn together!

College Ministries


Lost Films for the next few weeks…

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Lecrae is coming Friday February 16! Get your tickets NOW!



APPLY TODAY! Open Student Government Positions!

Calling all students wanting to lead our campus by creating opportunities for growth and service and to represent the voices of our student body! Messiah’s Student Government Association has three different ways for you to get involved. 1) APPLY TO RUN for Student Body President or Student Body Vice President

2) APPLY FOR POSITIONS on the Student Body President’s cabinet SGA will have openings for VP of Diversity Affairs, VP of Finance, VP of Organizations, and Student Review Board Chair. Click the link below to view the specific job description and/or to APPLY NOW.

Visit for all applications


From the Registrar’s Office:   Spring Term Drop/Add/Withdraw Dates

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One Week To Go

Hey everyone! Only one more week before J Term, please keep an eye out for upcoming events for the spring as they are geared specifically toward commuter students.

Bitez at the Break, last Friday to grab FREE PIZZA in the Commuter Lounge!



Chapel Schedule

Sign-Ups for Five-Week Chapel Series

S18 First Wave Fivers

Finger Print and Background Check Info

In November 2017, the State of Pennsylvania changed from Cogent Fingerprinting to IndentoGo. For a number of weeks whilst this was in flux, many employees and students were not able to obtain their FBI clearance. Access to fingerprinting has now been restored under new procedures. The two local fingerprint locations that we recommend are below, but please note that you must first register for an appointment online with the code in the memorandum and take that receipt with you to the location and pay at the facility (you received an email in Outlook about the memorandum).

6483 Carlisle Pike

Suite 104 Mechanicsburg, PA 17050


4815 Jonestown Road

Suite 201 Harrisburg, PA 17109


Come on out to see the Theatre and Dance Department’s production of The Boy Friend!

February 8-10 and 15-17 8:00 PM

February 11 and 18 3:00 PM



Grad Assistant Positions in the Multi Cultural Office

Were you challenged and transformed by your time off-campus through Messiah College? Are you passionate about exploring other cultures and helping others do the same? Are you interested in a career in higher education and/or international education and wondering what might be the next right step for you in that process? If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions (or know someone who would!), we have an opportunity for you!

Intercultural Office’s Off Campus Programs

Experiential Learning Initiative (ELI) for Off Campus Programs


Looking for something to do this Saturday night????

Falcon Feud


(Woooa) We’re Halfway There

We can do it guys! Even when it feels like we are 1%.

Just remember what Bon Jovi said. #HalfwayThere

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Come on out to the Lounge for Bitez at the Break for some FREE PIZZA and to meet other commuter students!


We had a blast this past Friday and would love to see more of you there. :) Make some time Fridays 19th and 26th during your J term lunch break 12-1 PM.










If you are looking for some extra bucks this spring semester, please give the Shuttle Driver positions a good look! Many HELP WANTED!students on campus need help getting to the Harrisburg International Airport and Amtrak.












If you need a new locker or decided you no longer need one, please notify us at

Last Call for Service Trips!

This is a great chance to go on a new adventure and help folks who could really use some love, especially in this cold season. I have been on the Carmel, NY trip twice and loved my experiences there. I plan to come again this J Term. Please check them out!

Catholic Charities (Baltimore, MD)

Children’s Bible Fellowship (Carmel, NY)

World Impact (Newark, NJ)

To find more information, click here.

Text Alert

Please make sure you are receiving the text alerts about Messiah’s weather notifications. If we have a delay or a cancellation, you will be notified via text message.  You have received emails through outlook about how to sign in to You will receive a confirmation code, please complete the steps to receive the final confirmation.

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