Congratulations on being accepted for dual enrollment!
You’re on your way to getting a head start on your college education. Please be aware that there are a few additional steps – highlighted here - you’ll need to take prior to the first day of class. If you have any questions or concerns about the information listed here, don't hesitate to contact Matt Reitnour at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dual Enrollment on the Messiah College Campus
New Student Orientation
If you’re taking a class on the Messiah College campus for the first time this fall, you’ll need to attend our orientation session for new dual enrollment students on Friday, August 21st. We’ll cover the items listed below (and more); additional details will be emailed to all new students in early August.
1. Get a parking permit
If you’re taking a class on campus, you’ll need a parking permit. In order to obtain your permit, please fill out this form and bring it with you to the orientation session on August 21st. Please note clearly on the form that you are a "dual-enrolled student" so that there will be no cost for the permit. Without noting this, you will be assessed a fee.
2. Locate your classroom
We’ll have campus tours available to help you find your classroom, but you can also locate it on the Campus Map. The buildings and parking lots are clearly marked so that you can figure out the best way to get to your class from your parking spot.
3. Get a student ID card
A representative from the Card Services Office will be available to take your picture and provide you with an ID card. This ID card is very important at Messiah for a variety of things. If a conflict prevents you from attending the orientation session, you’ll want to visit the Card Services Office the first week of class. Their office is located on the second floor of Eisenhower Campus Center and is open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
4. Purchase textbooks
Textbooks can be ordered at Textbook Express, Messiah's book store. Visit Textbook Express online or on campus during the hours of 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon.-Fri. If you wish to purchase textbooks on the day of orientation, we'll provide you with an opportunity to do so.
5. Know emergency procedures
Please take a moment to review Messiah College's emergency procedures. Dual-enrolled students should sign up for Messiah's text message alert system, which will send a text message in the event of an unscheduled closing or delay due to inclement weather, or other campus-wide emergencies. While Messiah's campus is safe, it is important to know the procedures in the event of an emergency.
In addition to the items listed above, the orientation session will also include opportunities for you to learn a bit about the classroom experience from one of our professors, interact with current students and enjoy a meal on us!
High school sites and summer online students
If you will be taking a course during the summer online or at a high school site during the fall or spring semesters, you will need to purchase textbooks. (Students taking courses at a high school site should consult with their guidance counselor.) Textbooks can be ordered at Textbook Express, Messiah's book store. You can visit Textbook Express online or on campus during the hours of 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
If you are taking one of our dual enrollment courses at a high school site, you may obtain a student ID card. To do so, contact the Card Services Office for instructions. Students taking dual enrollment courses at a high school site are not eligible for a parking permit.