The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations hosts a number of events targeted to current students, parents and/or alumni. Our events are designed to keep our alumni and parents connected to the College and our students engaged in tradition, class identity and legacy. For information on other opportunities and campus events, click here.
Service WeekApril 17-21, 2017
Service Day is a time honored tradition at Messiah College rooted in the College's commitment to serving church and society in the spirit of reconciliation. As we visit alums across the country, this commitment to service continues to be a common thread still thriving within our community even after leaving Grantham. In that spirit, we would like to invite alumni, regardless of where you live, to join our community in a week of intentional service to your local community surrounding the College's Service Day. We will be celebrating Service Week April 17-21, 2017. For more information, please click here.
Senior WeekMay 6-13, 2017
Senior Week offers the Class of 2017 a week of fun activities to unwind between finals and commencement. Enjoy time with your friends to relax, make memories, and enjoy all the things you've loved while at Messiah - one last time!
For a full list of events, click here. No pre-registration is required.
CommencementMay 12-13, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017
7:00-8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Brubaker Auditorium (Eisenhower Campus Center)
The Baccalaureate service provides an opportunity to remember, reflect and give thanks for God's faithfulness in the education of our undergraduate students. This event is designed by graduating seniors in collaboration with the Office of College Ministries. The Baccalaureate service requires tickets for entry. Seating is limited and requiring tickets helps the College to ensure priority seating for graduating seniors and their families. Each graduating senior will be allotted a ticket for her/himself to attend, and two additional tickets for family members/guests for seating in Brubaker Auditorium. Graduates will also have a first-come, first-served opportunity to receive two additional tickets for guest seating in Lottie Nelson Dining Room, located on the second level of Eisenhower Campus Center, where the service will be broadcast live via closed-circuit television.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Hitchcock Arena (Eisenhower Campus Center)
Following the Baccalaureate service, college educators will host a dessert reception for all graduating seniors and their guests. This reception provides family members with an opportunity to meet faculty who have helped to shape their graduates' educational experience. No tickets are required for entry.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Starry Athletic Complex (Shoemaker Field)
Tickets are not required for the Commencement ceremony if it is held outdoors. Seating is plentiful and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating at the site of the outdoor Commencement ceremony will open at 8:30 a.m. The ceremony begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. We ask that all guests be seated by 9:45 a.m. to help ensure that the ceremony begins on time. Following the ceremony, the graduates are invited to gather with their guests and college educators on the Creekside Lawn for greetings, congratulations and light refreshments.
For more information about Commencement Weekend, please click here.
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Homecoming October 20-21, 2017
Mark your calendar now for October 20-21, 2017 and get ready for an exciting Homecoming Weekend at Messiah College! This year, we will spotlight Interdisciplinary and Extracurricular groups. A special congratulations to the class of '67, '77, '87, '92, '97, '02, '07, '12, and '17 on celebrating a milestone class reunion! We hope that you will join us for a time of reminiscing on your college years, reconnecting with fellow classmates and reinvesting in the place you once called home. For more information, please visit messiah.edu/homecoming.