Student Life

Your First Week

Because we want to make sure you get off to a good start, your life as a Messiah student begins with Welcome Week, an orientation and community- building experience exclusively designed for first-year and transfer students.

This is a time when you will begin developing important social and support networks - before you have to start dealing with your classes and other academic expectations.

Before the sophomores, juniors and seniors arrive on campus, you'll have time to:

  • Settle into your room
  • Get familiar with your surroundings
  • Learn how to navigate the campus
  • Meet your roommates, floormates and residence assistants (RAs)
  • Meet professors and your academic advisors
  • Sign up for clubs and organizations

You'll also get to participate in:

  • A welcome picnic where you'll get to mingle with classmates and professors in a fun and casual setting
  • Our traditional candlelight worship service for first-year students and their families
  • A "Beach Party"at the Student Union
  • First-Year (teambuilding) Games
  • Into the Streets - a day of local outreach and service


Into the Streets outreach and service

first year games

First-year team-building games