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Multicultural Programs

Multicultural Student Welcome Day - August 24, 2017

Dear Class of 2021 and Families,


On behalf of the Intercultural Office, we would like to invite you to join us for Multicultural Student Welcome Day on Thursday, August 24, 2017.  

We encourage you to come to this special Welcome Day designed just for you and your family for the opportunity to meet President Kim Phipps, Student Affairs educators and staff, your upper-class mentors, peers and, of course, to beat the rush of Friday’s general Welcome/Move-in Day of 600+ students.

You will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with new incoming international students on campus through planned activities and events. In addition, informational sessions will be available for you and your parents where you can learn more about residence life, student services, registration and financial aid. Lunch and dinner will be provided on campus.

The following day is Move-In Day. You and your family are welcomed to start the day with breakfast hosted by Diversity Affairs, and end the day with the candle light Worship Service, a Messiah tradition and powerful ceremony that provides you with a meaningful way to say goodbye to your family. We strongly encourage parents to be a part of this meaningful worship service.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Intercultural Office through email ( or by phone (717.796.1800 x2131).

A draft schedule for the day is included with this letter. Please kindly RSVP by August 1, 2017. You can RSVP via this link:

We look forward to having you join us on this special day made for you and your family. We are excited to meet you and welcome you to Messiah College!


The purpose of Multicultural Programs at Messiah College is to meet the unique needs of domestic underrepresented students and to support them in achieving personal growth and success, while providing educational programs, services and resources that promote racially, ethnically, culturally and globally diverse, safe and transformative learning environments for all members of the college community.



Director of Multicultural Programs
Scott Hwang

Larsen Student Union, Room 214
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