We recognize that all students, especially international students and U.S. citizens abroad, still have many steps to take after being admitted to Messiah before they move on campus and begin classes. Rest assured that we have a variety of resources to connect you to campus and walk you through the various steps that will eventually lead you to Move-In Day! The links and information below highlight a variety of these resources.
Upon receiving admission, students are given access to MCSquare, Messiah College’s information center for accepted students. Throughout the months prior to arriving on campus as a new student, you will find information here to orient you to life at Messiah, checklists and timelines, links to required forms and much more.
Intercultural Office and International Student Programs
As part of our commitment to supporting students from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, Messiah College has an Intercultural Office that houses International Student Programs (ISP). ISP’s purpose is to understand and meet the unique needs of international, missionary, and transcultural students by providing services, programs, and guidance leading to personal success and meaningful engagement with the broader campus community. ISP serves as the primary support system for students who are transitioning into the U.S. education system and adjusting to Messiah's unique campus culture. Beyond that, they also provide valuable services - highlighting or creating opportunities and programs that assist you in getting the most out of your college experience—academically, socially, vocationally, and spiritually.