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Intercultural Office

Orientation Week




Mandatory Orientation Week

We have designed a dynamic orientation week to assist new and transfer international, missionary and transcultural students as they begin their journey and transition to Messiah College. Throughout the orientation, students will learn about important information and different services available for their study in the United States. During the week they will have the chance to meet other students, faculty, and staff who can advise, guide and assist them during their time at Messiah College. The incoming international, missionary and transcultural students are then joined by the rest of the new first-year and transfer students for the standard Welcome Week orientation.


Welcome to International, Missionary and Transcultural Student Orientation!

International Student Programs is working to make the 2014 Fall Orientation Week an unforgettable one!

  • To view the Fall 2014 Orientation Week schedule, please click here.


  • For information on the concurrent Parent Orientation, visit this site in the near future. We're working on our 2014 Parent Orientation.


  • Accepted students, please check the International Student Portal throughout the summer for additional information.



Please view our Visitor's Guide page to find out all the information about lodging, restaurants and more. Please note that we have a special rate negotiated with the Wingate Hotel (number 7 on the lodging page).


Transportation to Campus

If you communicate your detailed travel plans with International Student Programs well in advance, we will provide transportation for you to campus from Harrisburg Airport (MDT) or from the Harrisburg train or bus stations. If you wish to make your own arrangements, the college address is listed below as well as several local taxi companies.


Taxi Companies:

•Keystone Cab Services Inc.: 717-234-4400

•American Taxi: 717-901-8294

•Capitol City Cab Services: 717-939-6363 or 717-939-0756

•The New Yellow Cab Company LLC: 717-238-7252


Messiah College Address:
One College Avenue, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055