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WELCOME FAMILIES!

We are excited to invite you to Family Weekend 2013 and look forward to welcoming you to campus.  We have planned a weekend full of fun activities for you and your family to enjoy together.  While we do hope you take advantage of the many activities we have planned for you, we understand that your son or daughter may be ready to get off-campus for a change. There are many fine area restaurants and fun local attractions, including Gettysburg and Lancaster.  If you want to consider those off campus options, be sure to check out our Visitors Guide.

 

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27    
4:00pm - Midnight          

Residence Halls                             

Open for Visitation

9:00am - 7:30 pm  

Bookstore Open

The store will be opened extended hours until the start of the Movie on the Green.

9:00am - 9:00pm  

Luba Lukova's "Graphic Guts"

Aughinbach Gallery, Climenhaga Bldg

7:30pm                         

Movie on the Green: MONSTERS UNIVERSITY

Eisenhower Lawn

All proceeds benefit the United Way. Bring blankets and chairs (rain location is Hitchcock Auditorium). Suggested donation is $1/person or $5/family. Movie will be shown on a 40' screen. Concessions, including dinner entrees, will be available beginning at 6:30pm.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

   
Noon - Midnight  

Residence Halls

Open for visitation

8:30am - 10:30am  

Parents’ Fellowship Breakfast

Larsen Student Union

Hosted by the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to fellowship with other parents, worship together, and hear about God's work at Messiah from students and staff. Please purchase your tickets at www.messiah.edu/tickets or by calling the ticket office (717-691-6036) by September 20th, 2013. Tickets are $10 and go on sale September 9th at 8:00 am.

9am, noon, 3pm  

Canoeing on the Yellow Breeches

Meet at the Covered Bridge

This family weekend favorite involves paddling three miles down the beautiful Yellow Breeches starting at the covered bridge on Messiah's campus. No previous experience is necessary for this guided excursion and all paddling equipment is provided. To reserve spots on the canoeing trips, you must purchase tickets online at www.messiah.edu/tickets or by calling the ticket office (717-691-6036). Tickets are $20 per boat and will go on sale on September 9th at 8:00 am. Boats can either hold 2-3 adults or two adults and 1-2 children.

1:00pm - 5:00pm  

The Oakes Museum Open

Jordan Science Center

Take time to visit Messiah’s own museum of natural history, featuring over 40,000 specimens. The Oakes Museum houses a collection of Smithsonian-quality African and North American mammals, bird eggs, fish, seashells, minerals, insects, and fossils.

10:00am - 4:00pm  

Bookstore Open

Eisenhower Campus Center

10:30am  

Pre-Health Professions Advising Informational Meeting

Jordan 159

Martha Smith, Coordinator of Pre-Health Professions Advising, will meet with parents of students who are interested in the pre-health professions to describe the advising services available to Messiah students. The academic, co-curricular and experiential factors that are important for students who hope to gain admission to medical school, veterinary school, dental school or other allied health programs such as pharmacy, physician assistant, occupational therapy and chiropractic medicine will also be discussed. (Please note: Parents of dietetics, nursing and pre-physical therapy majors need not attend as advising in these areas is handled at the department level.)

11:00am  

Circle the Globe

Parmer Cinema, Boyer Hall

Messiah students regularly spend semesters in Belize, France, Greece, Thailand, Rwanda and many other locations. Take this opportunity to learn about the many semester programs in which students can study off campus.

11:00am – 4:00pm  

3rd Annual Mini-golf Tournament

Hitchcock Auditorium

Sponsored by the women’s basketball team

$4 per person

1:00pm  

Women’s Field Hockey vs. Alvernia University

Anderson Field

Cheer on the Lady Falcons as they take on the Crusaders.

1:00pm - 5:00pm  

Family Fun Fair

Larsen Student Union

Enjoy activities, crafts, and games planned for the entire family.  All activities are free.

2:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm  

SAB Movie: MONSTERS UNIVERSITY

Parmer Cinema, Boyer Hall

Films are $3 for non-students, and can be purchased at the door.

3:00pm-6:00pm            

Open Swim at the Pool

Sollenberger Sports Center

Free swim time at Messiah's indoor pool.

7pm  

Men’s Soccer vs. Misericordia University

Shoemaker Field

Cheer on the NCAA DIII National Champion Falcons as they take on the Cougars.

9:30-11pm  

CoffeeHouse

Brubaker Auditorium

Enjoy a variety of talent by Messiah College students.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

   
   

Families are invited to worship at the church of their choice

Noon - 7:00pm  

Residence Halls

Open for visitation

1:00pm - 5:00pm  

Luba Lukova's "Graphic Guts"

Aughinbach Gallery, Climenhaga Bldg

                                                                               

MEAL TIMES AND PRICES  
  Messiah students' meals are covered by their meal plans. With the exception of the Parents’ Fellowship Breakfast, all meals are purchased at the door.
Payment: Lottie Nelson accepts cash, credit, Falcon Dollars (no checks)
Lottie Nelson Dining Hall  
Breakfast:

All-You-Care-To-Eat:

Mon-Sun, 7am -10am

$4.75 per person

Lunch:

All-You-Care-To-Eat:

Mon-Fri, 11am - 3pm

Sat-Sun, 11am - 2pm

$6.85 per person

Dinner:

All-You-Care-To-Eat:

Mon-Sun, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

$8.75 per person

 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Make your lodging reservations early!  There are many other events in the area this fall which cause hotels and motels to fill up quickly.  All of these hotels offer a discount rate to family members of Messiah College students. When making reservations, be sure to indicate that you are associated with Messiah College.

 

Best Western Plantation Inn                                     800.528.1234

Comfort Inn                                                           717.766-3700

Country Inn and Suites                                            717.796.0300

Courtyard by Marriott, Harrisburg West/Mechbg           717.766.9006

Days Inn - Harrisburg West Mechanicsburg                  717.766.3700

Hampton Inn - Mechanicsburg RT 15                          717.691.1300

Park Inn - Harrisburg West                                       800.465.4329

Homewood Suites                                                   717.697.4900

Radisson Penn Harris                                               717.763.7117

Wingate Inn                                                          800.228.1000

 

For a more comprehensive guide to lodging, dining, and local attractions, see the Visitors Guide at Messiah College’s website: www.messiah.edu/visitors/.

 

QUESTIONS REGARDING FAMILY WEEKEND?

If you have any questions regarding Family Weekend feel free to contact the

Larsen Student Union at (717) 796-5240.

 

 

NO REGISTRATION IS NEEDED

Registration is not needed for this weekend, but the following events do require you to purchase tickets in advance. All tickets will be available on September 9th at 8:00am. To purchase tickets, go online at www.messiah.edu/tickets or call the Messiah College Ticket Office at (717) 691-6036.

 

CANOEING ON YELLOW BREECHES

Tickets are $20 per boat. Boats can either hold 2-3 adults, or 2 adults and up to 2 children

 

PARENTS’ FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST

Adults only - $10.00 each

 

SAB MOVIE (Saturday times)

Tickets are $3 for non-Messiah students.

 

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