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Family Weekend 2012

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21


4:00pm - Midnight   Residence Halls
Open for visitation
7:30 pm  

Movie on the Green: BRAVE (Disney/Pixar)
Eisenhower Lawn
All proceeds benefit the United Way of the Capital Region. 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.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22


8:30 am - 10:00 am  

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 14, 2012. Tickets are $10 and go on sale August 27 at 8:00 am.

9 am, 12 noon, 3 pm  

Canoeing on the Yellow Breeches

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 $15 per boat and will go on sale on August 27th at 8:00 am. Boats can either hold 2-3 adults or two adults and 1-2 children.

12:15 am - 5:00 pm  

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.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm   Bookstore Open
10:30 am  

Pre-Health Professions Advising Informational Meeting
Jordan 163
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.)

11:30 am  

Circle the Globe at Messiah College
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. Wendy Lippert, Director of Education Abroad, will lead this discussion, which will include student testimonies.

Noon - Midnight   Residence Halls
Open for Visitation
1:00pm -6:00pm   Family Fun Fair
Larsen Student Union
Enjoy activities, crafts and game planned for the entire family.  All activities are free.  Special features include the Ultimate Video Game Truck and Chilly Dillys ice cream truck.
11:00am - 4:00pm  

Mini-golf Tournament

Hitchcock Arena (register at Larsen Student Union)

Sponsored by the women’s basketball team

$3 per person

4:30pm, 7:00pm & 9:30 pm  

Movie on the Green: BRAVE (Disney/Pixar)
Parmer Cinema
Films are $3 for non-students, and should be purchased in advance to guarantee admission. Have your student purchase tickets at the ticket office.

3:00pm - 6:00pm   Open Swim at the Pool
Sollengerger Sports Center
5:00 pm  

Men's Soccer vs. Geneva College (PA)

Shoemaker Field

9:30pm - 11pm  

Coffeehouse

Brubaker Auditorium


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23


Families are invited to worship at the local church of their choice



Noon - 7:00 pm   Residence Halls
Open for visitation
1:00 pm and 4:00 pm  

Canoeing on the Yellow Breeches

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 $15 per boat and go on sale on August 27th at 8:00 am. Boats can either hold 2-3 adults, or 2 adults and up to 2 children.

 

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