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First Year Schedule -- Thursday, August 29, 2013


*** 2014 schedule is still being determined.  This is last year's schedule (2013). We anticipate that 2014's schedule will be very similar, if not the same.  Please use this for planning purposes only.

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Brubaker Auditorium, Eisenhower Campus Center
Pick up Welcome Week schedule, T-shirt, mailbox key, Photo ID, Confim Work-Study, receive parking permit and meet with staff from the Engle Center.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  

Check into your Residence Hall

After completing Check-In at Eisenhower Campus Center, check into your Residence Hall and move into your room. Keys are located in the lobby of your building/complex.

10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.  

Complimentary Meal Service

Lottie Nelson Dining Hall, Second Floor of the Eisenhower Campus Center

8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.   PC Configuration by Information Technology Services (ITS)
Fry Apartment Building (B1)
Any student who has brought a computer to Messiah College and desires to have it connected to the Internet from their residence hall or apartment must drop off their computer to have it configured. Additional times are available Thursday through Tuesday.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.  

Reception for Participants in the College Honors program and their Families

Howe Atrium, Boyer Hall

All incoming CHP participants and their families are invited for a time of fellowship and refreshments, as well as a short program featuring President Kim Phipps and Dr. Dean Curry, CHP Director.


3 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Parent Open House and Info Session

Larsen Student Union

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations invites you to this informal Open House to discover resources, programs, and services provided by Messiah College Educators that foster a Christian community and holistic student development. Enjoy light refreshments, meet other families, or write a note to your student at the letter writing station.

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.  

Making the Transition: An Orientation for Students with Disabilities

Murray Library 115

Parents are welcome to attend this session.

6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.  

Candlelight Service of Worship
Hitchcock Arena, Sollenberger Sports Center (doors open at 5:45pm)

Students, family members and/or guests should sit together to experience this Messiah College annual tradition.

7:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.   Say Good-bye to Parents & Friends
8:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.   Meet Your Orientation Group
Brubaker Auditorium
When you enter the Auditorium look for your Orientation Group (you will receive a group number at the check-in table). Orienation groups are small groups intentionally designed to give you a support base of information and relationships as you begin the college experience at Messiah. Don't miss this chance to connect with your group.
8:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.  

Parent's Reception
Orchard Hill

Hosted by President Kim and Kelly Phipps, this informal dessert reception is a great opportunity to meet other parents.

Larsen Student Union

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