Family Weekend

Family Weekend

SEPTEMBER 21–22, 2018


We're excited to invite you to Family Weekend 2018 and look forward to welcoming you to campus. A weekend full of fun activities is being planned for you and your family to enjoy together. While we hope you take advantage of the many activities we will plann for you, we understand your son or daughter may be ready to get off campus for a change at that point. There are many fine area restaurants and fun local attractions, including Gettysburg, Hershey, and Lancaster. If you want to consider those off-campus options, be sure to check out our Visitors Guide.

Click on the blue box below to see what we did LAST YEAR over Family Weekend 2017 to give you an idea. When we confirm our schedule we will post it, so be sure to check back for updates as Family Weekend draws near.


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
Colonial Crossroads B & B (717) 691-1244
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 - Mechanicsburg (800) 465-4329
Homewood Suites (717) 697-4900
Radisson Penn Harris (717) 763-7117
TownePlace Suites Harrisburg-West/Mechanicsburg (717) 691-1400
Wingate by Wyndham - Mechanicsburg (717) 766-2710

For a more comprehensive guide to lodging, dining, and local attractions, see information about our campus.




If you have any questions regarding Family Weekend feel free to contact the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership Programs at (717) 796-5240.


Registration is not needed for this weekend.

Information on Family Weekend