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2021-22 Undergraduate Admissions Visits & Events - COVID FAQs

2021-22 Undergraduate Admissions Visits & Events

COVID-19 & Safety Protocols FAQs

Campus visits continue to be a deciding factor for students and their families in their college search. The Undergraduate Admissions team at Messiah University is excited and committed to safely welcoming families to campus for a mix of individual visits and events. The Admissions Visit and Event team works closely with Messiah’s Engle Health Center to monitor and comply with the CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health regulations and guidelines. The health and safety of our campus community and our guests is extremely important.

Individual campus visits are available most weekdays and are a great way to customize your experience.

Saturday campus visits are another great option to visit campus on the weekend. These visits include a group information session with an admissions counselor and a campus tour, let by one of our current Messiah students followed by complimentary lunch in our dining hall.

Join us for an evening campus visit at Messiah when the weather gets warmer! Enjoy complimentary dinner in our dining hall followed by a group information session with an admissions counselor and a campus tour, let by one of our current Messiah students. 

If you are looking for a larger event, we have several options this spring as well!

Effective 2/28/22, in alignment with the CDC guidelines, masking is optional at Messiah University. As has been Messiah’s approach throughout the pandemic, we will continue to prioritize caring for others and a commitment to our community. Therefore, faculty, educators, staff and visitors may request that individuals wear a mask while indoors regardless of vaccination status due to personal safety concerns.

* Visiting families: please bring a mask with you to your campus visit in case you are asked to wear one.

Yes, visitors can request to meet with both faculty and coaches during their visit. Masks are optional, but depending upon the coach/faculty member, families may be asked to wear a mask. Social distancing should be maintained at all times. If weather permits, meetings may occur outdoors as well.

Yes. We are excited to welcome guests back into our dining hall for a complimentary meal.

Yes. We have a show room in a standard residence hall we are happy to show. We also have videos of different residence halls available online for prospective students to view.

In-person visits are incredibly important to colleges and universities. It is essential for Messiah to recruit a new undergraduate class each fall to remain viable and to continue our distinctive Christian educational experience for all of our current students. Messiah offers many virtual visit options for prospective students—and many families are taking advantage of those resources. In-person visits, however, remain an important part of students’ college search process—especially for a decision as significant as where to study and/or live for the next several years.