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2021 Undergraduate Admissions Visits & Events - COVID FAQs

2021 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.

Join us for an evening campus visit at Messiah! 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. 

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.

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

Messiah University requires all campus visitors and community members to wear masks while indoors regardless of their vaccination status. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one. 

Yes. According to the March 1 update on out of state travel we are happy to welcome out of state families.

Yes, visitors can request to meet with both faculty and coaches during their visit. Visits are scheduled in safe locations, and masks are strongly recommended for unvaccinated visitors. 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 this summer. Guests should remain masked while walking around the dining hall until they are seated at their table and follow all other safety guidelines in the dining hall.

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.

Yes. During the visit registration process families must answer a series of questions about their COVID exposure, recent illness, etc. Additionally, in advance of their visit day, families must submit an additional Health Screen Form answering questions about recent illness, symptoms, fever, etc. Upon arrival for their visit, every family member has their tempurature taken as well.

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.