Student Computer Services (SCS)

What Student Computer Services Will Do For Students

  • We will make sure that student's personal computers can access the internet from their residence hall or campus apartment including showing students how to properly use a network switch.

  • We will support students with questions related to the use of our Learning Management System, Canvas.

  • We will support students with questions related to the use of Microsoft's Office 365.

  • We will set up access to Messiah's student web space and make sure that connection is possible.

  • We will either ensure your existing virus protection software is working or install free anti-virus software to make sure your computer is protected.

  • We will install and run anti-malware software to help fight against internet popups.

  • Other software configuration or setup may be done at the discretion of the Manager of Student Computer Services. Services performed will depend on the availability of personnel and time.

  • We will answer as many questions as possible. Any computer related problem can be addressed at (preferred method) or by calling the Student PC Support Line, 717-796-5039.


We do NOT service or provide support for the following:

  • Computers with Windows Vista or lower operating systems

  • Printers (and all other peripherals)

  • Switches or USB hubs (hardware problems)

  • Modem connections


Is there a charge for these services?

Student Computer Services performs all work free of charge for Messiah students.


What problems can SCS help with?

The first priority of Student Computer Services is to make sure all students can access the campus network. We will help students free their computers of viruses and install free anti-virus on computers without current, working anti-virus software. As time provides and at the discretion of the Director, Technology Support Services we will also provide software and hardware installation and support.