Return to Campus Plan for Fall 2020

Messiah University is in session this fall with flexible in-person and remote learning options, health and safety protocols and student care and support.



Excellent Facilities

school of humanities - BoyerThe newest academic building, Boyer Hall, provides us with facilities dedicated to the specific needs of humanities programs, complete with state-of-the-art classrooms and seminar rooms, a 140-seat lecture hall, which is also used as a cinema, computer labs, a humanities lab that is used by our digital humanties and also used as a language lab, and departmental resource rooms where students and faculty meet informally to learn together.  Boyer Hall was dedicated in the Fall of 2003. 

Specific building features that will better serve Messiah students and faculty in all academic departments include:

  • 25 classrooms and 3 seminar rooms
  • A 140-seat lecture hall, equipped with state-of-the-art audio/visual technology.  This room is also used as a premiere quality cinema with both digital and film projection capabilities
  • A well-equipped student computer lab 
  • The Beatriz Howe Humanities Lab dedicated for Digital Public Humanities, Center for Public Humanities and Modern Langauge
  • The Howe Atrium, which is a two-story glass atrium designed to provide open, well-lit study and leisure space
  • Seven department resource rooms
  • 90 faculty offices
  • Administrative offices for the Deans of the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences, and the School of the Humanities

Additional School of the Humanities Facilities

Hostetter Production Studio 

The new 1,740 square-foot Hostetter production studio divides its space between media (television) and film, and includes studio cameras, news set, studio lights and a corner-placed, endless floor green screen (as well as several portable green screens). An adjacent control room allows students to produce and edit live broadcasts via computer stations and monitors that control the audio, switcher, graphics, teleprompter and color correction.

Murray Editing Lab

Tucked in the lower level of Murray Library, the Department of Communication’s editing lab and suites provide up-to-date technology for editing both film and media productions. The lab features 16 top-tier 27" iMac systems featuring dual-displays and running the latest versions of professional audio/video and graphics software (i.e., Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Avid, DaVinci Resolve, Dragon Frame).

The Pulse

The Pulse consists of Pulse FM, The Clarion yearbook, and The Swinging Bridge magazine. The Pulse seeks to act as ambassadors for Christ through the promotion of honest journalism, provide timely and accurate news and function as a media lab for students to gain skills in writing, design, radio, communication, and more. It provides student voices and perspectives by integrating and utilizing new technology to unify faculty and students through the output of mutual news and events.