Messiah University's response to COVID-19

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



Online registration or mailed registration must be received no later than June 1, 2020 to guarantee participation in the Young Writers Workshop. Students registering after June 1, 2020 will be required to pay the full amount at the time of registration. Applicants for financial aid must apply by May 15, 2020 to be guaranteed consideration for financial aid. Applications for financial aid received after May 15, 2020 will only be considered if funds are available.

We will be using Canvas Learning Management System for the online classroom and workshops. Zoom will be used for face-to-face learning, study halls, author talk, and talent show.

We will send the links to the classroom and Zoom space during the week of June 14th.

Messiah College uses the most up-to date security applications and standards. Additionally, online classroom space and Zoom meetings, study halls, and activities will be moderated by a Workshop teacher at all times.


It is important to check updates for virus and operating systems frequently, and to maintain strong passwords that are not shared with others.


Access this page for information about Zoom’s system requirements:


Information for using Canvas on a mobile device:


Information for using Zoom on a mobile device:

During the introduction we will give you a “tour” of both Canvas and Zoom. In the meantime, please see the links below:


Please watch this Canvas Orientation:


Please watch this Zoom Set-up Video: