Messiah University's response to COVID-19

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Transportation Services

Transportation Services at Messiah University

IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19, there will be NO fall 2020 shuttle services. We understand this may be disappointing, but this decision was made with your health and saftey in mind. We will update this page for the spring of 2021 when a decision has been made about those shuttles. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this process.

Messiah University offers a variety of transportation services for off-campus travel needs.

Ridesharing Platform

Share the commute! If you're a Messiah student looking to share rides to and from campus on a regular basis, you can do so through the local ridesharing platform. This form can be used for your daily commute to and from Messiah, for a commute to a job, etc. You must be a current Messiah University student to access these free services. Feel free to check out the Messiah University Community Carpool Facebook page as well. This closed group was created to help Messiah University students connect with each other for carpooling to and from campus, both regularly and during holiday/break times.

Holiday/Break Ridesharing Platform

Save money! Visit our ridesharing platform at www.messiah.edu/rideshare if you're interested in connecting with other Messiah students to travel home (and back!) with during the breaks. You must be a current Messiah University student to access these free services. You can also utilize the Messiah University Community Carpool Facebook page. This closed group was created to help Messiah University students connect with each other for carpooling to and from campus, both regularly and during holiday/break times.

Holiday Shuttle Service — powered by SignUpGenius.com

Messiah University offers free shuttle rides to/from the Grantham campus and Harrisburg International Airport (MDT), Harrisburg Amtrak and Greyhound terminals, and the Megabus stop during the Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas (Winter), J-Term, Spring, and Easter breaks. Reservations are on a first-come basis. Click here to reserve your spot and for more information about the service. If you have any questions or concerns about this holiday shuttle service, please contact the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership Programs at 717-796-5240.

***IMPORTANT NOTE: The form for reservations will close at midnight the night before the shuttle starts. For example, if the shuttle starts on a Tuesday, it will close Monday night at midnight. This will allow us to best manage the schedule for the shuttle drivers. And, most importantly, it ensures that no one gets left behind due to last minute changes. Thank you.

BEFORE the holiday break the shuttles will leave Messiah University at the following times:  8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m.

AFTER the holiday break the shuttles will start pickups from the Amtrak/Greyhound stations then travel to the airport beginning at the following times: 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m., 11:30 p.m.

2019–2020 shuttle dates (subject to change):

               Fall Break: *This shuttle is now closed
               Wed., Oct. 9 – Thurs., Oct. 10, 2019
               Sun., Oct. 13, 2019

               Thanksgiving Break: *This shuttle is now closed
               Mon., Nov. 25 – Wed., Nov. 27, 2019
               Sun., Dec. 1, 2019

               Christmas (Winter) Break: *This shuttle is now closed
               Wed., Dec. 18 – Fri., Dec. 20, 2019
               Tues., Jan. 7, 2020

               J-Term Break: *This shuttle is now closed
               Wed., Jan 29 – Thurs., Jan 30, 2020
               Sun., Feb. 2, 2020

               Spring Break: *This shuttle is now closed
               Thurs., Mar. 12 – Sat., Mar. 14, 2020
               Sun., Mar. 22, 2020

               Easter Break: *This shuttle has been canceled.
               Thurs., April 9 – Fri., April 10, 2020
               Mon., April 13, 2020

For your convenience, links to local transportation locations and services are provided below:

Harrisburg International Airport: http://www.flyhia.com/

Amtrak: http://www.amtrak.com/home

Greyhound: https://www.greyhound.com/

Susquehanna Trailways: http://www.susquehannabus.com/

Megabus: http://us.megabus.com/Default.aspx

Harrisburg Taxi Services: http://fastcabservices.com/

Uber: https://www.uber.com/

Campus Ministries—local church transportation

Messiah University encourages all students to connect with local churches. Campus Ministries maintains a database of local churches on its website. The database lists many churches in the Greater Harrisburg area as well as those that provide transportation for Messiah University students. This list is not exhaustive.