New Student Orientation

Welcome Week

During our fall Welcome Week, you'll get everything you need for a successful start to your Messiah journey. Whether you're a first-year or transfer student, commuter or residential, Welcome Week is for all new students. Get ready to be involved in five days of events and activities meant to get you fully immersed into the Messiah culture. Meet new people, make new friends, learn your surroundings and get to know your new home-away-from-home before classes begin.

Get ready!


Winter Orientation

Winter Orientation is for incoming students (residential and commuting) transferring in to start their journey at Messiah in the spring term. If this describes you, then this three-day orientation is designed to acclimate you to Messiah, allow you to get to know the campus, meet peers and make friends, and participate in activities meant to orient you to the university before classes begin.


Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders play a vital role in the Welcome Week experience. Open to select returning students, Orientation Leaders work to ensure new students feel a connection to the Messiah community, become knowledgeable of the culture and opportunities on campus, and are equipped to succeed academically, socially, and spiritually at Messiah.

Questions? E-mail JP Edmunds, Assistant Director of Student Engagement, who oversees Welcome Week and the Orientation Leader program.