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.


Hoverter Course in the Humanities

Hoverter Students

The Hoverter Course in the Humanities strives to bridge the gap between college dreams and higher education realities by providing tuition-free, collegiate instruction for credit. We hope that a humanities-based exposure to higher education will equip students with basic liberal arts skills and inspire a desire for further college study. As a participant, you will receive instruction in five humanities disciplines from experienced college faculty members, free course books and the option for free, on-site childcare.


What: You will receive 6 college credits when

            you finish of both semesters.

When: Tuesdays 6 - 9 p.m.

Semester 1: September - December

Semester 2: February - May

Where: Downey School

             1313 Monroe Street

              Harrisburg, PA 17103



Critical & Ethical Thinking

American History & Civics

Creative Arts

18 years of age and older

High school graduate or GED recipient


To show our appreciation for the kind support of the Lawrence L. and Julia Z. Hoverter Charitable Foundation, we have named this program the Hoverter Course in the Humanities.