Return to Campus Plan for Fall 2020

Messiah University is preparing to welcome students for an in-person, on-campus start in August 2020 with flexible learning options, health and safety protocols and student care and support.


MLK Community Engagement Day

MLK Community Engagement Day | January 20, 2020

Messiah College observes MLK Day to celebrate the amazing life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Dr. King encouraged citizens to serve as an avenue for change. The mission of MLK Community Engagement Day is to provide an experience for students and employees to engage with the vision of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in an active manner through the service of listening, action and understanding.

On Monday, January 20th, classes were cancelled so that students and employees could participate in service alongside the greater Harrisburg community.  This year we served at the Commonwealth Charter Academy in Harrisburg, where we made no-sew blankets for the homeless, and decorated get well cards for children in local hospitals.  Thank you to all who served!

If you have any questions, please contact the Agape Center at

Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr.

Purpose of MLK Commemoration Week

During commemoration week, we will reflect together on the vision and Christian ministry of Dr. King for the purpose of encouraging and cultivating a deeper commitment to be God's agents of justice, peace and reconciliation.

To learn more about the 2020 MLK Commemoration Week Events, visit: