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Welcome Week

Welcome Week


Welcome Weekend 2017

Friday, August 25 through Thursday, August 31, 2017

Welcome! We’re thrilled you've chosen Messiah College!

All new and transfer students (including commuters) should plan to arrive on Friday, Aug. 25, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. (EDT). When you get to campus, please follow signs directly to Eisenhower Campus Center and be prepared to show a photo ID at check-in. Later that day, family and friends are invited to join you for the Candlelight Celebration of Praise and Worship at 6:30 p.m.

Orientation Weekend Schedule

We're putting the finishing touches on the 2017 Welcome Week schedule. Stay tuned! In the meantime click here (or see Schedule of Events on the left) for a quick, at-a-glance schedule so you have a general idea of what the activities will be.  As the schedule details are firmed up later this summer the orientation weekend schedule will be posted, so check back often!

"The Orientation Guy" YouTube Channel

This YouTube Channel contains 12 short videos designed to help orient our incoming students and families before they arrive to campus.


Welcome! Before you arrive...

Falcon Exchange

Vehicle & Bike Registration

Intro to Housing

Campus Safety

Student Employment

Housing Tour

Student Financial Services

Disability Services

Academic Life

Move-in Day

Health and Counseling

Please note a few changes since these videos have been made:


In the Housing video ("Welcome! Before you arrive..."), it is not required that you find a roommate, however it is necessary to complete the housing application. If you want to look for roommate use HouseFinder, but it is completely fine to sign up and have the Housing Office place one with you.


Also, there are a few references in the videos to the new student MC Square portal that show some examples.  Since these videos have been produced the MC Square portal has been upgraded and the online system may not look like what you are seeing in the video clips.  You can go to to access the accepted student and accepted student's parent portals.