Messiah will reopen campus to visitors on May 17, 2021

Our relationship with the local community is important to Messiah University. Our campus is private property, but as good neighbors, we have been pleased to provide access to the public as we are able, including the library, areas for walking, use of the fitness trail, and access to the Yellow Breeches Creek by way of … Continue reading Messiah will reopen campus to visitors on May 17, 2021

Baccalaureate will move indoors Friday, May 7; Commencement to proceed outside, Saturday, May 8

Due to forecasted periods of heavy rain during Friday afternoon/evening, the Class of 2021 Baccalaureate/candlelight service will move indoors to Hitchcock Arena at 7 p.m. Regrettably, state restrictions related to indoor gatherings do not allow for guest seating at this event. Entry to Baccalaureate will be for the Class of 2021 graduates only. Messiah invites … Continue reading Baccalaureate will move indoors Friday, May 7; Commencement to proceed outside, Saturday, May 8

Messiah announces COVID vaccination decision for fall 2021

Messiah University, like other colleges and universities across the country, has been evaluating what COVID-19 vaccination protocols will best serve its campus community in the academic year ahead. On April 1, Messiah announced that it will be open in fall 2021 for a full in-person, on-campus experience—providing face-to-face classes, robust co-curricular programs such as in-person … Continue reading Messiah announces COVID vaccination decision for fall 2021

Messiah updates vaccine FAQs for students and employees

As more Messiah students and employees have the opportunity to become vaccinated, and as the CDC continues to release new information about the COVID-19 vaccine, the University is re-releasing its vaccine FAQ document, which has been updated to address new and frequent questions we have been hearing from students, employees and families. Have any current … Continue reading Messiah updates vaccine FAQs for students and employees

Impact of PA’s change to out-of-state travel restrictions on Messiah student and employee travel protocols

On Monday, March 1, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania has eliminated the testing and quarantine restrictions it previously placed on out-of-state travel, which were first introduced in November 2020. In response, the University would like to confirm what impact this has on student and employee travel protocols. Student travel protocols What stays the same? … Continue reading Impact of PA’s change to out-of-state travel restrictions on Messiah student and employee travel protocols

Messiah answers parent FAQs re: start of the spring 2021 semester

Parents are a very important part of the Messiah University community, and we understand that you have many questions related to your child’s college experience during the challenges and complexities of COVID-19. In response, Messiah has prepared this resource for parents of our undergraduate students based on the most frequent questions we have received from … Continue reading Messiah answers parent FAQs re: start of the spring 2021 semester

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs for the Messiah University Community

As a resource to the Messiah community, the University has prepared the below list of questions that it has heard most frequently from students, parents and employees.  Have any current Messiah University students and employees received the COVID-19 vaccine? Currently, Messiah University does not yet have access to the COVID-19 vaccine. However, under Pennsylvania’s current … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs for the Messiah University Community

Messiah shares results of its first spring semester COVID-19 population testing

Today Messiah University announced to students and employees the results of its first COVID-19 population test of its spring semester, conducted on Jan. 21-22. The important objectives of this comprehensive testing approach were: to protect the health of our campus and surrounding community; to keep our campus open by proactively avoiding a potential early outbreak; … Continue reading Messiah shares results of its first spring semester COVID-19 population testing

New FAQs re: campus protocols for students who have previously had COVID-19 or have received the vaccine

Messiah University has heard the below questions asked frequently as we've been discussing the start of the spring semester with students and their families. The below protocols are shared as a resource from the Engle Center regarding mitigation, testing and quarantine protocols for students who have previously had COVID-19 or have received the COVID-19 vaccine.  … Continue reading New FAQs re: campus protocols for students who have previously had COVID-19 or have received the vaccine

Messiah posts student COVID-19 testing requirements for January pre-arrival

Today Messiah University communicated to on-campus undergraduate and graduate students the details of COVID-19 testing requirements for the start of the spring semester. The University will be requiring all students to be tested for COVID-19, and submit a negative test result, prior to returning in January 2021. Messiah will also be conducting additional full population … Continue reading Messiah posts student COVID-19 testing requirements for January pre-arrival