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

Messiah launches “Together @Messiah” website and student protocols for spring semester return in January 2021

Today Messiah communicated updated spring semester return protocols to undergraduate and graduate students via campus email and the Together @ Messiah website. To provide a one-stop resource for all information related to Messiah’s COVID-response planning this spring, the University has transitioned the former “Bridge to Reopen Messiah” website into the “Together @ Messiah” website at … Continue reading Messiah launches “Together @Messiah” website and student protocols for spring semester return in January 2021

MAC announces winter sports update

The Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC), the conference in which Messiah University competes, announced today an update regarding their plans for winter sports in the new year. The MAC Presidents met earlier this week and affirmed their support for moving forward with tentative plans for winter sports. The conference leadership will be continuing to monitor the … Continue reading MAC announces winter sports update

Messiah announces updated employee health, testing and travel protocols for weeks prior to Christmas break

Although the majority of undergraduate students have gone home for break, Messiah University continues to actively monitor COVID-19 within our community. The participation of Messiah employees in this process remains important. The public health measures provided below are an essential step in limiting spread of the virus—for both the employees and students who remain on campus during the next several … Continue reading Messiah announces updated employee health, testing and travel protocols for weeks prior to Christmas break

Messiah response to new PA COVID-19 directives

Yesterday, on behalf of the Pennsylvania Office of the Governor, Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced a series of new restrictions related to the mitigation of COVID-19, which go into effect starting Friday, Nov. 20. In response, the University would like to provide some clarity regarding the key areas of impact on students and … Continue reading Messiah response to new PA COVID-19 directives

Messiah to add 24/7 telehealth to support students’ medical and mental health needs

In response to growing student need—and as part of Messiah University’s ongoing response to COVID-19—Messiah students will soon have free and immediate 24/7 access to tele-medical and tele-mental health counseling visits through TimelyMD, a telehealth company that specializes in higher education. FalconCare will launch on Nov. 20 This new program, called FalconCare, will launch on … Continue reading Messiah to add 24/7 telehealth to support students’ medical and mental health needs

Messiah announces student protocols for winter break and spring return (undergraduate and graduate)

Today Messiah announced to on-campus undergraduate and graduate students the following protocols for winter break and a healthy return for its spring 2021 semester.  "This year more than ever, it will be essential for students to find ways to recharge, rest and to spend time with loved ones during the upcoming winter break,"  said Kris … Continue reading Messiah announces student protocols for winter break and spring return (undergraduate and graduate)

Messiah announces May 2021 Commencement plans for the Classes of 2020 and 2021

Messiah University informed graduates, families and employees today of some important announcements regarding Commencement 2021. The University confirmed dates for both the Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement Weekends as follows: Undergraduate Commencement Weekend is now Friday, May 7 (Baccalaureate) and Saturday, May 8 (Commencement), 2021 (was originally May 14-15).School of Graduate Studies Commencement is now Saturday, … Continue reading Messiah announces May 2021 Commencement plans for the Classes of 2020 and 2021

Messiah announces sampling COVID-19 testing for on-campus undergraduate students

The COVID-19 testing that Messiah required for all undergraduate residential and commuter students on Sept. 10-11 provided an important understanding of the health of our on-campus student body. The results were encouraging with just one positive result out of the 2,254 tests administered. However, it is essential that our campus community continues to follow the … Continue reading Messiah announces sampling COVID-19 testing for on-campus undergraduate students