Housing Update – 6.29.20

We have received a number of questions related to residence hall availability for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please know there will be enough housing at Messiah for our student body for the fall semester. While some sophomore students may need to initially sign up for a waiting-list spot, they will be housed on campus for … Continue reading Housing Update – 6.29.20

Messiah’s Cumberland and York Counties enter green phase on June 12, 2020

As the counties where Messiah is located move to the green phase under Governor Wolf on June 12, 2020, the administration would like to update the campus community on the impact of those changes. Reminders for the Green Phase: Schools and institutions of higher education are subject to CDC and Commonwealth guidance Continued telework strongly … Continue reading Messiah’s Cumberland and York Counties enter green phase on June 12, 2020

Messiah announces a housing “re-set” for most returning undergraduate students

As part of the undergraduate residential reopening plan for Messiah University (announced by President Phipps on June 1), Messiah's housing department will be resetting most housing assignments in the residence halls for returning undergraduate students for the 2020-21 academic year to better space and protect students according to CDC health guidelines.  For more information, returning … Continue reading Messiah announces a housing “re-set” for most returning undergraduate students

Messiah University will open for an on-campus, in-person start in August for its fall 2020 semester

Messiah College President Kim Phipps announced today that Messiah University will be reopening in August for an on-campus, in-person start to its undergraduate fall session. President Phipps shared the news with students, parents and employees via video and a written communication (see below). Campus administrators and educators have been collaborating with local healthcare systems and … Continue reading Messiah University will open for an on-campus, in-person start in August for its fall 2020 semester

Pennsylvania designates Messiah’s counties of location to move to “Yellow Phase”

On Friday, May 15, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that Cumberland and York counties (the counties where Messiah's physical campus is located) will move to “yellow” on May 22,  according to the state’s COVID-19 phased re-opening plan.  Under that plan, even in the yellow phase, the College will need to continue operating under tight … Continue reading Pennsylvania designates Messiah’s counties of location to move to “Yellow Phase”

Messiah College student move-out schedule to proceed as scheduled, starting on May 9

On May 7, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that statewide stay-at-home COVID-19 health/safety measures were extended for the state’s red counties (including Cumberland County where Messiah is located) until June 4. We have received questions asking if the governor’s announcement impacts its current move-out schedule for undergraduate students. The College is confirming that Messiah is … Continue reading Messiah College student move-out schedule to proceed as scheduled, starting on May 9

President Phipps announces Messiah University will be in session fall 2020

On April 30, President Kim Phipps announced to students and their families that Messiah University will be in session for fall 2020. Planning teams, led by members of the President’s Cabinet, are analyzing a variety of scenarios to ensure that students continue to receive Messiah’s distinctive Christ-centered education in a way that protects their health … Continue reading President Phipps announces Messiah University will be in session fall 2020

Messiah announces cancellation of 2020 summer camps

Messiah College has been closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 during the past several months  in order to make decisions that are in the best interest of our campus and surrounding community.  Regarding our summer camp programming, the safety of our campers is always the highest priority for our camps, and it is uncertain if … Continue reading Messiah announces cancellation of 2020 summer camps

Messiah announces new timeline for student move-out, 04.24.20

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced on April 20 that statewide health and safety measures were extended until May 8 to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In order to maintain compliance and align our operations with government-issued directives, the College needed to adjust the dates of the residential student check-out timeframe. The new process takes … Continue reading Messiah announces new timeline for student move-out, 04.24.20

Adjustments to be announced soon for undergraduate move-out dates 04.21.20

On April 20,  Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced an extension of current statewide health and safety measures until May 8 to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  In order to maintain compliance and align our operations with government-issued directives, the College must again adjust the dates of our residential student check-out timeframe.  The College … Continue reading Adjustments to be announced soon for undergraduate move-out dates 04.21.20