Homecoming 2019

October 18-19, 2019

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Events Planned

Milestone Years

Affinity Reunions

 

 

Registration

*Early registration helps us to ensure we are ready for your visit. There is no cost to register, but a few activities involve a small registration fee. These items, along with a specific cost, will be listed on the registration page. All those who register by Oct. 12 will be placed in our early bird prize drawing. Prizes include Messiah College gear, gift cards and more. Don't miss out!

Our Schedule

8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Aughinbaugh Gallery

The Aughinbaugh Gallery features new exhibitions on a monthly basis that are designed to be of interest to the campus and community.  During Homecoming & Family weekend 2019, come see the new Edward Knippers retrospective, and enjoy various art installations by participating in the art gallery walking tour.

Climenhaga Building
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Class of 1969 Reunion

Jordan Atrium/Hollinger Lounge
8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Open Classes

Students may arrange with professors for their parents to visit classes. Please plan to arrive on time and stay for the duration of the class. Note: Not all classes may be available to guest visitation and space is limited.

Campus Wide
7:30 p.m.

Symphony Orchestra Concert

Parmer Hall (H190)
7:00 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Elizabethtown

Hitchcock Arena
11:30 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Check-In for Golden Grad Luncheon

Martin Commons
12:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Golden Grad Luncheon

Join us for a time of mixing and mingling with fellow Golden Grad alumni to reminisce about your Messiah College experience. Reconnect and rekindle friendships with fellow milestone classmates.

Martin Commons
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Lecture Series

Martin Commons
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Campus Tour

Campus Wide
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Young Alumni Reunion (Classes of 2009-2019)

Our Young Alumni Reunion celebrates the Classes of 2009-2019.  All graduates of the last decade are invited to join us to enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and welcome the class of 2019 into the alumni community!

Appalachian Brewing Company- Harrisburg
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Disability Services Open House

Library
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Aughinbaugh Gallery

The Aughinbaugh Gallery features new exhibitions on a monthly basis that are designed to be of interest to the campus and community.  During Homecoming & Family weekend 2019, come see the new exhibition and enjoy various art installations by participating in the art gallery walking tour.

Climenhaga Building
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Check-in & Registration

Eisenhower Campus Center Commons
10:00 a.m.

Circle the Globe

Learn about the ways Messiah College students can study abroad and serve in international settings.

Parmer Cinema
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Check-In & Registration for Fun Run/Color Run

Starry Athletic Fields Complex (by Falcon Hut)
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Career and Professional Development Center Open House

Career Center
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Parent’s Fellowship Brunch

Martin Commons
9:00 a.m.

Canoeing on the Breeches

Yellow Breeches
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Men’s Club Soccer Alumni Game

Rec Field #1
9:00 a.m.

Falcon Fun Run ($10)

The more competitive of the two races, this 5k run is sans color and includes timing. It contains mostly wide trails and will show off the natural autumn beauty of campus! Proceeds will go to Messiah’s Track and Field Team, as a fundraiser for their Spring Break service trip. Check-In & Registration: Lower Starry Athletic Fields Complex (by Falcon Hut) from 8:00-9:00 a.m. The cost to participate is $10 and includes a t-shirt.

Lower Starry Athletic Fields
10:00 a.m.

Live Color Run ($15)

Enjoy a colorful, noncompetitive 5k run/walk event around Messiah’s campus with your family and friends. The proceeds go toward Messiah’s Track and Field Team, to raise funds for their Spring Service Trip.  Kids & adults of all ages are welcome!   Check-In & Registration: Lower Starry Athletic Fields Complex (by Falcon Hut) from 8:00-10:00 a.m. The cost to participate is $15 and includes a t-shirt.

Lower Starry Athletic Fields
10:00 a.m.

Alumni Field Hockey Game

Anderson Field
10:00 a.m.

Alumni Women’s Soccer Practice

Practice Fields
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Alumni Wrestling Practice

Wrestling Room
10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Archives Open House

Take a stroll down memory lane and check out the most collectively historic place on campus. The Archives includes photos, periodicals and artifacts that give intriguing insights into Messiah’s history.

Archive, Murray Library
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Oakes Musuem Open House/Craft Time

Come with your little one to the Oakes Museum for a giraffe-themed storytime and craft!  Storytime will be at 11:30 and 1:30, and the giraffe craft will be available during the entire Oakes Museum Open House.

Jordan Science Center, Oakes Museum
10:00 a.m.

Children’s Craft Time

"Come with your litte one to the Oakes Museum for a Children's Craft Time!  This year we will be learning about the Falcon, our Messiah College mascot, as well as other birds of prey.  There will be a brief program that includes opportunities to interact with museum artifacts at both 10:00am and 2:00pm.  The Falcon craft will be available during the entire Oakes Museum Open House.

Oakes Museum
10:30am

“Earthkeepers” Nature Walk

The Messiah College Earthkeepers' Club strives to promote sustainable practices on-campus and abroad in order to improve the environment  for our benefit and to honor God's creation.  Children and their families are invited to join the Earthkeepers on a nature walk, which includes the Covered Bridge and Yellow Breeches.

Departs from Oakes Museum
10:30am - 12:00pm

Celebrating Our Multicultural Heritage Brunch

Join the Offices of Multicultural Programs and Diversity Affairs for a brunch event to honor former student leaders. Representatives from the African Student Union, Asian Student Association, Black Student Union, International Student Association/MuKappa, LaAlianza Latina and other members of the Multicultural Council will be present at the event to express their gratitude to these individuals. Celebrate the legacy, connect with old friends and meet the current student leaders of Multicultural Programs.

Boyer Hall (Howe Atrium)
11:00am

Alumni Softball Game

Softball Field
11:00am

Symphony Orchestra Family Concert

The Messiah College Symphony Orchestra plays the finest repertoire from the literature, ranging from classic symphonic works to new pieces for strings, winds and percussion.  Enjoy a FREE family-friendly concert.  Children and adults of all ages are welcome!

High Center, Parmer Hall (H190)
11:00 a.m.

Powderpuff: Seniors vs. First Years

Rec Field #1
11:00 a.m.

Alumni Baseball Game

Starry Athletic Fields, Baseball Field
11:00 a.m.

Campus Tour

Tour begins promptly at the scheduled time.

Departs form Eisenhower Circle
11:00 a.m.

Sustainability Tour

Caring for creation is a value that guides Messiah College at all levels.  Come see and hear how Messiah is working across campus in partnerships to build, educate, and live in a way that values the earth we call home.  The tour will include a visit to the Grantham Garden and the Solar Thermal system on the roof of North Complex. Tour begins prompty at the scheduled time.

Departs form Eisenhower Circle
11:30 a.m.

Alumni Women’s Basketball Game

Sawyer Courts
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Prospective Student Pizza Reception

Alums and their families with a high school student in grades 9-12 are invited to join us for a pizza reception. This event is hosted by the Admissions Office, and we encourage you to come learn about education Messiah style.  A welcome and brief program will begin at 12:00 noon.

Jordan Atrium/Hollinger Lounge
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Reunion Meet-Up

Hostetter Chapel
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Alumni Women’s LAX

Lacrosse Turf
12:00 p.m.

Instrument Petting Zoo

Strum, beat and play your way through the Symphony Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo!  Led by current students and knowledgeable staff, all are welcome to explore the various instruments that make up an orchestra!

High Center, Sawatsky Lobby
12:00 p.m.

Alumni Men’s Soccer Practice

Soccer Practice Fields
12:00 p.m.

Men’s Alumni Volleyball Match

Hitchcock Arena
12:15 p.m.

Powderpuff: Juniors vs. Sophomores

Rec Field #1
12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lil’ Falcon Zone

Bring your little ones out to play games, win prizes, meet Flex and have a blast in the inflatables.

Eisenhower Upper Lawn
1:00 p.m.

Alumni Swim Meet

Natatorium
1:00 p.m.

Varsity Field Hockey Vs. Widener University

Anderson Field
1:00 p.m.

Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee Alumni Game

Women's/Men's games will take place at 2:30, following the Co-Ed Game.

Softball Rec Field
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

General Reception for School of the Arts and BESS

Howe Atrium
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Lifelong Learning Sessions

Boyer (Various Locations)
12:00 p.m.

Canoeing on the Breeches

Yellow Breeches
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Rafiki Open House

As an international, missionary, or TCK student, did you spend time in the Rafiki house? We invite you to drop by the Rafiki House between 1:00-3:00 p.m. to meet current students and reminisce with fellow residents who called the Rafiki house their "home" during their time at Messiah.

Rafiki House
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Concert Choir Green Room

Choral Rehearsal Room (H132)
1:30 p.m.

Powderpuff: Championship Game

Rec Field #1
2:00 p.m.

Women and Men’s Alumni Tennis Match

Criste Courts
3:00 p.m.

Canoeing on the Breeches

Yellow Breeches
3:00 p.m.

Women’s Soccer VS. Lebanon Valley College

Shoemaker Field
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Alumni Men’s Lacrosse Game

Lacrosse Turf
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Concert Choir & Alumni Concert

Parmer Hall (H190)
5:00 p.m.

Eyas White-Out March

Join current Eyas leadership for the 12th annual white-out march!

Hostetter Chapel
6:00 p.m.

Men’s Soccer VS. Lebanon Valley College

Shoemaker Field
7:00 p.m.

Messiah College Jazz Ensemble Concert

Parmer Hall (H190)
9:00 p.m.

SAB Homecoming Coffeehouse

Students and alumni come together to enjoy the talents of their community in the time-honored tradition of Coffeehouse! Sponsored by the Student Activities Board and Office of Alumni Relations.

Eisenhower Campus Center, Brubaker Auditorium

Welcome Home

We are so excited to welcome you back to campus for Homecoming Weekend 2018 and look forward to reconnecting and reminiscing with you!

One College Ave, Mechanicsburg, PA, 17055

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Homecoming Resources

Dining Plan

We are excited to offer the deeply discounted Homecoming Dining Plan that will allow you and your guests to enjoy our dining options on campus. While all dining facilities are open to guests throughout the weekend, our Homecoming Dining Plan (coupon required) will provide you with the best value (valid Oct. 20, 2018 only). Dining Plan coupons can be purchased in advance through our online registration.

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Hotel Accommodations

Whether you are across the state or across the world, we are very grateful you have decided to make the journey back “home” to Grantham, PA this fall. A number of motels and hotels in the area provide a discounted rate for Messiah College students, families, and alumni. Please contact each hotel for availability and reservations. By selecting the “Read More” button below, you will be provided with a list of hotels within five miles from campus who offer the Messiah College discount upon request. Please make reservations under “Messiah College Homecoming.” Discounts are offered between October 19-October 22.

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Parking & Check-In

Friday, Oct. 19: Golden Grads are encouraged to park in the Visitor's Lot (VV). Check in for the Golden Grad events will be held in the new Martin Commons Lobby, which is located in the Eisenhower Campus Center next to the Lottie Nelson Dining Hall. Saturday, Oct. 20: Parking is open across campus (including Starry Athletic Field). No parking pass is required. Additional parking can be found on Rec-field #2 and the Pit. Once you arrive, please check in at registration in the Eisenhower Campus Center. You will be able to pick-up or purchase tickets, ask questions, and receive your nametag and schedule.

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