General Homecoming FAQs / find your answers

The full mobile-friendly schedule is available online at www.messiah.edu/homecoming. On the day of Homecoming, brochures will be available at Registration. Full schedules will also be displayed around campus throughout the day.
There are only a few events that have a cost:
  1. Breakfast with Flex- $10
  2. Homecoming 5k- $10 (includes t-shirt)
  3. Homecoming Dining Coupons- Ranging from $8-$15 per person (Kids 3 & Under Free)
  4. Canoeing on the Breeches- $75 per boat (Boats hold either two to three adults or two adults and one to two children.)
We will be sure to communicate all weather related changes at check-in and via our social accounts.
The Union Café, The Falcon Café, Café Diem, The Falcon Hut, Food Truck Vendors and the Lottie Nelson Dining Hall. While all dining facilities are open to guests throughout the weekend, our Dining Plan will provide you with the best value (valid only on 10/9/21). Lunch (includes lunch in Lottie & snack in Falcon/Union): $5/person (kids 3 & under free) Dinner (includes dinner in Lottie & snack in Falcon/Union): $7/person (kids 3 & under free) Lunch & Dinner (includes both meals in Lottie & 2 snacks in Falcon/Union): $10/person (kids 3 & under free) Several events also include light refreshments or drinks. You are also welcome to grab food off campus at one of the many local restaurants.
Yes, dining plans can be purchased at check-in but are valid only on 10/9/21
  1. The Falcon: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  2. Union Café: 10 a.m. – Midnight (Lunch Service begins at 11:00 a.m.)
  3. Café Diem: 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  4. Lottie Brunch: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  5. Lottie Dinner: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Prizes will be ready at pre-registration (Eisenhower Lobby) and will be given directly to the winner.
Yes, the bookstore will be open from 10am-6pm.
Campus maps can be found in the brochure and online.
Share your experience with us throughout the day or after Homecoming through social media and e-mail. (#MessiahHFW21)

Messiah University has gone to great lengths to keep our students safe and to minimize the risks of COVID cases spreading throughout our campus community. And while we endeavor to continue to provide a safe environment for our students, we also value our alumni and families and are excited to celebrate our first Homecoming and Family Weekend as a university. Therefore, we are asking you, our alumni and families, to partner with Messiah in our efforts to keep you, our students, and our campus community safe by abiding by the following health and safety guidelines while on campus for Homecoming and Family Weekend.

  • Messiah University requires masking in all university buildings for all individuals regardless of their vaccination status. Masks may be removed outside, when physical distancing is able to be maintained. If you do not have one, we will provide you with a mask at our registration desk just inside Eisenhower Campus Center.
  • Social distance six feet from individuals outside your family.

Assess your personal health prior to arriving on campus. If you, or any family member feels ill, please stay home and join us next year.

Golden Grad FAQs / find your answers

Anyone who has celebrated their 50th reunion and beyond.
On Friday, Golden Grads are encouraged to park in lot VV. Check in for the Golden Grad events will be held in Martin Commons Lobby, which is located in the Eisenhower Campus Center next to the Lottie Nelson Dining Hall.
The Golden Grad Luncheon, held from 11:30am – 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 19th, is $10 per person for our Golden Grads. For those celebrating their 50th reunion (Class of 1968), the event cost is covered completely by the Heritage Society.
Yes, registration is strongly encouraged for all events on Friday, Oct. 19 and is required for the Golden Grad Luncheon.
Absolutely! We have a program designed specifically for our Golden Grads on Friday; however, we would love to see you back on campus again on Saturday!
We invite Golden Grads who are not from the Class of 1968 to Celebrate Homecoming weekend with two special events: • Golden Grad Luncheon: From 11:30am – 1:30 p.m., we invite you to attend the Golden Grad Luncheon, which is sponsored, in part, by the Heritage Society and is open to all Golden Grads, including our newest members, the Class of ’68, who will receive an honorary Golden Grad pin. • Lecture Series: Following the Golden Grad Luncheon, join us for a time of learning and engagement by attending our Lecture Series.
No; registration is à la carte so you are welcome to come and go as you please.

Messiah University has gone to great lengths to keep our students safe and to minimize the risks of COVID cases spreading throughout our campus community. And while we endeavor to continue to provide a safe environment for our students, we also value our alumni and families and are excited to celebrate our first Homecoming and Family Weekend as a university. Therefore, we are asking you, our alumni and families, to partner with Messiah in our efforts to keep you, our students, and our campus community safe by abiding by the following health and safety guidelines while on campus for Homecoming and Family Weekend.

  • Messiah University requires masking in all university buildings for all individuals regardless of their vaccination status. Masks may be removed outside, when physical distancing is able to be maintained. If you do not have one, we will provide you with a mask at our registration desk just inside Eisenhower Campus Center.
  • Social distance six feet from individuals outside your family.

Assess your personal health prior to arriving on campus. If you, or any family member feels ill, please stay home and join us next year.

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Contact Us / stay in touch!

One University Avenue
Suite 3023
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

homecoming@messiah.edu

717.796.5252