Messiah University is on a 485-acre campus in a small town setting in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Messiah University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Messiah University does not have fraternities or sororities.
Messiah University has a thriving Outreach teams. In fact, more students participate in Outreach teams than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Messiah University include student government, choral groups and ensembles, Small Group Program and Outdoors Club.
Messiah University students' favorite campus events are Family Weekend, Homecoming and Christmas Tradition Banquet.
Messiah University offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Messiah University students live on campus. In 2021, 82% of undergrads at Messiah University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 18% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Messiah University. There are 2,383 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,614 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,032 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 70% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Messiah University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Messiah University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Messiah University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Lacrosse||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Volleyball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Messiah University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Messiah University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Messiah University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Messiah University, take U.S. Route 15 to Mechanicsburg, PA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Harrisburg International airport.
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