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Open House


Experience Messiah in person. We would love to meet you!

Attending an Open House is a great way to discover if Messiah is the right fit for you!

Spend the day with us to discover all possibilities Messiah offers. Explore diverse academic offerings with faculty, tour campus with a current student, and immerse yourself in our tight-knit community.

Sneak Peek

  • Complimentary lunch
  • Great first visit to campus
  • Attend a variety of sessions
  • Take a campus tour

See below for a sample schedule. Please download the Messiah University Guidebook App for the detailed scheudle of the day. 

 

9 am Welcome and Student Panel
   
10 am    Athletic Experience at Messiah
  Department of Art & Design
  College Search 101
  Internships and Career Preparation
  Multicultural Student Programs
  Pre-Health Professions Advising
  Student Life at Messiah
  The Transfer Experience
   
11 am Financial Aid at Messiah
  Department of Biological Sciences   
  Department of Computing, Mathematics & Physics
  Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science
  Department of Language, Literature & Writing
  Department of Music
  Department of Nursing
  Explore U: Still Deciding on your major.
  Peace and Conflict Studies        
   
12 pm Financial Aid at Messiah
  Christian Spiritual Formation
  Department of Biblical, Religious & Philosophical Studies
  Department of Communication
  Department of Engineering
  Department of Human Development and Family Science
  Department of Social Work
  Department of Theatre & Dance
  Department of Psychology, Biopsychology, Criminal Justice & Sociology   
   
1 pm Department of Business
  Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
  Department of Education/Teacher Education/Certification
  Department of History, Politics & International Relations
  Early Assurance Programs
   
  Campus Tours at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

            

                                   

                                   

                                                  

        

Before you arrive, download our Messiah Guide app to help you plan your day.

  • Visit your app store and search "Messiah University Guides" to download our event app.

  • This app contains the full Open House program details along with the ability to build your own schedule. 

  • Enable "Push notifications" to make sure that you receive updates and important announcements.

  • The guide can be found on iTunes or Google Play.

Messiah is located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, just 12 miles from the state capital, Harrisburg, and just a short drive from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. When arriving for the open house, you will be directed by campus personnel to our visitor parking lot, conveniently located near where you’ll start your day.

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We have multiple in-person and virtual visit options available. Browse the events below or click the blue button to use a guided help tool to find the right event for you. We can’t wait to show you all the reasons Messiah is an awesome place to call home!

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Open House

Spend the day with us to discover all possibilities Messiah offers. Explore diverse academic offerings with faculty, tour campus with a current student, and immerse yourself in our tight-knit community.

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Reasons to attend:

Tour our scenic campus with a student ambassador.

Enjoy a delicious complimentary lunch in the dining hall.

Discover how to invest in your future with our financial aid team.

Explore the options in your area of academic interest.

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Spotlight Day

Immerse yourself in a day-long experience tailored to your academic passions. Explore specific majors, engage with current students and faculty – even attend a class! Choose this event if you have a clear direction in your chosen area of study.

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Reasons to attend:

Complimentary lunch

Ideal for juniors, seniors & transfers

Dive deeper into your academic interest

Focused time with your department

Take a campus tour

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Individual Visit

Visiting campus for an Individual Visit lets you customize your Messiah campus experience. You can build a visit day to help explore your interests and continue growing your knowledge and understanding of the Messiah community. The date, time, length and schedule of your visit is up to you!

Opportunities during an individual visit:

Personalized visit based on your interests

Enjoy a campus tour with a current student

Meet individually with an Admissions representative

Meet with faculty, staff or coaches

Attend a class or chapel

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Overnight Visit

Choose an overnight experience that is paired with one of our larger event days such as Open House or paired with specific Individual Visit to customize your day

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Reasons to stay overnight:

Experience life as a Messiah University student

Stay in a residence hall with a current student

Participate in on campus evening activities

Enjoy meals in Lottie Nelson Dining Hall

Discover if Messiah is the right fit for you!

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Falcon Friday

Visit us in the summer for a quick “fly by” of Messiah! Check out our rigorous academic programs and spiritual growth opportunities — and stick around for an ice cream social. This is a great first look of campus!

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Reasons to attend:

Take a tour of campus

Spend time with a current student panel

Learn about the admissions process

Find out more about your academic interest

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Virtual Visit

We would love to connect with you virtually! View our virtual tours, watch pre-recorded sessions, scroll through photo galleries of our campus and register to meet with a member of our campus community from the comfort of your own home.

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Accepted Student Preview Day

Accepted student days are designed to guide students and their families through the questions and next steps of joining the Messiah University community, and they include orientation information, campus tours, lunch, financial aid sessions and more!

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Each academic program will be represented at the Accepted Student Preview Day for you to:

Experience academic advising led by faculty in your department

Connect with other accepted students

Engage with student life and learn how to register for classes

Information session for parents

Contact

Office of Admissions

Phone: 800-233-4220 • 717-691-6000

Email: visitmessiah@zzdianying.com

Connect with your counselor: View all admissions counselors

Office Location: One University Avenue Suite 3005 • Mechanicsburg, PA 17055