Living at Messiah
Living on Messiah’s campus is convenient and connecting. You fit in quickly, with all first-years living in the same dorms. Transfers even settle in on their own floors! A sense of camaraderie and eager competition is fostered during Welcome Week through “first-year games” and other events that help you bond with your diverse classmates. During the year, resident assistants on each floor get to know you and mentor you as part of a Christian community through such activities as floor Bible studies, Koinonia Small Groups, and others. Lounge areas within the dorms, and the close-by Larsen Student Union, each provide places to spontaneously hang out and socialize.
Each floor of the three first-year dorms has its own kitchen, lounge area and study rooms, and there’s a laundry room in the basement. Learn more about residence life at Messiah!
Life in the Messiah neighborhood is good!
First Year Residence Halls
Bittner is co-ed by floor and houses approximately 180 first-year and transfer students. Bittner is located within the South Complex, so it’s connected to two upper classmen residence halls: Sollenberger and Mountain View. There is a computer lab and an ice cream shop within the complex, and a lawn out front known as “Bittner Beach.” There’s also a recreation room in the basement.
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Naugle is co-ed by floor and by wing and houses about 275 students. Naugle is located on the north side of campus, close to the outdoor basketball courts and the largest student parking lot on campus. The building also features a TV lounge and a recreation room: two great spots for hanging out with friends!
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Witmer is the biggest first year hall, housing approximately 305 students. It's co-ed by floor and wing. Witmer features a TV lounge, a big recreation room and a dance studio. It's located on the southside of campus, only a short walk away from the Fitness Trail and athletic fields!
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