Student Life

The Food!

... And the food at Messiah is pretty good too!

Lottie Nelson, Messiah's award-winning cafeteria-style dining hall, is located on the second floor of the Eisenhower Campus Center.


In addition to the Full Fare, the following items are available from 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. seven days per week:

  • bagels with toppings
  • assorted cereals
  • MYO waffles
  • soup du jour station
  • Grantham Grill (Mon.-Fri.)
  • sub station / deli
  • salad bar
  • dessert and soft-serve ice cream

The Falcon is conveniently located near student mailboxes and the College bookstore. Located on the first floor of Eisenhower Campus Center, the Falcon is a great place to grab a coffee, a quick snack, enjoy a meal or meet with friends.

Falcon Express hours of operation during the school year are Monday thru Friday 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., with some hours on weekends and during basketball games.


Union Café, located inside the spacious, 35,000-square- foot student union, is the place to go for a smoothie, latte, espresso, pizza, wraps, wings and more! Eat indoors or outdoors on the patio.

medalIn 2011, The Union Cafe won a silver medal from
the National Association of College and University
Food Services!


Cafe Diem is Messiah's coffee shop and is located inside Murray Library. Stop by for Starbucks coffee, tea, specialty drinks and "grab n' go" items!

The South Side Café is a student planned, owned, and operated business located in the basement of the Mountain View Residence building. The Café serves a variety of ice cream, milkshakes and other refreshments.

Meal Plans

Beginning in the fall of the 2013 academic year, Dining Services will be offering a brand new meal plan model to Messiah College students called Dining Dollars.  Students will no longer be restricted to a particular meal plan based upon their year in college or number of academic credits. Instead, student meal plans will have greater flexibility and will allow them to dine in any of our campus restaurants.  Additionally, all students who purchase the meal plan will pay 40% less than those without a meal plan on all purchases at Lottie Nelson Dining Hall, Union Café, The Falcon, Café Diem and the Falcon Hut.