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Residence Life at Messiah College

2014-2015 Apartment Sign-up Info

Apartment Sign-up Schedule


Important Apartment Sign Up Factoids

  • Individual students who will have earned 57 credits (not including AP & CLEP) by the conclusion of the Spring 2014 semester qualify to live in on campus apartments.
  • Check-out the lowest number of credits required last year to get into an apartment.
  • Priority is given to groups of roommates with the highest total credit hour sum.
  • Only complete groups are eligible to sign up for apartments. 
  • A two bedroom apartment capacity is five and a one bedroom apartment capacity is three.  No over or under-capacity groups will be accepted. 
  • Apartment signups are scheduled for Monday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 2 in BRUBAKER AUDITORIUM (not Parmer Cinema) (see schedule below). 
  • If you sign up for an apartment you CANNOT sign-up for a residence hall room.
  • Approximately 150 juniors live in the apartments
  • Please Note:  The verification process will happen a few days before Apartment Sign-ups (see number one below for online verification dates & directions)
  • Don’t Forget!  You will need the PIN number in the email notice that is sent to your college email account in order to sign-up for an apartment. 



    • Verification – The credit total of your group needs to be verified on Housebook .  One of your group members will need to log into Housebook.  On the left side of the screen there is an ‘Apartment Request’ link.  Click on this link and enter each roommate’s PIN number.  After submitting all of the PINs each group member will see the group they have been entered with when they click on ‘Apartment Request’. 
    • One bedroom (3 person) apartments online verification can only be done March 27 and 28.
    • Two bedroom (5 person) apartments online verification can only be done March 31 and April 1.
    • Note the total credits in your group and check the schedule below for the sign up date and time.  The highest sum total groups will be permitted to select first.  In the event that two or more groups have the same sum total, a random selection will decide priority.   
    • BE ON TIME: Groups arriving late will not sign up until after all other groups within that point time frame (see schedule below) have selected housing. 
    • Your whole group may come to sign up or one member of your group can represent the whole group.
    • When authorized by a Residence Life staff member, your group or representative will approach the table for the building of your choice and sign up for an apartment.  If your first preference is not available, you can try for an apartment elsewhere.
    • Each group is given a few minutes to select an apartment. When they are finished the next group is invited to make their selection.
    • You will receive a confirmation notice for the apartment you signed up for before you leave Brubaker Auditorium.  If a roommate decides not to return to Grantham, remaining students will retain the room, but will receive another roommate.  Notification of roommate changes is not guaranteed.

    Schedule for Apartment Sign-Up Nights

    Monday, March 31, 2014

    Wednesay, April 2, 2014

    One-Bedroom (3 Person) Apartments

    Two-Bedroom (5 Person) Apartments

    Apartment selection in Brubaker Auditorium

    Apartment selection in Brubaker Auditorium

    6:05 p.m.  >325 sum total credit hours 6:05 p.m.  >520 sum total credit hours
    6:15 p.m. 324-310 sum total credit hours 6:20 p.m. 519-500 sum total credit hours
    6:30 p.m. 309-300 sum total credit hours 6:35 p.m. 499-490 sum total credit hours
    6:45 p.m. 299-295 sum total credit hours 6:50 p.m. 489-476 sum total credit hours
    7:00 p.m. 294-290 sum total credit hours 7:05 p.m. 475-465 sum total credit hours
    7:15 p.m. 289-280 sum total credit hours 7:20 p.m. 464-445 sum total credit hours
    7:30 p.m. 279-225 sum total credit hours 7:35 p.m. 444-400 sum total credit hours
    7:45 p.m.

    224-200 sum total credit hours

    7:50 p.m. 399-365 sum total credit hours
    8:00 p.m.

    199-171 sum total credit hours

    8:05 p.m. 364-345 sum total credit hours

    *In 2013 the last group to get a 3 person

    8:20 p.m. 344-330 sum total credit hours
    apartment had  213 credits.   8:35 p.m. 329-285 sum total credit hours
    (2012 - 292 credits; 2011- 203 credits; 2010 - 287 credits; 2009 - 204 credits; 2008 – 264 credits)

    *In 2013 the last group to get a 5 person apartment had  347 credits.  

      (2012 - 338 credits; 2011- 332 credits; 2010 - 345 credits; 2009 - 340 credits; 2008 – 315 credits)


    Students often ask how probable it is that they'll get into a certain building. Here is a chart that shows how many credits the last group had that signed up for an apartment in each specific area. (credit totals are from 2013 housing sign-ups)






    3 Person Patio





    3 Person Apartment





    5 Person Patio





    5 Person Apartment