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Aerial view of Messiah College

Aerial view of Messiah College Campus

Now situated on a 375-acre suburban campus, it’s hard to imagine that Messiah got its start in founder S. R. Smith’s downtown Harrisburg residence—a home where Smith and his wife were also raising their 10 children and attempting to get their noodle-making business off the ground.


The Grantham campus has certainly changed over the years. Enrollment grew and created need for residence halls; the academic program expanded and state-of-the-art labs and facilities were built; athletic programs multiplied and warranted competitive playing fields and facilities; and the campus desired community space – places to study, worship, socialize, share a meal, and comfortably conduct College business. 


Yet, even in the midst of 100 years of change, a few things remain the same: the Yellow Breeches lazily winds through campus; the train still makes a daily run along College Avenue; and the natural, scenic beauty of campus still provides plenty of recreation opportunities for students and community members.



100 ways

Centennial Merchandise