Visiting Campus

FAQs - Visiting Campus

Students are welcome to arrange visits individually or attend one of our scheduled Open Houses, Spotlight Days or overnight visits held throughout the year.

An individual campus visit includes a walking tour of our gorgeous 471-acre campus by a current Messiah student. The tour takes about an hour and includes stops at a residence hall, academic buildings, the library, the student union, indoor athletic facilities, the performing arts center and more. Enjoy the opportunity to meet with an Admissions Counselor who will talk with you about life after high school and help you find out how your interests and Messiah University can merge in a dynamic way. You can share your accomplishments and dreams, discuss the application process, find out how to finance a college education and learn more about Messiah's diverse curricular and co-curricular offerings. You will also get to eat a meal in the dining hall (our treat!) and with advance notice be able to meet with a professor or observe a class.

There are also larger events such as Open Houses and Spotlight Days. These are festive experiences for the entire family! Small and large group activities are offered to introduce the wide variety of educational opportunities available to students. Other highlights include campus tours, information sessions led by academic departments, financial aid and campus life.




Absolutely! There is no better way to experience Messiah firsthand than by being hosted by one of our Messiah University student hosts! Juniors and seniors in high school can arrange an overnight stay in conjunction with an individual visit, larger campus event or on one of the other available dates each semester. (We do ask for at least a two-week notice to arrange overnight accommodations.)


When making an individual visit, all attempts will be made for you to sit in on a class of your choice, or meet with a faculty member in your area of interest. However, sometimes during testing or breaks, visitors might not be able to experience a class. (We do ask for at least a two-week notice to arrange these special appointments. Each class or professor needs to be contacted for their availability on your specific visit day.)