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Housing and dining

Graduate-student housing

Summer intensive housing at the Grantham campus
On-campus housing in Messiah University residence halls is available for graduate students during summer intensive courses. Residence halls are air conditioned and have common lounge areas. Each building has laundry facilities located within the complex or the residence hall itself. The buildings are secured with a card-swipe lock and each room has an individual key lock. Each spring, pricing rates are established for the following year. If you are interested in staying on campus during your summer intensive, you must complete the graduate summer housing application. More information is available on our Graduate Summer Housing Fact Sheet.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Summer 2020 intensive courses will not be meeting on campus and no summer housing is available.  If you already made a reservation for Summer 2020, we will cancel your reservation for you and will not bill you. No action is needed on your part.

During the January intensive courses, or for students who prefer to stay off campus, there are numerous hotel/lodging options nearby, many which offer discounts to Messiah University students and their families. Please view our local lodging guide.

Local Housing Opportunities for Residential Students
Graduate students are responsible for finding their own housing.  Here are a few resources for researching local apartment and housing rentals. Those planning a permanent move to the area may choose to work directly with a real estate professional.

Mechanicsburg apartments

Dillsburg apartments

Camp Hill apartments

Harrisburg apartments

On-campus dining and meal plan

The Café @ Winding Hill is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with varying schedules during academic breaks and summer months. The café offers freshly prepared breakfast and lunch entrees, soups, salads, sandwiches and a wide variety of convenience foods and beverages. Students may pay cash or credit or use Falcon Dollars (purchasing credit you can add directly to your Messiah student account/ID). Lounge areas are equipped with microwave ovens to heat meals brought from home.

Graduate students may purchase a pre-paid meal plan that provides a 10 percent discount for dining services purchased at the Café @ Winding Hill or any of our main-campus restaurants, including: Lottie Nelson Dining Hall, Union Café, The Falcon, Café Diem or Falcon Hut.

Learn more or purchase a graduate student meal plan.