Welcome Week Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to these questions and more, please visit the Office of Residence Life Frequently Asked Questions web page,

If you wish to open a bank account in the Grantham area, there are several local banks and a credit union near the university that offer no-fee bank accounts. For students working on campus, direct deposit into a bank account is encouraged. There are several ATMs on campus. If you have questions concerning local banks and credit unions, please feel free to contact the Business Office at (717) 691-6004. For more information concerning Student Financial Services you can visit their webpage.

The Engle Center offers medical and counseling support to Messiah University students. The center is located in the heart of campus, right behind the Jordan Science Center, and is open 8 am to 5 pm with additional evening hours scheduled for physician appointments. For further information see The Engle Center.

Anytime after you have registered for your courses!  Our website,, is open 24/7 to view, buy, or even rent new, used, or digital textbooks.  Have your schedule handy and hover over the Books tab on the left and click on Textbooks & Course Materials.  This will  lead to a drop down menu where you can drill down by Term, Department, Course, and Section.  Click the submit button to view purchasing and rental options.  E-books (where applicable) are also listed as a choice.  To view books for the next class on your list, just click Select Another Course.  Orders can be held at our store for pick-up at no charge or shipped to you for a nominal flat fee. 


PLEASE NOTE: Most course packets and lab manuals will not be available until closer to the start of classes.  These items are printed on campus so there is no need to worry if one or more of these are on your book list.  Despite what our website states, you do not need to place a special order--just wait for the item to show as IN STOCK to purchase. 


The Textbook Express is also open at the start of each semester for in-store shopping.  See store for details.

The Department of Safety has officers on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They are available for escort service from parking lots to residences and are on call for emergencies. Visit the Department of Safety web page for more information. 

Registration for classes is done online through the myMU portal. All of your class information can be found on myMU. A login name and password will be provided to you for registering online. If you don't have access to the Internet, you may return the registration form listing your course preferences. Using the information we provide, you'll choose your classes and register for them online.

All incoming students who live in a traditional residence hall are assigned the Messiah University meal plan. Commuters have a couple options to choose from. You can find more detailed information by visiting Dining Services.

With its outstanding collection of books, scores, films, and more, the Murray Library is one of the greatest assets to the university. Check out the interlibrary loan services, streaming videos, databases, and ebooks, too. The friendly staff can help you with just about any question you may have. Chat or video conference with a librarian for immediate, virtual assistance. You can find out more on their web pages.

If you have any additional questions about Welcome Week, please contact the Office of Student Engagement at (717) 796-5240 or by e-mailing