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Open House


Experience Messiah in person. We would love to meet you!

Attending an Open House is a great way to discover if Messiah is the right fit for you!

Explore the academic programs you’re interested in, get a feel for our campus culture, meet our students and faculty, take a campus campus, and learn more about what it means to be part of the Messiah family. .

Sneak Peek

  • Complimentary lunch
  • Great first visit to campus
  • Attend a variety of sessions
  • Take a campus tour

Time Event Location
8:30 a.m. Morning Registration / Check-In Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts
9:00 a.m. Welcome to Campus! Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, Parmer Hall
9:20 a.m. Open House Panel Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, Parmer Hall
10:10 a.m. Info-Session I Please select a session from the schedule*
11:15 a.m. Info-Session II Please select a session from the schedule*
12:20 p.m. Info-Session III Please select a session from the schedule*
1:25 p.m. Info-Session IV Please select a session from the schedule*
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Wrap Up

Have an opportunity to meet your admissions counselor, chat with some campus organizations and pick up your Messiah t-shirt!

Larsen Student Union

*Select from a variety of Info-Sessions focused on academic majors, programs, off-campus opportunities, co-curricular options, clubs & organizations, athletics and more!

Messiah is located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, just 12 miles from the state capital, Harrisburg, and just a short drive from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. When arriving for the open house, you will be directed by campus personnel to our visitor parking lot, conveniently located near where you’ll start your day.

Directions 

Campus map

Lodging near campus

Fun things to do in the area

 

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Explore your visit options!

We have multiple in-person and virtual visit options available. Browse the events below or click the blue button to use a guided help tool to find the right event for you. We can’t wait to show you all the reasons Messiah is an awesome place to call home!

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Open House

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Spotlight Days

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Individual Visit

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Overnight Visit

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Falcon Friday

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Accepted Student Preview Day

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Open House

Visiting campus is one of the best ways to determine whether Messiah University is the right place for you! Come visit to explore the exciting and challenging academic discipline of your choice, experience campus culture, take a campus tour and see what it means to be part of the Messiah family. And, of course, lunch is on us!

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Reasons to attend:

Tour our scenic campus with a student ambassador.

Enjoy a delicious complimentary lunch in the dining hall.

Discover how to invest in your future with our financial aid team.

Explore the options in your area of academic interest.

Extend your visit with an overnight stay with a student ambassador the night before.*

*Available for juniors and seniors only. Registration closes two weeks prior to the event.
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Spotlight Day

Ready to dig deeper? This fall visit opportunity will connect you with current students, faculty and staff as you learn more about an academic program or area of student life at Messiah. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to tour our beautiful campus and eat in Lottie Nelson Dining Hall (yum!).

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Reasons to attend:

Complimentary lunch

Ideal for juniors, seniors & transfers

Dive deeper into your academic interest

Focused time with your department

Take a campus tour

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Individual Visit

Visiting campus for an Individual Visit lets you customize your Messiah campus experience. You can build a visit day to help explore your interests and continue growing your knowledge and understanding of the Messiah community. The date, time, length and schedule of your visit is up to you!

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Reasons to visit:

Personalized visit based on your interests

Enjoy a campus tour with a current student

Meet individually with an Admissions representative

Meet with faculty, staff or coaches

Attend a class or chapel

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Overnight Visit

Choose an overnight experience that is paired with one of our larger event days such as Open House or paired with specific Individual Visit to customize your day

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Reasons to stay overnight:

Experience life as a Messiah University student

Stay in a residence hall with a current student

Participate in on campus evening activities

Enjoy meals in Lottie Nelson Dining Hall

Discover if Messiah is the right fit for you!

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Falcon Friday

If you've never visted Messiah, Falcon Fridays are a great way to get a first look! These summer event days offer an overview of Messiah that includes a campus tour, a current student panel, time to meet admissions counselors and faculty. You will also enjoy a complimentary all-you-can-eat lunch in Lottie Nelson Dining Hall and free Messiah gear!

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Reasons to attend:

Take a tour of campus

Spend time with a current student panel

Learn about the admissions process

Find out more about your academic interest

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Virtual Visit

We would love to connect with you virtually! View our virtual tours, watch pre-recorded sessions, scroll through photo galleries of our campus and register to meet with a member of our campus community from the comfort of your own home.

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Accepted Student Preview Day

Accepted student days are designed to guide students and their families through the questions and next steps of joining the Messiah University community, and they include orientation information, campus tours, lunch, financial aid sessions and more!

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Each academic program will be represented at the Accepted Student Preview Day for you to:

Experience academic advising led by faculty in your department

Connect with other accepted students

Engage with student life and learn how to register for classes

Information session for parents

Contact

Office of Admissions

Phone: 800-233-4220 • 717-691-6000

Email: visitmessiah@messiah.edu

Connect with your counselor: View all admissions counselors

Office Location: One University Avenue Suite 3005 • Mechanicsburg, PA 17055