We have received a number of questions related to residence hall availability for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Please know there will be enough housing at Messiah for our student body for the fall semester. While some sophomore students may need to initially sign up for a waiting-list spot, they will be housed on campus for the fall. There have been enough spots for incoming first year and transfer students reserved. These students will find out their residence hall assignment in mid-July as planned.
Our Housing Office is working hard to maintain a 5:1 ratio of students to bathroom units on floors (five students per bathroom sink, shower and stall). This precaution has decreased our residential capacity, but with the addition of two Oakwood Hills buildings, Messiah will be able to house everyone (though students may need to be on the waiting list for a few weeks as Housing shuffles rooms around).