Housing and Dining

At Mercer, we want our students to thrive. That’s why where you live, study and share meals with friends and classmates is so important. The excitement of living near a thriving city, with the amenities to call a community your own, is the foundation to a successful academic career as you navigate your student journey. With plenty of cuisine and housing options to fit your needs, the oldest private university in Georgia offers you a place to call home, across the Macon and Atlanta campuses.


Live in Style

The University Apartments give you the college experience of shared living while also having your privacy, with locked bedrooms and private or semi-private bathrooms. Plus, you’ll be close to classroom facilities.

Meals and More

Recharge at the Mercer Atlanta Cafeteria (MAC), Starbucks, and numerous food carts. Nearby restaurants include Moe’s Southwest Grill, Zaxby’s and Superior Vegan Juices and Food.

Things to Do

There’s always something going on in Georgia’s capital city. Get around using the robust public transport system, and travel anywhere from the world’s busiest airport. Atlanta’s attractions include:

  • Atlanta Botanical Garden
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park
  • Fox Theatre
  • The World of Coca Cola
  • Centennial Olympic Park
  • CNN Studio Tours
  • High Museum of Art
  • Piedmont Park
  • SkyView Atlanta


Independent Housing

Live in university-recommend residences like the Lofts at Capricorn and Lofts at College Hill. Nearby apartment options offer a range of amenities that fit your needs and budget.

Meals That Fit Your Schedule

With Macon Meal Memberships, you have a wealth of dining options and the opportunity to fit them around your lifestyle. Eateries include the Farmer’s Market, University Center Food Court and more.

Things to Do

Macon is packed with history, art, music and culture. Among its many attractions are:

  • International Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Museum of Arts and Sciences
  • Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park
  • Johnston-Felton-Hay House
  • Tubman Museum
  • Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
  • Lake Tobesofkee Recreation Area
  • Sandy Beach Water Park
  • Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
  • Fort Hawkins