Campus Housing


Westminster Theological Seminary offers single student housing on its main campus. The residences are single sex. The one residence accommodates nine singles in single occupancy rooms. The other dorm accommodates five singles in three single and one double occupancy room. A third residence accommodates eith singles in four double occupancy rooms.

Rooms will be assigned to incoming students based on: 1) the order in which the housing application and deposit are received (first choices are given to those who send in the application and deposit early), 2) answers to compatibility questions in the housing application and 3) any stated preferences given in the housing application. Priority will be given to students coming from great distances.

For two-week-long Doctor of Ministry program resident students, rooms are assigned based on the order in which deposits are paid to the finance office. No application in required.

For summer Mastering Theological English program resident students, rooms are assigned based on the order in which the housing application and deposit are received.

The doors to Machen Hall in which the one dorm is located are locked at the close of the business day and remain locked on the weekends. The entrance to the second residence with year-long residents will be locked at all times. The entrance to the third residence will be locked at all times. Every residence room has an individual lock and all windows have locks in two of the three residences. In the third, all windows and outside accesses have locks; individual bedrooms do not.

Visitors are not permitted in residence rooms after 10:00 p.m. or in lounge areas after 12:00 a.m. Same-gender overnight visitors may reside with a dorm resident for two nights only if there is an extra bed available. Beyond two nights, a $20 per night fee will be assessed. Overnight visitors are not allowed without prior approval from the Manager of Campus Life or the VP of Campus Life and Dean of Students.