Buildings, labs, classrooms, stages, and fields provide the backdrop for Westminster College's extraordinary educational experience.
The Hoyt Science Resources Center Renovation will modernize classrooms and re-equip laboratories so students and faculty may work with the most current instrumentation and technologies. This will also maintain the currency and competitiveness of our existing science/technology programs and enable us to develop new program offerings in fast-growing fields that are vital to our nation's future.
Current and future students must receive their education in facilities supporting 21st century learning practices. Patterson Hall, one of Westminster's most important classroom buildings, reflects its 40-year-old age and requires improvements that will introduce smart teaching technology, encourage collaborative learning through more efficient space usage, and provide areas for teleconference technology. Additionally, a new energy-efficient climate control system will include air conditioning to allow for expanded summer educational programming. It will be the new home for the Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the new office for the Celebrity Series.
Meeting Westminster's growing undergraduate enrollment requires expanded residential accommodations. The second phase of Berlin Village is composed of two new buildings housing 40 students in 10 townhouse units. The townhouses offer students an on-campus, independent living experience that serves as a transition to apartment living following graduation.
Westminster has a rich athletic tradition — with over 25 percent of the student body participating in intercollegiate sports and almost 60 percent involved in recreational intramural programs. In addition to serving as a focal point for student life, these activities promote a healthy lifestyle and commitment to lifelong fitness. Upgrades to athletic facilities and equipment will ensure that student and community needs are met.
Westminster is blessed to have a spacious and beautiful 300-acre campus — including a 15-acre lake and a Field Station set amid fields and forests. Implementation of a new master landscaping plan will further beautify the campus and unify its features with additional flower gardens, trees and shrubs, seating areas, natural areas and outdoor classrooms, new entrances, and other improvements that enhance student, alumni, and community use.