General Berlin Village Information
The goal of Berlin Village is to provide senior students with a transitional living experience. Westminster College hopes to provide an independent living environment with all of the conveniences and support of on-campus living.
Students interested in living in the Berlin Village should know:
- Each townhouse unit accommodates four students of the same gender in single bedrooms.
- The 2013-2014 cost is available by contacting the Business Office.
- There is a $300 security deposit required of all Berlin Village residents before recipients sign the lease in February. The deposit secures the townhouse assignment and is held for the duration of the lease period. Cancellation after signing the lease will result in total loss of the deposit. Damages to the townhouse unit will be deducted from the security deposit.
Students wishing to live in the Berlin Village will be asked to submit an application. Applications will available starting December 3rd and can be accessed by clicking on the download link at the top of this page. On the application, the four students will need to list and sign their name. Their signature allows the Student Affairs Office to collect pertinent student information. Applicants will be evaluated on length of time lived on campus, cumulative GPA, and college judicial history. Points will be given based on their ability to meet the application criteria. Seniors will be given first preference, with GPA used as a tiebreaker among applications. If any applicant does not plan to live in Berlin Village for the entire academic year, the group must plan for another student to move into the vacant space. Both of the students' names should be listed on the application. The average of those two students' points will be used to calculate the group's total
Any falsification of information including but not limited to names of group members, total number of members in a group, plans to live in Berlin Village for the entire academic year, or deception with the process may result in a group or individual being disqualified from living in Berlin Village.
Applications will be due to the Student Affairs Office by 4:30 pm on Friday, January 25, 2013. The list of approved applications will be posted in The Westminster Feed via my.westminster on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. A waiting list (in selection order) will be also be posted at that time.
Lease signing will happen during the week of February 18th, 2013. Leases must be signed no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, February 22, 2013. Students selected to live in Berlin Village should first report to the Business Office to pay their security deposit before signing their lease. Students should then bring the deposit receipt to the Student Affairs Office to sign their townhouse lease and receive additional information.