Welcome to your home away from home for the next four years!
You’ll soon realize that it’s so much more than a place to lay your head at the end of the day - but somewhere you’ll make memories, host friendships and create space for you. That’s why our primary focus is on making every minute feel like home from the moment you step foot on campus.
Our staff values your residential experience and we’re equipped to offer a dynamic approach to living. Because Westminster College has a 4-year housing requirement, it is the mission of our staff to contribute to the development and education of our students. We hope that by living on campus, our students feel the foundation of safety and comfort so that they’re able to explore new ideas, relate to others with respect and compassion, discover who they are and solve problems autonomously.
Being rooted in the Westminster mission, the Residence Life program supports the academic endeavors of our students by creating an environment where learning can take place outside of the classroom. It is our goal that our students leave their residential experience at Westminster having gained knowledge application, felt called to civic engagement, have developed meaningful relationships, feel that they have gained an awareness around diversity through cultural competence, and have truly come to understand their own identity development.
Browne Hall is a four-floor facility; each floor contains a large community bathroom as well as single, double, and triple bedrooms. It currently provides housing for first year and upper-class women. It was built in 1928, and named after Dr. Robert A. Browne, Westminster's second president.
Special Features of Browne Hall
Eichenauer Hall is a two-tower, three-floor facility with both single and double bedrooms, joined by suites with semi-private bathroom facilities. It currently provides housing for upper-class men and women and is co-ed by suite. It was built in 1957, and named after John B. Eichenauer, a long time Westminster trustee.
Special Features of Eichenauer Hall
Ferguson Hall accommodates sorority women, each sorority chapter wing with single, double, and triple bedrooms, along with a spacious community bathroom. Ferguson Hall was built in 1941, and named in honor of Dr. Robert G. Ferguson.
Special Features of Ferguson Hall
Galbreath Hall is comprised of three floors, each floor containing single and double bedrooms, and two large community bathrooms. It currently provides housing for first year and upper-class men and women and is co-ed by wing. It was built in 1957, and named after Dr. Robert F. Galbreath, Westminster's seventh president.
Special Features of Galbreath Hall
Russell Hall is a three-floor facility with options for single, double, and triple bedrooms. All floors have two large community bathrooms. This community houses first-year men and women and is co-ed by wing. Russell Hall was built in 1950, and named after Dr. Robert McWatty Russell, the fifth president of Westminster College.
Special Features of Russell Hall
Shaw Hall is a three-floor facility, each equipped with single and double bedrooms, and two large community bathrooms. This community houses first-year men and women and is co-ed by wing. Shaw Hall was built in 1960, and named for Walter G. Shaw, a generous benefactor of the college.
Special Features of Shaw Hall
Thompson House was built in 1887 by Westminster Professor of Physics, Samuel R. Thompson and was most recently home to Alumni Relations and the Celebrity Series. In 2006, the house was renovated and is now a thematic residence hall for upper-class men and women in the Honors Program. The building has been on the national historic register since 1985.
Special Features of Thompson House
Berlin Village is a community of 25 townhouses intended for upper-class students. Students will need to go through an application process and sign a yearlong lease with the college. Each townhouse is equipped with a full kitchen with a dishwasher, full-size stove/oven, sink, dishwasher, washer/dryer; living area with a couch, chair, coffee table and end table; single bedrooms for all four occupants, which include a bed, desk, 3-drawer dresser, and closet; two full baths (one upstairs, one downstairs) heat and air-conditioning provided by geothermal energy; internet (wireless); and a dedicated parking lot. Each townhouse also has a porch area and carpeting throughout.
Special Features of Berlin Village
A student’s room assignment will change over their 4 years while their mailbox information will never change. The room assignment (meaning hall name and room number) is a student’s physical location on campus, but their mailbox address, which family and friends (and Amazon!) may send mail to, can be sent in the following format:
New Wilmington, PA 16172
Students must have a current parking decal in order to park anywhere on the campus of Westminster College. Parking decals are issued by the Public Safety Department Complete parking regulations can be found on the Westminster Web page under the Safety & Security section of Student Services.
The local branch of First National Bank, 135 East Neshannock Avenue, will cash College payroll checks and government checks with proper identification. Hours are Monday through Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – noon. For your convenience, a drive-through ATM machine includes postage stamps for sale. Low cost checking and savings accounts are available at this branch, a member of the FREEDOM ATM ALLIANCE, a surcharge-free network of banks located throughout Lawrence, Butler, Mercer, and Allegheny counties.
The two closest ATM machine locations are at the local bank mentioned above and on the lower level of the McKelvey Campus Center (provided by Huntington Bank).
Checking and savings accounts are available at the local bank and at other banking institutions within a 15-minute drive.