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Residence Halls

Move Out Program


Now that Governor Wolf has listed Lawrence County as a yellow zone, we are prepared to roll out a highly controlled move out process. Below is information regarding this process. Questions should be directed to residencelife@westminster.edu

Move out will begin Wednesday, May 13 and is tentatively scheduled for the month of May. Students MUST make an appointment as only 5 students per building will be permitted to move out at one time. Students living in traditional halls will have 4 hours appointments for move out; Berlin Village residents will have 6-hour slots. Those slots are as follows:

Traditional Halls:

  • 8:00 am – 12pm
  • 12:30pm – 4:30pm
  • 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Berlin Village:

  • 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • 2:30p – 8:30pm

  Schedule an Appointment Now

Protocol for Highly Controlled Move Out

Social Distancing Requirements

In compliance with social distancing practices that diminishes the spread of COVID-19, please follow these instructions:

  • It is imperative you arrive and depart at your designated times. Doing so will allow everyone to follow the governor’s mandate for social distancing.
  • Overnight accommodations will not be provided. Please plan your stay with a local hotel or other alternative places.
  • No more than two helpers may accompany you: 1 resident plus 2 helpers.
  • Practice social distancing by maintaining 6 feet between each person while on campus.
  • Masks must be worn while on campus.

If you or anyone in your household is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, DO NOT return to campus to check out. Contact residencelife@westminster.edu for alternate options.

What to Bring With You

Please be aware, volunteers to help carry items, handcarts, and dollies will not be available. You should plan to arrive with any supplies such as:

  • Masks
  • Boxes and packing materials
  • Room keys
  • Mailroom key – Check your mail; students not returning to WC should return their key at the mailroom
  • Library books – Return at bookdrop outside library
  • Lending library books – Return to Office of Faith and Spirituality, MCC
  • Borrowed laptops –LIS will contact you to make return arrangements

Keys: If you left your key at home, you can return the key by mailing it to Student Affairs at this address: Student Affairs 319 South Market Street New Wilmington, PA 16172 Please e-mail: residencelife@westminster.edu with Key Mailed in the subject line. Be sure to tape the key to the inside of your envelope, use a padded envelope or wrap the key in paper. Please do so within 14 days of departure.

Move Out Day Details

  • When arriving on campus, park in the lot nearest your building. Please be respectful of designated parking spaces designated by the Department of Public Safety.
    • Pack up your belongings
    • Move your vehicle to the entrance loading zone only when you are ready to load.
  • Be mindful of the extra work by custodians and put your trash in the dumpsters nearest your building (see locations below).
  • Athletes will be able to access their lockers in Memorial Fieldhouse and musicians will be able to access their lockers in the School of Music. Please call Public Safety for building access once you completely move out of your room.
  • Traditional Halls: Keys can be returned in the building lobby. Write your name and room number on the provided envelopes and place it in the box.
  • Berlin Village: Place your key in the labeled key packet and leave on the kitchen counter.

Alternative Move Out Methods

  1. Pack and Ship: If you live 6 hours or further away, have extenuating circumstances and would like your room packed and shipped at no cost to you, e-mail residencelife@westminster.edu with your name, address, a phone number where you can be reached and the words Pack and Ship in the subject line. Someone will contact you and walk you through the process.

  2. Pack and Store: Students who live 6 hours or further away and have extenuating circumstances can have their items packed and stored. Items such as small fridges, small end tables, lamps, microwaves, small storage bins and linen as examples. E-mail residencelife@westminster.edu with your name, residence hall, room number, (or Berlin Townhouse and room number) a phone number where you can be reached, and the words Pack and Store in the subject line. Someone will contact you about the process.

  3. Same Room Storage Students who were approved during housing selection for a Same Room Storage and any current Berlin Village resident who will be residing in the same Townhouse in the Fall can leave their items in their room. E-mail residencelife@westminster.edu with your name, residence hall, room number, (or Berlin Townhouse and room number) a phone number where you can be reached, and the words Same Room Storage in the subject line. Someone will contact you to confirm.

If you have a need that differs from any of the above options, email residencelife@westminster.edu with your detailed situation and request.

Mail Forwarding and Packages

Please check your campus mailbox before you officially leave. Any USPS 1st class mail delivered to campus will be forwarded to your permanent address at no cost. Mail cannot be forwarded to international addresses. For any packages delivered by carriers other than USPS, please contact Carmelina shockec@westminster.edu for assistance with this process. The mailroom will be open Monday – Friday 10a – 6p.

 

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.

 

Residence Halls

Browne Hall


Occupancy: 107

Browne Hall is a three-floor facility, each containing a large community bathroom as well as single, double, and triple bedrooms. It currently provides housing for first-year and upperclass women. It was built in 1928, and named for Dr. Robert A. Browne, Westminster's second president.

Special Features of Browne Hall

  • Immediately next door to Duff Dining Hall
  • Within a 2-3 minute walk to all classroom buildings
  • Centrally located on campus, and situated across from the library
  • Laundry facilities located on the ground floor
  • Data connections to the college computer system in every room
  Browne Hall Floor Plans

 

Eichenauer Hall


Occupancy: 256

Eichenauer Hall is a three-floor facility with both single and double bedrooms, joined by suites with semi-private bathroom facilities. It currently provides housing for upperclass men and women and is co-ed by suite. It was built in 1957, and named for John B. Eichenauer, a long time Westminster trustee.

Special Features of Eichenauer Hall

  • Within a 5 minute walk to all classroom buildings
  • Laundry facilities located throughout the building
  • Residents enjoy a greater amount of privacy and independence due to suite style living with semi-private bathrooms.
  • Data connections to the college computer system in every room
  Eichenaur Hall Floor Plans

 

Ferguson Hall


Ferguson Hall exterior

Occupancy: 129

Ferguson Hall accommodates sorority women, each sorority chapter wing with single, double, triple and quadruple occupancy, 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

  • Within a 2-3 minute walk to all classroom buildings
  • Conveniently next door to the library
  • Laundry facilities located on each floor
  • Each sorority has a well-equipped chapter room for use of its members
  • Formal lounge area for study or social use
  • Data connections to the college computer system in every room
  Ferguson Hall Floor Plans

 

Galbreath Hall


Galbreath Hall exterior

Occupancy: 152

Galbreath Hall is comprised of three floors, each floor containing single and double bedrooms, and two large community bathrooms. It currently provides housing for upperclass men and women and is co-ed by wing. It was built in 1957, and named for Dr. Robert F. Galbreath, Westminster's seventh president.

Special Features of Galbreath Hall

  • The ground floor of the building houses Duff Dining Hall
  • Within a 2-3 minute walk to all classroom buildings
  • Centrally located on campus, directly across from the McKelvey Campus Center
  • Laundry facilities located on the ground floor
  • Kitchenette with stove/oven for student use
  • Data connections to the college computer system in every room
  Galbreath Hall Floor Plans

 

Russell Hall


Occupancy: 127

Russell Hall is a three-floor facility with options for single, double and triple bedrooms. All floors have large community bathrooms. This community houses first-year men and women and is co-ed by wing on the first floor and by floor on the second and third floors. Russell Hall was built in 1950, and named for Dr. Robert McWatty Russell, the fifth president of Westminster College.

Special Features of Russell Hall

  • Conveniently located next to the college athletic facilities
  • Within a 5 minute walk to the library and all classroom buildings
  • Laundry facilities located on the ground floor
  • Data connections to the college computer system in every room
  Russell Hall Floor Plans

 

Shaw Hall


Occupancy: 150

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

  • Conveniently located next to the McKelvey Campus Center
  • Within a 2-3 minute walk to all classroom buildings
  • The Westminster College Health Center is located on the ground floor
  • Laundry facilities located on the ground and first floor
  • All rooms have new loftable/bunkable beds
  • Kitchenette with stove/oven for student use
  • Data connections to the college computer system in every room
  Shaw Hall Floor Plans

 

Thompson House


Thompson House exterior

Occupancy: 15

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 upperclass men and women in the Honors Program. The building has been on the national historic register since 1985.

Special Features of Thompson House

  • Directly cattycorner to the library
  • Laundry facilities located on the ground floor
  • Data connections to the college computer system in every room
  Thompson House Floor Plans

 

Berlin Village


Occupancy: 100

Berlin Village is a community of 25 townhouses. 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 (wired/wireless) and cable; and a dedicated parking lot. Each townhouse also has a porch area and carpeting throughout.

Special Features of Berlin Village

  • Increased privacy and independence for upperclassmen
  • Within a five minute walk to the library and all classroom buildings
  • Data connections to the college computer system in every room
  Berlin Village Floor Plans

 

What's in my room?


In Your Room:
  • Cable
  • Internet
  • Furniture (including a loftable/bunkable bed and mattress, desk & desk chair, closet/dresser)
  • Window Treatments
In Building:
  • Trash and Recycling
  • Laundry
  • Vending
  • Lounge Area with Recreational Equipment (in most buildings)

 

What's my address?

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:

Student Name
Box #
Westminster College
New Wilmington, PA 16172

 

Cars


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.

 

Bank & ATM Locations


The local branch of Huntington Bank, 108 South Market Street, will cash personal checks in amounts up to $25 from out-of-town banks with the presentation of a student ID card. They will also cash College payroll checks and government checks, also with a College ID. Hours are Monday through Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – noon.

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 three closest ATM machine locations are at both local banks 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 banks and at other banking institutions within a 15-minute drive.