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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
In compliance with social distancing practices that diminishes the spread of COVID-19, please follow these instructions:
If you or anyone in your household is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, DO NOT return to campus to check out. Contact email@example.com for alternate options.
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
If you have a need that differs from any of the above options, email email@example.com with your detailed situation and request.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 upperclass 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. 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
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 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.