The Seminary is located on a suburban campus of 15 acres at the intersection of Church Road (Route 73) and Willow Grove Avenue in Glenside (Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County), approximately three miles from the Fort Washington exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and within a half hour of Center City Philadelphia. All the many advantages of a large metropolitan area for study, ministry, employment opportunities, recreation, and cultural interests are thus readily available. In addition to the colleges and seminaries, the libraries and museums, and the famous symphony orchestra of Philadelphia, the cities of New York and Washington, D.C., are also easily accessible.
Most of the Seminary's administrative offices are located here, including Admissions, Alumni, Development, Registrar, Student Affairs, and the offices of the president.
There are five buildings on the main suburban campus. Van Til Hall was dedicated in 1975 in honor of Cornelius Van Til, former professor of apologetics. It contains air-conditioned classrooms equipped with smart technology, both audio and video instructional aids, a student/faculty mail room, a large lobby for receptions or exhibits, and the 350-seat Rust Auditorium, named in honor of Adolf H. Rust, a longtime friend and supporter of the Seminary.
The Montgomery Library, dedicated in memory of James H. Montgomery of Rochester, New York, and of his sister, Marguerite Montgomery, is a three-story stone building, air-conditioned, containing quiet areas for research. With the addition of the Andreas Academic Center, seating is available for 215 users.
The Andreas Academic Center is a four-story addition to the library, named for honorary trustee Lowell W. Andreas. Here the faculty offices are arranged by departmental floor. This building also houses a 16-user student computer lab, the Westminster Hebrew Institute, the SaRang Korean Missions Center, the Craig Center for the Study of the Westminster Standards (equipped with smart technology), and the Edward J. Young Seminar Room.
The J. Gresham Machen Memorial Hall houses the administrative offices. It also provides dormitory and kitchen facilities for 18 unmarried students, or those at seminary without their spouses.
The Student Center contains the Loft and the Cafe.
Visiting the Philadelphia Campus
Visitors are welcome at any time of the year. Students wishing to meet with an Admissions representative should write or phone to arrange an appointment. Click here for directions.
Communication with the Philadelphia Campus
Although the campus is located outside the limits of the city of Philadelphia, the postal address is: Westminster Theological Seminary, P.O. Box 27009, Philadelphia, PA 19118. All communications and packages sent through the postal system for members of the administration, staff, faculty, and student body should bear this address.
Shipments sent by United Parcel Service and freight should be addressed to: Westminster Theological Seminary, 2960 West Church Road, Glenside, PA 19038.
The telephone number of the Seminary for administrative, faculty, and library offices is (215) 887-5511 or (800) 373-0119. The fax number for the Seminary is (215) 887-5404.