Dorm Room in Machen

On-Campus Housing

On Westminster’s campus, there are accommodations for five women and nine men. All rooms are furnished with a bed, bureau, desk and chair, and closet for each person in the room. Rooms are assigned by the Student Affairs Office and are available only to first-year full-time students in degree programs (with the exception of an RA). Priority will be given to students coming from further distances.

All rooms on the men’s floor are single rooms. The women’s floor has one single room and two double rooms. The cost per semester (four months) for the 2014-2015 school year is $1250 for a single occupancy room and $1050 for a double occupancy room.

Incoming students who want to reserve a space in the dorm must send a $250 dorm deposit in the form of a check made out to "Westminster Theological Seminary," to the attention of the Student Affairs Office, after full admission has been granted. (For international students, full admission is attained upon the successful completion of the Affidavit of Support.) The dorm deposit should accompany the completed Dorm Application. This deposit is non-refundable, provided there is room for the student in the dorm. Rooms are awarded on a first-deposits-received basis.

After an incoming student sends in a dorm deposit with a Dorm Application, he or she will receive notification from the Student Affairs Office that the application has been received and that the student’s name has been placed on the dorm waiting list. Once all dorm applications and dorm deposits have been received from incoming students, Student Affairs will assign rooms. This usually happens in April. By May 1st, all incoming students will be notified of their status—either confirming a room reservation and check-in times or explaining that the dorm is full and that off-campus housing will need to be secured. International students who are applying to the dorm are strongly encouraged to begin completing their Affidavit of Support very early in order to secure a higher place on the waiting list. A link to the Affidavit of Support form can be found at Affidavit of Support.

Food Service

Westminster does not have a formal food service. Each dormitory resident is given full access to the dormitory kitchen and is responsible for his or her own meals and cleanup. Westminster students may also eat in Arcadia University's cafeteria, which is a half-mile from the main campus, paying per meal.

Dorm Applications

If you would like to apply for on campus housing, see the forms below:

D.Min. Students

Once dorm room assignments are finalized for first-year full-time students studying during the regular academic year, rooms remaining vacant for part or all of the summer are then awarded to D.Min. students for their summer modules. Please keep in mind that the number of rooms left vacant in the summer is extremely limited, especially later in the summer as new students begin to arrive early for the Fall Semester.

D.Min. students who want to reserve a room in the dorm must send a $50 dorm deposit in the form of a check made out to "Westminster Theological Seminary," to the attention of the Student Affairs Office, after full admission has been granted. (For international students, full admission is granted upon the successful completion of the Affidavit of Support.) The dorm deposit should accompany the completed Dorm Application. This deposit is non-refundable, provided there is room for the student in the dorm. Rooms are awarded on a first-deposits-received basis.

Off Campus Housing

Here are some resources for finding off-site housing near Glenside, PA 19038: