2.7 Location and Facilities
2.7.a Philadelphia Campus
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.
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 both audio and video instructional aids, one smart classroom, a student 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 Montgomery Library also houses the Center for Theological Writing.
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 J. Alan Groves Center for Advanced Biblical Research, the SaRang Korean Mission Center, the Craig Center for the Study of the Westminster Standards, the Edward J. Young Seminar Room and the Center for Theological Writing.
The J. Gresham Machen Memorial Hall houses the administrative offices. It also provides dormitory and kitchen facilities for 14 unmarried students, or those at seminary without their spouses.
The Carriage House contains The Loft and Student Lounge.
Visitors are welcome at any time of the year. Students wishing to meet with an Admissions representative should e-mail (email@example.com) or phone to arrange an appointment. For directions, click here.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) provides rail transportation from Philadelphia International Airport into the suburbs. Passengers should take the R1 Airport Line to the Glenside station and take a taxi approximately one mile to campus.
The most rapid public transportation from the center of Philadelphia is provided by the suburban trains leaving Market East Terminal at 11th and Market Streets, Suburban Station at 17th and JKF Boulevard, or the 30th Street Station. Passengers should get off the train at the Glenside station and use a taxi service to get to 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.