Westminster College is a residential college, which means that students are required to live on campus all four years and room assignments are made with the understanding that they will be occupied for the entire academic year. All full-time undergraduate students are required to live in a College residence hall unless at least one of the following criteria is met:
- Resides in the permanent home of a parent or legal guardian that is located within 30 driving miles of the College. Student Affairs will contact the parent/guardian to verify that a student qualifies to be a commuter. Students may only commute from the home of a parent or legal guardian.
- Has resided in a residence hall for at least four years.
- Has reached the age of 23 prior to the semester for which the request is made.
- Qualifies to live at his fraternity house. To be eligible, a fraternity member must have at least junior standing (generally 62 credit hours), have at least a 2.0 GPA, and must demonstrate responsible behavior as a member of the Westminster College community. The College's policy with regard to allowing sophomores to live at houses is limited to those elected to the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Risk Manager. Fraternity members are not permitted to move from a fraternity house to an off-campus setting.
- Is granted a medical or financial exemption by the Office of Student Affairs. Such exemptions require documentation and completion of an application prior to the start of the semester to be considered. Either process can be initiated by contacting a residence life staff person in Student Affairs. A request for a medical exemption can also be initiated by contacting the Disability Resources Office. For more information, see Housing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities and Housing Accommodations for Students with Exceptional Financial Need.
The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action against students who violate the Housing Requirements policy. Violations include, but are not limited to, residing in off-campus housing without the expressed written permission of the College. Sanctions include, but are not limited to, restitution for room and board.
Room prices are set by the Westminster College Board of Trustees, and are available on the Cost of Attendance page and in the Undergraduate Catalog. Questions about billing policies and refunds should be directed to the Business Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (724) 946-7140.