Wesley Theological Seminary offers several housing options to its seminarians at a reasonable cost for our area. While the Seminary's academic campus serves as the primary hub for student interaction and community-building, our student residence halls also become natural extensions of the community life here at Wesley Seminary.
Wesley's on campus housing options can be divided into four categories for Master's candidates: Commuter Housing, Permanent Resident Housing for Single Students, Family & Married Student Housing, and Intentional Community Living at Mount Vernon Square. Wesley offers Doctor of Ministry Housing for January, May and June terms. For more information on housing during summer school sessions, please see Summer Housing. Our space on campus is limited and is filled on a first come, first served basis. You are encouraged to apply for housing if needed, however, regardless of how close you may be to the first day of class. For students interested in living locally off-campus, please explore our Off-Campus page which details these options.
Check out our Housing Brochure for more information.
To qualify for permanent campus housing in Birch, Straughn or Carroll Residence Halls on Wesley's campus, one must be a registered Master's degree-seeking candidate and carry at least 7 hours of credit (Straughn or Carroll) or 5 hours of credit (Birch), during fall or spring semesters. Residents of Straughn must also carry at least four cumulative hours of credit during summer terms. Birch and Carroll residents are not required to be registered for courses during summer terms. Commuter residents are required only to be registered for one course at Wesley, which must correspond to their request for commuter housing.
To qualify for campus housing at the Birch/Mount Vernon Square Intentional Community, students must commit to living in intentional community and a one-year (twelve month) contract. Married couples without children are eligible for a one-bedroom apartment at Birch, but non-student spouses must agree to be fully participating members of the intentional community, to include regular meetings and responsibilities. At this time, couples with children are unfortunately not eligible for housing in Birch Residence Hall.
· “Residents will be assigned to units which consist of the number of rooms necessary to provide decent, safe and sanitary accommodations without overcrowding or wasted space. The following standard is the general rule for admission and continued occupancy, although certain stipulations exist: No more than two persons per bedroom.
· Single occupancy bedrooms in the NRH and Birch Residence Hall are limited to one student resident.
· Each apartment in Carroll or Birch Residence Halls shall be used solely as the residence for the student and the student's family as represented on the application for housing. Family members not represented on the application, or not considered to be immediate family, are not eligible for campus housing.
· Unrelated adults may not reside in the same apartment with families.
· The minimum occupancy for any apartment in Carroll or Birch Residence Halls shall be one person per bedroom.
· Adults of the opposite sex, other than husband and wife, may not occupy the same bedroom.
· Children of the opposite sex, above the age of 8, may not occupy the same bedroom.
· The maximum occupancy for a one-bedroom apartment in Carroll Residence Hall shall be two adults (defined as 18 and older) and one child, aged 5 or under; or one adult and two children, both aged 5 or under.”
All campus housing facilities are smoke-free. Smoking is not permitted in any Wesley building. Alcohol is not permitted on campus in any common area. Student residents are not permitted to house pets of any kind on campus.
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