At Westminster, you are invited to explore and ask questions, getting to know yourself and your peers better while building community and forming long-lasting friendships. On campus, you can find or create a club, program, or organization that fits just about anything you’re looking for. Odds are, if you’re interested in or passionate about something, someone else probably is too. And, if you aren’t sure what you’re looking for, Westminster is a welcoming place for students from all backgrounds, allowing you to meet people that may help you discover something new about yourself and the world around you.
As an added benefit, campus is close to downtown Salt Lake City and is housed within the vibrant Sugar House neighborhood, which means you’ll never run out of new local places to explore or events to attend. And if professional experience is something you crave, the surrounding area offers an abundance of businesses you might explore for internships, job shadowing, and much more.
ski resorts within an hour's drive
clubs and organizations
minutes from downtown Salt Lake
The Westminster College Experience
Westminster's distinctive setting—right in between the business and industry opportunities of the city and the endless expanse of the Wasatch Mountains—provides a prosperous home for interactive, place-based learning as well as picturesque destinations for recreation, art, and entertainment.
At Westminster, your learning experience is not confined to classroom walls. The campus is a gateway to endless outdoor spaces that offer opportunities for recreation and learning. Forge adventures in local canyons, ski resorts, 5 national parks, and more, and take advantage of courses like Desert Writing and Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding, or multiple courses through a field study opportunity.
In addition to outdoor adventure and learning, the opportunity promised by the leaders in the technology, healthcare, hospitality, and financial sectors found in Salt Lake City offers exciting possibilities. You will have access to internships and meaningful jobs through industries large and small in Salt Lake City and Silicon Slopes (Utah’s tech and start-up community).
When you’re not busy with classes or honing your skills with professional experience, you can venture on foot through the friendly Sugar House neighborhood (home to Westminster College) or hop on public transit (free for students) to explore downtown Salt Lake. The local area has plenty of places to add beautiful, eclectic, and delicious flare to your life.
Your life at Westminster consists of much more than just going to class and studying in the library. Personal growth and exploring your interests are a fundamental part of your college experience. Bring your curiosity to campus—pick up a new hobbies, develop new skills, and serve as a champion for the causes you care about.
Westminster strives to encourage equity, wellness, and leadership in the community. Your experience should be the most enriching one possible. The learning and development that take place outside of the classroom is are just as important as what takes place inside. Take time to get involved in the many student-focused organizations on campus—immerse yourself in the creative, spontaneous community.
“The small campus here facilitates social connections to the point where it feels like everybody knows everybody else. After you’ve been here for a semester, you’ll start seeing people you know almost every time you walk across campus.”
/ Luke Vayo (’21)