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Building Styles and Meal Plans

Westminster College offers a number of housing options for students living on campus. Whether you want to experience a traditional-style double occupancy room or apartment-style housing, Westminster has it all.

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Hogle and Carleson Halls (Traditional Style, Double)

Most first-year students live in Westminster's traditional-style housing: Hogle and Carleson Halls. Overflow housing for first-year students is in Olwell and Behnken Halls. Each building is equipped with wireless internet access, and there are heating and air conditioning units in each room. Each floor has 2 bathrooms with showers and a kitchen/laundry room with a refrigerator, stove and/or microwave, and card-operated washer and dryer.

Housekeeping service is provided daily for the bathrooms, lounges, and hallways. Residents are responsible for keeping their rooms clean and will need to purchase their own cleaning supplies.

Each room is furnished with:

  • Standard-size twin beds
  • Wardrobes (closet and drawers, built-in or moveable)
  • Bookshelves
  • Study desks
  • Desk chairs
  • Bulletin boards

Olwell, Behnken, and Stock Halls (Apartment Style, Single)


First-year, upper-class, and transfer students all live in Westminster's apartment-style residence halls. Olwell houses a mix of first-year students and returning residents while Behnken and Stock Halls are mainly for upper-class and transfer students.

Apartments house between 2 and 6 individuals, and each person has their own bedroom. Each building is equipped with wireless internet access, and there are heating and air conditioning units in each apartment. Each hall also has a laundry room with self-serve, card-operated washers and dryers. There is parking for residents in the lot behind Stock Hall.

Residents in each apartment are responsible for keeping their bedrooms and apartment clean. You and your roommates will need to purchase your own cleaning supplies and toilet paper.

westminster apartment style floorplan illustrationFive and Six-Bedroom Floor Plan (Single Occupancy Apartment-Style)

Each private bedroom is furnished with:

  • Twin-size bed
  • Storage underneath bed
  • Wardrobe closet
  • Bookcase
  • Desk and chair

Each apartment has:

  • Living room with couch and chairs
  • 1–2 bathrooms
  • 4 additional sinks and cabinets located in the hallways
  • Kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, stove, microwave, sink, cabinets, and a breakfast bar with stools

Students dining in Shaw Student CenterMeal Plans

  • Students living in Hogle, Carleson, Olwell, Behnken and Stock Halls are required to be on either the Copper, Purple or Gold Meal Plans for the entire academic year (unless an exemption is granted for extreme medical or religious dietary restrictions).
  • Commuter students can voluntarily sign up for the Birch Meal Plan or a commuter flex plan.

Food and Housing Costs

Your food and housing costs vary based on the building/housing-style and meal plan you select. All prices are subject to change in May for the following academic year.

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Damage Appeal

Damage assessments are completed during June, after students vacate the halls at the end of Summer Session 1. Damage charges are sent to Student Account Services, emailed to students by June 30, and placed on student accounts within 5 business days. Appeals must be submitted in writing with any supporting documentation to by July 15.