SWBTS has two residence halls: Barnard Hall for women and Fort Worth Hall for men. Fort Worth Hall, the first building to be constructed on the campus in 1910. Barnard Hall, the second building to be constructed as the Women's Missionary Training School in 1914, was named for a former dean of women. Today these halls serve as the residences for as many as 200 men and 150 women as they prepare for gospel ministry.
The halls contain single, double, and multiple occupancy rooms. Each room is equipped with a twin sized bed (i.e., single bed), a dresser, a closet or wardrobe, a desk and a chair. Restrooms and showers are located on each wing. Each student furnishes his or her own linens. Cooking is not permitted in the rooms, but microwaves and stoves are provided in a designated area of each dormitory. One refrigerator per resident is allowed with a maximum of 4.5 cu. ft. and 1.5 amps. A limited amount of refrigerator space is available in common areas. Coin operated laundry rooms are located in each residence hall. Local phone service is provided in each room.
Students under the age of 20 who live more than 50 miles from the campus are required to live in a residence hall. In order to accommodate for this policy and the growth of the College at Southwestern, residents must be under the age of 35. Residents turning 35 during the semester are allowed to finish the semester but must move out by the graduation move-out deadline (typically May 31 and December 31).