SWBTS has two residence halls: Barnard Hall for women and Fort Worth Hall for men. Built in 1910, Fort Worth Hall was the first building to be constructed on campus.

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, and a bookshelf. Restrooms and showers are located on each wing. Each student furnishes his or her own linens. One mini-refrigerator per resident is allowed. Coin operated laundry rooms are located in each residence hall. 

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 Scarborough College, residents must be 25 years old and younger. Residents turning 26 during the semester may finish the semester but must move out by the graduation move-out deadline. This policy applies to both to Southwestern Seminary and Scarborough College residents.

Pricing (by Semester) – As of January 1st, 2021

The residence halls will be charged by semester rather than monthly. The new semester housing rates are as follows:

Single (Private Rooms)$1,260
Double (Shared Rooms)$1,080
Multiple (Shared Rooms; 3+)$940

Meal Plan

All Residence Hall residents must purchase a meal plan as part of their Room & Board. Incoming freshman college students must purchase Meal Plan A, while all other residents must purchase Meal Plan A or Meal Plan B.

Meal PlanDescriptionCost/Semester
AAll Access Food Hall 20 Meals ($150 Dining Dollars)$2,395.00
BTraditional 15 ($150 Dining Dollars)$1,900.00

Your spring 2021 student bill will reflect a charge per the rates above for your room type. Move-in day for the spring semester is January 15, 2021. The semester charge will cover your room through move-out day, May 8, 2021. Summer housing options and pricing will be sent out in the spring semester.

As is the case with tuition and other charges, payment arrangements must be made with the Office of Student Financial Services. You may pay in full or set up a monthly payment plan.