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 and double 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. 

All Texas Baptist College students are required to live in the Residence Halls until they graduate or turn 26 years old. In order to accommodate for this policy and the growth of Texas Baptist College, residents must be 25 years old and younger to reside in a residence hall. 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 Southwestern Seminary and Texas Baptist College residents.

Pricing (by Semester) – As of June 1, 2021

The Residence Halls rates are applied per semester rather than monthly. The semester Residence Hall Room and Board rates are as follows:

SWBTS Residence Hall Rates

(Room, Board, and Campus PO Box Included*)

Meal PlanOccupancy
Single (Private Rooms)Double (Shared Rooms)
Graduate Student Rate* ($150 Dining Dollars)$3,780$3,280
Undergraduate Student Rate* ($150 Dining Dollars)$4,315$3,815
*Rates include access to a Campus P.O. Box

The prices above reflect both the room rate and included meal plan. P.O. Boxes are required for all residents and are also included in the Room and Board rate for all residents. Your Fall 2021 student invoice will reflect a charge per the rates above for your room type. Move-in day for the Fall semester is August 11th, 2021. The semester charge will cover your room through move-out day on December 3rd, 2021. Winter housing options and pricing will be communicated during the fall 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.