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. 

Students 21 years of age and younger are required to live in Residence Halls for 4 consecutive full term semesters (two years). Exceptions are made for married students. Students 21 and under who live within 50 miles may be granted an exception if they reside with their parents or guardian. In order to accommodate for this policy and the growth of Scarborough 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 to Southwestern Seminary and Scarborough College residents.

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

The Residence Halls rates are applied per semester rather than monthly. The new 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)
15 Meal Plan ($150 Dining Dollars)$3,780$3,280
All Access* ($150 Dining Dollars)$4,315$3,815
*Incoming Freshman must choose all access meal plan
** Rates include access to a Campus P.O. Box

All Residence Hall residents are required to choose a meal plan as part of their Room and Board. 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 13th, 2021. The semester charge will cover your room through move-out day in December 2021. Winter housing options and pricing will be sent out 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.