Our campus is easily accessible by bicycle, bus and automobile. If you choose to
drive to Western Seminary, you will not need a parking permit to use the parking lots. You are
welcome to park in the paved parking lots on the north and east sides of the campus. As a courtesy
to our neighbors, we ask students not to park on the north side of Madison Street or the east side
of 57th Avenue. For the safety of your belongings, we recommend that you do not leave your car
in the parking lots overnight.
Western Seminary’s Student Center and café are located in the chapel basement. The
Student Center is designed as a space for you to enjoy meals, study, check your mailbox, access
our wireless internet network or visit with friends. Our café provides hot meals on
select days throughout the week. Additionally, there are deli-style sandwiches, snacks, chips, fruit
and microwaveable entrees available for purchase. You can purchase food from the café by
using our IOU system or by paying in cash. Please be aware that any IOUs that are not paid by the
end of the month will be applied to your student account.
Our library belongs to a consortium of five Christian college and seminary libraries
which have merged their holdings into one online database, giving you access to more than 93,000
volumes and nearly 230 theological journal subscriptions. We have valuable resources on the Bible,
theology, counseling, and a selection of entertaining fiction as well. The library is open Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday from 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You will be able to check out books and access the online database
once you have requested and received your student ID card.
Western has an on-campus caretaker, Chris Smith, who is available to assist students
24 hours a day. If you would like an escort to your car after an evening class, if your car battery
dies and you need a jump start, or if you feel your safety is threatened in any way, please call
John at 503.720.0635. We also invite you to contact Physical Plant Director Cliff Stein any time
safety or security is a concern, at 503.459.9676.