Campus Hours and Access

Armstrong Hall
Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bueermann Hall
Weekdays, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Johnson Chapel and Cafe
Monday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Milliken Hall
Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please see the library locations page for the current semester schedule.

Campus Gates
Southeast Gate | Weekdays, 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
All other gates | Monday, 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Weekend Campus Access
Bueermann Hall is open on the weekends per the semester class schedule. The Southeast Gate is open weekends from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Students may gain access to the Student Center (mailboxes, snacks, dining) through the coded entry door on the east side of the Chapel until 10 p.m., and weekends when classes are offered.  The code may be obtained from Physical Plant Director Cliff Stein or the Student Services Office.

Public Telephones on Campus

There are student phones which you may use for no charge located in the hallway outside the Student Center in the chapel basement, on the wall opposite room 103 in Bueermann Hall, and in the President's Lounge in Armstrong Hall.  These phones are for local calls and emergency use only.  Emergency phone numbers are posted near each phone.  When using the phone on the first floor of Bueermann Hall, please take extra care not to disturb any class that may be meeting in room 103.  Please do not plan to use any office phone on campus or phones in the library.

Animals in Campus Buildings

All students are welcome to enjoy the open spaces of our campus with their pets. All pets must be on a leash at all times. Pets that are off leash present the potential for an unpredictable situation to occur no matter how well trained they are, whether that is a dangerous/threatening situation or an “overly friendly” situation. Owners must take responsibility for their pet’s safe behavior. If a pet is behaving in an unsafe or unpredictable manner, the owner may be asked to remove the pet from the property. Owners should be aware that they will be held liable for any incident resulting from the unpredictable or unsafe behavior of their pet. Owners should also be aware that all pet waste must be picked up and disposed of in a proper trash receptacle. 

In addition, under no circumstances are any animals allowed in the buildings on Western Seminary property at any time, whether on a leash or not. Approved exceptions include service dogs (guide, signal, or other dog properly trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability as defined by applicable laws and regulations) and animals being used for instructional purposes in a classroom (not individual offices). All animals used for instructional purposes must be accompanied by a faculty member as long as the animal is in a building. Any additional exceptions must be approved by the Physical Plant Director.

Requesting Special Use of Campus Buildings

Any non-regularly scheduled use of seminary buildings must be sought through Physical Plant Director Cliff Stein in the Carriage House. You may reach Cliff at 503.517.1878 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. He is also available to provide you with information related to any charges associated with campus use.