Campus life at Westminster College consists on more than just going to class and studying in the library. We believe that personal growth is also a fundamental part of college, and we want your experience in here to be the most enriching one possible. The learning you do outside of the classroom is just as integral as your academics.
Fitness, Wellness, and Recreation
Become American Red Cross CPR, AED, and First Aid certified for a job, personal knowledge, or to fulfill certain degree requirements/prerequisites.
Learn to ski or snowboard, get lifeguard or scuba certified, learn how to shoot photography in the outdoors, and much more. All Community Education classes are open to the public.
Bring your children and/or friends to the Center for free. The climbing wall and Aquatic Center are available to anyone during Family Night or Family and Friends Day.
Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who are interested in working out, eating right and living an overall healthy lifestyle. 2nd Floor Carleson is a Wellness themed residential hall.
Our annual Wellness Fair, held every September, is a fun opportunity for students to connect with local wellness resources.
See what jobs are currently available in the Fitness, Wellness, and Recreation Department as well as all the job descriptions from every job in the department.
Over 30 Group Exercise classes are offered each week including weekend classes. Classes are included in your Eccles HWAC membership.
Fitness, Wellness, and Recreation Department
Intramural Sports provide fun and friendly competition in a variety of individual and team sports and activities.
Katherine W. Dumke Center Center for Civic Engagement
Learning becomes an adventure when we share our knowledge with others. Practice your math skills while volunteering in local schools.
A chance to open up a child's imagination and share with them the adventures that come from reading during a tutoring session.
Katherine W. Dumke Center for Civic Engagement
Get out of your comfort zone and bring smiles to others faces while connecting with high school students and sharing your college experience with them.
Making a difference in your community is not always cheap. Apply for this funding to make that dream come true.
Need a job and love service? Get paid to work for a local non-profit.
Have an idea for a community project? Apply for a $500 grant to implement your project.
Office for Global Engagement
Explore the world next May with your favorite Westminster faculty. Short-term programs designed for a variety of budgets and majors.
Learn beyond the classroom. Spend a summer, semester, or academic year living and studying in another country.
Get paid to support and coordinate student environmental efforts across campus. Available jobs include work with campus beehives, the Bike Collective, the garden program, and assisting with other needs of the Environmental Center, as well as custom opportunities.
This student team works collaboratively to identify, implement, and assess at least 2 campus projects per year that promote widespread student learning about sustainability.
Join the Environmental Center each April to learn about environmental groups and opportunities on and off campus.
The Bike Collective grew out of a desire from Westminster students to minimize campus traffic and reduce their carbon emissions. Expert mechanics can teach you how to maintain your bike or help you rent a bike for free.
Help grow healthy, organic food right on our campus. Volunteer and share in the harvest.
The Eco-reps are a team of students that promote sustainable living in the residence halls, educating and motivating others in their hall to live greener.
The Outdoor Leadership Fellows lend their experience and knowledge back to the college in a post-bac role by assisting with field courses and mentoring newer leaders.
Step Out is the Outdoor Program’s partnership with Promise South Salt Lake dedicated to getting youth outside. Westminster students, along with PSSL staff lead trips during the summer.
Most Outdoor Program trips are student-led. Students can gain valuable leadership and outdoor skills through the trip leader process, and many have even designed their own trips!
Outdoor Experience is a pre-orientation program that complements the first-year student orientation. Begin your Westminster experience by learning outdoor skills and meeting fellow first-year students while exploring Utah's landscape.
Office of Residence Life
Connection Communities give you the opportunity to start building your own Westminster community by placing you on a floor with people who are inspired by the same things you are.
Participate in a campus-wide pageant in which we crown Mx. Westminster on campus. Activities included are formal wear, talent show, and interview. Contestants will be judged on creativity and poise.
Have an amazing talent? Come showcase your skills in front of your peers at our campus-wide talent show.
The Westminster College RHA acts as the voice for students living on campus. Getting involved in RHA is a great way to immerse yourself in the community and support fellow residents. Every floor in each residence hall selects a representative to the RHA council.
Want a job as a first-year student? Apply to sit and protect the residence halls while working on homework.
Resident advisors (RA) oversee students who live in their residence halls, working hard to help students transition to college life and have a successful experience.
Learn about different beliefs, be inspired, and serve with others.
Gain spiritual understandings and uplift their spirits, and help give inspiration for the work they will do in and out of the classroom.
Coexist cafés happen at least once every semester, allowing members get a chance to share their beliefs and cultures through panels and conversation.
Mentorship training and practice with 11–14 year olds in after school programs to increase their power of expression and ability to create sustainable service minded adults.
Make some money between classes by working on campus. Westminster College hires hundreds of students each year to work in a variety of different offices and departments that provide flexible schedules and great work environments. Open positions are posted to the student job board.
Associated Students of Westminster (ASW)
The ASW fills each week with a variety of events to make sure you have the opportunity to have fun with your Westminster community.
Join one of over 60 ASW clubs and organizations that encompass broad areas of interest. I you don’t see the club that you want, you can work with the ASW to build your own.
First-Year Student Orientation
Griffin GearUp is a unique pre-orientation program. Come to campus to meet with your academic advisor, get valuable information, meet some of your peers, and sooth your pre-college jitters. You also have the option for an overnight experience in the Wasatch mountains.
New Students get to tour Sugarhouse area as part of this orientation experience. Groups will explore different areas of Sugarhouse and Salt Lake like the Leonardo Museum, Rio Tinto Stadium, and Smith’s Ballpark, Coffee Roasters and more.
Explore some of our Sugarhouse Shops on us! ASW Events will provide a time and place, you just head over with some friends for free coffee, ice cream, or other snacks of your choice.
ASW hosts several dances each year in venues around Salt Lake City. Foam, light show, Great Gatsby, and other themes provide a fun event to dance the night away with friends. Stay tuned to the list of ASW events to see what is happening next.
Capture the flag is one of the biggest traditions to start the Fall Semester! Glow sticks light up the night as hundreds of students join the first-year students on a campus-wide capture the flag competition.
The annual ASW Block Party is the culminating event of New Student Orientation, with food trucks, games, music, and more.
Transfer Student Orientation is a condensed orientation program geared toward transfer and returning students. Westminster College may be very different from your previous institution and it is important that you to feel comfortable as you transition to this new experience.
To help you adjust to college life, First-Year Student Orientation is a three-day orientation program designed to help you with your academic, personal, social, and cultural transition into the community.