Campus Facilities & Equipment
Classes are never more than a 5-minute walk away on the pristine, tree-filled 27 acres. The careful blend of architecture is illustrated by the newly completed Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory of Music and Theatre. The Gore School of Business, Aviation, and Entrepreneurship, one of the most technologically advanced business-education facilities in the nation, integrates innovative, new laboratories and state-of-the-art classroom facilities with the Center for Financial Analysis, offering real-time access to world market data, a behavioral simulation lab, and a flight simulation and testing center.
The Flight Operations Center, which includes a state-of-the-art hangar, flight simulators, and fifteen new aircraft, is located at Salt Lake International Airport.
The College recently opened a new state-of-the-art health and wellness center that includes a lap pool, exercise facilities, and a climbing wall and also houses the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Future plans include two additional facilities: a unique bilevel athletic field/parking garage structure and a new science center that promises to be one of the most innovative college science facilities in the west.
Current facilities include major classroom buildings, multiple computer and presentation classrooms, a science building, an award-winning library, a ceramics studio, and a nursing laboratory.
All students have Internet access and e-mail accounts, using a high-speed gigabit network. A secure student Web portal consolidates online e-mail, course, and registration services. Network connections abound in all classrooms, every residence-hall room, and library seat. Eighty percent of classrooms are set up for multimedia presentations. Technical support is available to students and faculty and staff members seven days a week.
Westminster is a place where “everyone looks forward to a good snow day.” Skiing and snowboarding are central features of student life, with “six resorts within a half hour drive of campus.” Students here are all about “working hard and getting to ski to reward yourself for the hard work.” Salt Lake City provides “many opportunities (professional, recreational, and cultural)” and the campus is only “fifteen minutes away from outdoor recreation areas.” On campus, “there are awesome student association run events!” Activities range from “spontaneous cupcake wars to international fests to dances to community service projects and everything in between.” “I love the small-campus feel and the fact that it has an amazing location in a safe neighborhood,” a Communications major reports. “The atmosphere on campus is my favorite part of the school,” says a neuroscience major. “It’s a really friendly, open, fun place to be.” Another student declares that “life is truly elevated at Westminster College.”