According to the Westminster College Handbook for Students, commuter status is defined as residing at a legal home permanent address with the students’ parents or legal guardians. Students wishing to commute must first apply for commuter status through the Change to Commuter Request Form and must live within the following distance:

  • 30 driving miles from Westminster College, as confirmed by Google Maps from the address of 319 South Market Street, New Wilmington, PA, 16172

Once an application is received, please note it may take Residence Life up to two weeks to process the application and send an email letter confirmation of the decision of the request.

As the Student Handbook explains: “The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action against students who violate the Housing Requirements policy.” Sanctions may include restitution for room and board charges to the amount of $3,200.00.

Returning students wishing to commute the following academic year should submit the request form no later than June 1. For incoming students, we ask that you provide notice before the first day of the semester you are starting at Westminster College. Any requests after these dates will result in a $125 administrative fee based on approval.

The student's parent(s) or legal guardian(s) will be included in the decision letter for awareness of the residential change and a reminder of our policies regarding commuter status. 

Please note that a change to commuter status may affect your Financial Aid and any questions should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid for specific details.

Any questions about Commuter Status should be directed to to