Campus Facilities

Main Campus, Fort Worth, Texas

The 200-acre main campus is located in Fort Worth, Texas, on one of the highest natural elevations in Tarrant County, known as Seminary Hill. It now includes 16 main buildings plus the J. Howard Williams Student Village, B. H. Carroll Park, Seminary Drive Duplexes, other perimeter housing, the Norton Landscape Facility, and the Leitch Physical Plant Facility. The seminary is easily accessible from any point in the country by air travel, and may be reached by passenger vehicle via Interstate 20 and James Avenue or Interstate 35W and Seminary Drive.

B. H. Carroll Memorial Building

Located in the heart of the campus, a beautiful domed building with stately Ionic columns, the Memorial Building has become the hallmark of the seminary. Its three wings are connected with a central rotunda. The rotunda, under the dome, displays oil paintings of seminary presidents. B. H. Carroll was the founder and first president of the seminary.

Scarborough Hall houses administrative offices and the School of Theology classrooms and faculty offices. It also contains the Tom and Evelyn Linebery Preaching Center, which houses the Scott L. Tatum Preaching Chapel, the Herman Jared and Patsy Ruth Smith Preaching Chapel, and the Billy E. and Juanita Harrell Classroom. The wing is named for L. R. Scarborough, the second president of the seminary.

Truett Auditorium and Rotunda is named for George W. Truett who served for many years as chairman of the board of trustees and as pastor of the First Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas, from 1897 to 1944. It is located in the south wing of the Memorial Building and seats 1,098 people.

Fleming Hall houses the Provost, dean of the School of Preaching, faculty offices, Registrar, Housing, Communications, and classrooms. It is named for the late William Fleming of Fort Worth, a longtime seminary benefactor.

A. Webb Roberts Library

The A. Webb Roberts Library is located to the east of the Memorial Building, it houses the library collection of almost 500,000 volumes, an audio-visual and computer learning center and classroom, special collections and archives, the Tandy Archaeological Museum, and other research facilities. The staff provides a full range of services including personal and group library instruction, a writing lab, research assistance, interlibrary loan service, and help with access to major computer based information services including the Internet. A. Webb Roberts (1898-1984) was a Dallas layman and a Distinguished Life Member of the President's Club at Southwestern. See below for detailed information on Southwestern's libraries.

J. W. MacGorman Chapel and Performing Arts Center

Opened in 2011, the J. W. MacGorman Chapel and Performing Arts Center houses campus chapel services, commencement ceremonies, and conferences. The 106,000 square-foot Spanish-style building also has multi-purpose rooms and space to welcome the seminary’s many friends and special guests.

Mathena Hall

Opened in 2017, Mathena Hall is home to the Roy Fish School of Evangelism and Missions and the L.R. Scarborough College at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  As stated on its cornerstone, the building was “constructed to facilitate the preparation of evangelists to carry the Gospel to the nations.”

Mathena Hall also contains smart classroom facilities and a memorial to Lottie Moon, a Southern Baptist missionary who spent nearly 40 years teaching and evangelizing in China. The memorial contains some of Moon’s belongings as well as her Chinese home.

George E. Cowden Hall

The School of Church Music and Worship occupies Cowden Hall, which is located on the northeast corner of the campus. Studios, offices, classrooms, rehearsal rooms, and practice rooms are housed in this impressive building. Instruments available for instruction and practice include a four-manual Casavant organ, a three-manual Moeller organ, and newly purchased Steinway grand pianos. Performance spaces include the 497-seat Reynolds Auditorium.

The Riley Center at Southwestern

The Riley Center houses guest rooms and conference space. There are 55 guest rooms for campus visitors and conference attendees. The W.P. Collier Conference Center provides a fully operational conference facility as well as additional office space for the campus.

Kathryn Sullivan Bowld Music Library

The Kathryn Sullivan Bowld Music Library is a 30,000-square-foot addition to Cowden Hall, completed in 1992. It contains more than 400,000 items, including printed music, books, periodicals, and video and audio recordings. The Robert Douglass Treasure Room contains rare materials, especially early psalters and hymnals. The building also contains soundproof practice rooms, an electronic piano teaching facility, a classroom, a conference room, and a computer lab devoted to music technology.

J. M. Price Hall

Price Hall, located on the west side of the campus is named for the first dean of the School of Educational Ministries. It was designed to function as a model for teaching all phases of Christian education, both academic and practical. This building also includes faculty offices and the Curriculum Center.

Robert E. Naylor Student Center

The Naylor Student Center houses the Dining Services offices, Residential Dining Room, The Café (a refreshment area), and banquet rooms. Parlors, lounges, reception areas, post office, Student Life, and conference rooms are also located in this building. It has become the center for seminary community life. The center is named for the fifth president of the seminary.

Horner House

The Horner House serves as an educational and administrative building for the Southwestern Women’s Center and the offices of the Dean of Women. Given by Andy and Joan Horner, it is named for Andy’s mother, Sarah Horner. Created to mirror a home setting, the Horner House serves as a place for women to gather for community,  mentoring, learning, and leadership development.

The Southwestern Women’s Center exists to enhance the campus climate for and service to Southwestern women as they prepare for service and ministry. Under the leadership of the Dean of Women and housed in the Horner House, the Southwestern Women’s Center is a dedicated space for women’s academic success, leadership development, and ministry preparation. Along with being a place where women can voice concerns and connect with resources, the Southwestern Women’s Center is a hub for all Southwestern women, with opportunities for focused study, mentoring, and spiritual growth.

Welcome Center

The Welcome Center houses offices for the Institutional Advancement and Student Services Divisions. It is located on the edge of the campus where donors and prospective students can more easily begin connecting to the campus.

Fort Worth Hall

Fort Worth Hall was the first building to be constructed on the Fort Worth campus in 1910 was named for the city of Fort Worth. Today it houses the administrative offices of campus police/security and is used as a residence hall for men. Fort Worth Hall also contains commuter rooms available by reservation throught the Riley Center.

Barnard Hall

Barnard Hall was named for Floy Barnard, a former dean of women. Barnard Hall is the residence hall for single women. It was constructed in 1915, with an addition in 1920.

J. Howard Williams Student Village

J. Howard Williams Student Village, located north of the main campus across Seminary Drive, provides one-, two-, and three-bedroom housing for 420 families. 252 of the 420 housing units are the result of recent construction. The project is named for the fourth president of the seminary, who presided over its early beginnings.

B. H. Carroll Park Apartments

B. H. Carroll Park Apartments were named for the first president of the seminary, this 21-acre housing area has 184 units for families in duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes. These apartments are named for the seminary's founding president.

Walsh Counseling Center

This facility is named for the F. Howard Walsh family of Fort Worth. Walsh served as a seminary trustee from 1963-1976. The Walsh Counseling Center houses the Department of Biblical Counseling for the School of Educational Ministries. Counseling expertise is available to the students of Southwestern Seminary and their families, the Fort Worth community, and the Metroplex.

Myra K. and J. Roy Slover Recreation Aerobics Center

The Recreation and Aerobics Center (RAC) exsists to serve Southwestern by promoting physical and spiritual wellness while increasing community all for the glory of God.

The center is comprised of a gymnasium with an indoor track, four racquetball courts, snack area, locker rooms, a state-of-the-art cardio-vascular activity room, a strength training room, a classroom, and a multipurpose aquatics facility. Adjacent to the center are lighted tennis courts, an outdoor track, a sand volleyball court, and playing fields. The center is named for the Slovers, seminary benefactors from Liberty, Texas.

The Recreation Aerobics Center program offerings include: physical fitness and personal training, aquatics (swimming lessons), intramural sports, a variety of aerobic classes, outdoor recreation, and various family oriented special events.

Carl E. Norton Landscape Facility

This facility, located at 4716 Warren Avenue houses the landscape support activities for the main campus and student housing. The building is named for Carl E. Norton who began the campus beautification process in 1979.

James R. Leitch Physical Plant Facility

This facility houses the maintenance and support activities for the main campus and student housing.  Facilities Maintenance, Support Services, Purchasing, and receiving/warehouse operations are located in this facility at 2101 Yates Street. The building is named for James R. Leitch who served the seminary from 1954 to 1987 as Director of Physical Plant.