Housing at Wesley

Through its housing ministry, the Wesley Foundation offers students an opportunity to live in a unique environment that fosters friendships, personal growth, and service to others. The Wesley community significantly adds to the college experience.

About Housing

The Wesley Foundation has men's and women's dorms that house twenty students. We feel that it is a special opportunity for students to be able to live at Wesley. We strive to create a safe community that significantly adds to the college experience. Living at Wesley is an opportunity to be a part of a special form of community, but it is up to the students themselves to create that community. Therefore, it is critically important that all students who live at Wesley be especially active in the ministry and activities at Wesley. We expect our residents to be full participants in the Wesley community and constitute the core of our student leadership team. The expectations for residency during the academic year are described in the Community Covenant.

Housing is available only for current JSU students.

Academic Year Housing

Academic Year housing is structured in a way similar to university housing. Students are making an 8 month commitment for housing from the start of the fall semester in August through the completion of the spring semester in April.

Housing prices listed are per semester.

There are no extra fees. Rent includes utilities, high speed internet access, washer/dryer access, streaming TV, and access to a cooking area.

You do not have to pay in advance when registering, so just select "pay later" on the form; however, a $200 refundable housing deposit is required after acceptance into housing. Payment reminders will be sent via email, and all payments can by made online by using a credit/debit card. You may, of course, pay in person with check or cash.

Our rooms are designed for two roommates who share one bathroom. The Standard Room rates are for double occupancy with the base rate at $1,900 per semester. If you would like to apply for a private room with private bath, the base rate is $2,700. Please note that housing are scholarships available for all residents! Please read more below.

The online application is a short, simple process. The next step is attending a Housing Interview meeting. You'll have a chance to select a meeting on the last question of the form. If necessary, a private conversation with the Wesley Director  follows.

Housing Scholarships

Housing Scholarships are available for all residents! The Wesley Scholarship is $1,000 ($500 per semester) applied to your rent. Our scholarships are awarded to students who take seriously the opportunities they have at Wesley to love, learn, and lead together.

The focus of our scholarship is to help students grow more intentionally in their own sense of life purpose. We often have the best of intentions, but we do not always live intentionally. It is often difficult to "get going" and to make the kind of difference that we really do want to make. We are helped by a loving nudge and a positive environment to be more focused and more intentional in our life. Together, we can go farther than we could ever go alone.
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
Our scholarships are not based on a long list of things that students have to do. Our process is helping students identify how they want to grow, how they want to serve, the difference they want to make in the world.

In a nutshell, the Wesley Scholarship is intended to foster community, and students are required to
  • participate at Wesley Night, the weekly gathering of our community
  • participate in our small group process where students grow through loving, learning, and leading together
  • share in the process of building community, making friends, and serving weekly by helping to clean and care for our facility

Housing Application

The Housing Application is a simple online process. Applications for the upcoming 2023-24 Academic year will be available in February 2023.

Summer Housing

Wesley has housing available during the summer months, May through the start of classes in August. Our preference is for students who will be staying all summer, but we will rent to students on a month-to-month basis.

Learn more about summer housing and apply here.