Private, Christian college in South Carolina

Located in South Carolina, Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community dedicated to transforming lives.

Professors provide one-on-one mentoring outside the classroom at Southern Wesleyan University

The faith-filled community at SWU is comprised of students, faculty and staff who are passionate about learning and growing, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Eclipse Over SWU - August 21, 2017

Whether you come for a campus visit, fine arts program, or athletic event, SWU seeks to provide educational and cultural opportunities not just to our campus community but to the greater community around us.

Stuart-Bennett Hall

All freshmen residents live in Stuart-Bennett Hall. It is co-ed by floor, men on the second and third floors and women on the fourth and fifth. Stuart-Bennett rooms are 12’ x 16’ and include the following:

  • air-conditioning
  • local phone service with voice mail and caller ID
  • cable TV hookup
  • Internet access
  • two single beds (may be stacked)
  • two dressers (three drawers)
  • two desks with chairs
  • two closets with shelves
  • one sink with medicine cabinet
  • window size is 46” (W) x 48” (L) with a mini-blind
  • floors are not carpeted
  • mattress size is 39” X 80” (extra-long twin sheets are best, long twin will work)

Floor Plan PDF


Freshman Mentoring Program

Our Freshman Mentoring Program is designed to help incoming freshmen transition from high school to college and a more independent way of life. Upperclassmen mentors are spaced throughout freshmen housing in order to provide information, guidance, friendship, and leadership as new students figure out how to navigate college challenges.

We choose upperclassmen mentors that will model our core values and help freshmen do the same:

  • Purpose: A specific calling for a unique role in our world.
  • Scholarship: Academic excellence in an innovative faith-centered environment.
  • Community: Belonging to a connected and compassionate body of learners.
  • Transformation: Christ’s redemptive work in individual and corporate life.

The Freshman Mentoring Program is designed to expose freshman to the various resources and opportunities on campus and to equip freshmen to be independent and successful through the end of their college career.