University Apartments

The halls feature spacious air-conditioned apartments, each with two bedrooms, a family room, a full kitchen, and a private bathroom and shower room. Conveniently located on the edge of campus, each hall is designed to blend the community feel of the residence hall experience with the convenience of an apartment. This blend is unique in campus housing and means the university apartments aren't an extension of the typical hall experience with hall traditions or corporate activities. Instead, the apartments give residents more of a “real life” experience. Social life is unstructured, helping residents learn to be purposeful with their time and relationships, balancing competing agendas and priorities while enjoying a different kind of community.

Campbell Hall

Campbell Hall is a university apartment complex for upperclassmen, with minimum credit requirements for residents. Campbell was built in 2008 and houses 60 students. 

Wolgemuth Hall

Wolgemuth Hall is a university apartment for upperclassmen, with minimum credit requirements for residents. Built in 2011, it houses 92 students on its three floors. 

Campbell Hall & Wolgemuth Hall

Namesakes:

Walt and Mary Campbell

Walt CampbellWalt Campbell ’64 worked at Taylor for 35 years (1969-2004) in a wide variety of leadership roles including: serving as Wengatz Hall director; assistant football coach; director of New Student Orientation; director of Career Development; Associate Dean of Students; and ultimately Dean of Students for 18 years. His re-envisioning of the new student orientation program was key to his Taylor legacy, but he was most known for his servant’s heart; the Board of Trustees recognized him as a Distinguished Alumnus for Service to Taylor in 1993 and for Meritorious Service to Taylor in 2004. Walt and his wife, Mary (Baker ’65), met as students at Taylor and were Taylor parents to Wally ’90, Jon ’93, and Jennifer (Campbell ’01) Hess. The couple opened their home to hundreds of students, faculty, and staff over the years, and led by example in modeling a spirit of hospitality and service to others.

Sam and Grace Wolgemuth

Sam & Grace WolgemuthDr. Samuel F. Wolgemuth ’38 was a Pennsylvania pastor for 13 years before he and his wife, Grace (Dourte ’39), sold their house and belongings and moved with their four children to Japan with Youth for Christ. The two were Taylor parents to a total of six children: Ruth (Wolgemuth’63) Guillaume, Sam ’65, Ken ’67, Robert ’69, Dan ’77, and Debbie (Wolgemuth ’77) Birkey. Wolgemuth served as the fifth president of Youth for Christ from 1965-1973, making him the second of four Taylor alumni to hold the role (including Ted Engstrom ’38, Jay Kesler ’58, and son Dan Wolgemuth ’77). In 1968, Wolgemuth formed Youth for Christ International and served as its first president; it now includes 100 nations. As an international figure in the Christian community and an organizational CEO, Wolgemuth is one of Taylor’s most prominent servant leaders, but his commitment to leading and serving others is the same commitment shared by all Taylor students and alumni. Wolgemuth was part of the Taylor’s board of trustees from 1970-1989. 

Meet the
Hall Director

Meet the Hall Director of
Wolgemuth Hall

Jon Cavanagh

I have done things like a coast-to-coast bike trip, a motorcycle trip around the west, and trips to 10 different countries. But I guess what all this has taught me is the value of the purpose behind my activity.  I’m concerned about the quality of my interaction with others and am constantly battling to be fully present with people. 

As a hall director, quality interactions are important. My role is to be a disciple and make myself present during a crucial period in students’ lives.  For many students, their residence life experience at Taylor has become one of the strongest links in their chain of faith.

Wolgemuth Hall and other off campus housing is primarily for seniors. The senior year here is the first time most students are thinking long and hard about life outside of Taylor.  Preparation for the following year involves a number of brand new challenges for every graduating student. I get to be a part of helping equip and encourage students in this process of transition.

I began my college career by attending Bowling Green State University, majoring in Graphic Design.  I transferred to Taylor during my sophomore year and graduated in 1998 with a BA in Christian Education.  After working for a while, I went back to school while pastoring and earned my MDiv from Winebrenner Theological Seminary. I have worked in residence life at Taylor, Northwestern College (IA), and Asbury University (KY). I currently reside in Wolgemuth Hall with my wife Kara and three-year-old daughter Phoebe.

Meet the
Hall Director

Meet the Hall Director of
Campbell Hall

Lindsay Hubbell

I believe living in a residence hall is one of the best and most challenging experiences a person can have. No matter the level of participation in hall events, a resident’s understanding of people evolves when he/she has to live with others of different backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs. Now granted, the residents of Campbell Hall are no longer living on campus, but, nonetheless, they are still living in community and, with that, comes a new learning curve for how we should befriend and respect one another.

As the hall director of Campbell, my goal is to see my residents learn how to adapt to their new environment together through the love of Christ. I recently graduated with a BS in Psychology from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark., and I understand the joy that comes from being accepted in the community at Taylor University. I desire to return that acceptance back to my residents and to walk the path of life by their sides.

I have a passion for building relationships with my residents due to my love for their dreams, desires, and fears they express for their futures. I want to hear their stories so when they leave these apartments they can be assured they were known, loved, and cherished by those they came in contact with; I will always leave my door open and have a willingness to hear of their struggles and triumphs.

I am not only living amongst these men and women of Campbell, but I am also a fellow student. I may not be an undergrad at Taylor, but I am grateful for the opportunity to be a graduate student in the Higher Education program Taylor offers. Just like my residents who are ending their time at Taylor, I too, will soon experience the anticipation and excitement that comes after completing my studies at Taylor.