Seminary Building

The seminary is located at 1181 Smith Avenue in the southwest corner of the campus.

It contains the faculty and administrative offices, classrooms, Martin Chapel, prayer rooms, study area computers and a conference room.

The lower level of the building houses the Master of Arts in Counseling program.

The university offices are found in the Campus Center and the University Commons. These include the president’s office, the business office, the financial assistance office and the post office.

The seminary uses Lehman Auditorium for large public functions.


The Sadie A. Hartzler Library provides services and resources for student academic success and lifelong learning.

The library’s website is the place to start, with access to books (print and electronic), journal articles, streaming video, and library assistance. Materials not owned by the Hartzler Library may often be borrowed on your behalf from another library.

The Bible & Religion LibGuide provides a good introduction to the vast resources available. Librarians provide instruction in classes as well as individual help with finding and using library resources. Help is available through the library’s online chat option, Ask the Librarian email form, by making an appointment or one can drop by.

The library is open daily during the academic year, over 95 hours each week. Individual and group study spaces are available, and the library is equipped for wifi.

The Menno Simons Historical Library houses a rich collection of Anabaptist/Mennonite and local history resources. Materials in the collection date from the earliest days of the Anabaptist movement through the present. The resources in the MSHL can be a vital resource for seminary studies. The MSHL is open 9 a.m.—4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and is located on the third floor of Hartzler Library.

The Eastern Mennonite University Archives contains material relating to the institutional history of the university and seminary. It is located on the first floor of Hartzler Library. To access archival collections contact the Menno Simons Historical Library.

The Virginia Mennonite Conference Archives houses an extensive collection of materials documenting Mennonite life in Virginia. It is also located on the first floor of Hartzler Library. To access these materials contact the Menno Simons HIstorical Library.


The online EMU bookstore, at emu.textbookx.com serves seminary courses.

Snack and Food Service

Vending machines and coffee are located in the kitchen area on second floor. Hot drinks are available to seminary and counseling students only, since the cost is covered by their activity fees. Microwave ovens are available in the kitchen. Lunch and snacks may be eaten in the gathering or fellowship areas. Other campus facilities such as the dining hall and Royal’s Den snack shop are shared with the University and are available to seminary students according to the stated policies.

Student Housing

Seminary student housing is available both on campus and in the community. University-owned two-bedroom apartments are conveniently located near the seminary building and can be rented by single or married students. See Auxiliary Services for more information. Many rental properties are also available in the community. For information on the on-campus apartments contact the manager of apartment rentals at (540) 432-4662. For information on off-campus housing visit the eclassifieds section of the web site.