About Our Campus

History

After the merger of Gordon Divinity School and Conwell School of Theology in 1969, the newly formed Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary put down roots in South Hamilton, MA. The property was once home to a devout Catholic family who willed their lush 118-acre estate to the Catholic Church. After the owners’ death, they transformed their inherited estate into a Carmelite monastery. Relics of the seminary’s monastic days can be seen around campus. Gordon-Conwell’s first students learned, studied, dined and lived in Kerr Building, one of the only buildings on campus until the much-needed Goddard Library was constructed in 1971. The Academic Center and 12 residence halls have since been added.

Referred to as the “Holy Hill” by locals, Gordon-Conwell sits atop the highest elevation in Hamilton. Our family-friendly campus is situated just north of Boston and a few miles from the ocean, allowing students and families to benefit from New England’s rich heritage and resources.

 

Specs

632 students
365 apartments and dorms
118 wooded acres
64 faculty
55 denominations
35 minutes outside of Boston
22 foreign countries
4 miles from the ocean
3 chapels
2 miles from the commuter rail
1 expansive recreation field

 

 Amenities

  • New disc golf course (Click here to view and download disc golf map.)
  • Workout room for women
  • Multiple playgrounds for children
  • Gym access at Gordon College’s Bennett Center
    • Rock gym
    • Indoor pool
    • Gymnasium
    • Dance/group exercise room
    • Sauna
    • Weight-lifting equipment and free weights
    • Aerobic equipment
    • Indoor track
    • Racquetball courts
  • Affordable Nursery School for children
  • Discounted textbooks through BookCentre
  • Garden plots for green thumbs
  • Community dining hall
  • “Give & Take” shop

Come visit our campus and see for yourself!