Presbyterian House


Location Information:

803 12th AvenueTuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: (205) 758-2071
House Manager: Karl Boulware

Presbyterian House Information

University Presbyterian Church (UPC) sponsors Presbyterian House as a service to the University of Alabama community. We expect Presbyterian House to be an international community of students; thus, students from all countries, including America, are welcome. The church hopes that by living and studying together, students, many of whom are living away from home for the first time, will have an enriched social and educational experience during their time at the university.

It is hoped that a mutually beneficial relationship can be established between Presbyterian House and UPC. Church members want residents to know the opportunities available for service and worship, and, reciprocally, they want to know if the residents have any interests or needs that can be fulfilled by the church. UPC is active in a number of social issues within the Tuscaloosa community and in broader contexts. If residents are interested in participating in service projects, please contact the church for ideas. Church members come from a variety of backgrounds and may be able to assist residents’ needs and interests if they contact the church or church members.

An optional service opportunity that is available to residents in the fall semester is parking cars at Alabama home football games. Volunteers make a small profit, while the bulk of the money collected from parking supports UPC.

Residents work together to accomplish the necessary chores of Presbyterian house, i.e., taking out garbage, yard work, etc. Fulfilling these duties fosters a sense of community and responsibility.

The monthly rent is $325 (as of January 2015). Each resident is required to make a deposit of $325 in order to secure a room in Presbyterian House. This is non-refundable until the resident moves out of the house and has cleared all accounts with the church office. Ordinarily, deposits are due on 1 August to ensure a room for the fall semester, 1 December for a room during the spring, and 1 May for a room during either or both summer terms.

To be put on our waiting list, please click here.