Senate Page Program
Your interest in the Senate Page Program is a positive indication to us that you are a concerned American citizen with a willingness to learn and contribute significantly to the Legislative branch of our government. Perhaps such an association will crystallize a future for you in service to the United States and its citizenry, as it has in Pages of past generations.
All applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, a listing of extracurricular activities, a recent high school transcript, and three letters of recommendation. Applications must be submitted online through this website.
When and if you are notified of your selection to serve as a Page, you will be furnished with further information and requirements of the program.General Information on the Page Program
Eligibility is limited to students who are 16 or 17 years of age and entering their junior year of high school. Certification of immunization and general health assessment completed by a licensed physician are required. Pages are required to be covered by health insurance; if they do not have coverage, they must enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
Pages attend classes in the early morning at the United States Senate Page School, a program fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
During the fall and spring sessions, pages are required to live in the Daniel Webster Senate Page Residence. The cost of living in Daniel Webster Hall is $780 per month, plus a refundable $250 deposit. Breakfast and dinner are provided for the Pages. The cost of rent and food is automatically deducted from the Page's stipend, which is paid on the basis of an annual salary of $26,121. Pages must be citizens of the United States or subject to agreements of the Department of State, and must have a social security number.
Webster Hall is located at 300 4th Street in Northeast DC, two blocks from the Hart Senate Office Building. Staff includes four proctors, who reside within the building, and two day staff members. Two floors encompass the living quarters, one of which is designated for young women, the other for young men. Each floor has a community day room for social activity.
Pages must share rooms with each other. Each room is designed for four to six occupants and is furnished with twin size bunk or loft style beds, desks, chairs, and bureaus. Each room has closet space, a private bath, and a telephone, which is shared by the Pages. Laundry facilities are provided within the building.
United States Capitol Police maintain a 24-hour security desk and a provision that requires all individuals to present identification and all visitors and guests to sign in. Capitol Police patrol the area by car and foot regularly throughout the day and night. Webster Hall is monitored by a security alarm system and all emergency and safety measures required by the District of Columbia for community life structures are present and enforced.
Senate Page dress requirements for men are navy blue pants, white long-sleeve shirt, dark blue tie, and black shoes and socks. Women are required to wear navy blue slacks, white long-sleeve blouses, dark blue tie, black shoes and dark socks or nylons. Pages are expected to fulfill their own dress requirements.
Senate Pages must be sponsored by a Senator. There are thirty Page positions in the United States Senate which serve its one hundred Members, therefore not all of the Senators are able to appoint Pages. Due to the limited number of positions available and the large pool of interested students, competition to become a Page is keen and, unfortunately, not all of those students who desire a position can be accommodated.