FAQ about LCH Spaces, Services, and Suites

This FAQ page is for questions specifically about living in Lauder. For questions on the Fall 2022 Room Change process, please visit https://residential-services.business-services.upenn.edu/assignments 

What will my room look like?

https://residential-services.business-services.upenn.edu/house/lauder-college-house

Please note that the floor plans are an approximate depiction of the space; they provide a good idea about the layouts of each suite.


LCH: Room Layouts and Furnishings

  •   Bedroom Furnishings (Same for all room types)
    •     (1) STUDENT ROOM BED and MATTRESS (W38’’ X L84’’ X H34’’)
    •     (2) TWO-DRAWER STACKABLE/UNDER-BED DRESSERS (W24’’ X L32’’ X H16’’)
    •     (1) DESK WITH BUILT-IN DRAWER (W24’’ X L42’’ X H30’’)
    •     (1) STUDENT ROOM TASK CHAIR (W24’’ X L23’’ X H41’’)
    •     (1) WARDROBE WITH 1 FULL-LENGTH MIRROR (W34’’ X L24’’ X H84’’)
    •     (1) FIVE-SECTION VERTICAL SHELF UNIT - WALL MOUNTED (W16’’ X D16’’ X H84’’)
    •     (1) FIVE OR THREE-SECTION HORIZONTAL SHELF UNIT - WALL MOUNTED (W88 OR W52’’ X D16’’ X H16’’)
    •     (1) WALL MOUNTED LIGHT
  •   SUITE FLOOR PLANS
    •     Double-2BR/LR
      •   2 PRIVATE BEDROOMS
      •   1 FULL BATHROOM
      •   1 WALL MOUNTED FLAT SCREEN 42" TV         
      •   1 LIVING ROOM TWO-SEAT SOFA
      •   1 LIVING ROOM LOUNGE CHAIR
      •   1 COFFEE TABLE
      •   1 DINING TABLE
      •   2 DINING CHAIR
    •     Triple-3BR/LR
      •   3 PRIVATE BEDROOMS
      •   1 FULL BATHROOM
      •   1 SINK AND COUNTERTOP
      •   1  WALL MOUNTED FLAT SCREEN 42" TV        
      •   1 LIVING ROOM TWO-SEAT SOFA
      •   1 LIVING ROOM LOUNGE CHAIR
      •   1 COFFEE TABLE
      •   1 DINING TABLE
      •   2 DINING CHAIR
    •     Quad-4BR/LR - Layout 1
      •   4 PRIVATE BEDROOMS
      •   1 FULL BATHROOM
      •   2 SINK AND COUNTERTOP COMBOS
      •   1 WALL MOUNTED FLAT SCREEN 42" TV         
      •   1 LIVING ROOM TWO-SEAT SOFA
      •   2 LIVING ROOM LOUNGE CHAIR
      •   1 COFFEE TABLE
      •   1 DINING TABLE
      •   2 DINING CHAIR
    •     Quad-4BR/LR - Layout 2
      •   4 PRIVATE BEDROOMS
      •   1 FULL BATHROOM
      •   2 SINK AND COUNTERTOP COMBOS
      •   1 WALL MOUNTED FLAT SCREEN 42" TV         
      •   1 LIVING ROOM TWO-SEAT SOFA
      •   2 LIVING ROOM LOUNGE CHAIR
      •   1 COFFEE TABLE
      •   1 DINING TABLE
      •   2 DINING CHAIR
    •     5 private BR/LR/2 Bath
      •   5 PRIVATE BEDROOMS
      •   2 FULL BATHROOMS
      •   1 SINK AND COUNTERTOP COMBO
      •   1 WALL MOUNTED FLAT SCREEN 42" TV         
      •   1 LIVING ROOM TWO-SEAT SOFA
      •   2 LIVING ROOM LOUNGE CHAIR
      •   1 COFFEE TABLE
      •   1 DINING TABLE
      •   2 DINING CHAIR
    •     6 private BR/LR/2 Bath
      •   6 PRIVATE BEDROOMS
      •   2 FULL BATHROOMS
      •   1 SINK AND COUNTERTOP COMBO
      •   1 WALL MOUNTED FLAT SCREEN 42" TV         
      •   1 LIVING ROOM TWO-SEAT SOFA
      •   2 LIVING ROOM LOUNGE CHAIR
      •   1 COFFEE TABLE
      •   1 DINING TABLE
      •   2 DINING CHAIR

*Residents are responsible for keeping their living space clean.  We encourage you to bring your preferred cleaning supplies along with necessities such as toilet paper, soap, etc.

Are there any single rooms?

Each resident will have their own single-occupancy bedroom within a suite. Suites range in size from two to six bedrooms and include a bathroom, common room and sink.  See floorplans above.

Am I allowed to bring extra furniture?

Sure, but you may want to consider the dimensions of your space as well as talk with your suitemates to make plans for additional furniture. There is no storage available for furniture.

What about gender inclusive housing?

For information about gender inclusive housing, visit the Housing Assignments Office website.

Are there any other places to hang out in Lauder College House?

Yes! There are plenty of places to study and socialize in our lounges, meeting rooms, and community rooms.  Some of these spaces require a reservation.  Check back on our website for our room reservation policies.  The House Office and Information Center are also places where you can ask seek help or ask questions.

Please Note: 

Masks are strongly recommended in all indoor public and shared spaces, including classrooms. Masks are still required in healthcare spaces and on Penn Transit.

Masking is always an option for anyone who chooses to mask for any reason. Individual instructors may decide to require students to wear masks in their classroom and those who do should make that clear on their syllabus and to their students in the classroom.

The Penn community is encouraged to wear a mask (preferably a surgical mask, KN95/KF94, N95, or EHRS-recommended Aries mask as opposed to a single layer cloth mask), regardless of masking requirements, in the following situations:

  • if, for any reason, you want to
  • if you are not up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccinations
  • if you are personally at high risk
  • if you are in frequent close contact with someone who is high risk
  • if you have COVID symptoms 
  • if you test positive for COVID
  • if you go to an airport  
  • if you have been exposed to someone with COVID
  • if you live in an area with "substantial" or "high" spread of the virus (defined as 50 to 100, or 100 or more, respectively, new weekly cases per 100,000 people). 

Visit the University's COVID-19 FAQ section for specific information about masking.

Can I mail packages to Lauder College House before I move in?

Residents can begin shipping their non-essential items to campus two weeks ahead of their move-in date. 

During the first few weeks of the semester, Residential Services uses over-flow locations to help with the high volume of inventory. Please look at your package notice to see if your item is at a package trailer or a package room.

To receive mail or parcels at your College House or Sansom Place address, please be sure to use the proper mailing address in the format provided below. The U.S. Postal Service recommends this format as it is most easily read by their sorting machines and residential staff who handle mail and packages on campus. Please note that these are mailing addresses only. Living addresses can be found in Our Residences(link is external) on each College House detail page.

Lauder College House:
Your Name
4-Letter Building Code – 4 -Digit Room #
3333 WALNUT ST PHILADELPHIA PA 19104-6193

EXAMPLE:

Person Doe
LDCH-0100
3333 WALNUT ST PHILADELPHIA PA 19104-6193

Does Lauder College House have any storage areas?

No, we do not offer storage for residents' belongings.

Does Lauder College House have an elevator?

Yes, there are three elevators. A single elevator that goes up to the 3rd-6th floors is located near the house office, the double elevators that go to the 2nd-7th floors are located near our dining hall.

Is there Dining in Lauder College House?

Yes, Lauder College House Café is an all-you-care-to-eat dining hall at which residents can use their dining plans for dinner.  Lauder College House Express is a retail option for students; items can be purchased using Dining Dollars, cash or credit. Check this link for the full LCH Dining schedule: https://dining.business-services.upenn.edu/locations-hours-menus/locations/lauder-college-house. LCH is also adjacent to Hill College House, which is home to Hill Dining, serving all-you-care-to-eat meals during breakfast, lunch, and dinner hours.

For more information about first-year dining plans, click here https://dining.business-services.upenn.edu/dining-plans/first-year

***Please note that Penn Dining has changed some of its procedures and protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to their website for updates: https://dining.business-services.upenn.edu/health-wellness/sick-flu-policy ***

Are there kitchens where I could cook my own food?

Yes, the use of our common kitchens will be available only to LCH residents and by reservation. *** Please check back here in early August for updated information about the 2022-2023 school year.***

Is there Wi-Fi in Lauder College House?

Yes, LCH is under AirPennNet, UPenn’s wireless network.  You will need to configure your laptop and/or mobile devices to connect to the system.  Our IT team will be available during move-in to help get residents connected.  For more information, click here https://support.housetech.upenn.edu/support/home