FAQ about LCH Spaces, Services, and Suites

This FAQ page is for questions specifically about living in Lauder. For questions on the Fall 2021 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.

Are there gender neutral rooms?

For information about gender neutral 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 required indoors in public and shared spaces for ALL, including those who are fully vaccinated. Hallways and ALL Reservable spaces in Lauder College House are considered Public Spaces.

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

Please check this space in Late July for details about mail acceptance dates.

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. One is located near the house office, the double elevators 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: http://cms.business-services.upenn.edu/dining/hours-locations-a-menus/dining-locations-a-menus.html. 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 http://cms.business-services.upenn.edu/dining/dining-plans/first-year-dining-plans.html.

***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://cms.business-services.upenn.edu/dining/  ***

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 note, that due to COVID-19 Restrictions, these public spaces will be closed in order to reduce the risk of spreading the disease. There will be no reservation process during the 2020-2021 Semester. Please check back here in early August for updated information about the 2021-2022 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