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Residence Life

Welcome to Lenfest Hall

Lenfest Hall

Why Residence Life?

Lenfest Hall offers suite-style living with well thought-out design and amenities in line with what students expect in contemporary campus housing. 

Each unit can serve four to six students and features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a small common area. Kitchenette and a free laundry room are provided on the fifth floor. Each suite is equipped with Wi-Fi access throughout and TV cable in the common area.

The building also features a convenient dining hall, offices, mailboxes, the magnificent Gould Rehearsal Hall, 32 additional studios for lessons, individual practice, classes, and rehearsals, and a fifth-floor garden terrace. The building has 24-hour security attendants and security cameras. Residents of Lenfest Hall have 24-hour access to all practice rooms within the building.

Who is required to live in Lenfest Hall?

For 2016-17: All incoming students who were born on or after September 1, 1994 and will hold a high school diploma by September 1, 2016 are required to live in Lenfest Hall during their first two years of study at Curtis. Additionally, incoming students who are over 18 years of age and pursuing a high school diploma are required to live in Lenfest Hall during their first two years of study at Curtis.

Students who are 17 years of age and under and pursuing a high school diploma are required to live with a parent or guardian off-campus. Younger students who initially live off-campus with a parent or guardian are required to move into Lenfest Hall at the start of the academic year after they turn 18 or complete their high school diploma, whichever comes first.

Older students are strongly encouraged to consider the cost, safety, and convenience of living in Lenfest Hall.

Lenfest Hall Programming

There are numerous opportunities for residents to become involved in activities and programs. Getting involved in these functions is a great way for you to meet people and develop organizational skills. While RAs serve as a catalyst for many floor and building activities, you are encouraged to participate actively in and/or organize programs. Examples of student-initiated activities might include:

  • Field trips to Philadelphia's cultural establishments/events
  • Lectures
  • Informal concerts
  • Dramatic productions
  • Career workshops
  • Graduate school forums
  • Dinners with faculty and administrators
  • Game nights
  • Movie nights
  • Late-night get-togethers and other activities

Student Community Involvement

Curtis is committed to involving LH residents in the discussion of issues that affect the quality of their lives. RAs act as liaisons to administration on such topics as procedures, policies, and proposals for the residence. They meet regularly to work on various residence issues, to develop activities, and to assist with staff assessment. 


Maggie Stauffer, director of residence life (215) 875-4256