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Off-Campus Housing

The Office of Student Services prepares the listing of off-campus housing options available in the Rittenhouse Square area.

The best time for you to secure an apartment is in the spring or early summer. Property owners and managers know what properties they have available for rent usually after receiving notice of intention to renew or terminate leases from their current tenants.

For students who are not required to live in Lenfest Hall, upon request we will provide students with materials to assist in their search for suitable housing. Be sure to view the Housing Possibility List (coming soon). This will provide you with some helpful information. You will find apartment listings and contact phone numbers for managers and landlords. Because of the serious time commitment and for your safety, Curtis advises you to live within a five block radius of the Institute.

Curtis does not provide parking to students and recommends that students not bring automobiles to school. All students who wish to bring a car must make arrangements on their own with local garages. Long-term parking fees are quite high.


Required Housing

For 2015-16: All incoming students who were born on or after September 1, 1993 and will hold a high school diploma by September 1, 2015 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.


Contact

Veronica McAuley, director of student financial assistance, 215-717-3188 

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