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Residence Life

Residence Life

Kanbar Campus Center 311


Fax: 215.951.2644

Email: reslife@philau.edu 


Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


I. Introduction

Recognizing that students spend a large majority of their time outside of the classroom setting, the Office of Residence Life strives to offer more than just a place to sleep and keep your belongings.

The highly trained staff creates a group-living environment in which each student is afforded an opportunity to develop as an individual in an atmosphere that encourages emotional and intellectual growth.

The environment within a student's residence area significantly influences his/her success and personal satisfaction while at the University. Each resident contributes to making residence-area living a positive experience. A feeling of community is achieved through mutual consideration, cooperation and responsible behavior. Community living places responsibility on the individual for self-discipline and an awareness of the rights and needs of others within the community.

These policies and guidelines that have been established in the residence areas are designed to help facilitate a harmonious community conducive to academic and personal growth. They are not intended to restrict the individual, but rather to help ensure the rights of all students to pursue their educational objectives in a healthy and safe environment.

II. Staff

Each residence area is supervised by a Residence Life staff member.  The Area Coordinators are the primary Residence Life officers for the students living in their area.

Residence Coordinators (RCs) are assigned to a single building or a small set of buildings. They have day-to-day management responsibility in their building/area and supervise the Resident Assistants (RAs). The RAs, undergraduate students, live on the floors with the students and work with them to develop a sense of community in their residence area and create an atmosphere conducive to mutual respect and consideration. In Falls Center, Residence Managers (RMs), an elevated undergraduate student position, live on each floor of the Falls Center and work directly with the residents to develop a community and assist with any facility concerns in the apartments. Residence Life staff members are also instrumental in assisting students to develop positive attitudes and behavior to deal responsibly with the establishment of an independent lifestyle and the social freedoms of adult life. Throughout the academic year the Residence Life staff, in cooperation with residents, offers educational programs and social activities designed to meet the needs, interests and talents of the residents.

III. Office Locations

Residence Life has three primary office locations, 311 Kanbar Campus Center

In addition, each Residence Coordinator has an office in their respective area.

Locations are noted below. Office hours are scheduled by each Residence Coordinator and posted on the office doors.

Independence Plaza: Madison A7

Main Campus (Scholler & Townhouses): Scholler Hall, Main Floor

Ravenhill (Fortess, Mott, & Partridge): The Mansion, across from the Vending Machines

Ronson Hall: Foyer of Ronson Hall


IV. Communication with Residents

All communication with resident students regarding their housing will be sent to students via their University e-mail. Students are expected to check frequently their University e-mail for important messages from Residence Life and will be held accountable for knowing all information sent to them.


V. Important Dates

All housing dates are included in departmental literature. Dates and times are strictly enforced.

Exceptions and accommodations should be made well in advance. "Day-of" exceptions will not be considered.


August 16, 2018 -  7:00 am – 2:00 pm   New Student Move In

August 18, 2018 -  9:00 am – 2:00 pm   Returning Student Move In

November 21, 2018 -  10:00 am Residence halls close for Thanksgiving Break

November 25, 2018 -  12:00 pm Residence halls re-open

December 14, 2018 -  10:00 am Residence Halls close for Winter Break (housing not provided)

January 6, 2019 -  12:00 pm Residence Halls Open

March 8, 2019 -  7:00 pm Residence Halls close for Spring Break

March 17, 2019 -  12:00 pm Residence Hall re-open

May 9, 2019 -  10:00 am Residence Halls Close