KCECH Tip Sheet

Below you'll find information on the facilities in your suite. 

Like all of our College Houses, there is an Information Center desk in the lobby of the building which you can reach via 215-898-4562. The Information Center will provide: 

  • Assistance and follow-up with maintenance and housekeeping issues  
  • The monitoring and maintenance of systems and controls for safety, security, key control and resident privacy  
  • Loan of lock out and special use keys  
  • Guest access, guest passes and resident sign-in  
  • Loan of moving carts 

For assistance with a facilities emergency that occurs during the weekend or 5 pm Monday through Friday, please contact 215-898-7208.

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Pull the shower curtain inside the tub while you are showering to prevent leaks and flooding. To switch the spray from the faucet to the showerhead, pull or turn the small lever attached to the tub spout or pull the temperature control knob.

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Food Disposal & Storage

Food waste should go in the trash. If you are cooking with oil or grease, put it in a container and let it harden, then dispose of it in the trash instead of pouring it down the sink, as it will cause a clog.

Use plastic containers to store food and dispose of leftovers quickly to discourage pests.

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Sprinklers & Smoke Detectors

Do not cover or hang anything from either the sprinkler or smoke detector – this could cause flooding and damage to your room.

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Electrical Outlets

Some electrical outlets are controlled by the switch on the wall. If the item you’ve plugged in doesn’t work, try flipping the switch and then try again.

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KCECH has two styles of windows.

Type 1: the lower window sash can slide up and down while the upper window sash is fixed in place. Ensure the window latch is in an ‘unlatched’ position before trying to open the window. It is recommended to latch the window while it is closed.

Type 2: fully turn the crank handle before latching the windows, otherwise the window will remain open. Double check that all latches are up before trying to close the window all the way.

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Heating & Cooling

Find the on/off switch and temperature buttons on your heating and cooling unit. Adjust the amount of air being blown with the Fan Speed icon. Use the up and down arrows to make it warmer or cooler in your room. It may take a few minutes for the unit to kick in – please do not keep it maxed out.

When you raise the temperature set point in heating mode, the unit will run until the room reaches the desired temperature. If the temperature set point is lowered, the system will shut off until the room cools down naturally. The system works the opposite in air conditioning mode.

Please keep your windows closed while the air conditioning is running to prevent moisture in your room.

For best air circulation, it is recommended that furniture is not placed against the FCU.

Seasonal Heating + Air Conditioning
The FCU is a dual temperature system and will provide heat or air conditioning seasonally. Facilities and Residential Services controls when the system transitions from one to the other.