Lauder Tip Sheet

Below you'll find helpful information on how to live in your College House.

Your College House's Information Center is located in the lobby of the building which you can reach via 215-898-3000. 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 and follow the prompts.

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Pull the shower curtain inside the tub while you are showering to prevent leaks and flooding. 

If your toilet overflows, turn the oval shaped handle attached to the pipe in the back of the toilet. This can help prevent flooding until maintenance arrives.

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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 remove, cover or hang anything from either the sprinkler or smoke detector – this could cause flooding and damage to your room. If the smoke detector batteries need to be replaced, please submit a work order.

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Electrical Outlets

The electrical outlets may be overloaded when too many items are plugged in 
at one time. It is highly recommended to use power strips for your electronic items.

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Heating & Cooling

Adjust the amount of air being blown with the Fan Speed button. Use the temperature controls to make it warmer or cooler in your room. When adjusting the temperature on the thermostat, please note that it can take some time to reach the desired temperature, sometimes up to a day if the adjustment is significant.

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.

When you lower the temperature set point in air conditioning mode, the unit will run until the the room reaches the desired temperature. If the temperature set point is raised, the system will shut off until the room warms up naturally.

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
This dual temperature system will provide heat or air conditioning seasonally. Facilities and Residential Services controls when the system transitions from one to the other.