Stouffer Hall 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 Mayer Hall which you can reach via 215-898-6827. 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.

Tips For


Shower + Toilet
Pull the shower curtain inside the stall while you are showering to prevent leaks and flooding. Individual showers and toilets are available in addition to the community restrooms.

Tips For

Food Disposal & Storage

Food waste should go in the trash located in the kitchen or by the patio entrance door.  If using the patio entrance door cans, please put the lid on top of the can after disposal. 

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.

Tips For

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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To open and close the window, you will need to open the screen wicket (a hinged section of the screen) on the interior of the room to access the three latches on the side of the window and push the window open or pull it shut.  Be sure the latches are disengaged before you try to close the window.  It is recommended that you close the screen wicket after opening or closing the window.  Please do not lean against the window screen. 

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Heating & Cooling

Stouffer’s heating and air conditioning is provided through valance units, which are installed on the ceilings by the windows of each room.  These units circulate both heated and chilled air through water coils, causing air to flow through the room.  The temperature is controlled through a digital thermostat located near the door in the room.  The control panel on your heating and cooling unit looks similar to the one pictured.  Use the up and down arrows to raise or lower the temperature to your desired comfort level.   

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 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.

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Work Orders

When entering a work order, please note that rooms on the 2nd floor are included in floor 5’s inventory and rooms on the 1st floor are included in floor 4’s inventory for Stouffer.