Residence Life & Housing

Residence Life & Housing


Residence life provides a convenient and collaborative environment were students from diverse majors, backgrounds and cultures can learn from one another and support each other as they advance through their college years.

Approximately 70 percent of first-year students live the College’s two residence halls—the Louise Zimmerman Stahl Residence Hall and Sartain Residence Hall. Suites in Stahl Hall accommodate four women who share two double rooms and an adjoining bathroom. In Sartain Hall, there are single rooms with a community bathroom on each floor. Additionally, there are many nearby residential neighborhoods surrounding the College, which some of our students choose to call home.

Resident Assistants and Resident Directors can be found in both halls. Knowledgeable about the College and its resources, these experienced upper-class women are trained to help with students' day-to-day concerns, manage emergencies and serve as links to the Student Services staff.

Students have a menu of options when it comes to eating on campus, including the outdoor Diamond Café, which is adjacent to Logan Fountain and overlooks Moore’s Sculpture Park and the Ben Franklin Parkway and the main dining hall, which serves three meals a day Monday through Friday and two meals daily on weekends. All resident students are required to register for the 19-meal plan.


Moore offers on-campus housing in two residence halls, Louise Stahl Residence Hall and Sartain Hall. Louise Stahl Residence Hall, located at 20th Street and The Parkway, houses women in suites of two bedrooms and a bath. All rooms are intended to be double occupancy. Sartain Hall, located at 2039 Cherry Street, contains single rooms and community bathroom facilities. On-campus housing is rented for the entire academic year and charges are payable in advance by the semester. All residence halls have 24-hour security coverage and may be accessed by students 24 hours a day when the halls are open.


By the time they are seniors many students are ready to leave the more traditional residence hall setting and live on their own in nearby apartments. There are many apartments in Center City and in the Art Museum area that are within easy walking distance of the College. The Residence Life Office has some information about off–campus housing opportunities and can give some assistance to students seeking to live off–campus. However, most students use Craig’s List, the apartment rentals sections of local newspapers or network with each other to find appropriate accommodations. The College does not supervise, inspect or otherwise guarantee such locations, nor does the Office act as mediator between landlord and tenant. Students who move off campus should obtain a change of address form from the Registrar’s Office, which will be distributed to other offices of the College.


Several lounges are available for use by all students, both residents and commuters. A student lounge is located in the Penthouse above the 5th floor in Stahl Hall, accessed by taking the elevator in Stahl Hall to the 5th floor and walking up the remaining flight of stairs. Lounge facilities include a small kitchen, televisions with cable hookup and computer stations. Fox Commons in Wilson Hall is another common area open to all students, faculty and staff. Commuter students also can use the lounge on the 1st floor of Sartain Hall, which has a pool table, cable television and Internet access.