FAQs

I'm living in Riepe, what is my mailing address?
John/Jane Doe
310 South 36th Street MB ###
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6023

Packages will be sorted and available for pick-up in the Quad Package Room in McClelland Hall. Mail will be delivered to the student's mailbox in Riepe's Thomas Penn mailroom. More information: Mail Services in the College Houses

*Mailbox numbers can be found in housing assignment information and on CampusExpress. 

Can I ship packages to the Quad before move-in?
Given the high volume of mail and packages around move–in, we ask that you time your shipping to coincide with your arrival and not too many days earlier than that date. Please add 1-2 days to shipping company’s delivery time estimates for campus processing. Please be advised, Riepe does not have a storage room for belongings that you ship but cannot fit in your room. 

Where are laundry facilities located?
Laundry facilities are located in the basement of Magee and Bishop White. Laundry facilities are free to use for Riepe residents.

Does Riepe have an elevator?
Yes, there is one elevator in Riepe located in the intersection of Ashhurst and Cleemann Halls. However, it is not convenient for access to all buildings such as Graduate, Mask & Wig, Provost Tower, Birthday, and Bishop White.

Is there air conditioning in Riepe?
Yes, Riepe is seasonally air conditioned.

 What furniture is provided by the University?
There is a bed, desk, chest of drawers, and chair for each student. Rooms may have either a wardrobe or closet for each student. There is a wall globe light that provides limited light. Students should consider bringing additional lighting, like desk lamps or floor lamps. More information on Room Furnishings can be found at Residential Services.

Is Riepe open over breaks?
We are not open during winter break or summer break. For Fall 2019, Students must vacate the dorms by December 20, 2019. Dorms reopen January 12, 2020. Students can usually find on-campus accommodations in the high rises or the University City Sheraton for the Winter Break period. We ARE open for Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, and Spring Break.