Housing and Campus Life
This short video provides a glimpse of our historic campus in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia. However, the best way to get a sense of life on campus is to schedule an individual visit.
LTSP sits on a historic Mount Airy block of Germantown Avenue, within walking distance of a myriad of restaurants and businesses. Small businesses, in particular, give Mount Airy character, from Fit Life, a gym, to Read and Eat, the bustling used bookstore cafe.
The image below features some of the favorite spots of past and current LTSP students. All of the featured establishments are less than a half mile from campus. As you can see, the Mt. Airy neighborhood is filled with great places to study and socialize.
You can also learn more about life at LTSP through our various social media outlets:
LTSP offers a variety of housing opportunities for non-commuter students. Students wishing to live on campus can find accommodations in the Wiedemann Center and the historic 7300 Boyer Street building on the periphery of campus. These accommodations include 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments and studio apartments. Married students and single parents have priority in the assignment of apartments; single students and those who are “resident commuters” (living alone on campus during the week and returning to a permanent residence on the weekend) usually live in the studios. However, some unmarried students choose to find roommates to split the cost of an on-campus apartment. Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill also have a wealth of rental units, from secure buildings to house apartments. Searching them is easy using the zip codes 19118 and 19119.
On Wednesdays the community typically gathers for lunch following the weekly Service of Holy Communion. Faculty, staff, and students gather around the table for conversation and fellowship. These simple meals are coordinated by the Student Services office and vary from week to week. Other informal meals and potlucks are scheduled throughout the year by the Worship and Community Life committee of the student body.
The Mt. Airy neighborhood is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country and also happens to be rich with community activities and recreational opportunities. Hike along the Wissahickon, explore the shops and bakeries of Chestnut Hill, or join the students of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College for a traditional seder meal. Keep an eye on announcements on the homepage, through email blasts, on the LTSP 101 Facebook page, or from your fellow classmates!
Important Housing Information
Visitor Notification Form
If you have guests staying with you overnight, please completed the Visitor Notification Form. We are requesting this information for the safety of all residents and their guests. This form should be completed for all visitors staying in student housing overnight. The information will be shared with the Housing Office and Campus Security. Please complete this form 48 hours before your guest’s arrival if possible. Please note that according to your lease, guests may stay in student housing no longer than 14 nights.