At the corner of Cardinal and City Avenue, a new first-year residence hall will welcome more than 500 students in the fall of 2025. The exteriors will reflect the familiar stone masonry of our buildings here on campus, in keeping with the architecture in this area of campus. This new residence hall will have easy access to the Campion quad and the new pedestrian underpass providing safe passage under City Avenue from West Philadelphia to the Lower Merion side of campus. This project is a cornerstone for the overall development towards a new Student Center and main campus quad.
The new first-year residence hall is specifically positioned to take advantage of the serene landscape and mature trees available in front of the Maguire-Wolfington Welcome Center, creating a small quad for students to enjoy just out their back door.