Information Center

If you want to reach the Information Center at the reception desk in English House, please contact 215-898-4562

The information Center at Kings Court English College House provides residents with the following services:


If you’ve misplaced your keys or been locked out of your room you can check out a spare key. There is however a 1 hour time limit and going over this limit results in a $25 fine being added to your student bill. If a lock-out key is signed out for more than 48 hours, the key is assumed to be lost and the lock changed, resulting in a $125 fine.


The carts that most of you used to move in the beginning of the year are available at any time afterwards. There is also a vacuum that can be signed out. As with the lockout keys, there is a one hour time limit on both the cart and the vacuum. If the vacuum is not returned on time, it will result in a $25 fine. If a normal cart is not returned on time it will result in a $100 fine, or if a plastic cart in not returned it will result in a $300 fine. Only House residents can check out a cart or vacuum.

Special Rooms

The keys to the Private Dining room and Seminar room can only be checked out by faculty, managers, RA’s or GA’s. Ask your RA or GA if you want to use one of these rooms. The keys to the TV Lounge and the Music room can be checked out by any House resident.

Guest Sign-In

Any guest can be signed in as a visitor provided that the resident has his/her PennCard and the guest has some form of photo ID. The guest can either be signed in for a one time visit or given a guest pass which is good for up to three days. Anyone with a guest pass must be accompanied by their host to get into the building and only has access to the building where the resident lives.


Weekdays from 8AM to 4PM, the Center can sell stamps, envelopes and SEPTA tokens. These charges, as with the fines, are added to your student bill.