Health and Safety

All residents of Lenfest Hall are required to receive a meningococcal immunization.

• All participants living in campus housing and who are age 21 or younger must submit proof of one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4, such as Menactra or Menveo)* since age 16.
• Participants living on campus who are over age 21 may either submit proof of vaccination since age 16 or submit the Meningococcal Vaccine Waiver. Meningococcal conjugate vaccine is preferred although meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (MPSV4, such as Menomune) is acceptable. At minimum, serogroups A, C, Y, and W-135 must be covered.
• Participants may waive this requirement only if there is a medical contraindication to vaccination or if religious beliefs prohibit immunization.

In order to provide the most efficient emergency care possible, Curtis Summerfest requests the health insurance information of participants.

If a participant is not covered by health insurance, parent or guardian must provide a statement accepting financial responsibility for emergency care.

Lenfest Hall has two secure entrances — the main entrance at 1616 Locust Street, and the other on Latimer Street. There will be a guard at the Locust Street entrance 24/7. There will be a “roving” guard on most shifts. Students, staff, and faculty coming to Lenfest Hall may enter through either entrance and go through turnstiles activated by swipe cards at both entrances. Student residents are issued a personal security key card to swipe/enter Lenfest Hall and their respective suites. Non-Curtis visitors must sign in at the Locust Street guard’s desk before they are permitted through the turnstile. Summerfest does not permit any guest in Lenfest Hall over the summer; this increases the security and level of overall safety in the Hall. A Curtis Institute of Music Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the main Curtis website.

Summer Program Assistants act as Residence Life coordinators during Curtis Summerfest. An SPA will be on call 24/7 during your stay at Lenfest Hall. SPAs are selected on the basis of their interpersonal skills and their ability to contribute to life at Lenfest Hall. They are specially trained to solve problems, resolve conflicts, and otherwise serve the needs of residents; their chief concern is the comfort and safety of the residents. They also assist in publicizing and implementing housing policies, enforcing rules, and planning activities.