The residence center is named for Rev. John LaFarge, S.J., a Jesuit noted for writing in defense of social justice in the United States.

This suite style building is home to 320 students, and was constructed in 1970.  The Office of Residence Life is located on the ground floor and the Center for International Programs is located on the first floor.


  • Shared double rooms
  • Air conditioning in all student rooms
  • Study lounge
  • Fitness center
  • Basic cable television service included
  • Ethernet access
  • Building wide wireless network access
  • 24-hour security desk
  • University meal plan required
  • Laundry facilities
  • Vending machines

LaFarge Residence Center

2425 Cardinal Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

View on the Campus Map

Capacity: 320 residents (Co-ed)

LaFarge Room Dimensions (typical)
17' Length x 10' 3" Width

Suite style six story high-rise
Each suite contains a living room/study area and a common bathroom to accommodate 6-12 students

Each room has the following furniture (1 per resident in room):

  • Bed (standard twin)
  • Desk & Chair
  • Wardrobe with built in dresser

Floor Plans


Ground Floor

1st Floor

2nd Floor

3rd Floor

4th Floor

5th Floor