In a statement released by the university, Temple stated that “the university is evaluating the 60 year-old building to determine the future [of Peabody].”
Peabody currently houses almost 300 students each year. Temple says those bed spaces will be relocated through Temple-sponsored housing agreements elsewhere at a comparable cost.
The residence hall is also home to the Tyler School of Arts Living Learning Community. The Tyler LCC will be relocated to 1940 Residence Hall across the street to remain close to Tyler for the new school year. A brand new Architecture and Environmental Design Living Learning Community will also become available in 1940 come fall.
Students currently living in Peabody will not be effected by these changes, and will live there throughout the remainder of the Spring 2017 semester.
Peabody Hall, named for the university’s first Dean of Women, Gertrude Peabody, opened in 1956, and sits upon the grounds of Temple University Founder Dr. Russell Conwell’s original home. It is the oldest residence hall on Temple’s campus.