The Open Door
The Open Door is a unique community gathering place just off the Front Hall in the Main Building.
Conceived by a committee of parents, faculty and friends, and funded by GFS alumni, this hybrid space is a place for conversation, collaboration and exploration between students and faculty.
The Open Door currently features GFS gear and athletic apparel; books and other reading material, for sale and to borrow; and a small menu of food and beverages supplied by local businesses, including the homegrown High Point Cafe (owned by GFS alumna Meg Hagele), Weaver’s Way Co-op of Mt. Airy and Merrymead Farm, with more to come. Ashley Alter, previously an employee of the High Point Cafe, manages The Open Door with assistance from dedicated parent volunteers; all profits support the Community Scholars Program.
Next time you’re on campus, stop in and check it out!
Front Hall of the Main Building
Mon, May 29: CLOSED (Memorial Day)
Tues, May 30: 8-11 a.m., 2-5 p.m.
Wed, May 31: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thurs, June 1: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fri, June 2: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Mon, June 5: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tues, June 6: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wed, June 7: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Thurs, June 8: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Fri, June 9: CLOSED
Mon, June 12: 8-11 a.m. (specialty drinks & pastries only)
Tues, June 13: 8-11 a.m. (specialty drinks & pastries only)
Wed, June 14: 8-11 a.m. (specialty drinks & pastries only)
Thurs, June 15: 8-11 a.m. (specialty drinks & pastries only)
Fri, June 16: 8-11 a.m. (specialty drinks & pastries only)
Mon, June 19: CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER
We wil re-open with limited offerings for Sports Pre-Season beginning on Monday, August 21st.
Cash, Check, Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, Discover) and the Open Door Card
Ashley Alter, manager
In person, via cash, check or credit card. Otherwise, please email email@example.com to be assigned a card. Once you receive your unique card, BID, and CVV numbers, register your card and load money via the StoreCard Manager website: https://storecard.mercurypay.com
This website will also allow you to check your balance, view your transaction history and link your Open Door Card to a credit card to ensure that you always have funds available.
Payments will show up as “PURCHASE Germantown F Philadelphia PA CARD ####” on your credit card statement.
Please note: The balance on your Open Door Card will carry over each academic year, but it is non-refundable.