Welcome to the College Houses at Penn


5,600 richly diverse faculty, staff and students call the College Houses home, living together on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.  In the College Houses, the academic life of the University is deeply integrated into eleven unique undergraduate communities, where the change-makers of tomorrow find opportunities to engage with big ideas around every corner.

Have a wonderful summer - CHAS will see you in August!

The Return of Hill College House

The Daily Pennsylvanian wrote about the slated reopening of Hill College House following its $80 million renovation.  Click here for more!

Prof. Lisa Lewis, Gregory College House Faculty Director

Gregory Faculty Director Receives Award

Prof. Lisa Lewis, Faculty Director of Gregory College House, was awarded the Dean’s Award for Exemplary Citizenship by the School of Nursing for her "extraordinary leadership and management of the concerns and anxiety generated across the School as a result of the 2016 Presidential election."  Congratulations, Professor Lewis!  Read more about this award here.

Prof. Daniel Q. Gillion, Harnwell College House Fellow

Q&A with Prof. Daniel Gillion

Harnwell College House Fellow Prof. Daniel Gillion was recently interviewed by the Penn Current on topics ranging from political science to protests and racial discrimination in the United States.  Click here for the article.

Prof. Michael Gamer, Faculty Director, Harrison College House

The Business of Poetry

What do the makers of "The Three Stooges: The Ultimate Collection on DVD" have in common with a Romantic poet like Percy Bysshe Shelley?  Harrison College House Faculty Director Michael Gamer finds that there might be more of a connection than you think: both were paying the bills. The Penn Current spoke recently with Professor Gamer about his new book, “Romanticism, Self-Canonization, and the Business of Poetry.” Click here to read more.

New College House Faculty Director, Prof. Cam Grey, with President Amy Gutmann at the New College House opening ceremony

Our doors are open to Faculty

Faculty play a major role in our mission. Within our House communities, they encourage intellectual inquiry, and promote spirited discussions and interactions. Penn Current recently interviewed the Faculty Director of New College House, Prof. Cam Grey, about his experiences in nearly a decade of living as a faculty mentor in the College Houses. For more information about becoming a part of the College Houses as a faculty member, click here, or to read about another of our Fellow's experiences, click here.