Four Year Luncheon: Weds., Dec. 13 at 1PM, New House Dining


Undergraduate Research Fellows: Applications Open Now

Got a burning question?

College Houses are now accepting proposals for 2018-19 College House Research Program Fellowships! Each House will select an undergraduate research fellow to receive a $1500 award to undertake a research project in any discipline or area of study.  Click here for more information about the Research Program and learn how to apply!


Nydia Han speaking at Rodin College House, filmed by an Action News 6ABC cameraman

Rodin Welcomes 6ABC's Nydia Han

Rodin College House welcomed Nydia Han, the Philadelphia ABC network affiliate's Consumer Reporter and co-anchor of Action News on Sunday mornings, on November 27 as part of the Rodin_24 series.  Ms. Han shared a delicious meal with Rodin residents and talked about her career trajectory, her platform and responsibilities as the only Asian-American member of the 6ABC news team, and the events that led to her viral "This is America" Facebook post.  


A portrait of Dr. Emily L. Gregory

Remembering a trailblazer

The first woman to be appointed as faculty by the University of Pennsylvania, botanist Dr. Emily Lovira Gregory, was featured as the subject of a biographical article by Penn Current. Dr. Gregory, the first American woman to receive a Ph.D. in botany and one of the first American women to receive a doctorate in the sciences, is the namesake of Gregory College House. Read more about her here.


An artist's rendering of New College House West

Trustees approve another New House

The Board of Trustees on November 2 approved the construction of a new College House at 40th and Locust Walk, to be opened in 2021. New College House West, as it is being called, will be a 250,000 sq. ft. residence, Penn's second to be built specifically to meet the needs of the College House program. Penn News has more details.

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.