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.

Heyman Courtyard

The Ribbon is Cut at New College House

CHAS faculty and staff celebrated along with the first residents of New College House as President Amy Gutmann and Faculty Director Cam Grey cut the ceremonial ribbon at New College House amid a flurry of red and blue confetti.  President Gutmann emphasized the opportunity the residents have to establish the culture and traditions of the House, gifting residents with cookies, food and fluffy "I Lived Here First" blankets.  Penn News has the story. 

Evan Yang

Harrison RA looks at Martian possibilities

Harrison College House RA Evan Yang has been profiled by PennNews for his research into microbial biology inspired by the discovery of liquid water on Mars. Encouraging and supporting innovative undergraduate research in partnership with the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships is a core part of College House life.

Prof. Lisa Lewis and Prof. Dennis DeTurck

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. Throughout the year, we encourage faculty to engage in the College Houses—whether as one of our faculty live-in Fellows or a supporting mentor. For more information, click here, or to read about one of our Fellow's experiences, click here.