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.

Undergraduate Research Fellows: Applications Open Now

Got a burning question?

College Houses are now accepting proposals for 2017-18 College House Research Program Fellowships! Each House will select one 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!

Kings Court English's 2016-17 RAGA Staff

RAs and GAs Make a Difference

This year's Housing Guide from the Daily Pennsylvanian outlines exactly what it is that makes the College Houses' Resident Advisors and Graduate Associates great. Spoiler alert: "they're indispensable to their halls"!

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.

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.