Welcome to the College Houses at Penn

WHERE INTELLECTUAL LIFE, RELATIONSHIPS AND PARTICIPATION MATTER

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.


Welcome Home: Your College House


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The College House Survey is now closed.
Thank you to all who participated!

(percentage of each House's population who completed the survey before noon on 3/27/2017)
✅ = House passed 50% threshold

Survey Numbers

The House in each category with the highest percentage of completed responses will win $300 as a House reward: 

  • First-Year Houses: Kings Court English, Fisher Hassenfeld, New, Riepe, Ware
  • Four-Year Houses: Gregory, Du Bois, Stouffer
  • Upperclass Houses: Sansom West, Harnwell, Harrison, Rodin

GA Applications are open now. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.


KCECH Staff 2016-17

Graduate Associates have Impact on Undergrads

The Daily Pennsylvanian recently wrote about some Graduate Associates' experiences in residence, highlighting the GAs' role as mentors and as part of Penn's overall strategy for improving students' mental health.


Ivana Kohut in La Habana, Cuba

At Penn, undergrads do research

College House Research Fellow Ivana Kohut is studying women's healthcare in Cuba with the help of the College House Research Program, a program co-sponsored by College Houses and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships.  Click here to find out 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.