College House Computing
Penn’s residential computing program is one of the most comprehensive in the U.S. Every College House is linked to the Internet via a high-speed network connection. Both wired and wireless connections are available in all rooms ensuring that College House residents have high-quality Internet services. Internet access, email, course information, and everything else that today’s technology has to offer is available from the comfort of your College House. Most importantly, Penn’s commitment to technology doesn't end with providing a high speed network, but includes the College House-based support needed to get connected, stay connected, and pursue your coursework and research.
The enthusiastic College House Computing staff hires and trains students to be Information Technology Advisors (ITAs) in the College Houses. ITAs provide convenient support for their fellow residents, and can help with almost any computer question, from diagnosing hardware problems to software support and getting connected to the network. They are advised and supported by the College House Computing staff of IT professionals.
In addition to providing in-room support to students, College House Computing maintains 14 residential computing labs and additional collaborative learning spaces using the latest technologies in every House. Computing spaces are equipped with the most up-to-date software and hardware, including wide-screen monitors, multi-media software, 100MB connections, high-quality scanners, and laser printers. Extended late-night hours and helpful ITAs ensure that you always have access to the tools and technical assistance you need.
For more information, or if you are interested in joining the ITA staff (applications are online in April), please visit the College House Computing website at rescomp.house.upenn.edu.