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.

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

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Award Winners 2016

Meet this year's College House Deans'
Integrated Knowledge Award winners

The College House Deans' Integrated Knowledge Award was presented to three deserving recipients at a reception on April 20, 2016. Austin Bream from Kings Court English House (center), Rodin's Darlina Liu (right) and Jared Fenton from Harrison College House (left) were recognized for their contributions to their House communities, bringing knowledge from the classroom into their College House homes.  Click here for more about these incredible students.

KCECH GA wins Fulbright Grant

Gina Elia, a Graduate Associate in Kings Court English College House, has been awarded a Fulbright Grant. This prestigious grant comes from a program sponsored by the United States government beginning in 1946, intended as the flagship international educational exchange program designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.  Ms. Elia is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, specializing in modern Chinese literature. Her dissertation examines the formation of religious literary modernity in the work of mainland Chinese authors in the first half of the twentieth century. 

Congratulations Gina!

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.

ITAs gain valuable experiences

College House Computing's Information Technology Advisors work in the College Houses to help their fellow residents tackle computing and technological issues, from getting hooked into Penn's networks to solving issues with malware and viruses. Penn News profiled the ITAs to find out how being an ITA built real-world experience for these savvy resident tech gurus.  Click here for the story!