Welcome to the College Houses at Penn

Home to 5,600 richly diverse faculty, staff and students living together on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Where the academic life of the University is deeply integrated into eleven unique undergraduate communities.

Students destress with volunteer dogs

Penn student relaxing in a hammock

Students standing outside W.E.B. Du Bois College House

Students standing outside Harrison College House


Applications are open now for College House Graduate Associate (GA) positions. Graduate or professional school students enrolled in a degree-granting program are welcome to apply online. Applications will remain open until all positions have been filled. Find out more about becoming a GA in the College Houses here.

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.

With the start of the Fall semester, students moved in to discover that new improvements have been made in several of the College Houses, including Gregory and Hill. Click here to learn more. Additionally, Penn is preparing to break ground on the first new College House in decades: click here and here to find out about this exciting new development.

Nominations for the 2014 College House Deans' Integrated Knowledge Award (CHDIKA), given to an outstanding resident whose in-House intellectual and academic activities have consistently enriched the lives of fellow residents, will be accepted in the coming weeks. Details to follow. Click here to learn more.

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