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


College Houses and Academic Services is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 College House Deans Integrated Knowledge Award. We had a tremendous group of applicants — all vibrant and interesting in their unique ways — and all energetic contributors to the life of their respective Houses. Click to find out more about this year's winners!

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.

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