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"As a GA who is new to Penn, I have found that getting involved with the undergrad student life has given me a stronger connection to Penn as an institution than I otherwise would have found. It's really fun to put on events or create opportunities for students that you want to take part in yourself!"

- Liza Cohen

Student Staff in the College Houses:
Graduate Associates

Each College House has a diverse team of Graduate Associates (or GAs), graduate students selected from the doctoral and professional programs of the University's twelve schools. GAs bring a slightly different viewpoint to the life of the community and also offer special academic or professional expertise in their fields of study. GAs sponsor or join in the numerous academic and co-curricular activities of each College House.

Graduate Associate applications are currently being accepted. Graduate students enrolled for the 2015-2016 academic year, click here to access the online application.

Becoming a Graduate Associate

Letter from the Directors of College Houses and Academic Services

Graduate Associates: Role, Qualifications, and Room and Board

Position Description and Contract PDF

GA Academic Advisor Form PDF

Financial Aid Information for GA applicants


Residential programs and number of GA positions in each College House

Information Sessions

Frequently Asked Questions for GA positions


Application Process

How to apply: Application procedures

Application checklist

Information for those who will be new students in 2015-2016


Enter the online application site here


Post-Application Process: What Happens Next

Interviews, Notifications and Acceptance

Living on campus even if you're not appointed


University of Pennsylvania Nondiscrimination Statement 

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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