Information for residents about Penn's fall semester and on-campus housing

For those of you learning from off-campus, fall Online/Virtual College House affiliations have been assigned. 

Your assignment may be different than the on-campus housing assignment you received from our partners in Residential Services earlier this summer. It is not a permanent housing or room assignment – just your online College House affiliation for programming and support this fall. It was important for us to maintain student-to-staff ratios for the number of first-year and upperclass students connecting to a College House virtual experience. Residential Services coordinates any on-campus housing processes and will continue to do so in the future.

For those of you with us on campus right now, your College House assignment will be the same as your current on-campus housing assignment.

We hope you enjoy the opportunities to connect with other members of the Penn community as much as we do!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources


Family Weekend at the College HousesTitle of Event: Wake up with Fisher Hassenfeld College House Date: October 24, 2020 Time: 10:00am-11:15 am EDT   Description- Join our Faculty Director, House Dean and RAGA’s to learn a little more about our house, what we have been up to this semester. There will also be an opportunity for families to engage with the staff through a Q &A. Click to learn moreHARRISON: Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 6-7PM. Please join Faculty Director Professor Deven M. Patel to learn and practice a basic breathing mindfulness meditation practice. Click here to learn more.HILL: Friday, October 23rd at 8:30pm Hill Senior Staff Meet and Greet Stop in and say hello to Faculty Master, Julie Sochalski and House Dean, Stephanie Turner, and learn about the amazing community at Hill College House! Click to learn more.Hill: SPEED MEETING SUNDAY, Sunday October 25th, 2020 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Get ready for this Speed Meeting event! You will be put into multiple, random breakout rooms and meet other Hill residents from all over the country and world! Click to learn more.Kings Court English: House Dean Open Office Hours 10/23 from 4PM to 6PM ET; 10/24 from 10AM to 12PM ET. During the Penn Families weekends, the House Dean office will be open for parents, family members and students to drop in to chat or to ask questions about our programs and activities this fall. Click here for more.A/GA and Student Panel Discussion Friday 10/23 4PM ET Want to know what the college house experience is like? See what some of our students and RA/GA staff have been up to this semester. They'll also talk about what their experience living in KCECH was like, and how they have engaged and interacted with their college house community. Click here for more.Family Quizzo Friday 10/23 7PM ET Join us for Family Weekend as we will pit students and their families against each other in this friendly competition of random trivia knowledge! Who will be victorious! Click here for more.Virtual Lauder College House Activities Showcase October 23 via the LCH website Check out our video highlighting the various media we use in virtual LCH to host activities and engage students in our community. We will share examples of platforms such as Discord and Gather.town, as well as initiatives like “What Matters” dialogues, Radio LCH, and group activities. Click here for more.Lauder College House Family Tribute: Notes From Home Virtual Book and Release Submissions due Thursday, October 22 by 10PM EST. The Virtual Book will be released online on October 25. Check our website on October 25 for more information.Do you have a supportive message to share with our virtual LCH students? Design them a slide! You can make a slide here for an individual student in the LCH community or create a message for all the students at LCH. At the end of Family Weekend, these slides will be compiled into a virtual book and shared electronically with the LCH community at large. Click here for more.Riepe Traditions: Coffee Open House & Conversation with Riepe Faculty Director Ralph Rosen Friday, 10/23: 3-4pm Join Riepe College House for a virtual version of our classic Coffee Open House with Faculty Director Ralph Rosen. This conversational event will include structured break-out rooms for students and parents to socialize as well as a cappuccino-making demonstration from Prof. Rosen, coffee enthusiast. Enjoy a hot beverage & socialize with us! Click here for moreRiepe Traditions: Talking Culture with Riepe Living Cultures and Faculty Fellow Sebastián Gil-Riaño Saturday, 10/24: 4-5pm Join Riepe College House and the Living Cultures community for this week’s Talking Culture event! In Talking Culture, Riepe students discuss films, documentaries, articles, and cultural events with a new topic each week. Our conversation this week will be about Black sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois and his relationship to Penn and Philadelphia. We’ll discuss this recent article from the DP and also discuss some of the key Philadelphia landmarks that are important to his time here. We hope you’ll join us! Click here for more.Ware: Speed Friending: October 24, 7:00 PM EDT: Participate in a popular virtual college house program—Speed Friending. Virtual residents of Ware College House were offered opportunities to meet other first years in our community through Zoom Speed Friending programs. Parents can experience the event for themselves and meet some other parents along the way. Students are welcome to join as well. Click here to learn more.


Prof. Kellie Jurado, Stouffer College House Fellow

House Fellow reps STEM in Stouffer

Penn News has published a profile of Stouffer College House Fellow and Presidential Assistant Professor of Microbiology Dr. Kellie Jurado. Prof. Jurado is Stouffer's newest House Fellow, the lead researcher at Jurado Lab, which studies emerging virus pathogenesis and immunology, and was recently listed as one of the top 100 inspiring Hispanic/Latinx scientists by Cell Mentor. Read more here.