What to Expect this Spring in the College Houses

Housing Updates for Spring 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources

Seeking Faculty to join us in the College Houses

Gregory Coat of Arms

Gregory College House: Virtual Edition

The bricks-and-mortar buildings of Gregory College House remain under renovation this year, but the spirit of Gregory carries on as the virtual home of those Penn students who are studying remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic this spring. Here's what you need to know about participating in Virtual Gregory this semester.

  • Those students who have been assigned to Gregory will automatically be placed on the Gregory email list to receive notice of House programming and activities.
  • If you are living in a different House this semester but wish to be added to the Gregory email list, please sign up using this form.
  • If you need help from your House staff, please contact your RAGA, email House Director Viraj Patel at pviraj@upenn.edu, or call the interim House Office at (215) 573-3497.

Homeless man with "Hungry, Anything Helps, God Bless" sign

CHAS Fights Hunger and Homelessness

The Daily Pennsylvanian covers the CHAS and Residential Services partnership tackling the twin problems of homelessness and food insufficiency in Philadelphia through the Hunger And Homelessness Awareness Week.  Held from November 16 through 20th, this event featured film streamings, a letter writing campaign, a virtual poverty simulation hosted by local non-profit The Bethesda Project, and a donation drive for Bethesda via Amazon.  Read more here.

Dr. Kent Bream, M.D., Harnwell Faculty Director

Harnwell Faculty Director says testing is crucial

Dr. Kent Bream, Harnwell's Faculty Director and associate professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Community Health in the Perelman School of Medicine, told Penn News that testing is a crucial first step in protecting Philadelphians from COVID-19.  As the medical director of the Sayre Health Center in Cobbs Creek, a neighborhood just west of Penn's campus, he is ensuring that Philly residents are aware of the importance of testing in the battle against the coronavirus, and know how they can get tested themselves.  Read more here.

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.