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Applying to First Year Program Communities

Program Communities: shared curiosity, shared space.

Checklist for incoming first-year students interested in Program Communities (PCs):

Important items to note when applying to a PC:

  • Incoming first-years may list up to two PC preferences and these will be considered your top choices(s).
  • Most of the PCs require an essay at the time of application; review essay requirements here. These essays are reviewed by the House Dean for acceptance into the PC and room assignment. The types of rooms available to first-years are limited. While your preference will be considered, if accepted into a PC you will be assigned to any available space.

Information for incoming first-year students enrolled in the Huntsman Program:

First-years enrolled in the Huntsman Program for International Studies and Business are required to select the Huntsman Program as their first housing preference in the Program Community list. As residency is required for this program in Kings Court English College House, no PC essay is needed. For more information on the Huntsman Programclick here.

Information for incoming first-year Benjamin Franklin Scholars:

Benjamin Franklin Scholars (BFS) must fill out the regular housing preference form and indicate the BFS Residential Community in the Program Community list. These students will automatically be assigned to Hill College House. Roommate requests will only be honored if the requested roommate is also BFS.  

For more information on BFS in The College of Arts & Sciences, click here.
For more information on BFS in The Wharton School, click here.
For more information on BFS in Nursing, click here.
For more information on BFS in Engineering, click here.

***Information updated annually in February.