House Life

House Life

Applying to Upperclass PCs

Program Communities: Shared curiosity, shared space.

Program Community applications for upperclassmen will be accepted January 23, 2020 at 9am – January 27, 2020 at 1pm, at MyHomeAtPenn

It’s not just first-year students who are offered the opportunity to live with other students and faculty who share a passion for a particular subject—many Program Communities offer membership to upperclass students too! Membership in a Program Community or an approved Student Designed Community is completely voluntary but requires a special application process.

Pick a Program Community (PC):
*Can select a first and second choice and then follow House instructions 

World Cultures and Languages

Harnwell: East Asia HouseInternational Program, Latin American Program

Arts & Letters

Harnwell: Ancient StudiesArts House

Harrison: Front Row Theatre & the Arts

Rodin: The Rodin Arts Collective (TRAC)

Identity & Self

Lauder: 2XP (Second Year Experience)

Rodin: Jewish Cultural StudiesBalanced Living Community (BLoC)

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

Harnwell: Biosciences CommunityEco-House

Leadership Development

Kings Court English: Upperclass Programs in KCECH

Rodin: Rodin Leadership Program

Student-Designed Communities

Harnwell: Muslim Life Residential ProgramPolicy, Politics and Social Change Part II

Apply to a PC:

  • Investigate your options on the CHAS and House websites and note any special essay requirements here
  • Don’t forget to apply (with roommates or as an individual) from your MyHomeAtPenn portal from January 23, 2020 at 9am through January 27, 2020 at 1pm
  • Select a first choice and a back-up second choice in case not admitted
  • Follow selection instructions as designated by each College House
  • Watch for email updates about assignment decisions
  • Visit the Residential Services website for general application instructions