House Life

Applying to Upperclass Programs and Four-Year Houses

Residential Program and Four Year House applications for upperclassmen will be accepted January 17, 2018 at 9am – January 22, 2018 at 5pm, 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 Residential Programs offer membership to upperclass students too! Membership in a Residential Program is completely voluntary but requires a special application process.

Attend Special Events and Information Sessions:

  • Meet the Four-Year Houses Luncheon: Join us on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 1pm in New House Dining for a special luncheon sponsored by CHAS and Penn Dining. The dining pavilion will open just for this special readings days event. Whether you have a meal plan or not, all are invited to dine and learn about room selection from faculty and staff from all of the Four-Year Houses. Meal swipes apply but you must Register here.
  • Coffee Chat Information Sessions: Swing by our all of our Four-Year or Upperclass Houses to have all of your room selection questions answered and see the spaces. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a tasty treat too!
    • NCH: Sunday, December 3 at 8pm in the Living Room
    • Rodin: Monday, December 4 at 3pm in the House Office (Upper Lobby)
    • Harrison: Wednesday, December 6 at 7pm in the Heyer Sky Lounge
    • Harnwell: Wednesday, December 6 at 8:30pm in the Cafe (Upper Lobby)
    • Gregory: Thursday, December 7 at 7:15pm in the Cinema (Van Pelt Building)
    • KCECH: Thursday, December 7 at 8pm in the 1938 Lounge (Kings Court)
    • Stouffer: Saturday, December 9 at 1pm in the Mayer Playroom
    • Rodin: Sunday, December 10 at 7pm in the House Office
    • Du Bois: Monday, December 11 at 8pm in the Multipurpose Room
  • The CHAS Living Fair: Join us on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 8pm in the Quad's McClelland Lounges. Come learn about the Residential Programs that welcome upperclass students and the other exciting options available in the Four-Year Houses! Meet with students, faculty and staff who currently participate in these living options. We'll have lots of College House swag, including a chance to win a Keurig Coffee Maker, Summer Storage, and an Amazon Shopping Spree. Top it all off with a dessert bar! 

Apply to a Four-Year College House:
*Can select only one at "MyHome@Penn" portal and then follows House instructions 

  • Du Bois House
  • Gregory House (includes Modern Languages and Film Culture)
  • New House
  • Stouffer House 

OR Apply to a Residential Program:
*Can select a first and second choice and then follows House instructions 

  • Harnwell House Programs: Ancient Studies, Arts House, Eco-House, and Cultures Collective (East Asia Program, International Program, and Latin American Program)
  • Harrison House Programs: Front Row Theatre and the Arts, Integrated Living Program, and Harrison Cinema in Residence
  • Rodin House Programs: The Rodin Arts Collective (TRAC), Jewish Cultural Studies, Balanced Living Community (BLoC) [Wellness Community], and Leadership Residential Program
  • Kings Court English House Programs: Upperclass Programs in KCECH [allowing participation in Biosphere, Perspectives in the Humanities, Science & Technology Wing (STWing), and Women in Computer Science]

Easy Application Reminders:

  • Investigate your options on the CHAS and House websites and note application requirements
  • Don’t forget to apply (with roommates or as an individual) from your MyHomeAtPenn portal from January 17, 2018 at 9am through January 22, 2018 at 5pm
  • 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; an application cheat sheet is available here.


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