House Life

Applying to Upperclass PCs

Program Communities: Shared curiosity, shared space.

Program Community applications for upperclassmen will be accepted January 24, 2019 at 9am – January 28, 2019 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 Theme Communities offer membership to upperclass students too! Membership in a Theme 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 ProgramLatin American Program

Arts & Letters

Harnwell: Ancient StudiesArts House

Harrison: Front Row Theatre & the ArtsIntegrated Living Program

Rodin: The Rodin Arts Collective (TRAC)

Identity & Self

New College House: 2XP: The Second Year Experience

Rodin: Jewish Cultural StudiesBalanced Living Community (BLoC)

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

Harnwell: Biosciences CommunityEco-House

New: Science Project Initiative Group (SPRInG: A Student-Designed Community)

Leadership Development

Kings Court English: Upperclass Leadership in KCECH

Rodin: Rodin Leadership Program

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 24, 2019 at 9am through January 28, 2019 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

Attend Special Events to Learn More:

  • Coffee Chats: Meet the Faculty and Tour Rooms
     Swing by our all of our Four-Year and 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: Monday, Dec. 3 from 7-8pm in the Living Room 
    • KCECH: Monday, Dec. 3 from 8-9pm in the 1938 Lounge
    • Harnwell: Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 7-8pm in the Rooftop Lounge
    • Stouffer: Tuesday, Dec 4 from 8-9pm in the Mayer Playroom
    • Gregory: Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 7-8pm in the Van Pelt Cinema Lounge 
    • Rodin: Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 8-9pm in the Rooftop Lounge
    • Harrison: Thursday, Dec 6 from 7-8pm in the Upper Lobby
    • Du Bois: Thursday, Dec. 6 from 8-9pm in the Multipurpose Room
  • The CHAS Living Fair: Join us on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 8:30pm in the Quad's McClelland Lounges. Come learn about the Program Communities 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 great prizes.
  • The Four-Year House Luncheon: Spend time with the faculty and staff of Du Bois, Gregory, NCH and Stouffer. A special lunch will be served just for your in the NCH Dining Cafe courtesy of Penn Dining on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 1-2:30pm. There will be information booths and raffles galore! Be on the lookout for a special invite from College Houses & Academic Services.