House Life

Applying to Upperclass Programs and Four Year Houses

Residential Programs applications for upperclassmen will be accepted January 18, 2017 at 9am – January 23, 2017 at noon, 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. 

Come learn about the Residential Programs that welcome upperclass students and the other exciting options available in the Four Year Houses!  We'll have lots of College House swag, including a chance to win a Keurig Coffee Maker, Summer Storage, and a Bookstore 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, Cultures Collective (East Asia Program, International Program, and Latin American Program), and The Feminist Space
  • Harrison House Programs: Front Row Theatre and the Arts, Integrated Living Program, and Sophomore Ambassadors
  • Rodin House Programs: The Rodin Arts Collective (TRAC), Jewish Cultural Studies, 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]

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 18, 2017 at 9am through January 23, 2017 at noon
  • 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


Serious Fun.