College Houses

While many universities refer to their student residences as "dorms," Penn students live on-campus in College Houses. The distinction is Penn's dedication to coupling diverse students with faculty within each College House. Each College House offers its own unique combination of architectural features, specialized programming, and distinctive staff, while also providing a high level of advising and support for academic and co-curricular activities.

Office of College Houses & Academic Services (CHAS)

The College Houses at Penn consist of eleven unique undergraduate residences - hubs of intellectual, social, and recreational activity. They stand at the center of the Penn undergraduate experience, bringing together undergraduates, faculty, staff, and graduate students under the same roof to form shared communities within the larger context of Penn's vibrant campus. For more information about the College Houses at Penn, you can view the website, which is a great resource for exploring your new residence before your arrival!

Go Green in the College Houses! The faculty, staff, and residents of Penn’s College Houses are committed to establishing best environmental practices wherever possible.

Department of Residential Services

The Department of Residential Services manages residential and hospitality services for students, faculty, staff, and guests through innovative, service-oriented, and fiscally responsible practices. They collaborate with internal and external partners. There are many advantages to living on campus. For example, all units are equipped with wired and wireless internet access, cable television channels, access to Penn Video Network, and a standard telephone line. Plus, living in a College House allows you the valuable resource of access to a wide-range of students and faculty just a few feet away!

Penn Residential and College House Facebook Pages

Make sure to like the Penn Residential Facebook page and your College House's Facebook page! Click on one of the following: