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College Houses and Dining

In Penn’s thriving residential community, freshmen—and 55 percent of all undergraduates—live on campus. Students and faculty live together in the supportive, stimulating College House system.

College Houses | website

Penn’s 11 College Houses are dynamic communities that reflect the spirit of the University and the varied interests of its people. Styles vary from the historic Quadrangle, to suite-style residences with fewer than 200 students, to 24-story high-rises with panoramic views of Philadelphia. But in all College Houses, professors and graduate students live among undergraduates, offering mentorship and contributing to the intellectual energy. All Houses offer on-site tutoring and technology, as well as resources, facilities, and programming that support a stimulating, comfortable residential life—and all are within minutes of campus center. Click here to view College House photos!

Residential Programs | website

Residential life is enriched by Penn’s wide variety of residential programs, each associated with a different College House. Choosing from among Penn’s 37 themed programs, students can live with others who share a common interest and enjoy such themed activities as formal and informal discussions, film screenings, meals, site visits throughout Philadelphia, and joint service work.

Residential Services | website

The backbone of all assignments, billing, financial operations, and building administration is Residential Services.  Each College House and Sansom Place has a dedicated Residential Services Manager who ensures smooth operation within each House community.

Penn Dining | website

While the questions of academics and student life are most important, many students are eager to find out about food on campus.  From residential dining to food trucks on campus - students are not short on options regardless of the hours or craving.  For more information, please visit:

Retail Dining on Campus

Food Trucks and Carts