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Penn Residential Services

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Living and learning, at their best, combine to create the ultimate university experience at Penn. Penn Residential Services is here to connect you to the resources at the center of your residential experience. From managing your living spaces to taking care of the buildings that facilitate your participation in your College House, our focus is always on supporting you.

What We Offer

Home Away From Home

The College Houses and Sansom Place offer distinct room types, amenities, and communities. Options range from traditional single and double rooms that share a common hallway and bathroom to suites and apartments offering more privacy, and in some cases, a living room and kitchen.

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Room Selection

The Quad - Ware College House - McClelland
Everything you need

To Succeed

The Second-Year Experience

Two is better than One

Penn’s Second-Year Experience initiative includes a two-year housing requirement. Residential Services is supporting this commitment by providing new and distinctive housing options for students to build off of their first-year living in the College Houses.

Need To Know

Important Dates

October 26

Preferred Room Selection Application

New this year!  We have space across campus for rising third and fourth-year students who want to live Penn. This fall we are offering the Preferred Room Selection Application for this group starting on October 26.  The Preferred Room Selection Application is an opportunity for these students to let us know they want to complete the spring semester’s room selection process.  Completing the application  gives students an advantage when room selection timeslots are determined.

November 16 at 7 pm

Virtual Info Session: Room Selection

Save the date for our virtual info session focusing on what current first-year and transfer students (with second-year standing) need to know about the 2022-2023 room selection process. 

November 17 at 7 pm

Virtual Info Session: Room Selection

Save the date for our virtual info session focusing on what current second- through fourth-year students need to know about the 2022-2023 room selection process. 

November 25-28

Thanksgiving Break

The College Houses and Sansom Place West are open for Thanksgiving Break.

December 23 at Noon

College Houses Close

All College Houses (except Harnwell, Harrison, and Rodin) are closed for Winter Break.

Sansom Place West remains open for Winter Break. 

January 8 at 9 am

College Houses Open

All College Houses that were closed for Winter Break will open at 9 am on Saturday, January 8.

Harnwell, Harrison, Rodin, and Sansom Place West remain open for Winter Break. 

May 11


Non-graduating undergraduate students must move out of their College House by 5 pm on Wednesday, May 11.

May 17

Graduating Senior Move-Out

Seniors graduating in May or August 2022 will automatically receive an extension to move-out on Tuesday, May 17 at noon. 

We Oversee
13 College Houses
We Support
5500 Residents
News + Updates
March 25, 2021

A Q&A with the House Director of New College House West

With New College House West nearing completion, students making their housing selections for fall have the opportunity to be a part of history as the inaugural residents.