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Penn Residential Services

Your home away from home
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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.

Move-in
Need To Know

Important Dates

May 6 to June 1 at 11:59pm EDT

First-Year Housing Application

Review your housing options for your first year at Penn! Once you are ready, complete Housing Application anytime between May 6 to June 1 at 11:59pm EDT. The date you submit does not impact your priority during this time period.

For more information, click Room Selection.

June 15

First-Year Housing Released

Welcome to Penn’s College Houses! Your housing assignment is now available on Campus Express. You will need your PennKey username and password to log in.

June 16

Transfer & Exchange Student Housing Application

Review your housing options for your first year at Penn! Once you are ready, complete Housing Preference Request Form anytime between June 16 to June 30 at 11:59pm EDT. The date you submit does not impact your priority during this time period.

For more information, click Room Selection.

July 13

Transfer & Exchange Housing Released

Welcome to Penn’s College Houses! Your housing assignment is now available on Campus Express. You will need your PennKey username and password to log in.

August 24 through August 29

Fall 2021 Move In

We are so excited to welcome you to campus! Check out our Before You Move In page to learn more about our move-in experience.

September 15

Room Change Request Opens

MyHomeAtPenn will open for room changes in the afternoon of Wednesday, September 15.  The form will close on Friday, November 19 at 11:59 pm.  

October 14-17

Fall Break

The College Houses and Sansom Place West are open for fall break.

October 29-31

Family Weekend

For all of our Penn families visiting campus, be sure to check out our Housing & Dining panel. More information will be posted closer to Family Weekend.

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. 

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.