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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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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

January 15 at 9 am

College Houses Open

Updated Arrival Date: All College Houses that were closed for Winter Break will open at 9 am on Saturday, January 15.


January 19 at 1 pm

Room Selection Application Opens

The Room Selection Application opens for the 2022-2023 academic year. This process is for returning undergraduate students. 

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January 28 at 12 pm

Program Community Applications due

Interested in a Program Community? Be sure to get your application completed by this date!

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February 8 at 5 pm

Room Selection Application Closes

Returning undergraduate students must complete their Room Selection Application by this day in order to secure a timeslot.

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February 15 - 18

Return to House Process

To learn more about the Return to House process, click on Room Selection button.

February 22 - March 3

Move to Any House Process

To learn more about the Move to Any House process, click on Room Selection button.

March 5 - 13

Spring Break

The College Houses and Sansom Place remain open for Spring 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.