Exterior of Harrison College House

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Harrison College House

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Harrison College House is one of three Upperclass Community 24-floor high rise buildings located on the west side of Penn’s campus. Students can choose from a variety of apartment-style room types from a single room, to a four-bedroom quad, all with private baths. Residents thrive at Harrison by integrating the learning in the classroom and their life beyond. The College House Staff encourage students to be their true selves in the classroom and at home and help show how their learning influences shape and inform their decisions. Through the Front Row Theater program, regular Dinner and Conversation events with Penn faculty, and the Harrison Reading Community, students and staff together make Harrison the big house with a big heart.

Room Types
Harrison Single Room Layout

Single Rooms

Number Available: 20
Harrison Single Apartment Layout

Single Apartments

Number Available: 46
Harrison Double One Bedroom Apartment Layout

Double (1BR/LR/Kit)

Number Available: 41
Harrison Double Two Bedroom Layout

Double (2BR)

Number Available: 24
Harrison Double Two Bedroom Apartment Layout

Double (2BR/LR/Kit)

Number Available: 44
Harrison Triple Apartment Layout

Triple (3BR/LR/Kit)

Number Available: 33
Harrison Quad Three Bedroom Apartment Layout

Quad (3BR/LR/Kit)

Number Available: 90
Harrison Quad Four Bedroom Apartment Layout

Quad (4BR/LR/Kit)

Number Available: 12
Furnishings

What’s Included in Your Room

We believe one of the most important ways to feel at home is to make sure your room is equipped with everything you need. That means giving you a foundation, but also providing the space to make your room uniquely yours; a place to call home.

  • Bed (Twin Extra-Long 36x80x6)
  • Desk + Chair
  • Dresser
  • Sofa (living rooms only)
  • Table + Chairs (kitchens only)
  • Tile flooring
  • Blinds
House Facilities

Going Above and Beyond

Harrison College House is an apartment building, with seasonal air conditioning, private baths, and, in many cases, kitchens. Due to the apartment-style layout, Harrison's 797 residents enjoy a great deal of freedom and privacy, balanced by a healthy sense of floor community. They also enjoy spectacular views of Philadelphia and its surrounding area from the upper floors. Harrison is situated near to the Class of 1920 Commons dining café. Since 2004, Harrison College House has undergone a series of renovations that have provided the House with a number of amenities -- the Heyer Sky Lounge features a kitchen and baby grand piano, a lounge on every residential floor, a Café with a selection of snacks and beverages, a computer lab open 24-hours, an exercise room, a multimedia classroom, an ATM, a DVD/video library, and a music practice room with several upright pianos.

  • Café
  • Computer Room
  • Fitness Room
  • Game Room
  • 12 Laundry Rooms (even floors)
  • 24 Lounges (1 per floor)
  • 2 Music Practice Rooms
  • Seminar Room
  • 2 Study Rooms
House Communities

The Harrison College House Family

If you can imagine it, you can build it in Harrison. Boasting the largest staff of student workers ready to help the community bring ideas for social interaction into reality, Harrison College House encourages residents to create programs of their own design. Harrison’s Front Row Theatre Company Program provides its participants with the opportunity to encounter and study a broad range of artistic media and expression and to take artistic risk within a supportive community.

  • Front Row Theatre + the Arts
  • Integrated Living
House Location

Mailing + Directions

Street Address:
3910 Irving Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6007

Mailing Address:
Harrison College House
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RM xxx HARS MB xxx
3910 Irving Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6007

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