Hill College House

Welcome To

Hill College House

Habitare in unum

Hill College House is a low-rise First Year Community located on the east side of Penn’s campus with convenient access to academic buildings, as well as Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. Students live in traditional dormitory-style rooms in either single or double rooms located in one of the four quadrants of the House. The architectural landmark designed by Eero Saarinen in 1958 was intended to foster the vibrant community found here. With lounges built around the vast central atrium overlooking the dining café below, students engage with the community supported by the four pillars: empower, explore, engage, and express.

Room Types
Hill House Single Room Layout

Single Room

Total Number: 53
Floorplan 2

Double Room

Total Number: 218

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
  • Window Shades
  • Tile Flooring
House Facilities

Going Above and Beyond

At Hill College House, we care deeply about integrating first-year students into a community that will ultimately launch them into successful careers at Penn, and beyond. The design concept for Hill was grounded in the idea of a small village, self-sufficient, inward-focused, and protected. We live in a space that was quite literally built to connect people to one another, and we take that very seriously.

  • In-House Dining Café
  • Computer Lab
  • Music Practice Room
  • Game Room
  • Common Kitchens
  • Laundry Rooms
  • Lounges
  • Fitness Room
  • Mail + Package Center
  • Package Lockers
360 Room Tours

See Yourself On Campus

Ever wonder what your next room might look like if you lived there? Check out our 360 Room Tours to picture yourself in your next home at Penn.

House Communities

The Hill College House Family

Hill College House’s four pillars: empower, explore, engage, and express drive the programs and events of the community within. This house is dedicated to providing residents with personal and professional assistance to successfully transition to University life both intellectually and socially. At Hill College House, we care deeply about integrating first-year students into a community that will ultimately launch them into a successful career at Penn, and beyond.


  • Benjamin Franklin Scholars
  • Health Care Innovation
House Location

Mailing + Directions

Living Address:
3333 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6193

For mailing address, click here.

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