Street view of Kings Court English House

Welcome To

Kings Court English House

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Kings Court English College House is a primarily First Year Community comprised of adjoining low-rise buildings with a garden courtyard and green roof. Featuring traditional dormitory-style room types, students live in either single or double rooms with shared baths. In one of the campus’s most vibrant corners, residents enjoy a rich, fulfilling experience through the close-knit community engaging in the common spaces and in-house dining café. Drawing some of Penn’s most diverse students, the KCECH Community encourages fun, friendship, peer learning, and leadership.

Room Types

English House

English House Single Room Layout

Single Rooms

Total Number: 2
English House Double Room Layout

Double Rooms

Total Number: 73
Room Types

Kings Court - Traditional Dormitory Style

Kings Court Single Room Layout

Single Rooms

Total Number: 13
Kings Court Double Room Layout

Double Rooms

Total Number: 79

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
  • Tile flooring
  • Blinds (Kings Court)
  • Window Shades (English House)
  • Window Screens (English House)
House Facilities

Going Above and Beyond

This College House is made up of two separate houses, Kings Court and English House. The Houses are connected by an award-winning courtyard, which is one of the community’s most beautiful and historic green spaces. Adorning its outdoor walls are murals by the world-renowned artist Isaiah Zagar, known for his vibrant and colorful mosaics.  Inside, you’ll find paintings illustrated by our very own students, an intimate atrium dining café, a large multimedia common space, and a quiet library for students to study.

  • In-House Dining Café
  • Common Kitchen
  • Computer Room
  • Game Room
  • 2 Laundry Rooms
  • Library
  • 4 Lounges
  • Music Practice Room
  • Seminar Room
  • Green Roof with Outdoor Seating
  • Package Lockers
360 Room Tours


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 Kings Court English Family

The House Communities located inside Kings Court English College House have a profound impact on the House identity, drawing some of Penn’s most diverse students. When not studying or engaging in extracurricular activities, students can be found meeting and discussing with Penn faculty in the dining café , gardening and planting flowers outside, participating in cultural performances in our common spaces, and perhaps most importantly, taking part in their very first family at the University.

  • Biosphere
  • Huntsman Program for International Studies + Business
  • Perspectives in Humanities
  • Science + Technology Wing
  • Women in Computer Science
House Location

Mailing + Directions

Living Address:
3565 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6185

For mailing address, click here.

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