Riepe Exterior

Welcome to

Riepe College House

Veritas et Honestas

Riepe College House, with their official motto, Veritas et Honestas, which translates to “Truth and Honor," is one of three First-Year Communities located within the historic Quadrangle. Featuring traditional dormitory-style living, Riepe residents live in either single or double rooms with community baths. Riepe staff love to share their passion for good food and good company.  Boasting a warm environment that feels like home, students enjoy a variety of events from Comfort Food Dinners to Planet Sundae. Residents also are able to take advantage of the “baby quad,” a quaint corner within the large building, as well as the two newly renovated music practice rooms.


For the 2023-2024 academic year, Riepe will be closed for renovations. Riepe will reopen for Fall 2024 and will be available for the incoming student room selection process. For more information, click here.

Room Types


Total Number: 196


Total Number: 109

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
  • Closet
  • Bookcase
  • Mostly Hardwood Flooring
  • Few Carpeted Rooms
  • Blinds
House Facilities

Going Above and Beyond

Riepe is a place where first-year students can truly make themselves at home. With pool and ping pong tables located in the lounges and the baby quad right out front, Riepe is able to offer residents unique bonding opportunities during foosball and pool tournaments and picnics on the lawn. Riepe also has a student-run convenience store.

  • Computer Room
  • 2 Laundry Rooms
  • 2 Study Spaces
  • 3 Large Lounges
  • Hall Lounges
  • 2 Music Practice Rooms
  • Package Lockers: Located in McClelland Hall
House Communities

The Riepe College House Family

Riepe faculty and staff pride themselves on their welcoming spirit. Host to a calendar full of events with a nice mixture of home-cooked and catered comfort food dinners, study breaks, Sunday brunches, pancake breakfasts, outdoor picnics and barbecues. Riepe residents also participate in many off-campus events. Whether it is achieved through casual exchanges, at-home get-togethers or organized study groups, Riepe has a social ease that helps residents bond and thrive.

New for 2024-2025: the Mentors Program Community will be House-wide!

House Location

Mailing + Directions

Living Address:
310 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6023

For mailing address, click here.

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