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Welcome to

W.E.B. Du Bois
College House

It Takes A Village

W.E.B. Du Bois College House is a low-rise Four-Year Community providing an environment that embraces African American scholarship and culture. Featuring suite-style rooms with private baths, students live in either singles, doubles, triples or quads, all with private bedrooms. Du Bois is known as the small house with a big voice nurturing the voices of students. As the smallest College House it’s hard not to connect with your fellow community members. Residents enjoy many traditions including their Senior Toast, Thanksgiving Dinner as well as annual exhibitions in the Amistad Art Gallery.

Room Types
Du Bois Single Room Layout

Single Rooms

Number Available: 7
Du Bois Double Room Layout

Double (2BR)

Number Available: 12
Du Bois Triple Room Layout

Triple (3BR/LR)

Number Available: 36
Du Bois Quad Room Layout

Quad (4BR/LR)

Number Available: 5

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 (living rooms only)
  • Tile Flooring
  • Window Shades
  • Window Screens
  • Microwave (Units With Kitchen)
  • Microfridge (Units Without Kitchen)
House Facilities

Going Above and Beyond

Du Bois boasts an impressive list of amenities to provide residents all they need for their holistic well-being. In addition to the list of typical amenities, Du Bois offers its residents an art gallery, multi-purpose rooms, a library with a collection of 1,500 books, a recreation room, music practice room, community kitchen, computer lab with access to printing and a Laptop Loan Program if students are ever in need of a backup.

Need help carrying items to your floor? Use the dumbwaiter! The dumbwaiter is located on the west side of the building. Instructions are found on the outside of the unit.  If the dumbwaiter does not respond to a call to the floor, check each floor to make sure the doors to the dumbwaiter are closed before reporting the problem to the Information Center. 

  • Community Kitchen
  • Computer Lab
  • Multipurpose Room
  • Seminar Room
  • Music Practice Room
  • Recreation Room
  • Cardio Room
  • Project Room
  • Library
  • 3 Lounges
  • Dumbwaiter
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 Du Bois College House Family

Du Bois College House offers every resident the opportunity to learn about different cultures and perspectives. This house is known for celebrating and recognizing the diversity of residents with in-house annual events as well as off-campus activities that enhance knowledge of the City of Brotherly Love, such as movie and theater outings, trips to restaurants and museums, and tickets to concerts and sporting events.

  • SDC: Robeson Cooper Scholars
  • The Americas


Living Address:

3900 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6138

For mailing address, click here.

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