Live Penn

As a student at Penn, you are a part of a dynamic and multifaceted campus. We know that there are many folks and communities that make Penn your home away from home. Here are some of the many wonderful resources that we have at Penn from your first day on campus to your walk down Locust Walk at graduation.

The thirteen College Houses bring together undergraduates, faculty, staff, and graduate students to form vibrant residential communities within the larger context of our renowned urban campus, right in the heart of historic Philadelphia.  

To learn more about what the College Houses offer, click here.

Nutrition is central to our overall wellbeing. By serving healthy food, teaching healthy habits, and encouraging conversation, Penn Dining holistically supports our students’ wellness and total success at Penn.

To learn more about Penn Dining, click here.

Year-round, the six cultural centers at Penn provide engagement opportunities and support systems for students of all backgrounds:

  • Greenfield Intercultural Center
  • The Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center
  • Makuu: The Black Cultural Center
  • Pan-Asian American Community House
  • Penn Women's Center

To learn more about the Cultural Centers, click here.

Looking for support on career goals, academics, and other student-centered support services? The University Life team at Penn has a variety of resources to provide support, partnership, and advocacy for your needs;

  • Career Services
  • Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps
  • Penn Violence Prevention
  • Student Intervention Services
  • Weingarten Center

To learn more about Student Supports, click here.

SPARC provides space for regular prayer, scripture study and meditation sessions for individuals and groups.  Spaces can be reserved or used on a drop-in basis.  There is space set aside for meditation and prayer (including daily Muslim prayer space) and students can always drop-in to hangout, study or take a break.  And our Chaplains are always nearby to offer support or space to talk.

To learn more about SPARC, click here.

Student Disabilities Services (SDS) works closely with students who self-identify in order to ensure equal access to all University programs, activities, and services. Staff are available by phone (215-573-9235) and by email, meeting with students via virtual platforms and (if necessary) in-person to answer questions and provide information about accessibility and accommodations for Penn students.  


To learn more about the Weingarten Center, click here.