Continuous Improvement

In support of Penn's Second Year Experience, the University's ability to offer a full two-year College House system will be made possible with the opening of New College House West in fall 2021, which will increase capacity for an additional 450 upperclass students on campus. 

In addition to New College House West, we  continue making major investments in Penn’s existing College Houses. The projects completed this summer are listed below.

We’ll provide more information on major projects throughout the year – such as more information about our major Quad renovation – so be sure to come back!

Building

Project

Outcome

W.E.B. Du Bois College House

HVAC Project

A/C added to student rooms. There will also be common area and in-apartment improvements.

Gregory College House

Assorted Small Projects

Furniture improvements in Greenhouse and Piano Lounge.

Harnwell College House

Common Area Refresh

New furniture and other improvements throughout Harnwell Lobby, Mezzanine, 1st floor, and Rooftop Lounge.

Harnwell College House

Apartment Furniture

New in-room couches at Harnwell.

Harrison College House

Common Area Refresh

New furniture and other improvements throughout Harrison Lobby, Mezzanine, 1st floor, and Heyer Sky Lounge.

Kings Court English House

 

HVAC Project

A/C added to student rooms.

New College House West

Construction of College House

New 450-bed building in Hamilton Village.

The Quad: Fisher Hassenfeld College House College House,Riepe College House and Ware College House

Envelope and Interior Repairs

Interior repairs include re-insulation of piping, securing the top of windows, firestopping.

 

Exterior repairs include roofing and masonry work.