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Friends and Family: Need to Know

About Residential Services at Penn

Information about our services can be searched through this website and is communicated through periodic mailings to students and families. Timely information, e.g. New Student Information, Room Selection, Move In, Move Out and other topics are featured on the homepage. We can be reached by email at, or by phone at 215-898-3547, M-F, 9 am - 5 pm EST.

About the College Houses: Information about residential programs, activities, house communities or student well-being can be viewed on the College Houses and Academic Services website:

For campus safety and security information, visit, for Penn's Division of Public Safety.

Privacy of Student Information

In accordance with state and federal regulations, Residential Services staff may only discuss student information with the student of record, unless the student has given proper consent. They can do this through the Student Portal and by following instructions to indicate that academic and financial information may be released to others. For more information, please visit

Emergency Contact Information

Penn's Division of Public Safety is staffed 24/7 and can be called directly at 215-573-3333

Information Centers in each College House and Sansom Place are open 24/7 during the academic semesters and can provide assistance to most callers. We are staffed M-F, 8 am - 5 pm, by Residential Services Managers who are full time Penn employees of the University. At all other times, trained student or professional guard staff can respond to most issues or reach assistance for more complex issues.

Information Center Contact Information

Gregory College House (Van Pelt and Class of 1925
Harnwell College House 215-898-5258
Harrison College House 215-898-5256
Hill College House (reopening Fall 2017)
Kings' Court English College House 215-898-4562
Lauder College House 215-898-3000
Quadrangle Information Center (Fisher, Riepe and Ware) 215-898-6886
Rodin College House 215-898-5254
Stouffer College House (Stouffer and Mayer)
W.E.B. DuBois College House 215-898-5253
Sansom Place East 215-898-6873
Sansom Place West 215-898-6846

Policies and Procedures

The Terms and Conditions, Residential Policies and Procedures, the University's PennBook, other policy documents, web and email communications all provide basic reference information. Policies are updated periodically, and procedures and timelines are communicated to residents throughout their term of occupancy. Official information of importance is sent to the resident email of record.

Renter's Insurance

Renter's Insurance has very real advantages for residents of on campus housing. Coverage may already be provided through one's homeowner's insurance, and can be added as a rider to an existing policy if coverage is not already included. Standalone policies may be purchased through any reputable insurance provider. 
Renter's insurance can help protect residents in event of a covered incident and will help to mitigate the cost of repairing or replacing personal belongings in such an event. We encourage residents to explore their options in order to be protected and to review any policy closely for levels of coverage and for type of coverage provided for property loss as well as liability.

College House and Sansom Place Computing

Computing resources for College House residents are provided through Information Technology Advisors, located in each house to provide local computing to residents. More information:
Sansom Place residents are supported through the Computing Resource Center at