A student in their first year at Penn—can include freshmen, transfer,
and exchange students. All first-year students are required to live on
campus and enroll in a dining plan.
A student in their second year at Penn. Penn has a Second-Year
Experience program to address the specific needs of second-year students
using current programs and new events to support students in career
development, activities, academics, and housing.
Residential and Hospitality Services. Residential Services include
housing and Hospitality Services include dining, conference services,
and summer housing.
Division of Public Safety. DPS Provides safety, security, and
emergency services and comprises sworn University of Pennsylvania Police
Students after their first year at Penn. College Houses exclusively
for Upperclass students include Harnwell, Harrison, and Rodin. These
students may also live in four-year College Houses.
College House Information Center. All centrally located to serve as a resource for residents.
Area on campus containing three upperclass apartment style buildings (Harnwell, Harrison, and Rodin), one upperclass suite-style building (Gutmann), and three suite-style lowrise buildings (Gregory, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Stouffer).
Residential Services Manager. The RSM is a full-time University
employee who hires, trains, and manages student staff, oversees the
delivery of daily services to the residents and House staff, and keeps
abreast of concerns affecting house condition, appearance, and
The official University of Pennsylvania identification card for all
members of the Penn community. This card provides building access,
recreation and library services, access to meal swipes and Dining
Dollars, and PennCash purchases.
PennCard Access Code. The PAC is the four-digit number used in conjunction with the PennCard to access residential buildings.
College Houses & Academic Services. CHAS integrates academic and
residential life to create lively residential communities of
undergraduates, faculty, staff, and graduate students.