New College House: Will Penn freshmen now prefer to live here over the Quad?

HillField College House

The main entrance, viewed from Woodland Walk near 34th Street | Rendering courtesy of University of Pennsylvania and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Penn has broken ground on a new college house on Hill Field that looks to be pretty amazing.

“The 198,000 sq ft New College House will house 350 undergrads, and like Penn’s other college houses, will have a resident faculty master, a house dean, and two fellows. Now in their 15th year at Penn, the college house configuration differs from typical college dormitories, in that house deans serve as academic advisors and mentors; fellows are faculty or senior administration. As well, all of the houses offer programs, services, and social opportunities for residents, from standard academic advising to music lessons.”

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While I think the Quad will always be the #1 place to live, time will tell as to whether this new dorm will evolve into something more desirable.

More construction on Penn’s campus over the years here

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