15 Minute Activity Break
Every school-day at 9:30am on Facebook @healthypenn
Did you know 10 minutes of exercise at a time is fine? Are you aware the exercise helps reduce depressive symptoms? Every school day there will be a 15 minute activity break posted at 9:30am on Facebook (@healthypenn). The activity breaks can be done anytime, anywhere and no equipment or specific facility is needed. They can be done in an office, dorm, classroom, or outside! In a busy schedule, it can be hard to find room for physical activity, but doing these 15 minute activity breaks every school day will make it that much easier!
Second Year Experience at Penn!
This year, Penn launches the Second Year Experience Program, providing opportunities for engagement tailored to the needs of sophomores! Check this website for information about upcoming events like Sophomore Day and Halfway There, and other initiatives. https://www.nso.upenn.edu/theme-year/second-year-experience
Sessions are FREE for all Penn students and require no prior experience. Dates and times are as follows:
o Mondays, 12-1pm, Office of the Chaplain (Houston Hall, Room 236)
o Thursdays, 12-1pm, Graduate Student Center (Room 305)
o Thursdays, 6-7pm, Rodin College House (Room M20)
NCH Space Reservation Policy Reminders
One way to maximize your New College House experience is to utilize the fantastic community spaces. Follow our reservation policies to effectively to be able to secure space when you want it.
NCH residents can use the Group Study Rooms, Music Practice Rooms, and 7th Floor Community Room (including kitchen) at any time, without reservation. These spaces are available by reservation as well.
Seminar Rooms 103 and 110, the Media Room, and the 3rd Floor Community Kitchen are available by reservation only.
Reservations must be submitted by 4pm at least one business day prior to your desired date. Weekend requests should be submitted by 4pm on Friday. To place your reservation, log onto the house website, click "calendar" and click the "room reservations" tab. Complete the form, including a description of your intended use for the space, and submit. Full-time staff in the house office will review requests.
To gain access to Seminar Rooms, Media Room, and 3rd Floor Community Kitchen, visit the Information Center (at the main entrance to NCH) to have your Penncard programmed to access the space during your alloted time. You will only be granted access with a confirmed reservation.
Help to keep NCH beautiful by cleaning up at the end your reservation, and turning off all kitchen appliances.
Please contact the NCH Office if you have any questions.
NCH Reads! The "Recommended by You" Collection
What is your favorite book? What book should everyone read in their lifetime? We are curating a library of "must reads" to be placed on the shelves in the 2nd Floor Reading Room, consisting exclusively of titles recommended by NCH residents.
To submit a recommendation, fill out the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/8COhVEstOhKRqoVE3
We will add titles to the shelves in the Reading Room each month.
This is the first of several "NCH Reads" initiatives coming to our house this semester. Updates about "DEAR" study breaks and Story Club are coming soon!
Welcome To New College House
Welcome to New College House, Penn's first College House built for the 21st century!
We are Scholars. Celebrating the ‘Life of the Mind’ is a key element of our community. Faculty Director Cam Grey and House staff will facilitate a variety of opportunities for residents to learn about research practices, connect with academic leaders and explore intellectual topics.
We are Sustainable. The University of Pennsylvania is committed to ensuring a sustainable future by making environmentally mindful decisions in the present. Staff and students will learn about ways to promote a healthy world environment, economy and society while celebrating our LEED Silver Certified home.
We are Citizens. Participating in our world entails collaboration, compromise, and community involvement. Graduate Associates and Resident Advisors will bring students together through numerous activities to help forge supportive relationships while learning about our local and global world.