FAQ for Potential Residents

What will my room look like?

Click here for NCH floorplans http://cms.business-services.upenn.edu/residential-services/images/stories/New_College_House/new%20college%20house%20room%20layouts.pdf.

NCH: Room Layouts and Furnishings

  •   Bedroom Furnishings (Same for all room types)
    •     (1) STUDENT ROOM BED and MATTRESS (W38’’ X L84’’ X H34’’)
    •     (2) TWO-DRAWER STACKABLE/UNDER-BED DRESSERS (W24’’ X L32’’ X H16’’)
    •     (1) DESK WITH BUILT-IN DRAWER (W24’’ X L42’’ X H30’’)
    •     (1) STUDENT ROOM TASK CHAIR (W24’’ X L23’’ X H41’’)
    •     (1) WARDROBE WITH 1 FULL-LENGTH MIRROR (W34’’ X L24’’ X H84’’)
    •     (1) FIVE-SECTION VERTICAL SHELF UNIT - WALL MOUNTED (W16’’ X D16’’ X H84’’)
    •     (1) FIVE OR THREE-SECTION HORIZONTAL SHELF UNIT - WALL MOUNTED (W88 OR W52’’ X D16’’ X H16’’)
    •     (1) WALL MOUNTED LIGHT
  •   SUITE FLOOR PLANS
    •     Double-2BR/LR
      •   2 PRIVATE BEDROOMS
      •   1 FULL BATHROOM
      •   1 WALL MOUNTED FLAT SCREEN 42" TV         
      •   1 LIVING ROOM TWO-SEAT SOFA
      •   1 LIVING ROOM LOUNGE CHAIR
      •   1 COFFEE TABLE
      •   1 DINING TABLE
      •   2 DINING CHAIR
    •     Triple-3BR/LR
      •   3 PRIVATE BEDROOMS
      •   1 FULL BATHROOM
      •   1 SINK AND COUNTERTOP
      •   1  WALL MOUNTED FLAT SCREEN 42" TV        
      •   1 LIVING ROOM TWO-SEAT SOFA
      •   1 LIVING ROOM LOUNGE CHAIR
      •   1 COFFEE TABLE
      •   1 DINING TABLE
      •   2 DINING CHAIR
    •     Quad-4BR/LR - Layout 1
      •   4 PRIVATE BEDROOMS
      •   1 FULL BATHROOM
      •   2 SINK AND COUNTERTOP COMBOS
      •   1 WALL MOUNTED FLAT SCREEN 42" TV         
      •   1 LIVING ROOM TWO-SEAT SOFA
      •   2 LIVING ROOM LOUNGE CHAIR
      •   1 COFFEE TABLE
      •   1 DINING TABLE
      •   2 DINING CHAIR
    •     Quad-4BR/LR - Layout 2
      •   4 PRIVATE BEDROOMS
      •   1 FULL BATHROOM
      •   2 SINK AND COUNTERTOP COMBOS
      •   1 WALL MOUNTED FLAT SCREEN 42" TV         
      •   1 LIVING ROOM TWO-SEAT SOFA
      •   2 LIVING ROOM LOUNGE CHAIR
      •   1 COFFEE TABLE
      •   1 DINING TABLE
      •   2 DINING CHAIR
    •     5 private BR/LR/2 Bath
      •   5 PRIVATE BEDROOMS
      •   2 FULL BATHROOMS
      •   1 SINK AND COUNTERTOP COMBO
      •   1 WALL MOUNTED FLAT SCREEN 42" TV         
      •   1 LIVING ROOM TWO-SEAT SOFA
      •   2 LIVING ROOM LOUNGE CHAIR
      •   1 COFFEE TABLE
      •   1 DINING TABLE
      •   2 DINING CHAIR
    •     6 private BR/LR/2 Bath
      •   6 PRIVATE BEDROOMS
      •   2 FULL BATHROOMS
      •   1 SINK AND COUNTERTOP COMBO
      •   1 WALL MOUNTED FLAT SCREEN 42" TV         
      •   1 LIVING ROOM TWO-SEAT SOFA
      •   2 LIVING ROOM LOUNGE CHAIR
      •   1 COFFEE TABLE
      •   1 DINING TABLE
      •   2 DINING CHAIR

*Residents are responsible for keeping their living space clean.  We encourage you bring your preferred cleaning supplies along with necessities such as toilet paper, soap, etc.

Are there any single rooms?

Each resident will have their own single-occupancy bedroom within a suite. Suites range in size from two to six bedrooms and include a bathroom, common room and sink.  See floorplans above.

Am I allowed to bring extra furniture?

Sure, but you may want to consider the dimensions of your space as well as talk with your suitemates to make plans for additional furniture. There is no storage available for furniture.

Are there gender neutral rooms?

For information about gender neutral housing, visit the Assignments Office website at http://cms.business-services.upenn.edu/residential-services/applications-a-assignments/gender-neutral-housing.html.

Are there any other places to hang out in New College House?

Yes! There are plenty of places to study and socialize in our lounges, meeting rooms, and community rooms.  Some of these spaces require a reservation.  Check back on our website for our room reservation policies.  The House Office and Information Center are also places where you can ask seek help or ask questions.

Can I mail packages to New College House before I move in?

Please check this space in July 2018 for details about mail acceptance dates.

When mailing packages or letters, be sure to write your address in the following format:

TO: {Your Name}
RM#{Your Room Number} NCH, MB#{Your Mailbox Number}
3335 Woodland Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Note: Your mailbox number and room number are NOT the same. Since College Houses have different room and box numbers, it is helpful to write both numbers in the address field.

Does New College House have any storage areas?

No, we do not offer storage for residents' belongings.

Does New College House have an elevator?

Yes, there are three elevators. 

Is there Dining in New College House?

Yes, New College House Café is an all-you-care-to-eat dining hall at which residents can use their dining plans for dinner.  New College House Express is a retail option for students; items can be purchased using Dining Dollars, cash or credit. Check this space in July 2018 for the full NCH Dining schedule. NCH is also adjacent to Hill College House, which is home to Hill Dining, serving all-you-care-to-eat meals during breakfast, lunch, and dinner hours.

For more information about first-year dining plans, click here http://cms.business-services.upenn.edu/dining/dining-plans/first-year-dining-plans.html.

 

Are there kitchens where I could cook my own food?

Yes, the use of our common kitchens will available only to NCH residents and by reservation. 

Is there Wi-Fi in New College House?

Yes, NCH is under AirPennNet, UPenn’s wireless network.  You will need to configure your laptop and/or mobile devices to connect to the system.  Our IT team will be available during move-in to help get residents connected.  For more information, click here http://cms.business-services.upenn.edu/residential-services/services-a-support/netcablephone.html.