WELCOME TO GREGORY

Welcome to Gregory, where residents believe that a college house should be more than just a place to study for your Econ 001 midterm, sleep in a one-bedroom, and grab the occasional free slice of pizza. Although the House does provide all that, it is also a place where you can explore new things and feel a real sense of community.

For a start, Gregory celebrates diversity through its Modern Languages Program and cinema through the Film Culture series. But even if German leaves you tongue-tied and the Oscars give you a headache, you will still be welcomed to Sunday brunches, study breaks, and weekly BYOM hot chocolate nights with open arms. With a supportive network of GAs, RAs and dynamic student staff, there's always something going on and someone to talk to - this is a house that's got your back.

So try a new French phrase in the mosaic-festooned Greenhouse, engage in a Star Wars vs. Star Trek debate in the Film Lounge, or simply laugh until you can't breathe in the piano lounge when you're supposed to be studying - this is a House that will embrace you. Visit for a while, or stay four years. Either way, we hope you'll feel at home here.

--Vicky Sakr ‘06, Gregory Alumni Society Chair and Lucid Award Winner 2006


Food Drive

Hey there Gregorinos!

I'm not sure if anyone has noticed yet, but Gregory has a love for food that rivals no other. The staff and I love to bake to show how great we think you guys are. Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to live in an amazing college house and be fed all of the time.

In Philadelphia, nearly 1 in 4 people live in poverty. Almost half a million people rely on food pantries for their meals. Fortunately, we can help!  This year, Gregory is hosting a Valentine's Day themed Food Drive with Philabundance! It'll start next week on Monday (February 1st) and end Friday, February 12th! There's no better way to show our love to Philadelphia than to give back during a holiday that's all about love!

Food pantries need non-perishable items, so some suggestions are: Canned fruits and vegetables; Canned meats and fish; Jelly, jams, or preserves; Canned or jarred proteins (peanut butter, Nutella, beans, stews, chili, etc.);Pasta, rice, and dry mixes; Cold breakfast foods (cereal, bars, oatmeal, etc.); Mac n cheese

I've set up some goals for the house, and if we reach them, y'all can have a party and awesome bragging rights as officially being the best college house (although we already are).

 GOALS:

-30 cans donated= House Valentine's Day Party!

-50 cans donated= House Pizza Party!

-100 cans donated= a raffle for the house where 2 people can win Penn Apparel!

So for example, if over 100 cans are donated, not only will there be a raffle, but also a Pizza and Valentine's Day Party!

There will be two donation boxes, one by the security desk in '25 and one by the information center in VP. Thank you all for being so incredibly generous and helping out the Philadelphia community!!

--Lydia Ramharack