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


Want to live in Gregory next year?

If you did not apply to Gregory during the residential program application process, you can still apply during the inter-house room selection process that begins February 16th. Current Gregory residents do not retain the points that they would have had during the earlier process.

What's potentially available?  We had a very successful internal process this year.  Barring cancellations, we have no single or double apartments available in either building, but we do have four 4-bedroom quads w/bathroom on the second floor of Van Pelt Manor available for groups (there are no entirely open upperclass apartments in the Class of 1925 building). For single (or perhaps pairs of) applicants, we have a limited number of bedroom spaces within 4-bedroom quads w/bath and 4-bedroom quads w/living room/bath in both buildings.

If you are interested in the Modern Languages Program or the Film Culture Program, you are eligible to participate so long as you live somewhere in Gregory.  There is no separate application at this point.

Please write us with any questions about the House!  Contact Residential Services for any questions about the inter-house process.

Power Down Challenge!

Hiiiiyyyyooo Gregorinos!!  Guess what!? ITS POWER DOWN!!!!

You might be wondering what Power Down is and why we're so excited about it. Well, this is what your trusted Eco-Reps are for! The Power Down Challenge is a month-long, university-wide energy reduction competition among College House and Sansom Place residents hosted by Penn's Green Campus Partnership.  Students in each residence participate to see which building can reduce its energy use the most and compete for prizes.  Yes, you read that correctly...prizes! Specifically, free Ben and Jerry's. Yes, A BEN AND JERRY'S BONANZA IS IMMINENT!  We will be having several fun events throughout the month to encourage energy consciousness: we have a study break, brunch, and more in the lineup, so get pumped!  In an effort to get our reduction numbers down, we will be doing something new this year called Get Caught Saving! In order to encourage energy reduction through the utilization of public spaces for studying, we will randomly come by lounges throughout the week and give out candy! The point of this is encourage the use of public spaces which are already lit versus having everyone in their own room wasting way more energy.   We'll be providing you with more information about everything as the month progresses, but please, conserve, reduce, recycle! Turn off the lights, use public spaces, unplug electronics in your rooms, and be more conscious of the ways you use energy.