Located on the 1st floor of Kings Court, the Biosphere Program is home to all residents with an interest of how people interact with the world around them. By exploring Penn, the greater Philadelphia area, and beyond, we seek to gain a greater appreciation for our role in the ecosystem. If the environment piques your interest in any way, then we welcome you to Biosphere. Whatever your major or wherever you live on campus, we invite all undergraduates to cultivate Biosphere together as a program, and in its outreach.
What Makes Biosphere
We serve as a community dedicated to raising awareness about the environment at Penn by participating in academic, outdoor recreation and preservation events. To that end, Biosphere seeks to engage students in a variety of activities, such as rock climbing at Pottruck, camping, outdoor trips around Philly/NYC/DC, the annual KCECH ski trip, and faculty dinner discussions.
Residents of the Biosphere program have a strong spirit of volunteerism, participating in many UC Green environmental-oriented events including tree-planting, MLK Day of Service, etc. Many Biosphere residents are also involved in the House’s Garden Club.
To Apply to this Program:
Submit an online housing application and list this program as one of your top two choices. You're required to submit an essay as part of the Residential Program application process. Follow the essay prompt as indicated in the application. You can also visit the Residential Program page for additional information.