Information for Incoming First-Year Students

Interested in joining the KCECH community next year?  We’d be delighted to be your new home away from home! Please check out our FRESHMAN FAQ PAGE, full of useful links about the House, including floor plans, info on our program communities, suggestions about what to bring and what to discuss with your future roommates, and a rundown of some of our traditional events. Be sure to check the links, and contact us any questions! Hope to see you in late August!!


KCECH '21'22 GroupMe (Group Chat) for Incoming Residents: 

Welcome to Kings Court English College House

Welcome to Kings Court English College House (KCECH).  KCECH can be best characterized by its open and friendly atmosphere, as well as its vibrant and diverse community. Throughout the entire year, the House offers many programs and activities designed to enrich the college house experience.  We urge residents to take the initiative to jump right in and get involved.  Residents' participation, enthusiasm, and creativity are ingredients for a successful and fulfilling first year at Penn.​



With KCECH hosting the environmental Biosphere program, the geeky Science and Technology Wing, the dedicated Women in Computer Science Program, the international Huntsman Program, and the thought-provoking Perspectives in Humanities program, residents are strongly encouraged to spread their wings and open their mind together with fellow housemates. Our faculty have also spanned the globe and are always engaging with residents around the house.



No matter which school you're in, KCECH is only 12 minutes away from resident's first class. And that's being conservative. Don't believe us? See for yourself.



KCECH is green from "top to bottom". The redesign of the rooftop balcony features environmentally-friendly construction, using layers of rock, soil and vegetation to absorb and channel water away from the roof, protecting and cooling it in the process. There also was a time when the courtyard was nothing but steel, concrete, and grassy patchwork. Yet, through the work of our house faculty, it is now an award-winning garden.



Like Hill College House, KCECH has its own dining hall, so there's no need to go far to find food when your schedule becomes tight.



If you are interested in learning more about your housing options, please click here(link is external) for a web page designed especially for you!