Summer Discovery students will live in one of the upperclassman high-rise residence halls, which are only a short walk from the 1920 Dining Commons, academic buildings, and the Pottruck Health and Fitness Center.
You will be a part of a dynamic community of students and staff, living together in one residence hall.
Whether you’re watching a movie or working on a group project, it’s great to live with your friends. And if you have any questions, your Residence Counselor (RC) lives down the hall and is there for you 24/7.
Enjoy all-you-can-eat dining at the 1920 Dining Commons for breakfast and dinner. When on campus, enjoy two meals a day. Are you a vegetarian? Do you have food allergies? Special diets are not a problem.
Our RCs are committed to the support and supervision of Summer Discovery students. Daily sign-ins and room checks are mandated for your safety. You are free to walk around campus and University City (our ‘home areas’) in small groups. If you have a question, RCs are on duty to help.
Not feeling well? Summer Discovery staff make all the medical appointments, accompany students to medical facilities, obtain prescription medications, and notify parents after medical visits. Appointments are made with the Student Health Services or the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
There are many great opportunities on campus to help you stay fit and have fun this summer. From taking a study break and enjoying the extraordinary athletics to spending time at our recreational facilities, Penn offers you a host of opportunities to make the most of your summer. And you have access to them all.
The University of Pennsylvania is located in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia – a great college town with nearby coffee shops, bookstores and shopping. You can hop on the trolley with friends to Center City to experience great dining and shopping, or take a day trip to visit exciting East Coast cities including New York City, Washington, D.C. or the Jersey Shore. Spend your summer discovering all that Philadelphia and the East Coast have to offer.
2 and 3 week students participate in many but not all activities listed.