Living on Campus
SAAST students are housed in the High-rise Residence Halls. These air-conditioned residence halls provide a comfortable balance of privacy and camaraderie in central locations. Residents will stay in multi-occupancy guest suites and will have a private or shared bedroom. Each bedroom is equipped with a set of the following items: extra-long twin bed, desk, desk chair, lamp, and dresser. Due to space constraints, any additional furniture is discouraged. The following items are not provided: sheets, pillows, blankets, towels, soap (laundry, dish, and bath), wastebasket, hamper, alarm clock, phone or computer. Amenities, such as linen can be arranged at rates that are typically lower than economy hotel rooms. Residential Teaching Assistants (RTAs), supervised by a full-time Residential Director in the dorms and instructors in the classrooms, are current Penn undergraduates who live in the dorms with the students and serve as TAs in the classrooms.
More information about residential staff, housing, and dining for SAAST 2013 will be available in the Spring. For general information about Penn's campus, please visit http://www.upenn.edu/campus/.
High-rise Residence Halls
Offering a total capacity to accommodate 2,317 residents, Penn's high-rise residence halls welcome guests to apartment-style living with breathtaking views of the city, in attractive accommodations offering wall-to-wall carpeting, air-conditioning, private bathrooms and many with kitchens. SAAST students may live in any one of the following residence halls: Sansom Place West, Rodin, Harnwell, Harrison College Houses.
SAAST participants dine at 1920s Commons, Houston Market or at the College House dining halls. Penn dining halls feature an all-you-can-eat menu, as well as an early-day menu.
For Students needing specialized services, the following are available:
Campus Dining Services, in conjunction with Hillel, provides a kosher dining facility offering a variety of delicious fare for lunch and dinner dining on the first floor of Steinhardt Hall at 215 S. 39th Street. Houston Market also provides kosher grab & go options. The Kosher Dining Program can also take care of your Friday Shabbat meal and Cholent culinary needs. (Open Sept - May only)
Vegetarians can choose from several delicious daily offerings.
All entrances to the High-rise Residence Halls are monitored 24/7 by Penn Public Safety. Students must swipe their ID and enter a secure, private keycode to enter any residence halls. To learn more about security measures on Penn's campus, please visit: http://www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/.