Students & Parents

Get Ready for Fall

College House Computing is ready to assist you with all your computing needs throughout the academic year. From getting your devices connected to the Penn network, to configuring hardware and software, or just answering questions, we're here to help.

Get Your Computer Ready

What to buy and what to bring to campus
Need some tips of what to bring to campus this fall? Check out our Get Ready FAQ section for some general suggestions for new students.

Buying Accessories
Buying Software
Buying a Computer or Tablet
Current Supported Computing Products (7/3/2018)

Be sure to check out which devices will and won't connect within the College Houses.
Connectivity options in Penn's residence

Free Download available to Students for Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus

Starting mid-August, students currently enrolled at Penn can download and install Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus free of charge. Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote for both Mac and PC (additionally, Access and Publisher for PC are included).

We encourage you to visit the “My New Computer” section of Campus Express Online at (link is external) for details about forthcoming availability, licensing, and download links

Work Study Positions in the College Houses

College House Computing has 2017/2018 openings for work-study students for Information Technology Advisor (ITA) positions. Students applying to these positions must live in the College House where they work.

ITAs are students who staff the House Help Desk and assist their fellow College House residents with their computers and other devices.

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability , veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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