Common Rooms

  • Heyer Sky Lounge
    The Heyer Sky Lounge (a.k.a. the rooftop lounge) sits at the top of the house on the "RL" floor (where the ‘25th floor’ should be). It has amazing floor-to-ceiling windows, offering a breathtaking view of Penn’s campus and the Philadelphia skyline. Heyer Sky Lounge is often used for house events, such as banquets, discussions, large meetings, parties, movies, and brunches. It is also one of the best studying spots in the house. Particularly during exam times and generally in the evenings, the Heyer Sky lounge is a popular study space.
  • Meeting Room
    Located next to the music practice rooms, this room is great for projects or study groups. It contains tables and chairs to comfortably seat a group of about ten people and can be reserved on the Harrison website.
  • Music Rooms
    Located in the Rathskellar, these are great for musicians who need to sneak in a little practice. Each room has a piano and enough chairs for an ensemble to practice. Rooms are not always supplied with stands, so bring a collapsible one if you are particular.

    Music Practice Room LL13 may be used for occasional practice, rehearsal, or related meetings. It includes two upright pianos (a good Baldwin console piano belonging to the Music Department and an older Hamilton upright), stackable chairs, and open floor space to accommodate up to 10 individuals. It can be reserved for up to two hours on the Harrison website. It may not be used for dance practice or amplified instruments.

    Music Practice Room LL14 is equipped with a Yamaha upright piano, maintained and tuned regularly by the Music Department, piano bench, and music stands. Priority is given to instructors and participants of the College House Music Program. Limited access may be given to other music students and Music Department groups, with priority given to Harrison residents and participants in Harrison programs. Apply for access on the Harrison website. All those approved may use the space on a drop in basis when the space is not in use. You may apply for access on the Harrison College House Music Program Practice Room Application.

  • Rathskellar
    The ground floor of Harrison, known as the Rathskellar, is home to Harrison's Music Practice Room, Meeting Room and multi-purpose space.  The room is outfitted with couches and chairs. This room is for the free use of all residents, and  may not be reserved by any single group other than for specific programs organized by Harrison staff.

    To get to Rathskellar, walk past the elevators and down the steps. Rathskellar is a great space in Harrison that has multiple uses.
  • Study Rooms
    Study Room 102 is a small classroom used for classes, tutoring sessions, study groups, and meetings of academic groups. It includes a block of seminar tables with seating for 12, a whiteboard, projector screen (projector not provided), network port, and wireless. There is also a countertop. Although it can be reserved on the website, priority is given to academic courses and Harrison-sponsored study groups. Study Room 103 seats 8 people around a table, with additional stacking chairs. It also has a projector screen (projector not provided) and whiteboard, and it can be reserved on the Harrison website.
  • Upper Lobby
    The Upper Lobby got a dramatic facelift in 2004 when the space was opened up and made useable for residents.  The Upper Lobby is outfitted with cafe style tables and chairs which make the space ideal for dining with friends or group study.  The room also has a number of couches and comfortable chairs which make for a nice space to lounge.

    The Upper Lobby also provides access to a private landscaped patio, which is similarly outfitted with cafe tables and chairs.  The patio is a great place to eat or study on a nice day.  Plus, a number of house events take place there through out the year including barbecues and make your own s'mores.

    The Upper Lobby is also home to the House Office, Cafe Prima, the Seminar Room and the Mail Room.