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Directions and Parking

Office of Undergraduate Admissions - 1 College Hall

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is located on the ground floor of College Hall (between 34th and 36th Streets and Walnut and Spruce Streets). As you walk onto campus at 34th and Walnut Streets, you will see "The Button" sculpture on your right and a statue of Benjamin Franklin to your left. College Hall is the building to your left behind the statue of dear old Ben. Walk around College Hall to enter the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from the rear of the building in Perelman Quadrangle.

Travel Advisory

Visitors to the University may encounter heavy traffic delays, as well as a decrease in available city parking, due to recent rail schedule changes made by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) which has affected the number of drivers on area roads. Visitors should plan for additional travel time and review our interactive parking map to prepare for your visit.

Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia from July 25-28, 2016 and may cause travel disruptions in the area. Travelers may find that local accommodations are at capacity and are likely to experience high traffic volumes on both public transit and roadways. Penn Admissions will observe regular business hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT during this time.

From 30th Street Train Station

Penn’s campus can be reached from 30th Street Station by foot (it takes 15 minutes to walk from the station to the heart of campus), by cab, or on SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line (one stop to 34th and Market Streets).

From Philadelphia International Airport

The Philadelphia International Airport is located in the Southwest section of the city, approximately 20 minutes from the University of Pennsylvania campus. Lady Liberty provides airport shuttle service to and from the Philadelphia International Airport, with door-to-door shuttle service to University City hotels and residences. You can reach them at (215) 724-8888. SEPTA offers Regional Rail service, which includes an Airport Line that runs directly to the University City station, which is only a few steps away from Penn's campus.

Parking Near Campus

Penn is located in an urban setting, so if you choose to drive to campus, allow ample time to park and make your way to College Hall. Please note that Penn does not validate parking. There are several parking facilities located on or near campus, as well as metered street parking. Street parking spaces are usually limited to either two or three hours and cost $2 per hour. Some garages may charge a flat fee, and prices vary. 

Public Transportation

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)—Philadelphia's mass transit system—operates a coordinated system of bus, subway, train, and trolley lines that cover all of Philadelphia and parts of the surrounding counties. Exact change ($2.25) or a token is required. TransPasses are also available. Both TransPasses and tokens can be purchased on campus at the Penn Book Store.