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.
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.
Metered street parking and local garages may be available. As Penn is located in an urban setting, please allow ample time to park and make your way to College Hall. Nearest garages are located at the Penn Museum and at the intersection of Chestnut and 34th streets, and prices vary. Metered street parking is usually limited to two or three hours and costs $2 per hour. Please note that Penn does not validate parking.
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.
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. 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.