Hours and Services, Effective August 24, 2020*

Building hours:

Houston Hall:  Access is for specific purposes including the PENN Card Center and COVID testing.

Houston Hall, via valid PENN Card and Open Pass access, open from 7AM-7 PM Monday through Friday; closed weekends.

The ARCH, via PENN Card and Open Pass for classes only from 8AM-5:30 PM Monday through Friday; closed weekends.


COVID testing site, in Houston Hall, must be entered using exterior doors opposite Irvine Auditorium

Penn Card center is located in Bodek Lounge (Houston Hall) and open Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5 PM.

Insomnia Cookies and University Copy Service are open for remote ordering and non-student PennID holders with a “green” PennOpen pass.

Maintaining social distancing and a limit of 25 participants, meetings/events may be scheduled using the reservation system.  Student events not permitted.  All events not meeting these requirements have been canceled or adjusted.

  • Hours and regulations subject to change without notice and publication

Perelman Quadrangle Staff is here to help during this time. Please address any questions you may have about existing or future reservations, as well as those concerning building operations, to reserve@pobox.upenn.edu

Your questions or concerns will be dispersed to the appropriate manager.

It may take up to two business days to receive a reply as staff is working remotely.

In an effort to stay safe, Perelman Quadrangle/VPUL Facilities and Events Management provides this simple demonstration on creating a mask at home:

A tutorial animation on how to make a face mask from a bandana

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Perelman Quadrangle is a collection of event facilities located on the University of Pennsylvania’s beautiful historic campus in Philadelphia, PA. Discover the “most beautiful college in Pennsylvania” noted for its architecture, landscaping, and views of the city skyline.

Our spaces have nurtured the growth, vision, and success of the Penn community and its guests since 1896. Perelman Quadrangle features stately buildings and state-of-the-art facilities which house lecture and performance spaces, meeting rooms, and classrooms. With on-site audio/visual and catering teams, planning an event at the Perelman Quadrangle is easy. Our personalized service has set the pace for business, social, cultural, academic, and political events of the highest caliber.

Visit our history page to read more about the storied past of both the University and Perelman Quadrangle, home to the oldest student union in the country!

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