Venues

Houston Hall
3417 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-5552

Building Hours

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Built in 1896, Houston Hall is the oldest student union building in the country. Today, this historic building remains the center of campus life – a place where students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests gather for social, recreational, educational and cultural activities. After a multi-million dollar renovation project in 2000, Houston Hall looks much like it did in 1896 but with all the modern conveniences. With fourteen special event spaces, multimedia technology, a food court, and vending and retail space, Houston Hall is a conference center with character.  The building amenities include the information desk, the Houston Market, University Copy Service, Paris Cafe Creperie, and Insomnia Cookies.  The rooms within Houston Hall that you may reserve are listed below.

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Hall of Flags

Capacity: 300*

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Bodek Lounge

Capacity: 250*

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Class of ’49 Auditorium

Capacity: 200*

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The Ben Franklin Room

Capacity: 100*

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The Golkin Room

Capacity: 80*

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Platt Rehearsal Room

Capacity: 74*

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Class of ’47 Room

Capacity: 42*

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The Griski Room

Capacity: 42*

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The Brachfeld Room

Capacity: 30*

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Bishop White Room

Capacity: 22

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The Rein Family Room

Capacity: 16

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The Morris Seitz Room

Capacity: 14

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Room 111

Capacity: 12

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Main Lobby

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The Reading Room

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Second Floor Lobby

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The Bistro/Game Room