Common Areas at Perelman Quad

The Game Room at Houston Hall

Located on the first floor, the Houston Hall Game Room is an open lounge where students can play games, relax with television and meet up for social events. The space is equipped with an air hockey table, two ping pong tables, Skeeball, foosball, a phone charging station, classic arcade games and a Smash Brothers corner (donated by the Penn Smash Bros group). Students are welcome to come at their leisure and use the space at any time. Grab a bite at Benny’s Diner (a student run food establishment!) and play a game or two! Houston Hall even hold special events and giveaways for students here!

Image of Student Playing Air Hockey

The Reading Room at Houston Hall

Located on the first floor of Houston Hall, The Reading Room is a great space to study and relax. The space is set up with comfy lounge furniture and several study tables for all levels of student work. It’s a great place for individual long study sessions, or group meetups.

Shot of the Reading Room at Houston Hall with cozy chairs and study tables

The Silfen Study Center at Williams Hall

The Silfen Study Center is just across the quad from Houston Hall. Located in Williams Hall just next to the Williams Café, Silfen is a popular place for early morning to late night study sessions. Each table is equipped with several outlets to allow students to plug in and charge their laptops and phones. Williams Cafe is steps away, to give students the refueling they need during study breaks. The space is even equipped with a self service printer, to allow students to print papers for class.

Wide shot Silfen Study Center, showing study tables and lounge benches

The Music Practice Rooms at Irvine Auditorium

The Music Practice Rooms are available to Penncard holding members of the Penn Community. These can be accessed by signing out a practice room key at the Houston Hall Front Desk and taking it to Irvine Auditorium. Practice rooms are available with pianos or without pianos and are given out on a first come first serve basis. Rooms cannot be reserved in advance Hours are limited so make sure to check in advance to see if the Practice Rooms are open