Houston Hall Welcome Desk

Houston Hall Main Lobby complete with seating area by a cozy fireplace and the Houston Hall Welcome Center

Do you want to know what’s going on in the Student Center? Have no idea where one of your classes is located? Need to know how to get to City Hall? Then look no further than the Welcome Desk, which can help you with almost any question. Located in Houston Hall, the Welcome Desk is our way to greet visitors to the Student Center. The Welcome Desk is staffed with knowledgeable student workers capable of answering your questions or helping you find someone who can. Along with general campus information, the Welcome Desk is ready to answer questions about daily events happening in the Student Center.

To contact the Welcome Desk, please call (215) 898-4636

Additional Information about the Welcome Desk

  • The Information Center handles sign-outs of all Game Room equipment, board games and Practice Room keys
  • The Almanac and Daily Pennsylvanian are distributed at the desk. There is also the Happenings @ Penn Monthly Calendar and several flyers for upcoming events on Penn’s campus and nearby Philly neighborhoods.
  • An internal (Penn Mail) and external (USPS) mailbox is located directly behind the desk.
  • Bulletin boards are located on the first and third floor to post flyers. There are snack machines, beverage vending, change machines and an ATM machine located on the lower level.

Lost & Found

Misplaced your ID? Lost your umbrella? Stop by the Information Desk and check for your lost items in our lost and found. The Information Desk Staff does their best to reunite lost items with their owner, so be sure to keep an eye out for an email letting you know we have your lost item at the desk! After two weeks, all unclaimed lost items will be turned over to UPPD. Lost items are held for two weeks before being donated. Valuable items or items with personal information are handed over to Penn Public Safety. The Welcome Desk only accepts found items from Perelman Quad Spaces (Houston Hall, Irvine, ARCH, Iron Gate Theatre).