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Overview

An Array of Services for a Diverse Community

Whether you are living, working, or visiting, chances are you will engage with our Division while you are on campus.

Hospitality

Catering

Mission

Catering Services That Provide Quality and Taste

Bon Appétit Catering at Penn is the premier campus caterer known for its culinary expertise, exceptional service, and commitment to socially responsible practice. The catering team helps with all facets of catered events, from planning and executing events with a keen eye to detail and customer service, to cooking impressive menus from scratch. Bon Appétit prides itself for serving the Penn community the highest-quality ingredients that are fresh, flavorful, and sustainable. 

Nicole Sickler
Director of Catering
Address
3417 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone
215-573-0830
Economic Inclusion

Bon Appétit brings Penn the best local foods the area has to offer, striving to purchase at least 20% of its ingredients from small owner-operated farms and ranches within 150 miles of its kitchen. 

Sustainability

Bon Appétit is committed to promoting sustainability across events. From meeting Seafood Watch sustainability guidelines to using shell eggs that are certified cage free, Bon Appétit uses only the highest-quality fresh ingredients and whole foods. 

 

Catered Food

Conference & Hospitality Services

Mission

Providing the Tools You Need to Plan Your Next Event

Conference & Hospitality Services provides professional expertise for conference, programs, and events hosted at Penn. By showcasing the impressive array of facilities and resources the University has to offer, we strive to make Penn a destination of choice for meeting and event planners. The department is also responsible for the oversight of residential operations, facilities, and support services to the many academic programs, sports camps, meetings and conferences happening on campus during the summer at Penn. 

 

 

Jeff Barta
General Manager
Address
Stouffer Commons
3702 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6027
Phone
215-898-9319
Cost Containment & Revenue Development

Conference & Hospitality Services hosts over 5,000 visitors to campus each year, which generates revenue through sales of services to primarily support capital intensive projects related to renewal and construction of key student facilities and services.

Innovation

Hospitality Services created a PCI Compliant Web Registration System to simplify event planning. The system has handled hundreds of events and processed millions of dollars in event fees. 

Houston Hall exterior

University Club

Mission

A Place to Meet and a Forum for Discussion

The University Club at Penn offers membership to all faculty, staff, alumni, and graduate students of the University for an annual membership fee. Additionally, the Club offers a variety of excellent dining options to its members. Special departmental memberships are available for those who need dining space for departmental business. The Club also houses the Burrison Gallery, which features the work of Penn faculty, staff, and alumni as well as their family members. 

Maya Smith
Coordinating Liaison
Address
The Inn at Penn
3611 Walnut St., 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3896
Phone
215-573-8627
Innovation

Students and faculty can host lunch at the University Club at no cost through a collaboration with the Provost's office. The Take Your Professor to Lunch Program helps to strengthen the bonds in the University community providing an easy way for students and professors to get to know each other better outside the classroom.

University Club logo on window

Hotels

Mission

Two High-Quality Hotels in the Heart of Campus

The Hilton Inn at Penn is a AAA four diamond property anchoring University Square. Located in the heart of Penn's campus, the Inn at Penn is a convenient distance from the University of Pennsylvania Health System facilities and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The Hilton Inn at Penn offers the ultimate in campus hospitality for the business or leisure traveler. 

The Sheraton Philadelphia University City hotel is in the heart of it all - guests at Sheraton Philadelphia University City enjoy the convenience of close proximity to the University of Pennsylvania Campus and area hospitals. The hotel offers 332 recently renovated guestrooms and suites, each featuring high-tech conveniences like an in-room computer, remote printing capabilities, 37-inch LCD flat screen television, and complimentary wireless Internet access. 

Matthew McCauley
Director of Penn Hotels
Address
3549 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone
215-898-9302
Sustainability

Inn at Penn - The Hilton’s Travel with Purpose program is committed to reducing its food, water and consumer waste by 50%.

Sustainability

Sheraton - A $1M Energy upgrade was conducted at the hotel, which included replacing public space air handler units and installing an automated energy management system.

Cost Containment & Revenue Development

Sheraton - A $3M refresh of the lower-level meeting space and lobby area including interior finishes featuring new carpet, wall vinyl, and lighting was recently completed. 

Economic Inclusion

Inn at Penn - The Hilton’s Travel with Purpose program is committed to doubling its sourcing spend from local, small and medium-sized enterprises and minority-owned suppliers.

Sheraton lobby

Vending

Mission

On-campus Vending for Convenience On-the-Go

Hospitality Services manages on-campus vending outlets which supplement the full-service dining program available through Penn Dining's dining plan options, retail venues, and convenience stores. With over 225 vending machines throughout campus, we are able to offer a full range of food and beverages. Many vending machines on campus are equipped with card readers, so students, faculty, and staff may use PennCash or credit and debit cards to make purchases. All vending machines accept cash as well. 

Thomas MacDonald
Associate Director, Hospitality Services
Address
Stouffer Commons
3702 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6027
Phone
215-573-2333
Innovation

Penn’s vending machines are clearly labeled so you can easily find the healthiest options. You’ll find these items on the right side of every vending machine, with the slogan “Go Right, Go Green.” Ranging from pretzels and fruit snacks to baked chips and fat-free cookies, all items have under 250 calories and less than 350 mg of sodium, and pack less fat than standard snacks.

Vending machine
Campus and Community

Parking Services

Mission

Providing Reliable and Convenient Campus Parking

Penn Parking Services manages 25 lots and garages around the Penn campus. While many of Penn's parking facilities are reserved for permit parking for University and UPHS faculty, staff, and students, Penn Parking also operates visitor lots and garages, which are open to the general public.

Monica Robinson
Assistant Director for Parking Administration
Address
3401 Walnut Street
Suite 447A
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228
Phone
215-898-8667
Sustainability

Parking facilities host electric charging stations, bicycle parking and repair stations, and special spots for car share.

 

Sustainability

Parking discounts are available to car and van poolers.

Sustainability

Occasional Parking provides 10 yearly discounted parking passes to faculty and staff who usually commute by public transportation, allowing them more flexibility for those times when they need to drive.

Photo of parking lot

Penn Transit

Mission

Safe and Convenient Transportation for the Penn Community

Penn Transit is a comprehensive system that provides effective, efficient and safe integrated transit on and around campus within specific service boundaries. Transit Services are free of charge to all Penn community members holding a valid PennCard.

Michael Randolph
Senior Associate Director Penn Transit
Address
3401 Grays Ferry Avenue
#6192
Philadelphia, PA 19146-2701
Phone
215-898-2484
Cost Containment & Revenue Development

The use of propane in many of our Transit and Parking fleet vehicles has resulted in $7,574 savings compared to gasoline. It is both financially responsible and better for our environment.

Sustainability

Penn Transit provides safe, free, sustainable transportation to over 80,000 riders annually.

Innovation

PennRides on Request, Penn Transit's new rideshare app, allows riders to request a shuttle from their mobile device. This new service has made shuttle travel more convenient and efficient. 

Students boarding Penn Bus

Commuter Services

Mission

Supporting Commuter Options for a Diverse Community

Penn supports discounts for public transportation use by faculty, staff, and students. Penn's compact urban campus is well served by an extensive network of subway, bus, regional rail, and trolley lines that are located around the campus where public transit stops are never more than a five-minute walk from any part of campus. Penn offers several options for discounted travel via SEPTA, PATCO, NJ Transit, and Amtrak. Additionally, the Penn Bike Commuter Expense Reimbursement Program offers bicycle commuting expenses to qualified faculty and staff.

Monica Robinson
Assistant Director for Parking Administration
Address
3401 Walnut Street
Suite 447A
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228
Phone
215-898-2487
Sustainability

Our commuter pre-tax program offers monthly payroll deductions to encourage the use of public transportation.

Penn’s commuter programs, have resulted in 50% of Penn’s faculty and staff choose a sustainable commuting option.

Sustainability

Penn’s Bike Commuter Expense Reimbursement Program offers bicycle commuting expenses to qualified faculty and staff.

Innovation

As a result of the innovative programs and services that have been implemented through the Sustainable Transportation Initiative, Penn has been named by U.S. News & World Report as the country's most transportation-friendly college campus. 

Bicycles

Mail Services

Mission

Reliable and Professional Mail Delivery

Penn Mail Services provides services to support the University's mission of teaching, research, and public service. The department delivers incoming U.S. First Class mail throughout Penn’s campus and facilities.

Kanisha Scott
Associate Director
Address
Left Bank Commons
3160 Chestnut St. #500
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6280
Cost Containment & Revenue Development

eShip@Penn® is the University’s enhanced express shipping process minimizes the risk associated with moving hazardous materials and lets shippers choose from a variety of carriers to determine which one best meets their specific needs.

PersonalShip allows students, faculty, staff and alumni to ship packages using Penn’s preferred rates.  

Sustainability

Penn Mail Services recycles all no value and undelivered mail.

Penn Mail Services mailboxes

PennCard

Mission

One Card, Many Services

The PennCard is the official University of Pennsylvania identification card for students, faculty, staff and other members of the University community. PennCards are used to access a myriad of services at Penn. Within the PennCard Center, located conveniently on the second floor of the Penn Bookstore, one can access a Notary, take passport photos, and can learn more about the various features of the PennCard. 

Marlayne Dundovich
Director
Address
Penn Bookstore 2nd Floor
3601 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3895
Cost Containment & Revenue Development

PennCard staff are responsible for the maintenance of Blackboard Transact, the University’s transaction system that processes approximately 6 million transactions each year.

Cost Containment & Revenue Development

The PennCard Office manages the relationship with the University’s banking services to students, faculty, staff, and alumni with financial services partners including PNC Bank and the Student Federal Credit Union.

PennCard

Morris Arboretum

Mission

Connecting People, Plants, and Place

The Morris Arboretum at the University of Pennsylvania is a 92-acre historic public garden and educational institution located 15 miles from campus in the Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia. It promotes an understanding of the relationship between plants, people, and place through programs that integrate science, art, and the humanities. The Arboretum conducts four major activities: education, research, outreach, and horticultural display. As the official Arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Morris Arboretum provides research and outreach services to state agencies, community institutions, and to citizens of Pennsylvania and beyond.

William Cullina
F. Otto Haas Executive Director
Address
100 Northwestern Avenue (in Chestnut Hill)
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Phone
215-247-5777
Sustainability

Morris Arboretum’s parking lot is a demonstration lot for sustainability. The first of its kind, the parking lot has filtered into the earth about 31,863,304 gallons of precipitation from the Wissahickon watershed. This equates to a lifetime of drinking water for more than 1,000 of our neighbors downstream, or the annual tap water used by about 4,000 households, or one day’s average tap water use by 366,245 Philadelphians.

Cost Containment & Revenue Development

The Arboretum was rated one of the Best of Pennsylvania wedding venues in 2017 by Wedding Spot. Revenue from weddings, parties, meetings and retreats supports the Arboretum’s mission to plant and support trees.

Sustainability

The Horticulture Center, which provides work space for the Arboretum’s horticulture, public programs, and facility staff achieved the highest level of LEED® Certification: Platinum.

Innovation

With support from the National Science Foundation, botanists at Morris Arboretum are assembling a digital record of hundreds of thousands of plants from the mid-Atlantic region.

Main building at Morris Arboretum

Penn Children's Center

Mission

Learning Through Play

The University of Pennsylvania's child care center supports children ages three months to five years. Conveniently located on the University campus, enrollment is open to all members of the University and surrounding communities with preference given to faculty, staff, and students of the University.

 

Natalie Subeh Nuhn
Executive Director
Address
Left Bank Commons
3160 Chestnut St. #100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6282
Phone
215-898-5268
Sustainability

An interested group of parents initiated a Children’s Garden, which is tended by the students and staff. All that is grown is harvested and shared.

Classroom at Penn Children's Center

Penn Home Ownership Services

Mission

A Commitment to Home Ownership

The Office of Penn Home Ownership Services offers eligible employees buying homes in the West Philadelphia area the opportunity to apply for financing for home purchases and renovations. The department also offers refinancing options with lending partners, home improvement grants, loans, educational workshops and a variety of other resources. The University’s commitment to urban revitalization is deeply rooted in an understanding that the health and vitality of the University is inextricably linked to maintaining a diverse, safe and thriving urban community. The programs offered through Penn Home Ownership Services have been an important part of this effort. 

Address
3401 Walnut Street
Suite 440A
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228
Phone
215-898-7422
Cost Containment & Revenue Development

Since the University's commitment to home ownership began in 1965, more than 1,400 individuals and families have participated.

Innovation

In conjunction with Penn's opening of Pennovation Works, PHOS expanded its boundaries to include the area close to the site, providing additional home ownership possibilities for faculty and staff of the University and its health system and supporting the continued development of Pennovations Works.

Image of Houses

Penn Ice Rink

Mission

The University's Arena Since 1972

Open from September to April, the full-service arena can seat up to 2,500 attendees and offers a wide range of events including daily public skating, open hockey and freestyle sessions, as well as group and private sessions. The arena has multiple snack bars, a party room, skate rental and sharpening. 

Robert Harkins
Associate Director
Address
Class of 1923 Arena
3130 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone
215-898-1923
Economic Inclusion

Each year the rink and Business Services hosts the Police Athletics League (PAL). PAL is a youth development organization offering educational, athletic, recreational, character-building, and cultural programs to Philadelphia’s youth, ages 6-18.

Cost Containment & Revenue Development

The Penn Ice Rink is self-sustaining through revenue earned from ice rentals, lessons, public skating, and advertisers.

Penn Ice Rink
Living

Residential Services

Mission

Supporting Living and Learning On Campus

The Department of Residential Services is responsible for administering housing-related services to the 12 College Houses and Sansom Place (graduate and undergraduate housing). Residential Services' on-campus living options span across Penn's 262-acre campus. Residential Services works closely with other partners to provide students and guests with services that support living and learning in the University residences. 

Pat Killilee
Director, Residential Services
Address
Stouffer Commons, 3702 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6027
Phone
215-898-3547
Sustainability

Since 2008, PennMoves has collected over a half-million pounds of items, including clothing and other goods, that students are unable to take with them when they leave campus at the end of the academic year. All donated items are turned over to Goodwill, which distributes them through their stores.

 

Sustainability

The Lauder College House was designed and constructed to achieve LEED Gold Certification for new construction through the U.S. Green Building Council. Special attention was paid to creating access to landscaped outdoor space, storm water management and reduced water usage. New College House West is also being constructed to achieve the LEED Silver Certification.

Innovation

Residential Services. in collaboration with Facilities and Real Estate Services and College Houses and Academic Services. has enhanced and expanded the University's College House system - completing the construction of the Lauder College House and the renovation of Hill College House and breaking-ground for the current construction of New College House West. 

Hill interior

Off-Campus Services

Mission

Navigating Your Life Off-Campus

The Office of Off-Campus Services assists students, faculty, and staff at all stages of their off campus living experience, from locating housing to understanding leases and resolving problems that may arise while renting. Off-Campus Services plays an active role in educating tenants and landlords about their rights and responsibilities. 

Linda Kromer
Associate Director
Address
Stouffer Commons
3702 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6027
Phone
215-898-8500
Innovation

Off Campus Services collaborated with the Division of Public Safety and area landlords to address the issue of package theft by developing door hangers and informing students of alternative package delivery services such as Amazon@Penn and Residential Services' Off Campus Package Program.

Clark Park

Penn Dining

Mission

Providing a Diverse Array of Dining Options

As the University's food service professional, Penn Dining oversees food operations and dining services, and consults on all food-related planning issues. 

Students, faculty, staff and visitors can enjoy a tasty and satisfying meal with  friends and colleagues at any of Penn Dining's many convenient locations across campus. There are private dining rooms available at no cost in each of three residential restaurants for  luncheons, parties, and meetings. 

Pam Lampitt
Director, Hospitality Services
Address
Stouffer Commons, 3702 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6027
Phone
215-898-9319
Sustainability

Together with Bon Appétit, Penn’s food service provider, dining has helped increase Penn’s commitment to sustainable practices with the goal of 21-50% (depending on season) of all ingredients produced locally using sustainable and organic practices. Food waste is collected and routed to a local organic composting facility.

Economic Inclusion

Bon Appétit and Penn Dining support the Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises, which has as its mission cultivating and investing in minority food service entrepreneurs. Dining features products produced at the Culinary Center in its retail and residential facilities.

Sustainability

A weekly farmers' market held on campus May through November and students can use their dining plans to purchase produce.

Innovation

Penn Dining's renovation of Houston Market has been recognized at Penn with a Model of Excellence and nationally with a Gold Loyal E. Horton Award by the National Association of College and University Food Service. 

Bowl of noodles
Procurement

Purchasing Services

Mission

Facilitating Smart Purchasing Practices

Purchasing Services provides efficient and effective buying methods, purchasing policies and procedures, and customer support for Penn faculty and staff. Purchasing Services also manages the University's economic inclusion program and Green Purchasing initiatives, and establishes strategic supplier relationships to provide lowest "total cost" products and services to the Penn community. 

Mark Mills
Executive Director, Purchasing Services
Address
3401 Walnut Street Suite 440A
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228
Phone
215-898-7216
Economic Inclusion

In total more than 10% of Penn's purchasing dollars are directed to local community businesses, while diversity-owned suppliers also enjoy greater than a 10% share of Penn’s total spend. Approximately 20% of marketplace participating suppliers are diversity-owned.

Sustainability

Ben’s Attic is Purchasing’s web-based surplus property exchange site that allows Penn faculty and staff to exchange and purchase surplus University-owned property.

Purchasing Services promotes the purchase of products with a reduced or minimal (ideally zero) environmental impact.

 

Cost Containment & Revenue Development

Purchasing's efforts to Identify new institution-wide and School and Center specific contracting and cost savings opportunities has resulted in an average of $35M in annual cost containment for the University. 

Innovation

Purchasing joined with the Divisions of Finance and Information and Computing Services to implement a comprehensive solution that raised one of the University's essential administrative process, the Procure-to-Pay process, to a higher level of organizational efficiency and effectiveness. The effort was recognized with a 2019 Model of Excellence. 

Test tube

Software Licensing

Mission

Connecting Schools and Centers to the Software They Need

The Office of Software Licensing negotiates and administers software site licenses and volume discount programs at Penn, and distributes licenses and media for those programs. Departments, faculty, and staff can purchase this software at significant savings. 

Mary Griffin
Manager, Software Licensing
Address
Sansom Place East, Suite 122
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone
215-573-3587
Cost Containment & Revenue Development

The Office of Software Licensing (OSL) negotiates and administer software site licenses and volume discount purchases and distribute licenses and media for those programs allowing departments, faculty, and staff to purchase this software at significant savings.  By aggregating the demand for software from all schools and administrative centers at Penn, OSL maintains the University's eligibility for exceptional pricing.

Banner featuring Eniac

Travel Services

Mission

Efficient Travel and Expense Management

Our Travel and Expense Management team provides travel related services to the Penn community. Travel Services is responsible for the development and administration of all travel related policies and procedures for the University. The department is part of a collaborative effort with Purchasing Services in conjunction with the Procure-2-Pay (P2P) Project. 

Kathryn McCoy Homa
Director, Penn Travel Programs
Address
3401 Walnut Street, Suite 440A
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Cost Containment and Revenue Development

Penn Travel Services leverages technology in order to provide best-in-class travel service to customers, faculty, staff, students, and guests of the University of Pennsylvania with optimal financial return-on-investment for the University.

Penn students in China

Print and Interactive Communications

Mission

Providing Resources to Produce Effective Communications

The Print & Interactive Communications website provides resources to the Penn Community to manage their communications needs including brochures, newsletters, websites, advertising, promotional items, signage, emails and more.

Lucy Casalena
Strategic Sourcing Manager, Print and Interactive Communications
Address
3401 Walnut Street, Suite 440A
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228
Phone
215-898-7796
Cost Containment & Revenue Development

Penn has instituted a directed-buy paper program that enables us to promote sustainable paper selection while managing and controlling the cost of paper purchased for the University’s commercial printing.

Sustainability

Penn requires FSC Certification of all preferred print vendors. FSC Certification is a Chain of Custody Certification, therefore printers must also be certified, not just paper.

Penn branded product and printed materials
Specialized Services

Penn Branded Merchandise & Licensing

Overview

Promoting and Managing the Penn Brand

For more than 200 years the University of Pennsylvania has fostered rich traditions, generated storied accomplishments, and served as the embodiment of academic eminence. The Penn logo and the University shield are graphic manifestations of our reputation and play an important role in communicating and reinforcing the brand identity of the institution. To promote the Penn brand, the University permits the manufacture of apparel and other items bearing its name, trademarks and images by extending a license to specific vendors who produce a variety of products available for purchase. 

Special Announcement

Promoversity has notified the University that, effective August 12, they have ceased operations. If you placed an order for your department or organization using Promoversity prior to August 12, your order will be fulfilled and there should be no impact on existing Purchase Orders or payments.

The primary team of individuals from Promoversity that managed Penn’s account are now with Club Colors and retain their responsibilities for fulfilling orders—whether new or previously placed with Promoversity. As part of their transition, Promoversity worked in collaboration with Club Colors as a means of ensuring uninterrupted services. Should you have any questions or concerns related to an order, please contact UPennTeam@clubcolors.com or 800-249-2582 x255 for dedicated customer service.

Additionally, Jason Heiss will be the account representative managing the UPenn Team for departmental orders.  His contact information is: Jheiss@clubcolors.com – 800-249-2582 x388

Going forward, Promoversity will no longer be available as a supplier of promotional products.  However, as Club Colors is not contract supplier, any orders of $10K or more will require three bids or a bid-waiver. Departments and organizations are encouraged to review the full list of promotional suppliers here.  

Please contact sourcing@upenn.edu with any general questions related to your promotional products ordering.

Penn Branded candles

Campus Express

Overview

Your One-Stop Shop for New Student Onboarding

Campus Express is the online onboarding site for all new students at Penn. The site is a one-stop shop for most essential student services at Penn such as the getting a Penn identification card, confirming on-campus housing,  purchasing a dining plan, registering property, purchasing books or a computer and taking advantage of Penn’s many transportation options.  Campus Express makes life easier and more convenient for thousands of new students each year.                                                                                                                                          

Annie Weinstein
Associate Director of Communications & External Relations
Address
3401 Walnut Street Suite 440A
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone
215-898-2489
President Gutmann with Phillie Phanatic

eCards

Overview

Penn's Free eCard Site

With Penn’s free eCard site, no one can any longer use the “I’m-too-busy-to-send-a-card” excuse.

The site contains cards for almost any occasion, highlighted with beautiful University images. Card senders can write their own personalized messages for one-of-a-kind sentiments and send to up to 100 recipients. And there are also animated seasonal and holiday images.

All 12 Penn schools have posted their own images, and sports fans may enjoy highlighting their cards with a shot of their beloved Palestra, chock full of basketball fans.  Alumni have their own section, enabling them to shoot off a quick communication that shows their spirit.

Business Services has offered to customize invitations as well.  Just send us a request via the Contact Us page.

Click here to send an eCard.
LOVE Statue
Campus Stores

Computer Connection

Mission

Your Campus Computer Retailer

The Penn Computer Connection is the campus computer retail outlet for students, faculty, and staff and the University of Pennsylvania Health System. The store offers educational discounts on computers, hardware, software, accessories, and supplies. The pricing, features, reliability, and support options of the systems purchased through the Computer Connection typically exceed the offers of traditional retail outlets.

Jeff Rusling
Director, Technology Sales and Marketing
Address
2nd Floor Penn Bookstore 3601 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3298
Phone
215-898-3282
Sustainability

The Computer Connection offers two convenient ways to help cut down on e-waste through its Used Printer Ink and Recycling program and its Laptop & Rechargeable Battery Recycling.

Innovation

The Computer Connection joined with Student Registration and Financial Services to create a special program that offers a free computer to highly aided students. 

Computer Connection showroom floor

Penn Bookstore

Mission

Your School, Your Bookstore

The Penn Bookstore offers a wide assortment of products and services to meet the needs of Penn faculty, staff, students, and the surrounding community. In addition to providing required course materials, the Penn Bookstore offers a wide range of Penn branded apparel and gifts. As the bookstore spans over 50,000 square feet, it hosts many events and provides ample space for all to enjoy. Located within the bookstore is a fully-licensed Starbucks as well as a "marketplace" for grab-and-go goods. 

Lew Claps
General Manager
Address
3601 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3895
Phone
215-898-7595
Sustainability

Major renovations to the facility (2003, 2007, 2013) include finishes, fixtures and furnishings by manufacturers who address durability, conservation, recycling, and sustainability in their materials and manufacturing methods.

Cost Containment & Revenue Development

The Penn Bookstore offers programs to address the cost of textbooks, including offering used, digital and rental options as well as a Textbook Pricematch Program.

Sustainability

Penn was the first Ivy League institution to commit to “GreenWeaver,” a regalia product line made of 100 percent, post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.

Penn Bookstore entrance