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Most offices at Penn will be closed in observance of these holidays:

Independence Day, Thursday, July 4.

Labor Day, Monday, September 2.

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7/3    Session I classes end.

7/4    Independence Day Observed (no classes).

7/5    Session II classes begin.

8/9    Session II and 11-Week Session classes end.

Lightbox Film Center at IHP


6/8     The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales; 2 p.m.; $5.

7/13   The Goonies; 2 p.m.; free.

8/10    Zootopia; 2 p.m.; free.

Morris Arboretum

Prices, info & registration:

6/7     Storytime at the Arboretum; 10:30 a.m. Also July 12, August 2.

6/29    Circus Week at the Garden. Through July 7.

7/13    Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends at the Garden Railway. Also July 14, August 10, 11.

Penn Museum


6/7     Storytime Expedition; 11:30 a.m. Also June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 11, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

7/10    Momma Sandi Presents: We All Have Tales; 11 a.m.

7/17    Daria World of Music; children see a variety of styles of music; 11 a.m.

7/31    The Franklin Institute Presents: Motion and Machines; 11 a.m.

8/7      Egyptian Mummy Makers; 11 a.m.

8/14    Archaeological Adventures: Technology Then and Now; 10 a.m.; tickets: $12 for one child/adult.

            Folktale Fun with Tahira; storyteller Tahira captivates young audiences; 11 a.m.

6/5      One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare; Penn Law; info and register: (Field Center). Through June 7.

6/7      Herpesvirus: Pathogenesis & Cancer Symposium; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Gaulton Auditorium, BRB (PSOM).

6/12    Applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Public Health, Research, Practice, & Public Policy;  9 a.m.-5 p.m.; rm. 252, BRB; register and info: (CPHI). Through June 14.

           Natural and Assisted Reproduction: Science and Outcomes Symposium; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Glen Gaulton Auditorium, BRB; register: (CRRWH).

6/13    Penn Immunology: Year in Review; 1:30-6 p.m.; Auditorium, Smilow Center (PSOM, IFI).

6/18    Diet, Nutrition, and Immune Function in Human Health and Disease; keynote speaker: Frank Hu, Harvard; 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Gaulton Auditorium, BRB; register by June 4: (PSOM).

            The Noreen O’Neill Melanoma Research Symposium: Heterogeneity, Plasticity and Reprogramming in Melanoma; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; The Wistar Institute; register: (Wistar).

6/20    Penn Supplier Diversity Forum & Expo; rm. 200, College Hall; info and register: (Business Services).

7/31    Symposium on Gram Negative Bacteria Resistance; 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; The Wistar Institute; register: (Wistar).

Admission Donations and Hours

    Arthur Ross Gallery (ARG): Fisher Fine Arts Library; free; hours:

    Burrison Gallery, Inn at Penn: free; Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; info:

    Esther Klein Gallery: free; Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; info:

    ICA: free; hours:

    International House Philadelphia: free; hours:

    Kroiz Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; info:

    Morris Arboretum: hours, prices:

    Penn Museum: hours, prices:

    Slought: free; Tues.-Fri., noon-5 p.m.; info:

    The ARCH: free; hours and info:

    Van Pelt Library: free; hours, info:

    Wistar: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; info:


6/22    Laurel McSherry: A Book of Days; collection of works exploring material, place and time through printmaking, drawing and photography; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through September 15.


    In a Woman’s Shadow: A Visual Essay; photos by Nadine Epstein; Burrison Gallery. Through June 2.

    Soy Cuba: The Cuban Landscapes of Roger Toledo; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through June 2.

    Musical Partnerships at Play: The Marlboro Music School and Festival; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Van Pelt Library. Through June 21.

    Now Fruits of Matadero; explores the idea of growing microbially-augmented popsicles to develop new forms of cooling rituals in public space; Esther Klein Gallery. Through July 27.

    Civil Disobedience: Celebrating Queer Narratives; East Alcove Gallery, IHP. Through June 29.

    Middle East Galleries; Penn Museum. Through July 30.

    Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now; Penn Museum. Through July 30.

    Colored People Time: Quotidian Pasts; the second chapter in the three-part series; ICA. Through August 11.

    Deborah Anzinger: An Unlikely Birth; ICA. Through August 11.

    Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective; ICA. Through August 11.

    Open Video Call 2019; ICA. Through August 11.

    Whitman Vignettes: Camden and Philadelphia; opening-day tour, reading and reception; 4 p.m.; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt Library (Kislak Center). Through August 23.

    Penn 6 Culturak Centers Student ART Exhibition; Gallery, ARCH. Through August 30

    Garden Railway; Morris Arboretum. Through September 2.

    Bearing Witness: Four Days in West Kingston; Penn Museum. Through December 2.

    Moundbuilders: Ancient Artifacts of North America; Penn Museum. Through December 2.


    Ancient Egypt: From Discovery to Display; Penn Museum.

    Audubon’s Birds of America; 1st Floor, Van Pelt Library.

    Imagery, Narrative, Propaganda: Artists in the German Democratic Republic; rm. 500, Annenberg School.

    Marian Anderson on the World Stage; Marian Anderson Gallery, Van Pelt Library.

    Loop de Loop: Patrick Dougherty Installation; stickwork sculpture; Morris Arboretum.

    Out on a Limb; tree adventure exhibit celebrating its 10th year; Morris Arboretum.

    Samuel Yellin, Metalworker: Drawings from the Architectural Archives; Kroiz Gallery.

    We Are Not Alone; exhibit large-scale illustrations by Dwayne Booth; Forum, Annenberg School.

Institute of Contemporary Art Tours


6/19    Curator-led Tour of Colored People Time: Quotidian Pasts; 6 p.m.

8/7      Curator-led Tour of Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective; 6 p.m.

Penn Museum Tours


         Gallery Tours; Saturdays-Sundays; 1:30 p.m.; Pepper Hall.

         Global Guides Public Tours; Saturdays-Sundays; 2:30 p.m.

          Highlights Tour: Mandarin Language; Fridays; 2:30 p.m.

Lightbox Film Center at IHP

Tickets: $10/general, $8 students/seniors, free/members unless otherwise noted.  
Screenings at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

6/5    Film Screening with Maori Karmael Holmes, Zack Khalil, and Jackson Polys; 6:30 p.m.

6/7    Ism Ism Ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America, Programs 3 and 4.

6/8    The Fate of Lee Khan.

6/13    Queer Genius; free.

6/14    Ism Ism Ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America, Program 5.

6/15    Bad Girls Go to Hell.

6/18    Tuesdays with Tony; free.

6/20    Tongues Untied.

6/21    Nitrate Kisses.

6/22    Stonewall.

6/27    Hide & Seek.

6/29    Queen of Diamonds.

6/30    By Blood Only.

7/6     Sorcerer.

7/12    Thief.

7/13    The Garden.

7/19    Hyenas.

7/20    Strange Behavior; 8 p.m.

7/26    Three O’Clock High.

7/27    Double Feature: Firestarter/Near Dark.

8/9     Chulas Fronteras.

8/10    A Bigger Splash.

8/14    [Censored].

8/15    Winter Flies.

8/16    Jan Palach.

8/17    The Hastrman; 6 p.m.

            Deserter; 8 p.m.

8/23    Trust.

Movies at the Penn Museum

Tickets: $7/adults, $5/kids 5-10; combo admission for Summer Nights available.

6/26    Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief; 7 p.m.

6/13    PPSA Tree Tour; noon; College Green in front of College Hall (PPSA).

7/1      Workday@Penn Go-Live; launch of Penn’s new Human Resources and payroll platform; info: (HR).

7/17    PPSA Penn Libraries Event; noon; 6th floor, Van Pelt Library (PPSA).

Institute of Contemporary Art


6/7      Mindfulness at the Museum; noon. Fridays through August 9.

6/9      Extra Credit; events with different artists; noon. Sundays through July 28, except July 7.

6/12    PPSA Book Club; brown bag lunch discussion of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas; noon; Meyerson Conference Room, Van Pelt Library (PPSA).

6/18    Penn Book Talk; discussion of The Library Book by Susan Orlean; 1 p.m.; Meyerson Conference Room, Van Pelt Library; info: Also July 16 and August 20, with new book selections.

7/17    Lecture with Orkan Telhan; 6:30-8 p.m.

8/3      Visiting Infants & Parents Hours; 9-11 a.m.

HR: Healthy You Workshops

Open to faculty and staff; free. Register:

6/4    Spin 45; 11:30 a.m. Also June 11, 18, 25.

6/5    BODYPUMP Express; 8 a.m. Also June 12 and 19.

6/6    Gentle Yoga; noon. Also June 13, 20, 27.

6/26    Chair Yoga; noon. Also July 10.

HR: Professional and Personal Development Programs

Open to faculty and staff; 12:30 p.m. and free unless noted otherwise.


6/4    Challenging Negative Attitudes. Also July 30.

6/6    Digital Distraction–When Technology Takes Over.

6/12    Fundamentals of Strategic Planning.

6/17    Navigating Your Career at Penn.

6/26    Making Yourself Indispensable.

7/9      FDIC Pay Yourself First.

7/17    STEP UP: First Steps to Excellence (Module 1); $300 for 8-module course.

7/23    Tools for Career Assessment and Development.

7/25    Tips for Effective Meetings.

HR: Work-life Workshops

Open to faculty and staff; free.


6/7    Guided Meditation; 12:30 p.m. Also June 19, July 16, 30.

6/11    How to Help Your Parents Live at Home as They Age; 12:30 p.m.

6/12    Mindfulness; 12:30 p.m. Also July 25.

6/18    New and Expectant Parent Briefing; 12:30 p.m.

6/20    Summer Admissions Workshop; noon.

6/25    Flexible Work Options; 12:30 p.m.

6/27    Making Sense of the Roth: Is It Right for You?; noon.

Liberal and Professional Studies


6/4     Master of Environmental Studies Virtual Café; noon; online. Also July 2, August 6.

6/5     Walk-in Enrollment Counseling; 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4:30-6 p.m.; LPS Recruitment Offices, Ste. 100, 3440 Market St. Every Wednesday.

6/11    Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Virtual Information Session; 5:30 p.m.; online. Also July 9 and August 6; noon.

6/12    Post-Baccalaureate Studies Virtual Information Session; 5:30 p.m.; online.

           Organizational Dynamics On-Campus Information Session; 6 p.m.; Ste. 100, Conference Room 1, 3440 Market St. Also July 17.

Morris Arboretum

6/1     Early Bird Weekends; open at 8 a.m. Through August.

          Saturday Morning Live Tour; Small Trees for Small Spaces; 11 a.m.

6/5     Late Night Wednesdays; open until 8 p.m. Through August.

6/8     MORE Hidden Gems Tour!; 11 a.m. Also June 22.

6/12    Summer Evening Sculpture Tour; 6:30 p.m.

7/10    Summer Evening Water Features Tour; 6:30 p.m.

7/17    Guided Regularly Scheduled Matinee Tours; 11 a.m. Sundays through October.

8/3      Saturday Morning Live Tour: Water Features; 11 a.m.

           Saturday Morning Live Water Features Tour; 11 a.m.

8/14    Summer Evening Hidden Gems Tour; 6:30 p.m.

Penn Home Ownership Services


6/21    Exploring the PHOS Programs; 12:30 p.m.; Large Training Room, 3624 Market St. (Business Services).

6/28    Getting Financially Ready to Purchase a Home; 12:30 p.m.; Large Training Room, 3624 Market St. (Business Services).

Penn Museum


6/1    The Daily Dig; every day the museum is open; 1 p.m.; free w/admission.

6/4    Herbal Cocktails: What Flavor Tells Us; 6:30 p.m.; workshop for ages 21+; tickets: $40.

6/8    Conversational Corners; 10 a.m.; free and open to the public. Also July 13, August 10.

6/14    Coffee with a Keeper; Sarah Linn; 9:30 a.m.; tickets: $5/public, free/members.

Penn Vet Working Dog Center


6/4      “Get Lost” Working Dog Center Tour; 2 p.m.

6/20    “Up & Over, Under & Through” Working Dog Center Tour; 10 a.m.

6/13    PPSA Board Meeting; 1 p.m.; Stouffer College House; RSVP:

6/27    Water Passion After St. Matthew; Mendelssohn Club—piece by Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dun; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; info: (Annenberg Center).

Dreamweapons Performance Series


7/13    Charlemagne Palestine; 8 p.m.

7/21    Michael Morley’s Music for the Never Quartet; 3 p.m.

40th Street Summer Series


6/15    Stargazer Lily with Ashley Phillips; 6 p.m.

7/13    Voices of Africa; with the Center for Creative Works and Pop! Pop! Pop! Records; 6 p.m.

8/17    Gwendolyn Bye with Magdaliz and her Latin Ensemble Crisol; 6 p.m.

World Café Live

Performances daily. For a complete listing, see

6/5     Fête des Fleurs Spring Showcase; The Rock School—75 minute spring showcase performance; 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; info: (Annenberg Center).

7/24    William Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure”; Commonwealth Classic Theatre; 6:30 p.m.; Morris Arboretum (Morris Arboretum).

6/6    Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll; businesses offer $1 deals, performances; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; 43rd to 52nd Street on Baltimore Avenue (UCD).

Institute of Contemporary Art


6/1      ViP Hours; visiting infants and parents; 9-11 a.m. Also August 3.

7/13    Charlemagne Palestine Concert; 8 p.m.; St. Mary’s Church.

Morris Arboretum

6/7      Moonlight & Roses; 6 p.m.

6/16    Springfield Mills Demonstration Day; 1 p.m. Also July 21 and August 18.

7/11     Founders’ Ice Cream Social; 6:30 p.m.; cost: $19/non-member adult, $10/non-member child, $5/member adult, $2/member child.

Penn Museum


6/1     Ancient Alcohol: A Taste of Bygone Booze Tour and Beer Tasting; 3 p.m.; tickets: $15-25. Also June 5.

6/6     Crawl Out Thursday; performances and events celebrating diversity co-hosted by YallaPunk; 6 p.m.; tickets: $15.

6/8     Tactile Trip Around the World; noon; free w/admission.

6/13    Museum Mile; 8:30 a.m.; free admission. Also July 11 and August 8.

6/22    CultureFEST! Summer Solstice Saturday; fun family activities: 1-5 p.m., free w/admission; evening activities: 5-8 p.m., tickets: $15, $10/members.

6/26    A New Spin on Summer Nights; happy hour featuring music, cocktails and strolls through the Penn Museum; 5-7:30 p.m.; free with PennCard; info: Also July 17, 31, August 7, 14, 28 and September 4.

           Troupe Da-Da Drums and Dance Ensemble; educational program featuring African percussion group; 11 a.m.; free w/admission.

7/3      Free Family Day during The Wawa Welcome America Festival; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

7/24    Traditions of India; family festival featuring dancing; 11 a.m.; free w/admission.

8/7      Ancient Alcohol: A Taste of Bygone Booze; a guided tour, after-hours all-access admission to Penn Museum & the Summer Nights happy hour (see above) in the historic cobblestone courtyard, and a 12 oz Midas Touch from DogfishHead Craft Brewery; 5:30 p.m.; $15/PennCard holders. Also August 14, 28.

6/4    Evidence-Based Risk-Benefit Assessment of Phase I/II Trials; Daniel Strech, University of Berlin; noon; Blockley Hall (Medical Ethics & Health Policy).

          Metabolic Coordination of Tumor Suppression; Lydia Finley, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; noon; Glen Gaulton Auditorium, BRB (AFCRI).

6/5    The Stuff Beyond: The Great Maya Cosmos; Simon Martin, Mexico and Central America Galleries Curator; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; tickets: $10/public, $5/members; (Museum).

6/6      Bernard L. Hohenberg Lectureship 2019; Aristidis Veves, Harvard; 11 a.m.; Austrian Auditorium, Smilow Center (Dermatology).

6/11    Fluoroalkylative Olefin Difunctionalization by Highly Reducing Organic Photoredox Catalysts; Munetaka Alita, Tokyo Institute of Technology; noon; Carol Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Complex (Chemistry).

6/17    A Missing Piece of the Puzzle: Aberrant Histone Modification Landscapes in Neurodegenerative Disease; Mariana Torrente, Brooklyn College, 11 a.m.; John Morgan Reunion Auditorium, John Morgan Building (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

7/9      Penn Bioethics Seminar; Angela Bradbury, Hematology Oncology; noon; Blockley Hall (Medical Ethics & Health Policy).

7/16    Japanese Perspectives on the Treatment of Endometrial Cancer; Hidemichi Watari, Hokkaido University; noon; rm. 253, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

           Penn Bioethics Seminar; Matt McCoy, Medical Ethics & Health Policy; noon; Blockley Hall (Medical Ethics & Health Policy).

7/17    Lecture; Orkan Telhan, fine arts; 6:30 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

7/23    Penn Bioethics Seminar; Cara Fallon, Medical Ethics & Health Policy; noon; Blockley Hall (Medical Ethics & Health Policy).

7/30    Penn Bioethics Seminar; Jon Merz, Medical Ethics & Health Policy; noon; Blockley Hall (Medical Ethics & Health Policy).

The following camps and programs may still have space available. See the Almanac January 29, 2019 supplement to see the full overview of activities.

Enrichment and Recreation

Morris Arboretum Summer Adventure Camp: June 24-August 2. Ages 4-6 (Little Lightning Bugs) and 7-11 (Bloomfield Buddies). $290 members, $320 non-members/week. Register: Contact:

Little Lightning Bugs

June 24-28: Animal Tales & Summer Songs

July 1-3: Butterfly Buddies

July 8-12: Painting Pollinators

July 15-19: Splish Splash, Nature Bash

July 22-26: Fossil Fanatics

July 29-August 2: Mini Masterpiece Makers

Bloomfield Buddies

June 24-28: Citizen Scientist Training Camp

July 1-3: Crafty Creature Triple Feature

July 8-12: Destination Arboretum Exploration

July 15-19: Nature Mythology & Forest Fairytales

July 22-26: Blooming Brushstrokes

July 29-August 2: Nature Ninja Eco Warriors

Penn Band High School Summer Music Camp: July 7-13. Grades 9-12. $1,030/overnight; $515/commuter; 10% faculty/staff discount. Registration deadline: June 21.

Penn Museum’s Anthropologists in the Making: June 24-August 2. Ages 7-13. $300 members, $320 non-members/week; pre-camp (8-9 a.m.): $5 per day/$25 per week; after-camp (3-5:30 p.m.): $12 per day/$60 per week.

June 24-28: Exploring Ancient Cities

July 1-5 (no camp on July 4): Mesopotamian Mysteries

July 8-12: Trickster Tales

July 15-19: Excavating the Past

July 22-26: Designing the Museum

July 29-August 2: Engineering the Mediterranean


John Yurkow Baseball Camps: High School Baseball Prospect Camp: June 10-11. Grades 9-12. $405. Contact: or (215) 746-2325.

Youth Quaker Baseball Camp @ Meiklejohn Stadium: Session I: July 17-20; Session II: July 15-18; Session III: August 5-8. Ages 7-13. $275. Penn employee and multiple camp discounts. Contact: or (215) 746-2325.

Steve Donahue’s Quaker Basketball Camp: June 24-27. Boys ages 7-16. $225. Discount for Penn faculty and staff. Call (215) 898-6150 or email to get the promo code.

Penn Elite Field Hockey Camp: July 1-3. Grades 8-12. $535/residential, $475/commuter.

Ray Priore Football Camps: Evening Specialist Kicking Camp: June 29, July 13. One-Day Clinics: June 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30; July 12, 13 and 14. Grades 9-12. $80/kicking clinics, $150/one-day clinics.

Quaker Boys’ Lacrosse Prospect Day: June 23. Grades 9-12. $130.

Quaker Developmental Team/Individual Boys’ Lacrosse Camp: July 9-11. Grades 9-11. $680/resident, $550/commuter.

Girls’ Elite Lacrosse Day Camps: June 24-25 and July 11. Grades 8-12. $300/one day camp, $250/two or more day camps.

Sparks Penn Rowing Camp: Session I: July 16-20, Session II: July 23-27. Ages 15-19. $1,375/overnight; discount for day campers.

Penn Tennis Camp: Weekly June 10-August 9 (week of July 4 prorated). Ages 3-18. Full-day $440/week, $395/week for 3 weeks or more; half-day: $285/week, $240/week for 3 weeks or more.

Penn Track & Field Clinic: July 6. $150. Register:

Quaker Swim Camp: Session I: June 17-21; Session II: June 24-28; Session III: July 8-12. Ages 6-10. Competitive Camp: $475, Learn to Swim: $495.

Penn Volleyball Camps: Day Camp Session 1: June 22-23; Day Camp Session 2: July 30-31; Elite Camp: August 2-4; Day Camp Session 3: August 6-7. Grades 9-12. Elite Camp: $600/overnight, $535/commuter; Day Camp: $350. Deadline: July 15.


Architecture: Summer at Penn: June 30-July 27. Grades 9-12. $6,875.

Art: Summer at Penn: June 30-July 27. Grades 9-12. $6,550/residential; $3,900/day.

Canine Handler Academy: Beginner Session III: July 29-August 2. Grades 7-9. $650.

International Leadership for Social Impact (ILSI): June 30-July 27. Ages 14-18. $6,995.

Julian Krinsky Summer Internship for High School Students: Session I: June 23-July 13. Session II: July 14-August 3. Grades 11-12. $5,895.

Institute for Business Communication (IBC): July 8-August 2. For students at least 18 years old with a language proficiency at the CEFR level of B1- as demonstrated by TOEFL iBT of 57+, IELTS of 5.5+, or TOEIC of 550+. $3,088. Deadline: May 31.

Institute for Academic Studies (IAS): July 8-August 2. For students at least 18 years old. Intermediate students must demonstrate a language proficiency at the CEFR level of B1- as demonstrated by TOEFL iBT of 57+, IELTS of 5.5+, or TOEIC of 550+. Pre-intermediate students must demonstrate a language proficiency at the CEFR level of A2, demonstrated by TOEFL iBT of 40+, IELTS of 5.0+, or TOEIC of 400+. $3,088. Deadline: May 31.

Penn Law Pre-College Summer Academy: July 7-27. Grades 10-12. $7,999/residential, $4,999/day.

Wharton Moneyball Academy: July 21-27. Grades 11-12. $6,500.

Wharton Sports Business Academy: June 23-July 20. Grades 11-12. $7,995.

Young Scholars Program: Session II: July 5-August 9. Grades 10-11. Info:

Offices closed July 4 and September 2 unless otherwise noted.

Amazon@Penn: Daily 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Operating on a modified schedule from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 4.

Annenberg Center Box Office: Through July 22: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; July 23-September 2: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Class of 1923 Ice Rink: Closed for ice-skating until September. Visit for updates on opening date. For facility use, contact (215) 898-1923.

Computer Connection: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; weekends, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

English House Café: Closed. Fall hours resume August 28.

Fox Fitness: Visit

Gourmet Grocer: June 4-August 9: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m-2 p.m.

Hecht/Hamlin Tennis Center: June 10-September 1: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Normal operating hours resume on September 3.

Hill House: May 28 to June 9: 11a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday. June 10-August 26: 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-7:30 p.m., Monday-Friday—brunch on Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. Hours vary throughout the summer; visit

Hillel: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Houston Hall: Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

Houston Market: May 28-August 26, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Joe’s Café: Closed May 15- August 26.

Kelly Writers House: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The ARCH: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. through August 21; open weekends and past 5 p.m. weekdays for events.

L.U.C.Y. (Loop through University City): Monday-Friday, 6:10 a.m.-7 p.m. No service: weekends, July 4. Info: (215) 580-7800.

Mark’s Café: May 15 to August 9: Monday-Friday 8:30 to 3 pm. August 12 to August 26: closed. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Morris Arboretum: Monday-Tuesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (June-August); Thursday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (May-September).

New College House: Open with a limited schedule in July and August, Visit for up-to-date hours and information.

Newman Catholic Center: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Campus ministers are available anytime by appointment; call (267) 969-5015.

Penn Bookstore: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Open Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day) and Thursday, July 4 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Penn Card Center: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Penn Children’s Center: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed Thursday August 1 and Friday, August 2.

Penn Mail Services: Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Penn Museum: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; open until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays for a new spin on Summer Nights, June 26 through September 4.

Penn Parking Services: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Penn Transit Services: Shuttle: Monday-Sunday, 6 p.m.-3 a.m.; limited on-call service, 3 a.m.-7 a.m. PennBus East and West: Monday-Friday, 5 p.m.-midnight. Info.:

Perry World House: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pottruck Health Center: Visit

Platt Student Performing Arts House: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Pret-a-Manger (Locust Walk): May 15-August 27: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Visit for up-to-date hours and information. The MBA café upstairs will be closed for the summer.

Recreation: Visit

Residential and Hospitality Services: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Units servicing move-in operations will remain open.

Software Licensing: Office hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; walk-in customer service, Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m.

Starbucks, 1920 Commons: Closed May 15-August 26.

Student Health Services: Through July 3: Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9-11:30 a.m.; July 5-August 21: Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 9-11:30 a.m.

University Club: Closed Fridays beginning on July 1. Closed May 27, week of July 1-5, and September 2. Closed in August from August5-26 and reopening Tuesday, August 27. Members-only morning refreshments suspended.

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. except closing at 6 p.m. July 3; Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fall hours resume August 27.

1920 Commons: Closed through August 26.

Contacting Public Safety

Emergencies: Call (215) 573-3333 or dial 511 from any campus phone. Please program this number into your cell phone’s speed dial as “Penn Public Safety.” Use this number for all medical and emergency-related calls, including the reporting of suspicious behavior, or to reach Penn Police & Public Safety personnel.

General information: Call (215) 898-7297 or visit

Safety and Security Services:

Walking Escort Service: (215) 898-WALK (9255). Uniformed Allied Universal Public Safety Officers provide walking escorts to all campus locations. Officers are dispatched by radio and will accompany you from one campus location to another, to your parked vehicle, to a Penn Transit Stop or to an on-campus SEPTA regional transit stop.

Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, between 30th to 43rd Streets and Market Street to Baltimore Avenue.

Escorts are also available from 10 a.m. until 3 a.m. between 30th & 50th and Spring Garden Street to Woodland Avenue via the University’s partnership with the University District Ambassador Program.

How to Request a Walking Escort:

  • Ask any Public Safety Officer on patrol or inside a building.
  • Call (215) 898-WALK (9255) or 511 from any campus phone.
  • Use one of the many building and blue light phones located on and off Penn’s campus.

Business Services’ Penn Ride Service: Penn Transit Services: (215) 898-RIDE (7433). Monday-Sunday, 6 p.m.-3 a.m.; limited on-call service, 3-7 a.m. Visit

UPennAlert: The UPennAlert Emergency Notification System enables fast and efficient dissemination of critical information to members of the University community during a major emergency via text messaging, email, digital displays and the Penn Siren Outdoor System (PennSOS). If you have not done so already, please take a few minutes now to register or update your contact information.

Blue Light Phones: If you observe a potential safety hazard, need a walking escort, or require Penn Police assistance, contact the Division of Public Safety from one of more than 300 blue-light phones on campus and in the surrounding community. Just pick up the receiver or press the button.

Penn Guardian: Penn Guardian is a free app that is available to all Penn community members. It was developed by the University’s safety partner Rave Guardian, a service utilized on college campuses across the country.

Registering is easy—search “Rave Guardian” in the App Store for iOS devices or Google Play for Android devices. You will be prompted to enter your name, phone number and Penn email address, which provides access to the University’s customized interface.

Calls from a registered phone will allow Penn Police to determine your cell phone’s GPS location, which can decrease response time. This information will only be available to Penn Police when you call the Penn Emergency Communications Center (PennComm) directly, either through the app or at (215) 573-3333.

The app also allows users to create a Smart911 profile, in which medical conditions, medications, allergies and disabilities can be included. This information can also be viewed at other Smart911-enabled emergency response centers across the country, should you need to call them.

If a call is made to PennComm, and you are unable to speak—perhaps because of an allergic reaction—a call-taker will send a text message to your phone. You can then communicate directly via text.

The app includes a confidential way to submit a tip to Penn Police—with a photo, if necessary—through a text message.

For more information, please visit the Penn Guardian website at

(215) 898-HELP Line: The HELP Line is a 24-hour-a-day phone number for members of the Penn community who are seeking time-sensitive help in navigating Penn’s resources for health and wellness.

Any member of the Penn community can utilize this service by calling (215) 898-HELP (4357). Calls will be answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by Division of Public Safety professionals trained in mental health referrals by staff from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

Students who are dealing with the complex emotional challenges of university life can use the HELP Line to receive information and referrals to the many health and wellness resources at Penn, including CAPS, Student Health Service, Student Intervention Services, Public Safety and others. They may also call on behalf of a friend or acquaintance. Parents who are concerned about their student may also call the HELP Line for assistance.

Learn more:

Property Registration: Penn students and faculty/staff can register their bicycles, electronic equipment and other valuable property online with the University of Pennsylvania Police Department. Students can also purchase a U-lock through their SFS account.

Safety Presentations and Materials: Members of the Division of Public Safety will provide safety information including brochures, videos and presentations upon request. To request materials or arrange for a presentation, please contact our Special Services Department at (215) 898-4481 or submit a form online at

Preventing Theft on Campus: Unattended theft is the number one crime at Penn. The majority of all theft reported to the Penn Police occurs because items are left unattended or are improperly secured.

  • All items should be taken with you at all times.
  • U-locks, not cable locks, should be used on bikes.
  • You should always lock your doors, even if leaving for only a few minutes.
  • Always report suspicious activity by contacting the Division of Public Safety at (215) 573-3333 or 511 from a campus phone.

Secure Package Deliveries: If you will not be home when a package arrives, remember to make arrangements for safe delivery. Make use of the Amazon@Penn location in 1920 Commons, the Residential Services Off-Campus package holding service (for students), check with your landlord to see if they offer package services, or use other package service locations.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Box: A Prescription Drug Take-Back Box is now located in the Division of Public Safety Headquarters, 4040 Chestnut Street, open 24/7/365 in the lobby. Through a partnership with the State of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine, Public Safety will take back unused prescription drugs, providing the only Take-Back Box in University City.

Tips for Safe Ride Sharing: Please review the following rider safety tips and remember to always trust your instincts.

  • Be sure you are getting in the right car. Before you get in the car, ask the driver who they there to pick, and for the driver’s name.
  • Check that license plate, driver photo, and driver name all match what’s listed in the app. Never get in a car with a driver who claims to be with an app service and does not match the driver information in your app.

Safety Practices: The Division of Public Safety asks that all University community members engage the idea that “Safety and Security is a Shared Responsibility.” Please remember to take your personal property with you at all times, don’t leave doors unlocked and report suspicious behavior.

—Division of Public Safety

Penn Book Center


7/18    Matthew Kepnes’ Ten Years a Nomad; 6:30-8 p.m.

7/25    Amos Mac & Rocco Kayiatos present Original Plumbing; 6:30-8 p.m.

7/27    Poetry Reading & Book Launch: Emily Wallis Hughes’ Sugar Factory; 2:30-5 p.m.