We recommend making your hotel reservations as early as possible. You can find information about hotels by visiting the following links:
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Traveling to Philadelphia

Bus - Both Greyhound and Peter Pan have stations located at 1001 Filbert Street. The bus station is a 12-minute taxi ride to campus.

Car – It is strongly advised that you take public transportation to campus during Commencement. However, if you must drive, information about Franklin Field can be found on the Penn Athletics website. For GPS purposes, the address of Franklin Field is 235 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. For information about parking on campus please see Parking.

Public Transportation - SEPTA is the regional public transportation system, and Franklin Field is a five-minute walk from bus stops on routes 21, 30, and 42, and the Penn Medicine regional rail station. Franklin Field is also a stop on the route 40 bus.  Penn’s campus is also accessible via the Market-Frankford Line with subway stops along Market street at 30th, 34th, and 40th. It is also served by trolley Routes 11, 13, 15, 34 & 36. Walking times to Franklin Field will vary from these access points.

Plane - Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is the closest airport to Penn. If you are traveling from the airport to Penn's campus, it is a short (approximately 15 minutes) drive. You can also take SEPTA's airport line to the Penn Medicine stop.

Train – 30th Street Station is the closest Amtrak stop to Penn. From there, it is a five-minute taxi ride or ten-minute walk to campus.

Visiting Philadelphia

Explore the city with the help of The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation web site.

Parking on Penn Campus

If you must drive, do remember that there will be tremendous traffic congestion and parking will be limited, so arrive early. It is a regular workday for many people in the area. Parking facilities (fees vary) are located at:

  • Walnut 38, University garage -- the northeast corner of 38th and Walnut Streets (enter on 38th Street)
  • Sheraton University City, Hotel garage -- 36th and Chestnut Streets
  • Walnut 40, University garage -- 40th and Walnut Streets
  • Chestnut 34, University garage (limited parking) -- 34th and Chestnut Streets (enter on 34th Street)
  • Ludlow 34, University lot -- Ludlow St. (south side) between 33rd and 34th Streets
  • Penn Park, University lot -- 31st and lower Walnut Street (accessed from Chestnut Street)

Tips for Attending Penn's Commencement Ceremony

  • The gates to Franklin Field open at 8:00 a.m. for guest seating.  Please see prohibited items for list of items that are permitted into the stadium for the ceremony.

  • Franklin Field is an outdoor venue, so dress appropriately. Wear comfortable shoes. Be prepared for inclement weather for a rain or shine ceremony.

  • Motorized scooters and wheelchairs are permitted at Franklin Field. However, the stadium does not have wheelchairs on site.

  • If you have requested seating in the limited mobility section, bring your tickets with you. Enter at the southwest entrance at the corner of South St. and 33rd with this ticket.

  • Refreshments can be purchased at the concession stands. No outside food or beverages are permitted.

Penn Campus Maps

For your convenience, campus maps are provided by Penn’s Facilities and Real Estate Services.

Address & Phone

1 College Hall, Room 211
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-7006