Graduate Admissions

Visit Us

Prospective applicants to the PennDesign graduate and professional programs are invited to visit us during our Fall Open House on November 13.  This event is a great opportunity for you to find out more about the different programs we offer, meet faculty and students, and tour the campus.

If you are unable to attend the Open House but are still interested in visiting the school, we invite you to contact the department(s) in which you are interested to make arrangements for an individual visit to speak with our staff and students:

Architecture: arch@design.upenn.edu

City Planning/Urban Spatial Analytics: cityplan@design.upenn.edu

Fine Arts: mfa@design.upenn.edu

Historic Preservation: pennhspv@design.upenn.edu

Landscape Architecture: landarch@design.upenn.edu

Location

Meyerson Hall is located on 34th Street just south of Walnut Street. As you enter campus at 34th and Walnut Streets, you'll see the main thoroughfare, Locust Walk. Meyerson Hall is the large building to your left. The main entrance is around the corner on the south side.

Intercity rail service to Philadelphia's 30th Street Station is provided by Amtrak. Frequent service is offered to Northeastern cities including Boston, New York, Baltimore, and Washington.

Penn Campus Map

Driving Directions

From the Northeast via the New Jersey Turnpike South

Use Exit 4. Bear right out of the toll following signs to Philadelphia and Ben Franklin Bridge. After crossing the bridge take I-676 West, to I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway. Before this ramp merges onto I-76, take the 30th Street Station exit (345) which empties onto a one-way street that bends left becoming 30th Street. Go through one light (JFK Blvd.), then turn right onto Market Street. Proceed 4 blocks and turn left onto 34th Street. Entrance to a Penn public parking garage is on the left just before the next traffic light at 34th and Chestnut.

From the West via the Pennsylvania Turnpike

On the PA turnpike, use Exit 326, the Valley Forge Interchange. Take I-76 East for approximately 16 miles until Exit 345, a right lane exit marked 30th Street. The exit empties onto a one-way street that bends left becoming 30th Street. Go through one light (JFK Blvd.), then turn right onto Market Street. Proceed 4 blocks and turn left onto 34th Street. Entrance to a Penn public parking garage is on the left just before the next traffic light at 34th and Chestnut.

From the North via I-95 South

Use the I-676/Center City Philadelphia Exit. Follow signs to I-676 West, the Vine Street Expressway. Take I-676 West until I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway. Before this ramp merges onto I-76, take the 30th Street Station exit (345) which empties onto a one-way street that bends left becoming 30th Street. Go through one light (JFK Blvd.), then turn right onto Market Street. Proceed 4 blocks and turn left onto 34th Street. Entrance to a Penn public parking garage is on the left just before the next traffic light at 34th and Chestnut.

From the South via I-95 North

Use the I-676/Center City Philadelphia Exit which is approximately 7 miles north of the airport. Follow I-676 West, the Vine Street Expressway, until I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway. Before this ramp merges onto I-76, take the 30th Street Station exit (345) which empties onto a one-way street that bends left becoming 30th Street. Go through one light (JFK Blvd.), then turn right onto Market Street. Proceed 4 blocks and turn left onto 34th Street. Entrance to a Penn public parking garage is on the left just before the next traffic light at 34th and Chestnut.

From I-76 West

Follow I-76 West to the 30th Street Station Exit. Make a left at Market Street. Take Market Street to 34th Street and turn left on 34th Street to enter campus.

From I-76 East

Follow I-76 East to 30th Street Station Exit. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Arch Street. Follow Arch Street around and merge right onto John F Kennedy Blvd. Merge Right onto Market Street. Turn Left onto 34th Street to enter campus.

From South Street, East of the Schuylkill River (non-highway route)

Take South Street to 33rd Street. Turn onto 33rd Street and continue to Walnut. Turn left onto Walnut Street and continue to 34th Street to enter campus. To continue back onto South Street, make a left turn onto 34th Street until you reach South Street.

From the Airport

The Philadelphia International Airport is located in the Southwest section of the city, approximately twenty minutes from the University of Pennsylvania campus. Visitors driving from the airport should take I-95 North to the I-676/Center City Philadelphia exit, which is approximately seven miles north of the airport. Follow I-676 West (the Vine Street Expressway) until I-76 East (the Schuylkill Expressway). Follow I-76 East to 30th Street Station Exit. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Arch Street. Follow Arch Street around and merge right onto John F Kennedy Blvd. Merge right onto Market Street. Turn left onto 34th Street to enter campus.

Convenient train service from the airport to 30th Street Station is available through SEPTA's Airport Express Train which leaves every half-hour. The one-way fare is $6.50 - $8.00 (subject to change), and the trip takes approximately twenty-five minutes. The University City Station is about a five minute walk west on Spruce Street to our campus. The 30th Street Station is about a fifteen-minute walk or fairly short cab ride to campus.

Parking

There are several parking facilities located on or near campus, as well as metered street parking. Recommended garages and lots: 38th and Walnut Street (please use 38th Street entrance); 34th and Chestnut Street; Penn Tower Hotel (34th and Civic Center Boulevard); Sheraton Hotel (36th and Chestnut Streets); South Street and Convention Avenue; 32nd and Walnut Street; 40th and Walnut Street. The university also has a parking website where you can view all nearby parking lots including their daily rates.

From 30th Street Station

The campus can be reached from 30th Street Station by cab, on SEPTA's Green Line (to either 36th and Sansom Streets or 37th and Spruce Streets) or the Market-Frankford Line (to 34th and Market Streets), or by foot; 30th Street Station is a fifteen-minute walk from the heart of campus.

Train and Bus Service

Intercity bus service is provided by Greyhound and Trailway bus lines from the terminal at 1001 Filbert Street, behind The Gallery shopping center. The Penn campus can be reached from the bus station on SEPTA's Green Line (to either 36th and Sansom Streets or 37th and Spruce Streets) or Market-Frankford Line (to 34th and Market Streets).