Jun 06, 2020  
2013-2014 Student Handbook 
    
2013-2014 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Guide to Philadelphia Living


2013-14 Student Handbook

AUDIO AND ELECTRONIC

BANKING/ATM

BOOK STORES

DRY CLEANERS

ENTERTAINMENT

Games
Historic Philadelphia
Movie Theaters
Museums
Music
Other Points of Interest
Sports Complex
Theatres – Live

FLORISTS

FOOD

Fast Foods
Grocery Stores
Restaurants 

HAIR AND NAIL CARE

HOSPITALS

HOTELS AND MOTELS

University/Center City Area
Airport Area 

LAUNDROMATS

LIBRARIES

LOCKSMITHS

PHARMACIES

POST OFFICES

SHOPPING IN PHILADELPHIA AND SURROUNDING AREAS

TRANSPORTATION

TAXI SERVICE

WORSHIP

 


Audio and Electronics

Radio Shack

212 S. 40th Street 215.662.5949
 

309 S. 48th. Street

215.747.4021

 

Banking/ATM

Citizen’s Bank (ATM)

134 S. 34th Street

215.387.1900

TD Bank

3735 Walnut Street

215.387.1000

CVS (ATM)

4314 Locust Street

215.386.2092

Sovereign Bank (ATM)

3131 Market Street

215.349.6000

Wawa Food Market

3733 Spruce Streets

215.387.0029

Wells Fargo (ATM)

34th and Chestnut Streets

215.222.2139

Bookstores

Last Word Bookstore

220 S. 40th Street

215.386.7750

Penn Bookstore

3601 Walnut Street

215.898.7595

Dry Cleaners

Cleaners 48

4801 Pine Street

215.748.4645

All Season Cleaners

101 S. 40th Street
(on 40th Street between Chestnut and Walnut Streets)

215.386.9886

 

 

Entertainment

Games

University Pinball

4006 Spruce Street

215.387.9523

Historic Philadelphia

Most of Philadelphia’s historic sites are open every day, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with free admission. To reach most historic sites, take the trolley east to 30th Street Station. (See Transportation section below) Transfer (free) to the Market-Frankford Subway Elevated (El) east and get off at 5th Street.

Army/Navy Museum

320 Chestnut Street
Chestnut Street between 3rd and 4th Streets

Betsy Ross House

239 Arch Street

Carpenters’ Hall

320 Chestnut Street

Congressional Hall

6th and Chestnut Streets

Edgar Allan Poe National

532 N. 7th Street (Historical Site)

Headhouse Square

2nd and Pine Streets

Independence Hall

5th and Chestnut Streets

Liberty Bell Pavilion

Market Street between 5th and 6th Streets

Old City Hall

5th and Chestnut Streets

The National Constitution Center

525 Arch Street

Movie Theaters

Rave Motion Pictures

4012 Walnut Street

215.386.3300

Ritz Five

125 S. 2nd Street
(entrance on Samson)

215.925.7900

Riverview Stadium 17 United Artist

1400 S. Columbus Boulevard
(Riverview Plaza)

215.755.2219

United Artist 69th Street

53 S. 69th Street, Upper Darby

610.734.0202

Museums

Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
1815 Cherry Street – discount parking with validated parking ticket

Hours:

Monday-Friday
10:00 am-4:30 pm

Holidays, Saturdays, Sunday:
10:00 am-5:00 pm

*Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years

Admission: Adults: $10.00: Students $8.00 with student ID;
members free

Telephone: 215.299.1020

Directions
Take trolley east to 19th Street and walk to Parkway
   

Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum
701 Arch Street

Parking: Paid lot on 7th Street

Hours:

Thursday- Saturday
10:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday
12:00 pm–5:00 pm

Admission: Students: $8.00 with student ID

Telephone: 215.574.0380

Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays

Directions
From 30th Street Station take the Elevated Train (El) to 8th & Market Street and walk to Arch Street
   

Ben Franklin Court and Museum
316-322 Market Street (between 3rd & 4th Street) (The Court)

Hours:

Monday-Sunday
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Underground Museum

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday
12:00 pm-5:00 pm

Admission: Free

Telephone: 215.965.2305

Directions
From 30th Street Station take the EL and get off at 5th Street
   

The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
(20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway)

Hours:

Daily: 9:30 am-5:00 pm

Admission: $16.50 (adults), $12.50 (age 3-11)

Telephone: 215.448.1200

Directions
Take trolley east to 19th Street and walk north to Parkway
   

National Museum of American Jewish History
55 N. 5th Street and Independence Mall East

Hours:

Tuesday-Friday
10:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday/Sunday
10:00 am-5;30 pm

Closed Mondays and Holidays except July 4th (free admission)

Admission:
Adults (22-64) $12.00
Youths (13-21) $11.00 or college student with ID
Members and children under age 11: free admission

Telephone: 215.923.3811

Directions
From 30th Street Station take the El to 5th and Market Street and walk north to the building
   

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2525 Pennsylvania Avenue

Hours:

Tuesday-Sunday
10:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am-8:45 pm

Closed Mondays

Admission:
Students $14.00 with student ID, Adults $20.00
1st Sunday (pay what you wish all day) & Wednesdays after 5:00 pm (pay what you want)

Telephone: 215.763.8100

Directions
From 30th Street Station take the El and get off at 5th Street
   

University of Pennsylvania Museum (Anthropology and Archeology)
3260 South Street (33rd and Spruce Street)

Hours:

Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday
10:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm

Holidays & Mondays: Closed

Admission: General Public: $12.00
Students: $8.00 with Student ID; “Pay what you want” general admission during the last hour of every day

Telephone: 215.898.4000

Directions
Walk!

Music

Marvelous Records/Comic Books

208 S. 40th Street

215.386.6110

The Academy of Music

240 S. Broad Street
Broad and Locust Streets

215.895.1935

The Kimmel Center

300 S. Broad Street

215.790.5800

The Philadelphia Orchestra

260 S. Broad Street (16th Floor)

215.893.1900

Other Points of Interest

City Hall Tour and Tower
Broad and Market Street, room 121
215.686.1776

Tour of City Hall

  • Complete tour of City Hall, including visits to the Mayor’s Reception Room, City Council Chambers, Supreme Court Room, etc.; only one tour a day at 12:30 pm.

Hours:

Tower – Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tours – Monday-Friday: 12:30 pm-2:30 pm
Reserved for school groups: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Exterior tours: Tuesday and Thursday 4:30 pm-5:00 pm

Telephone: 215.686.2840

Admission: Free

 

Italian Market
9th Street, at Wharton and Christian – South Philadelphia

  • Walk through the oldest and largest working outdoor market in the country and see butchers, bakers and pasta makers
  • Take the trolley east (towards Center City) to 30th Street; transfer to the #47 bus and go to 8th and Washington Avenue, walk over to 9th Street
 

Penn’s Landing
On the Delaware River along Front Street

  • Features a variety of ships, museums, and restaurants; a great place to just sit and relax
  • Take the trolley east (toward Center City) to 30th Street; transfer to the El east and get off at 2nd Street
 
Philadelphia Zoo – The nation’s first zoo
3400 West Girard Ave
34th Street and West Girard Ave (Fairmount Park)
  • Take the #38 bus from the corner of 40th and Spruce Street to Girard Avenue and walk two blocks to 34th Street

Hours: Daily: 9:30 am-5:00 pm

Admission: Adults $20.00

Parking: $12.00

Telephone: 215.243.1100

Sports Complex

The Lincoln Financial Field
Broad Street and Pattison Avenue
  • To reach the Sports Complex, take the trolley to 15th Street Station
  • Transfer to the Broad Street Line (Southbound) to Pattison Avenue or the Sports Complex
  • The home field for the Philadelphia Eagles football team; the famous “Army/Navy” football game also takes place here
 

The Wells Fargo Center
3601 S. Broad Street (Broad and Pattison Avenue)

Monday-Friday 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-4:30 pm; Sunday (if event) 10:00 am-4:00 pm

  • Both sports arenas host the Philadelphia Flyers, the Philadelphia 76ers, various concerts, the circus, ice shows and other sporting events.
 

Citizens Bank Park
Broad Street and Pattison Avenue (Citizen Park)

  • The home field for the Philadelphia Phillies

Theatres – Live

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

3680 Walnut Street

215.898.3900

Bushfire Theatre of Performing Arts

224 S.52nd Street
(52nd and Locust Streets)

215.747.9230

Forrest Theatre

1114 Walnut Street

215.896.1955

InterAct Theatre Company

2030 Sansom Street

215.568.8079

Mann Center for Performing Arts

123 S. Broad Street

215.546.7900

Mystery Café

120 Lombard Street

215.629.9222

Theatre of the Living Arts

334 South Street

215.922.1011

Walnut Street Theatre

825 Walnut Street

215.574.3550

Wilma Theater

265 S. Broad Street

215.893.9456

Florist

Flower Emporium
(lobby of Penn Towers)
399 S. 34th Street
(34th Street Civic Center Blvd)
215.386.3845
Rose Florist 36th Chestnut Street
(34th Walnut Street)
215.387.3440

 

Food

Fast Foods

Allegro Pizza

3942 Spruce Street

215.382.8158

Auntie Anne’s Soft Pretzel

3405 Walnut Street

215.387.0337

Best House Pizzeria

4301 Baltimore Avenue

215.386.1450

Boston Market

3901 Chestnut Street

215.222.6900

Colonial Pizza

400 S. 43rd Street

215.387.7702

Fiesta Pizza

4518 Baltimore Avenue

215.386.5455

Koch’s Deli

4309 Locust Street

215.222.8662

Lee’s Hoagie House

4034 Walnut Street

215.387.0905

Mi-Pals Deli 2300 S. 16th Street
(16th and Wolf Streets)
215.271.5545

New Number One Chinese

4251 Walnut Street

215.387.3000

Papa John’s

104 S. 40th Street

215.349.7272

Royal Pizza

4200 Baltimore Avenue

215.222.1900

Varsity Pizza

4311 Locust Street

215.386.8881

Grocery Stores

Fresh Grocer

40th and Walnut Street

215.222.9200

Pathmark

3035 Grays Ferry Avenue

215.551.7275

Park Deli

4204 Chester Avenue

215.222.1062

Supreme Supermarket

4301 Walnut Street

215.387.3070

Wawa Food Markets

3774 Spruce Street

215.387.0029

Restaurants

Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

229 S. 44th Street
(44th and Locust Street)

215.387.2424

Beijing China Restaurant

3714 Spruce Street

215.222.5242

Cavanaugh’s

119 S. 39th Street (Samson)

215.386.4889

Chili’s

3801 Chestnut Street

215.222.7322

Dahlak Ethiopian Restaurant

4708 Baltimore Avenue

215.726.6464

Gold Standard Cafe

4800 Baltimore Ave 215.727.8247

Greek Lady

222 S. 40th Street

215.382.2600

Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant

3626 Lancaster Avenue

215.222.8042

Mad 4 Mex (Mexican)

3401 Walnut Street

215.382.2221

New Delhi

4004 Chestnut Street

215.386.1941

Restaurant School

4207 Walnut Street

215.222.4200

Thai Singha House

3939 Chestnut Street

215.382.8001

White Dog Café

3420 Sansom Street

215.386.9224

Hair and Nail Care

Chocolate City Unisex Hair Gallery

4800 Woodland Avenue

215.727.1805

Joseph Anthony

3743 Walnut Street

215.222.9252

Michael Custom Cuts

4002 Spruce Street

215.387.6803

Nadirah’s Hair Salon

3618 Lancaster Avenue

215.349.7715

Penn Campus Barber Shop

3730 Spruce Street

215.222.9351

Hospitals

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard

215.590.1000

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital – Darby

1500 Lansdowne Avenue

610.237.4000

Franciscan Health System, St. Agnes Medical Center

1900 S. Broad Street

215.339.4100

Hahnemann University Hospital

Broad and Vine Streets

215.762.7000

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP)

3400 Spruce Street

215.662.4000

Methodist Hospital, Division of Jefferson Hospital

2301 S. Broad Street

215.952.9000

Mercy Misericordia Hospital

501 S. 54th Street

215.748.9000

Pennsylvania Hospital

8th Spruce Street

215.829.3000

Presbyterian Medical Center

39th and Market Street

215.662.8000

Scheie Eye Institute

51 N. 39th Street

215.662.8100

Temple University Hospital

3401 N. Broad Street

215.707.2000

Thomas Jefferson Hospital

11th and Chestnut Streets

215.955.6000

Wills Eye Hospital

840 Walnut Street

215.928.3000

Hotels and Motels

  • This is a partial list of the many fine hotels in the area

(Prices vary throughout the year)

University/Center City Area

(approximately 2-5 miles from campus)

Embassy Suites
1776 Ben Franklin Parkway
215.561.1776
Double occupancy rate:
$99.00 - $329.00 plus 15% tax
Gables Bed & Breakfast
4520 Chester Avenue
215.662.1918
Room rate:
$125.00 - $185.00 plus 16% tax
Inn at Penn
3600 Samson Street
215.222.0200
Double occupancy rate:
$189.00 - $269.00 plus 15% tax
Penn Towers
399 S. 34th Street (34th Civic Center Blvd)
215.387.8333
Double occupancy rate:
$175.00 - $209.00 plus 15% tax
Sheraton Hotel
36th and Chestnut Street
215.387.8000
Double occupancy rate:
$159.00 - $279.00 plus 15% tax
Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast
3300 Baring Street
215.387.6065
Double occupancy rate: $165.00-$240.00
plus 18% tax
The Crowne Plaza
1800 Market Street
215.561.7500
Double occupancy rate: $159.00-$178.00
plus 18% tax
Holiday Inn Express (Midtown Philadelphia)
1305 Walnut Street
Homewood Suites by Hilton (University City)
4109 Walnut Street
215.382.1111
Double occupancy rate: $179.00-$193.00
plus 18% tax

Airport Area

(approximately 5-7 miles from campus)

Embassy Suites
9000 Bartram Avenue
215.365.4500
Double occupancy rate:
$179.00 - $234.00 plus 15% tax
Four Points Sheraton
4101 Island Avenue
215.492.0400
Double occupancy rate:
$129.00 - $170.00 plus 15% tax
Hilton Philadelphia Airport
4509 Island Avenue
215.365.4150
Double occupancy rate:
Sunday – Thursday: $199.00 - $209.00
plus 15% tax
Friday and Saturday: $169.00 plus 15% tax
Holiday Inn Airport
45 Industrial Highway
Essington
610.521.2400
Occupancy rates: $179.00 plus 15% tax
Red Roof Inn
49 Industrial Highway
Essington
610.521.5090
Double occupancy rate:
&69.99 plus 15% tax
Sheraton Suites Island Avenue
4104 Island Avenue
215.365.6600
Double occupancy rate:
Weekends: $159.00 plus 15.2% tax
Weekdays: $209.00 plus 15.2% tax

 

Laundromats

Lin Huo Hau

4303 Locust Street

215.387.1697

Libraries

  • Thirty-two college libraries are available to our students through the University’s membership in a local consortium (TCLC); these include Widener, West Chester, Rosemont, St. Joseph’s, Rowan and 26 others (Penn does not belong to TCLC); to use these libraries and borrow materials from the, stop at the J. W. England Library during the day and pick up a letter of introduction; in addition, our users have full access to the Hagerty Library at Drexel.
  • Other libraries you may wish to use:

Free Library of Philadelphia
Logan Square, 1901 Vine Street

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Telephone: 215.686.5322

Free Library of Philadelphia University City Branch201 S. 40th Street

Hours:
Closed Sunday
Monday and Wednesday 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
*Closed Saturdays in the summer, re-open Saturdays in September
Closed on all holidays

Telephone: 215.685.7671

Biomedical Library of the University of Pennsylvania
36th Street and Hamilton Walk, Johnson Pavilion

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am-12:00 am
Friday 8:00 am-10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am-12:00 am

Telephone 215.898.5817

Drexel University, Hagerty Library (open to students)
33rd and Market Streets

Hours:
Monday-Thursday 7:30 pm-2:00 am
Friday 7:30 am-10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am-10:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am-2:00am

*Finals week: Admission restricted to Drexel studenta only

Telephone 215.895.2767

Locksmiths

West Philadelphia Locksmith Company

31 S. 42nd Street

215.386.2929

Pharmacies

CVS

3401 Walnut Street
4314 Locust Street

215.662.0406
215.386.2092

Davis Pharmacy

4523 Baltimore Avenue

215.222.3349

Pathmark Pharmacy

3021 Grays Ferry Avenue

215.551.7284

Rite Aid

47th and Chestnut

215.474.5447

Post Offices

U.S. Post Office

228 S. 40th Street

1.800.275.8777

Shopping in Philadelphia and Surrounding Areas

Reading Terminal Market
51 N. 12th Street

Monday-Saturday 8:00 am-6:00pm
Sunday 9:00 am-5:00 pm

  • Features: Fresh produce, meat and poultry, baked goods, specialty shops, Amish merchants, etc.
  • Take the trolley east to 30th street, transfer to the El east and get off at 11th Street
215.922.2317

Shops at Penn
3401 Walnut Street

  • In addition to the Café’ Food Court, there are clothing shops, a hair styling salon, “Foot Locker”, “Sam Goody” etc.
  • Walk east on Woodland Avenue to 38th Street, turn left onto Walnut
 

Springfield Mall
Sproul Road and Baltimore Pike (Delaware County)

Monday-Saturday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00am-6:00 pm

  • Features Macy’s, specialty shops, fast food restaurants, etc

Take the trolley east to 30th Street, transfer to the El west and get off at 69th Street Terminal: board the bus going to the Springfield Mall

610.328.1200

South Street

  • Philadelphia’s famous “strip” featuring a variety of unique stores (clothing, antiques, food and gift shops) and live entertainment both on the street and in the various clubs and cafes.
  • Take the #40 bus form the corner of 40th and Spruce and get off at 4th Street
 

The Gallery
9th and Market Street

Monday-Thursday, and Saturday 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm-5:00 pm

  • Features specialty shops, fast food restaurants, etc.
  • Take the trolley east to 30th Street, transfer to the El, east and get off at 8th or 11th Street
215.625.4962

 

Transportation

Amtrak
  • Trains servicing most major cities in the United States depart
    from 30th Street Station
  • Take the trolley east to 30th Street, walk to 30th Street Station
800.872.7245
Greyhound-Trailways Incorporated
Peter Pan Bus Lines
  • Located at 10th and Filbert Streets, Greyhound–Trailways and Peter Pan service most cities and towns in PA, DE and NJ and throughout the United States
  • Take the trolley east to 30th Street, transfer to the Market Frankford El, take the El east to 11th and Market Streets, walk one block east to 10th and Market Streets, make a left on 10th and walk to Filbert.
215.931.4000
800.343.9999
NJ Transit
  • Local buses servicing South Jersey may be boarded on Market Street between 7th and 13th.
1.973.275.5555
PATCO
  • Trains run from 16th and Locust Streets to Lindenwold, NJ
  • Take the trolley east to 15th Street, walk south to 16th and Locust.
215.922.4600
SEPTA
  • Public transportation in Philadelphia and the surrounding area is operated by SEPTA; at present, the fares are $2.25 (cash-exact fare is required) or $1.80 for a token; tokens are available in packs of 2, 5, or 10 at the University Bookstore, 30th and Market Street station, 15th and Market East station, 13th Market Street station and Market Street East at 11th and Market Streets; transfers are $1.00.
  • Weekly transpass $24.00
  • Monthly transpass $ 91.00
  • Running north and south through the City is the Broad Street Subway; the Market-Frankford subway El runs east and west; transfer between them is free at the 15th Street Station (City Hall) and at 30th Street Station. (It is easier for beginners to change at the 30th Street Station); to get to Center City from the campus, take any of the subway surface lines (trolleys) running east; you may board them on either Chester Avenue (#13) or Baltimore (#34), or Woodland Avenue (#11or #36).
  • These lines meet at 40th Street and then go underground; the important stops (to you) are 30th Street, City Hall, and 13th Street/Juniper Street (end of the line) stations; you will come upon them in that order; to get back to the University from Center City, take the 11, 13, 34 or 36 trolley to 42nd Street; do not take the #10 trolley.
  • There are 2 bus lines that run in this area: the Spruce Street bus (#42) that runs directly to Center City and the #40 bus that runs directly to South Street/Penn’s Landing; board at 40th and Spruce Streets.
215.580.7800

Taxi Service

Capital Taxi Service 215.235.2200
Philadelphia Taxi Service 215.535.6700
Quaker Taxi Service 215.728.8000

 

Worship

African Methodist Episcopal

Mother Bethel - AME Church

419 S. 6th Street
(Between Pine and Lombard Streets)

215.925.0616

Baptist

46th St. Baptist Church

1261 S. 46th Street

215.386.8150

Chestnut Street Baptist

4017 Chestnut Street.

215.222.4588

Pleasant Grove Baptist

3909 Lancaster Avenue

215.387.7136

Buddhist

Menlha Buddhist Center

11 N. 2nd Street

215.923.1675

Catholic

St. Francis DeSales

4625 Springfield Avenue

215.222.5819

St. Agatha and St. James
(Services at University of Pennsylvania Newman Center)

3728 Chestnut Street

215.386.9732

Episcopal

Philadelphia Cathedral

3723 Chestnut Street

215.386.0234

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

3916 Locust Walk

215.386.3916

Hindu

Samarpan Hindu Temple

6515 Bustleton Avenue

215.537.9537

Islamic

Al-Aqsa Islamic Society

1501 Germantown Avenue

215.765.2743

Masjid Al-Mujahidden

413 S. 60th Street

215.471.7073

Makkah Masjid

1319 W. Susquehanna Avenue

215.978.9508

Jehovah’s Witness

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness

1237 Federal Street

215.334.4980

Jewish

Hillel University of Pennsylvania

215 S. 39th Street

215.898.7391

Lubavitcher Center (Orthodox)

4032 Spruce Street

215.222.3130

Lutheran

University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation

4037 Pine Street

215.387.2885

Methodist

Calvary Methodist Church

48th Street and Baltimore Avenue

215.724.1702

Elmwood Community Methodist

4523 Chester Avenue

215.387.1771

Presbyterian

Emmanuel Church in Philadelphia

4723-41 Spruce Street

215.476.0330

Tabernacle United Church

3700 Chestnut Street

215.386.4100

Woodland Presbyterian Church

401 S. 42nd Street

215.386.1724

Renewal Presbyterian Church

4633 Cedar Avenue

215.726.8702

Quaker

Arch Street Meeting House

4th and Arch Streets

215.627.2631

Unitarian

First Union Church

2125 Chestnut Street

215.563.3980

Other

St. Peter’s Church of Christ

47th Street and Kingsessing Avenue

215.726.8702