Jun 23, 2021  
2005-2006 Student Handbook 
2005-2006 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Guide to Philadelphia Living

Audio & Electronics    
Radio Shack 212 S. 40th St. 215-662-5949
  309 S. 48th. St. 215-747-4021
Spruce Street Records & Tapes 4004 Spruce St. 215-382-4554
7-11 Food Store (ATM) 4201 Walnut St. 215-349-6503
Citizen’s Bank (ATM) 134 S. 34th St. 215-387-1900
Commerce Bank 3735 Walnut St. 215-387-1000
CVS (ATM) 4314 Locust St. 215-386-2092
PNC Bank (ATM) 34th St. & Civic Center Blvd. 215-823-2330
Sovereign Bank (ATM) 3131 Market St. 215-382-8005
Wawa Food Market 3744 Spruce Sts. 215-387-0029
Wachovia (ATM) 40th and Chestnut (No Number; Corner
Bikes and Biking Equipment    
Bike Line 1028 Arch St. (near Center City) 215-243-2453
Book Stores    
Borders 1727 Walnut St. 215-568-7400
Penn Bookstore 3601 Walnut St. 215-898-7595
Dry Cleaners    
Cleaners 48 4801 Pine St. 215-748-4645
Jay’s Dry Cleaners 101 S. 40th St.
(on 40th b/w Chestnut & Walnut)
Quality Cleaners 4401 Walnut St. 215-386-6864
Saias Cleaners 251 S. 41st St. 215-222-2646
Penn Arcade 40th and Spruce  
Strikes Bowling Lounge 4040 Locust St. 215-387-BOWL
Historic Philadelphia    

Most of Philadelphia’s historic sites are open everyday, 9am to 5pm, 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 Chesnut St.
(Chestnut Sts. between 3rd & 4th Sts.)
Betsy Ross House 239 Arch St.  
Carpenters’ Hall 320 Chestnut St.  
Congressional Hall 6th & Chestnut Sts.  
Edgar Allan Poe National 532 N. 7th St. Historical Site  
Headhouse Square 2nd & Pine Sts.  
Independence Hall 5th & Chestnut Sts.  
Liberty Bell Pavilion Market St. between 5th & 6th Sts.  
Old City Hall 5th & Chestnut Sts.  
The National Constitution Center 525 Arch St.  
Movie Theaters    
TheBridge: Cinema de Lux 230 S. 40th St. 215-386-3300
Cinemagic 3 at Penn 39th-40th & Walnut Sts. 215-222-5555
Ritz Five 214 Walnut St. 215-925-7900
Riverview Stadium United Artist 1400 S. Delaware Ave. (Riverview Plaza) 215-755-2219
United Artist 69th St. 53 S. 69th St., Upper Darby 610-734-0202
Academy of Natural Sciences
  1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  1815 Cherry St. - discount parking with validated parking ticket


Monday-Friday: 10:00 am- 4:30 pm
    Holidays, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  Admission: $9.00
  Telephone: 215-299-1020
Take trolley east
to 19th St. and
walk to Parkway




Afro-American Historical & Cultural Museum
  701 Arch St.


Paid lot on 7th St.


Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
    Sunday: 12 pm - 5:00 pm
  Admission: Adults $8.00, Students $6.00 w/ID
  Telephone: 215-574-0380
From 30th St.
Station take El
to 8th & Market
Sts. and walk to
Arch St.
Ben Franklin Court & Museum
  316-322 Market Sts. (between 3rd & 4th Sts.)


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


  Telephone: 215-965-2305
  Court: 215-597-2761
From 30th St.
Station take El &
get off at 5th St.
The Franklin Institute
  222 N. 20th St.
  (20th St. Benjamin Franklin Parkway)


Daily: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Sunday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  (call for details)  
  Admission: $12.75
  Telephone: 215-597-2761
Take trolley east
to 19th St. and
walk north to
National Museum of American Jewish History
  55 N. 5th Street and Independence Hall East


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


Friday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  Admission: Adults $4.00 - Students $3.00
  Telephone: 215-923-3811
From 30th St.
Station take El
to 5th & Market
Sts. and walk
North to
Philadelphia Museum of Art
  26th St. & Benjamin Franklin Parkway


Sunday-Monday: 9:00 am -5:00 pm
    Wed. & Fri.: 10:00 am - 8:45 pm


Sat. & Sun.: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  Admission: $10.00 Adults - &7.00 w/student ID
    (Pay what you wish all day)- Sunday
  Telephone: 215-763-8100
From 30th St.
Station take El &
get off at 5th St.
University of Pennsylvania Museum
(Anthropology & Archeology)
  3260 South St. (33rd & Spruce St.)


Sunday-Monday: 9:00 am -5:00 pm
    Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    (Closed Mondays)


(Closed summer Sundays and holidays)
  Admission: $8.00 - General Public - $5.00 for Students
    Sundays Free
  Telephone: 215-898-4000
Opera Company of Philadelphia    
(The Academy Of Music) Broad & Locust Sts. 215-732-8400
Sam Goody 9th & Market St.(Gallery) 215-627-2066
The Kimmel Center 300 S. Broad St. 215-790-5800
The Philadelphia Orchestra 260 S. Broad St.(16th Fl) 215-893-1900
Tower Records 610 South St. 215-574-9888
Other Points Of Interest    
City Hall Tour & Tower    
Broad & Market St.    
Tour of City Hall    
Complete tour of City Hall including visits to the Mayor’s Reception Room, City Council Chambers, Supreme Court Room, etc.
Hours: Tower - Monday - Friday: 9:30 am - 4:15 pm
  Tours - Monday - Friday: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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 trolley east (toward Center City) to 30th Street. Transfer to the El east and get off at 8th Street. Transfer to #47 Bus and go to 8th and Washington Ave. Walk over to 9th Street.

Penn’s Landing    
On the Delaware River along Front St.    

Features a variety of ships, museums, and restaurants. A great place to just sit and relax.

Take trolley east (toward Center City) to 30th Street. Transfer to the El east and get off at 2nd St.

Philadelphia Zoo    
34th St. & Girard Ave. (Fairmount Park)    
The nation’s first zoo.    
Hours : Daily: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm    
Admission: $15.95 Adults    
Telephone : 215-243-1100    
Take the #38 bus from the corner of 40th & Spruce Sts. to Girard Ave. and walk two blocks to 34th St.
Sports Complex    

To reach the Sports Complex, take the trolley to 15th Street Station.

Transfer to Broad Street Line (Southbound) to Pattison Ave. or Sports Complex.

The Lincoln Financial Field   267-570-4000
Broad St. & Pattison Ave.    
The home field for the Philadelphia Eagles football team. The famous “Army/Navy” football game takes place here.
The Wachovia Spectrum & The Wachovia Center   215-336-3600
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm - Sat. 10 am to 4:00 pm
Broad St. & Pattison Ave.    
Both sports arenas host the Philadelphia Flyers, the Philadelphia 76ers’, various concerts, the circus, ice shows, and other sporting events.
Citizens Bank Park   215-463-6000
Broad St. & Pattison Ave.    
The home field for the Philadelphia Phillies.    
Theatres - Live    
Annenberg Center For the Performing Arts 3680 Walnut St. 215-898-3900
Bushfire Theatre of Performing Arts 52nd & Locust 215-747-9230
Forrest Theatre 1114 Walnut St. 215-923-1515
Interact Theatre Co. 2030 Sansom St. 215-568-8077
Mann Center For Performing Arts 123 S. Broad St. 215-546-7900
Merriam Theater At the University of the Arts 250 S. Broad St. 215-732-5446
Mystery Café 120 Lombard St. 215-629-9222
Theatre of the Living Arts 334 South St. 215-922-1011
Walnut Street Theatre 825 Walnut St. 215-574-3550
Wilma Theater Broad & Spruce 215-893-9456
Video Rentals    
Blockbuster Video 309 S. 48th St. 215-748-3831
Video Library 4040 Locust St. 215-387-5440
Flower Emporium 399 S. 34th St. 215-386-3845
(Lobby of Penn Tower) (34th and Civic Center Blvd.)  
Rose Florist 140 S. 34th 215-387-4242
  (34th & Walnut)  
Fast Foods    
Allegro Pizza 3942 Spruce St. 215-382-8158
Auntie Anne’s Soft Pretzel 3405 Walnut St. 215-387-0337
Best House Pizzeria 4301 Baltimore Ave. 215-386-1450
Boston Market 3901 Chestnut St. 215-222-6900
College Pizza 3925 Walnut St. 215-386-6000
Colonial Pizza 400 S. 43rd St. 215-387-7702
New Domino’s Pizza 401 N. 21 St. 215-577-0940
Fiesta Pizza 4518 Baltimore Ave. 215-386-5455
Koch’s Deli 4309 Locust St. 215-222-8662
Lee’s Hoagie House 4034 Walnut St. 215-387-0905
Papa John’s 2100 Market St. 215-349-7272
Popeye’s 5219 Walnut St. 215-747-0501
Royal Pizza 4201 Baltimore Ave 215-222-1900
Salad Works 3728 Spruce St. 215-222-4500
Varsity Pizza 4311 Locust St. 215-386-8881
Grocery Stores    
Fresh Grocer
Hoops Deli
Park Deli
Peoples Market
7-Eleven Food Store
University Deli
Wawa Food Markets
40th & Walnut Street
4134 Chester Ave.
3021 Grays Ferry Ave.
4204 Chester Ave.
4435 Baltimore Ave.
4201 Walnut St.
4301 Walnut St.
4134 Chester Ave.
3744 Spruce St.
Ice Cream Parlors    
Ben & Jerry’s
Gourmet Ice Cream & Yogurt
Rita’s Water Ice
218 S. 40th St.
3409 Walnut St.
6422 Elmwood Ave.
Abbriccio Restaurant
Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant
Beijing China Restaurant
Bubble House, Asian, Intl. Misc
Chili’s Texas Grill
College Buffet
Dahlak Ethiopian Restaurant
La Terrasse
Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant
Mad 4 Mex - Mexican
Marathon Grill
Nan Restaurant (Thai)
New Delhi
Philadelphia Diner
Rana - Middle Eastern
Restaurant School
Rx Restaurant
Sitar Indian Restaurant
Thai Singha House
White Dog Café
Won Oriental Restaurant
Zocalo Mexican Restaurant
Goodfellas Restaurant
820 S. 4th Street
229 S. 45th Street
3714 Spruce Street
3404 Sansom St.
119 S. 39th St. (Walnut)
3801 Chestnut St.
39th & Walnut St.
4708 Baltimore Ave.
3432 Sansom Street
3626 Lancaster Ave.
3401 Walnut Street
40th and Walnut St.
4000 Chestnut St.
4004 Chestnut St.
3925 Walnut St.
3513 Lancaster Ave.
4207 Walnut St.
4443 Spruce Street
60 S. 38th Street
3939 Chestnut Street
3420 Sansom Street
214 S. 40th St.
3600 Lancaster Ave.
4101 Walnut Street
Hair and Nail Care    
Chocolate City Unisex Hair Gallery
Joseph Anthony
Michael Custom Cuts
Nadirah’s Hair Salon
Nancy’s Nails
Penn Campus Barber Shop
Sot’s Nail Salon
4800 Woodland Ave.
3743 Walnut St.
4002 Spruce St.
3624 Lancaster Ave.
40th and Market St.
3730 Spruce St.
4628 Woodland Ave.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) 34th St. & Civic Center Blvd. 215-590-1000
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Darby 1500 Landsowne Ave. 610-237-4000
Franciscan Health System St. Agnes Med. Ctr. 1900 S. Broad St. 215-339-4100
Graduate Hospital 1800 Lombard St. 215-893-2000
Hahnemann University Hospital Broad & Vine Sts. 215-762-7000
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) 3400 Spruce St. 800-789-7366
Methodist Hospital Div of Thomas Jefferson
University Hospital
2301 S. Broad St. 215-952-9000
Mercy Misericordia Hospital 5301 Cedar Ave. 215-748-9000
Pennsylvania Hospital 800 Spruce St. 215-829-3000
Presbyterian Medical Center 39th & Market Sts. 215-662-8000
Scheie Eye Institute 51 N. 39th St. 215-662-8100
Temple University Hospital 3401 N. Broad St. 215-707-2000
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 11th & Chesnut St. 800-JEFF-NOW
& 215-955-6000
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center 3400 Spruce St. 215-662-4000
Wills Eye Hospital 840 Walnut St. 215-928-3000
Hotels & Motels    
This is a partial list representative of the many fine hotels in the area.
University/Center City Area    
(approximately 2-5 miles from campus)
Embassy Suites
1776 Ben Franklin Parkway
double occupancy rate:
$99.00 - $233.00 plus 14% tax
Gables Bed & Breakfast
4520 Chester Avenue
room rates:
$95.00 - $145.00 plus 13% tax
Inn At Penn
3600 Samson Street
double occupancy rate:
$159.00 - $260.00 plus 14% tax
Penn Towers Hotel
Civic Center Blvd. & 34th St.
double occupancy rate:
$175.00 - $209.00 plus 14% tax
Sheraton Hotel
36th & Chestnut Street
215-387-8000 or 887-624-5144
double occupancy rate:
$159.00 - $279.00 plus 14% tax
Airport Area    
(approximately 5-7 miles from campus)    
Embassy Suites
9000 Bartram Avenue.
double occupancy rate:
$169.00 - $234.00 plus 14% tax
Four Points Sheraton
4101 Island Ave.
double occupancy rate:
$129.00 - $189.00 plus 14% tax
Hilton Philadelphia Airport
4509 Island Avenue
double occupancy rate:
$149.00 - $209.00 Sun.-Thurs
$89.00 - $169.00 Fri. & Sat.
Holiday Inn Airport
45 Industrial Highway
occupancy rate:
double $169.00 - $179.00 plus 8% tax
single $159.00 - $169.00 plus 8% tax
Red Roof Inn
49 Industrial Highway
double occupancy rate:
$79.00- $95.00 plus 8% tax
Sheraton Suites Island Avenue
4101 Island Ave.
double occupancy rate:
$129.00 Weekends
$159.00 Weekdays
Cheang Khoeung
Lin Huo Hau
Ultra Clean Laundromat
4327 Chestnut St.
4303 Locust St.
4620 Baltimore Ave.

Thirty-two other 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 them, 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 St.    
Hours: Monday, Thursday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  Thursday, Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  Sunday : 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (winter hours)
Telephone: 215-686-5322
Biomedical Library of the University of Pennsylvania    
36th St. and Hamilton Walk    
Johnson Pavilion    
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 12:00 midnight
  Friday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  Sunday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Telephone: 215-898-5817
Drexel University, Hagerty Library    
33rd and Market Sts.    
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  Friday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  Saturday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  Sunday: 12 noon - 12:00 am
Telephone: 215-895-2767
Monarch Locksmiths
West Phila. Locksmith Co.
4502 Walnut St.
3929 Walnut St.

Davis Pharmacy
Pathmark Pharmacy
Rite Aid
3923 Walnut St.
4314 Locust St.
4523 Baltimore Ave.
3021 Grays Ferry Ave.
4237 Walnut St.
Post Offices    
U.S. Post Office
U.S. Post Office
228 S. 40th St.
2970 Market St.
Print Shops    
U Copy Center
3923 Walnut St.
3819 Chestnut St.
Shopping in Philadelphia and Surrounding Areas
Reading Terminal Market   215-922-2317
  51 N. 12th St.
Monday-Saturday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Features: Fresh produce, meat and poultry, baked goods, specialty shops, Amish merchants, lunch stands, etc. etc.
Take the trolley east to 30th St. Transfer to the El east and get off at 11th St.
Shops at Penn    
  3401 Walnut St.
In addition to the Cafe Food Court, there are clothing shops, a hair styling salon, “Foot Locker”, “Sam Goodies”, “Urban Outfitters”, etc.
Walk east on Woodland to 38th St., turn left to Walnut.
Springfield Mall   610-328-1200
Sproul Road & Baltimore Pike    
Daily: 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Features: Macy’s, Strawbridge’s, specialty shops, fast-food places, etc.

Take the trolley east to 30th St. Transfer to the El west and get off at 69th Street Terminal board bus going to Springfield Mall.

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 from the corner of 40th & Spruce Sts. and get off at 4th St.

The Gallery   215-625-4962
  9th & Market St.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday: 10:00 am - 7:00pm
Wednesday and Friday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 am - 5:00pm
Features: Strawbridge’s, Penney’s, specialty shops, fast-food places, etc.
Take the trolley east to 30th St. Transfer to the El east and get off at 8th or 11th St.
Amtrak   215-349-1069
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.
Greyhound-Trailways Incorporated   215-931-4014

Located at 10th and Filbert Streets, Greyhound-Trailways services 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 Elevated (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.

NJ Transit   800-772-2222
Local buses servicing South Jersey may be boarded on Market Street between 7th and 13th.
PATCO   215-922-4600

Trains run from 16th & Locust Streets to Lindenwold NJ.

Take the trolley east to 15th Street, walk south to 16th & Locust Streets.

SEPTA   215-580-7800

Public Transportation in Philadelphia and the surrounding area is operated by SEPTA. At present fares are $2.00 (cash) or $1.30 with tokens. Tokens are available at USP Bookstore, University City Thriftway at 4301 Walnut Street, 30th & Market Street Station, 13th & Market Street Station and Market Street East at 11th & Market Streets. Please note exact fare is required.

Running north and south through the City is the Broad Street Subway. The Market-Frankford Subway Elevated (known as the El) runs east and west. Transfer between them is free at the 15th Street Station (City Hall) and at 30th Street Station. (It’s 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), Baltimore Avenue (#34) or Woodland Avenue (#11), (#36).

These lines meet at 40th Street and then go underground. The important stops (to you) are 30th Street, City Hall and 13th Street or 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 is a Spruce Street bus (#42) that runs directly to Center City and the #40 that runs directly to South Street/Penn’s Landing. Board at 40th & Spruce Streets.

African Methodist Episcopal    
Mother Bethel A M E Church 419 S 6th St. 215-925-0616
  Between Pine & Lombard Sts.  
46 St. Baptist Church 1261 S. 46th St. 215-386-8150
Chestnut Street Baptist 4017 Chestnut St.  
Pleasant Grove Baptist 3909 Lancaster Ave. 215-387-7136
Menlha Buddhist Center 11 N. 2nd St. 215-923-1675
Tibetan Buddhist Center 134 Heather Rd. 610-352-3430
St. Francis DeSales
St. Agatha & St. James
4625 Springfield Ave.
3728 Chestnut St.
(Services at University of Penn. Newman Center)    
Philadelphia Cathedral 3723 Chestnut St. 215-386-0234
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church 3916 Locust Walk 215-386-3916
Samarpan Hindu Temple 6515 Bustleton Ave. 215-537-9537
Al-Aqsa Islamic Society
Masjid Al-Jamia
Masjid Al-Mujahidden
Makkah Masjid
1501 Germantown Ave.
4228 Walnut St.
413 S. 60th St.
1319 W. Susquehanna Ave.
Jehovah’s Witness    
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s
Kingdom Hall-Jehovah’s Witness
1237 Federal St.
1320 S. 52nd St.
Hillel University of Pennsylvania
Lubavitcher Center (Orthodox)
215 S. 39th St.
4032 Spruce St.
University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation 3637 Chestnut St. 215-387-2885
Calvary Methodist Church
Elmwood Community Methodist
48th St. & Baltimore Ave.
4523 Chester Ave.
Emmanuel Church In Philadelphia
Tabernacle United Church
Woodland Presbyterian Church
4723-41 Spruce St.
3700 Chestnut St.
401 S. 42nd St.
Arch Street Meeting House 4th & Arch St. 215-627-2631
First Union Church 2125 Chestnut St. 215-563-3980
St. Peter’s Church of Christ 47th & Kingsessing Ave. 215-726-8702