Colonial Penn Center


Spring 2021

All buildings within the Wharton complex are closed.

Access is restricted to faculty and PhD’s who can access buildings that their offices are located in  Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Excluding holidays.

Staff access is by appointment only, please email to schedule a time.

Emergency Info

Building Area of Refuge
Primary: Class of ’59 outdoor plaza
Secondary: Plaza Area South of Annenberg School

Recommended Relocation Site
Primary: Van Pelt Library
Secondary: Houston Hall

Shelter-in-Place Area
Basement Student Lounge and Basement Hallway


3641 Locust Walk
Philadelphia PA, 19104
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The Colonial Penn Center located on Locust Walk was built in 1904 by architects Frank Rommel and Francis A. Gugert.  Originally designed as a fraternity house the collegiate-medieval-style brick building was expanded in 1973 to accommodate offices and conference rooms.

Download the complete list of emergency procedures for Colonial Penn Center.

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