The 250,000 sq. ft. New College House, located at 40th street and Locust Walk, was completed in summer 2021, and welcomed its first student residents for the fall semester. The $160M, 448-bed college house is the 13th on Penn's campus, and features common areas like a life skills kitchen, study,...
November 2021 marked the five year anniversary of the opening of the Pennovation Center, Penn's groundbreaking innovation hub for researchers and entrepreneurs. This story from Penn Today reflects on the excitement of the Center's opening, major milestones of the last five years, the evolution of...
On October 1, Penn's School of Engineering and Applied Science held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new data science building, unveiling its new name, Amy Gutmann Hall. President Gutmann is Penn's longest-serving President, and her term will conclude at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year. The...
The Penn Libraries have transformed their Biomedical Library into Biotech Commons, a multidisciplinary, flexible-learning facility located at the heart of campus. Read more about the $11.5M renovation, and see features of the state-of-the-art space , at Penn Today.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services oversees and maintains the University’s physical infrastructure, while working closely with Penn Schools, Centers, Health System, and city, state and government agencies towards the goals in the Penn Compact , the Penn...
Five Guys will soon be serving its popular burgers, fries and shakes in its newest University City location at 3714 Spruce Street. Expected to open in late fall of 2021, the new space will be easily accessible from the Quad and the center of campus. Read more about what Five Guys brings to campus...
A list of media coverage in Penn publications and other news outlets. Visit FRES in the News 2021 for last year's stories. September 23, 2022 Penn to lease The Radian for on-campus housing for three years during Quad renovations The Daily Pennsylvanian September 21, 2022 Penn to begin $35 million...
In summer 2021, Penn's Procurement Services launched the new Fueling Business Growth campaign. Part of the university's Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Program, the campaign is designed to increase diversity purchasing and procurement in order to support businesses in Philadelphia. By engaging...
Penn's President Amy Gutmann announced in August that the university had started the planning process for a new student performing arts center at 33rd street and Woodland Walk. With a proposed budget of $31M, the center would be student-centered and include a dedicated performing arts space for...
'Brick House,' a bronze sculpture by acclaimed artist Simone Leigh, was installed at 34th and Walnut streets in early November. Weighing close to 6,000 lbs., the piece depicts a Black woman’s head atop a form that suggests a skirt or perhaps a building. It is the first large-scale piece in the...

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