Space and Events is equipped with many customizable spaces to meet your needs, whether you are looking to accommodate a large conference or an intimate meeting. We offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor campus spaces for the University community, including locations at Houston Hall Student Union, the Arts, Research, and Culture House (ARCH), Irvine Auditorium, and Iron Gate Theatre.
Student Union @ Houston Hall
Built in 1896, the Student Union @ Houston Hall is the oldest student union building in the country. Today, this historic building remains the center of campus life – a place where students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests gather for social, recreational, educational and cultural activities.
The Arts, Research, and Culture House (ARCH)
This landmark was built in 1927 as the Christian Association. The nearly two-year restoration of the Arts, Research, and Culture House (ARCH) concluded in January 2014, breathing new life into the historic, late-Gothic Revival structure in the heart of Penn’s campus at 36th Street and Locust Walk.
Completed in 1932 by renowned Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer, the Main Hall at Irvine seats 1,259 and houses the Curtis organ, the eleventh largest pipe organ in the world. Irvine Auditorium also houses an acoustic recital hall, four additional special event spaces, production offices, a box office, coatroom, dressing rooms, and music practice rooms.
Central Pool Classroom
The Central Pool Classroom system comprises 193 classrooms in 28 buildings throughout Penn's campus. The Pool classrooms are primarily used for regular undergraduate and graduate classes, although a large number of academic special events, student activities, and conferences and community groups also use the facilities.
Reservations for spring semester, from August 30th, 2022 through December 12, 2022 are now open.
Please review our process and checklist for detailed instructions or make a reservation directly through our applications portal.