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, Irvine Auditorium, and Iron Gate Theatre.
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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.
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.
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.
The Houston Market, located on the ground floor of the building, has been completely renovated in 2018, including enhancements to the kitchen, serving and seating areas, and the introduction of new dining concepts. Seating arrangements have integrated technology, allowing diners to plug-in, charge, and connect.