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The 2022 Penn Symposium on Contemporary China location will be the Center for Study on Contemporary China in the Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics.


Address: 133 South 36th Street, Suite 416.



If taking public transport within Philadelphia:


  • The nearest SEPTA train station is the blue line at 40th Street and Market Street. There is also a trolley station at 40th Street and Baltimore Avenue.

  • 30th Street Station is also walking distance from the university campus.


From Amtrak’s 30th Street Station:

Penn’s campus can be reached from 30th Street Station by foot (it takes 15 minutes to walk from the station to the heart of campus), by cab, or on SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line (one stop to 34th and Market Street).



There are several parking facilities located on or near campus, as well as metered street parking. Street parking spaces are usually limited to either two or three hours and cost $2 per hour. Some garages may charge a flat fee, and prices vary. Recommended garages and lots near Houston Hall include:


  • 38th and Spruce Street

  • 34th and Chestnut Street

  • South Street and Convention Avenue

  • Penn Tower Hotel (34th and Civic Center Boulevard)

  • Sheraton Hotel (36th and Chestnut Street)

  • 40th and Walnut Street

  • 32nd and Walnut Street





University City Hotels

The following hotels are located on or within walking distance of campus.


Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
36th and Chestnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA
(888) 627-7071


The Hilton Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 222-0200, (800) HILTONS

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