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TABLE OF CONTENTS PENN LINGO PENN LANDMARKS PENN QUICK FACTS

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BEST FOOD WAYS TO DESTRESS BEST UNIVERSITY LIFE

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PENN LINGO

Penn Lingo BYO CAPS

BRING YOUR OWN (BOOZE)

BYO means bring your own alcohol. Many restaurants and on-campus events are BYO, so be on the lookout for that!

This is Penn’s counseling center on 3624 Market St., which offers short-term, confidential services to Penn students at no cost.

DPS GSR

GROUP STUDY ROOM

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This is Penn’s safety division. These are the people who send you a text when a crime happens near you!

This is a great networking opportunity for students, as recruiters from various firms come to meet students interested in working for them.

SABS

SEE AND BE SEEN

THE HIGH RISES

THE HIGH RISES

COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

DIVISION OF PUBLIC SAFETY

MERT

OCR

ON-CAMPUS RECRUITING

This can be used as an adjective or verb to describe someone who wants to be seen by the Penn community. You’ll find them sitting in popular spots around campus, like the tables outside ARCH or on the benches outside Harnwell.

This term refers to the three upperclassmen dorms: Harnwell, Harrison, and Rodin, which are near the Dueling Tampons. They all boast breathtaking views of the city and Locust Walk, and they are conveniently located near many restaurants.

You can find study rooms in most buildings around campus, such as Van Pelt Library. Most are open to all Penn students, except the ones in Huntsman and the Wharton Academic Research Building, which are only for Wharton students. You can reserve a GSR through Penn Mobile.

MEDICAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (AKA OUR LOCAL GUARDIAN ANGELS)

The MERT team is a group of student EMTs who respond to emergency calls on campus. Usually, this happens when someone is so incapacitated that they can’t move on their own. You’ll probably hear, “[insert name] just got MERT(ed)” during your time at Penn.

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PENN LANDMARKS

Penn Landmarks ARCH

The name of a building. This building is home to three cultural resource centers on campus: La Casa Latina, PAACH, and Makuu: The Black Cultural Center. It also houses CURF.

CASTLE

The Psi Upsilon fraternity, which is located across from the ARCH building on 36th Street and Locust Walk and looks like a castle.

THE BUTTON

The large button sculpture located in front of Van Pelt Library on Locust Walk. The story is that this button flew off of the vest of the Ben Franklin statue right across Locust.

THE COMPASS

A popular meeting spot on campus at 37th Street and Locust Walk. Rumor has it that if you step on the middle of the compass at the beginning of the semester, you’ll fail your first midterm of the semester. Dare to try?

DRL

A building called David Rittenhouse Laboratory at 33rd and Walnut streets. It slightly resembles a high school building.

THE LOVE STATUE

A replication of Robert Indiana’s famous original piece! You’ll find it near The Button at 36th Street and Locust Walk.

VP

Stands for Van Pelt Library, where Penn students congregate to stress (or slack off ) on work.

STOMMONS

The Starbucks located below 1920 Commons. They accept Dining Dollars, and you can order ahead using Penn Mobile.

THE BRIDGE

The bridge that connects the High Rises to the rest of campus. It serves as a daily workout routine for upperclassmen. During the winter, you might have to battle strong winds to get over it.

SHS

Student Health Services, located at 3535 Market St. They are the ones who send you emails about your vaccination status!

THE DP

The Daily Pennsylvanian — your favorite newspaper, duh!

LIZ MAGILL

The one and only M. Elizabeth “Liz” Magill — the current president of Penn. Our very own campus celebrity.

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PENN QUICK FACTS

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The University of Pennsylvania — the first United States university — opened the nation’s first medical school in 1765. The Pennsylvania Hospital, founded by Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Bond in 1751, is America’s first hospital. One out of every six doctors in the United States has trained in the Philadelphia area!

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Philadelphia is nicknamed the “Mural Capital of the World.” There are more than 3,600 murals in Philadelphia.

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Penn Christmas is when Penn students move out at the end of the year and leave items behind.

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Philadelphia’s streets were allegedly named after trees in order to help illiterate residents navigate the city, as they could identify the type of tree planted on each street.

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Benjamin Franklin founded the nation’s first library, the Library Company of Philadelphia, in 1731.

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It is a Penn Tradition to throw toast onto the field during all home football games. The cue to throw the toast comes on the line, “Here’s a toast to dear old Penn” in “The Red and Blue,” which plays after the third quarter. A “toast zamboni” picks up the pieces of toast afterwards!

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The first general-purpose electronic computer, ENIAC, was created at Penn in 1946 at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering, which has now been integrated into the School of Engineering and Applied Science!

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The Penn Relays (which is held every year in a non-COVID-19 world) is the largest and oldest track and field event in the entire country! It started in 1895.

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From 1756 to 1898, Penn’s old motto read “Sine Moribus Vanae,” until people realized that it could be translated to “Loose women without morals.” Yikes. Thankfully, it was changed to our current motto: “Leges Sine Moribus Vanae,” which means “Laws without morals (are in) vain.” Source: https://www.admitsee.com/blog/10fun-facts-about-upenn

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BEST FOOD

Best Salad Place PENN’S CHOICE: SWEETGREEN Sweetgreen is located at 39th and Walnut streets, below the Radian. Offering both warm bowls and signature salads, sweetgreen is the perfect place to stop for a healthy meal on the go. Check out their selection of seasonal salads. Address: 3925 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Hours: Monday-Sunday: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

“Whether I need to grab a bite after my workout or want a quick meal to get with friends, sweetgreen is my go-to for a healthy and delicious salad. The Harvest Bowl is a personal favorite!” — Dina Leyzarovich, E ‘23

JUST SALAD Address: 3728 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

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IVY LEAF AT HOUSTON HALL Address: 3417 Spruce St. #307, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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BEST FOOD

Best Dessert Place

PENN’S CHOICE: KIWI YOGURT

Kiwi Yogurt offers over 10 flavors of authentic, fun, and delicious frozen yogurt with over 20 unique toppings. It is the perfect place to enjoy something sweet and tangy while hanging out with friends or detoxing from a stressful week of midterms. Come by Chestnut Street and get a bite at Kiwi Yogurt! Address: 3606 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Hours: Sunday-Saturday: 12 p.m.-11 p.m.

Best Pizza

PARIS BAGUETTE Address: 3816 Chestnut St. Unit #9, Philadelphia, PA 19104

INSOMNIA COOKIES Address: 3417 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

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PENN’S CHOICE: PITRUCO PIZZA

Address: 3925 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

This year, Pitruco Pizza’s brick oven pizza options are especially lauded by Penn students. With its 12” Neopolitan style personal-sized pizzas made from scrach, Pitruco Pizza has become a crowd favorite. Their artisan pizza is done in a woodfire oven, which sets it apart from other pizzas in University City.

ALLEGRO PIZZA

Address: Franklin’s Table, 3401 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Hours: Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

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Address: 3942 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104


BEST FOOD

Best Grab and Go

PENN’S CHOICE: CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL

In a time crunch? Stop by Chipotle to create your own bowl, burrito, taco, salad, or quesadilla! It is the perfect lunch or dinner option for college students who are looking for a filling, quick, convenient meal. Be sure to try their new smoked brisket and avoid long lines by ordering ahead of time on their app. Address: 3925 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Hours: Monday-Sunday: 10:45 a.m.-10 p.m.

HONEYGROW Address: 3731 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

SWEETGREEN Address: 3925 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

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BEST FOOD

Best Burger

PENN’S CHOICE: SHAKE SHACK Shake Shack offers modern, quick dining with a multitude of burger choices, crispy fries, and milkshakes. They also have a refreshing set of juices to choose from. If you’re vegetarian, don’t fret, because Shake Shack offers an appetizing shroom burger. Stop by this holiday season to check out their holiday milkshakes, such as their Christmas Cookie Shake. Address: 3200 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Hours: Sunday-Wednesday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Thursday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Best Food Truck PENN’S CHOICE: LYN’S Lyn’s serves some of the best breakfast sandwiches, chicken pitas, and cheesesteaks. Not only is Lyn’s food delivious, but she also has a knack for memorizing students’ names and orders — talk about personalized service! So, come down to the Quad and get a bite at Lyn’s! Address: 36th and Spruce Streets, outside the lower Quad Hours: Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

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COPABANANA Address: 4000 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

NEW DECK TAVERN Address: 3408 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

TACOS DON MEMO Address: 270 S 38th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

MAGIC CARPET Address: 34th and Walnut streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104


BEST FOOD

Best Drinks PENN’S CHOICE: SMOKEY JOE’S & LOUIE LOUIE Incredibly, there are two winners for the best drinks place this year! Smokey Joe’s and Louie Louie were both evenly split when it came to Penn student choice. Both have their own unique qualities. Smokey Joe’s is a “Pennstitution” that is known for its $1 drinks on Wednesdays, which is also called Sink or Swim. Located across from the Annenberg Center, Louie Louie is a European Bistro in the heart of University City that offers a wide selection of French food. Smokey Joe's Address: 210 S. 40th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Hours: Monday-Sunday: 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Louie Louie Address: 3611 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Saturday: 1 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

CO-OP RESTAURANT & BAR Address: 20 S. 33rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

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BEST FOOD

Best Brunch Food

SABRINA’S CAFE

PENN’S CHOICE: WHITE DOG CAFE

Address: 227 N. 34th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

White Dog Cafe, located by Hill College House, is known for its extensive brunch menu, including a tasty tofu scramble and multiple savory burger options. It also offers a variety of classic dishes, such as french toast, waffles, and eggs benedict, as well as vegan options.

RENATA’S KITCHEN

Address: 3402 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Hours: Sunday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Wednesday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Thursday: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

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Address: 3940 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104


BEST FOOD

Best Vegan Food PENN’S CHOICE: HONEYGROW honeygrow, which originated here in Philadelphia, offers a variety of customizable salads and stir-fry noodle options. Due to its proximity to many campus buildings, it is the perfect place to have lunch with friends between classes. Be sure to try out their signature “honeybar” bowl with your picks of fruit, honey, and toppings! Address: 3731 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Hours: Sunday: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

“Their salads are exquisitely flavorful. There is the perfect combination of dressing buoyancy and lettuce occupancy. Each bite is unique and evokes a distinct pleasure that draws you back each and every time.” —Blake Rubenstein, C ‘22

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BEST FOOD

Best Houston Hall Market Place PENN’S CHOICE: BENTO

LA PLANCHA Address: 3417 Spruce St., Philadelphia PA, 19104

Overwhelmed by the vast options at Houston Market? Looking for a balanced and healthy meal to get with your Dining Dollars? Check out Bento, this year’s Best Houston Market Place! Bento serves a variety of convenient Asian meals, including sushi, ramen, and rice bowls. We recommend pairing your meal with Ramune, a Japanese soft drink, that’s offered at Bento!

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Address: 3417 Spruce St., Philadelphia PA, 19104 Hours: Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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BEST FOOD

U-TOWN Address: 110 S. 40th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

KPOD Address: 3636 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Best Korean Food PENN’S CHOICE: BONCHON

Bonchon, located at 3836 Chestnut St., wins Best Korean Food at Penn! Bonchon is best known for its amazing Korean fried chicken, brushed with their specialty sauces. Bonchon also offers amazing amazing traditional dishes such as bibimbap and bulgogi. Don’t forget to take advantage of their lunch specials Monday-Friday: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.! Address: 3836 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-12 a.m.

Best Indian Food

PENN’S CHOICE: NEW DELHI Are you looking to try some awesome Indian food at an affordable price? New Delhi, which has been serving Philadelphia for over 30 years, offers an extensive buffet option of Indian cuisine all week long! Come to New Delhi and enjoy the variety of dishes they offer with friends! Address: 4004 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Hours: Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday: 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday: 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

EKTA Address: 106 S. 40th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

VIRASAT HAVELI Address: 4051 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

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BEST FOOD

Best Boba

PENN’S CHOICE: TEADO Looking for a refreshing drink? Stop by TeaDo! Their menu offers an assortment of milk bubble teas and fruity teas, so everyone can discover their new favorite drink. If you are also looking for a quick bite, come try out their onigiris or takoyaki. Grab a drink, a straw, and a comfy seat at TeaDo! Address: 3816-36 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Hours: Monday-Sunday: 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

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POKE-MAN Address: 3737 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

BOBA KING Address: 3200 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104


BEST FOOD

Best Coffee

PENN’S CHOICE: STARBUCKS With four locations near or on campus, it is no surprise that Starbucks is Penn’s vote for the best coffee. Starbucks offers convenience on the go, with a mobile app that allows customers to pick up their coffee quickly. With their expansive menu, Starbucks is the perfect place to grab your regular coffee or try one of their seasonal drinks! Consider ordering their newest release: the sugar cookie almond milk latte!

UNITED BY BLUE Address: 3421 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

SAXBYS Address: 4000 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19104; 65 N. 34th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

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BEST FOOD

Best Chinese Food

PENN’S CHOICE: DIM SUM HOUSE Want to try the best Chinese food on campus? Located at 3939 Chestnut St., Dim Sum House offers an intimate atmosphere to enjoy authentic Chinese food with friends. You can try their delicious pork soup dumplings, lo mein, and shrimp shumai. Dim Sum House offers lunch specials during weekdays from 12 p.m.-3 p.m., so be sure to take advantage! Address: 3939 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Hours: Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday: 12 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday: 12 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Best Happy Hour

PENN’S CHOICE: LOUIE LOUIE Louie Louie is an American bistro with a French flair, located in the lower lobby of the Inn at Penn. Louie Louie operates a large bar and lounge, complete with custom lux seating. Their happy hours are from 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and they offer a range of discounted drink and food options. Address: 3611 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday: 11 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

HAN DYNASTY Address: 3711 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

LATAO HOTPOT Address: 3717 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

DIM SUM HOUSE Address: 3939 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

WHITE DOG CAFE Address: 3420 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

“Louie Louie has the best happy hour burger that lets you leave the table with a tab under $20!” — Catherine Kolski (C ‘22)

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BEST FOOD

Best Japanese Food

PENN’S CHOICE: TERAKAWA RAMEN

Want to try some amazing ramen? Go out and try Terakawa Ramen! Terakawa’s specialties are ramen dishes, which are perfect for warming up in the cold weather at Penn. Terakawa also offers vegetarian options for their curry platters and ramen noodles. Terakawa is always booming with customers, as they frequently update their menu with new options, so be sure to stop by often! Address: 125 S 40th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Hours: Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday: 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday: 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

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OCHATTO Address: 3608 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

DK SUSHI Address: Franklin’s Table 3401 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104


BEST FOOD

Best Starbucks Location PENN’S CHOICE: 3901 WALNUT ST. The Starbucks located between 39th Street and Walnut Street is not only conveniently located near the High Rises, but it also serves as a great place to unwind, study, and enjoy coffee. Whether you order in person or through the Starbucks app, you can rest assured that you will be getting quality coffee and the best of the speciality drinks. Address: 3901 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Hours: Monday-Thursday: 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday: 5 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

STOMMONS Address: 3800 Locust Walk, 1920 Commons Building, Philadelphia, PA 19104 PENN BOOKSTORE Address: 3601 Walnut St., Penn Bookstore, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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BEST FOOD

Best Late Night Food

PENN’S CHOICE: RAISING CANE’S Pulling an all-nighter? Looking for a quick, late-night bite? Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is a convenient place to grab chicken finger combos with friends long after midnight. Raising Cane’s, located across from the High Rises, is open to serve American fast-food. Raising Cane’s late-night hours, close location, and affordable combos make it a student favorite for Penn students! Address: 3925 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Hours: Sunday-Wednesday: 10 a.m.-12 a.m., Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-1 a.m.

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ALLEGRO PIZZA AND GRILL Address: 3942 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 PELICANA Address: 4002 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104


BEST FOOD

Best Mexican Food PENN’S CHOICE: TACOS DON MEMO

Located on S. 38th Street by 1920 Commons is Tacos Don Memo, an aunthetic Mexican taco truck. Tacos Don Memo offers a variety of Mexican street food dishes at a very affordable price. Stop by to enjoy their tacos, burritos, and tortas! Address: 270 S. 38th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Hours: Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Best BYO

PENN’S CHOICE: PATTAYA THAI CUISINE Looking to host your club’s next BYO or get together off campus? Look no further than Pattaya Thai Cuisine, located on the corner of 40th and Locust streets! Bring your favorite drink to pair with Pattaya’s large selection of Thai dishes.

DON BARRIGA Address: 4443 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

COPABANANA Address: 4000 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

DON BARRIGA Address: 4443 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

LA SCALA FIRE Address: 3200 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Address: 4040 Locust St,. Philadelphia, PA 19104 Hours: Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday: 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Sunday: 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

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BEST FOOD

Best Southeast Asian Food

PENN’S CHOICE: PATTAYA

THAI SINGHA HOUSE Address: 3906B Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Pattaya offers a wide range of Thai dishes, with a hint of French influence. They serve traditional Thai dishes, but also specialty menu options, such as a rack of lamb or alligator. Their dessert options include mango sticky rice, crispy banana rolls, and Thai coconut pudding. Recently, they moved to a brand new location, so consider checking them out!

PHO & CAFE SAIGON

Address: 4040 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Friday: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturday: 5 p.m-10 p.m., Sunday: 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Late Night Bites IN THE MIDDLE OF STUDYING FOR EXAMS AND CRAVING A MIDNIGHT SNACK? COME ON OVER TO PENN DINING’S LATE-NIGHT RETAIL LOCATIONS TO GRAB A QUICK BITE! LAUDER COLLEGE HOUSE RETAIL On the east side of campus, Lauder College House Retail boasts a variety of snacks and beverages for purchase during its late-night dining hours. There are also fan-favorite options, like burgers, cheesesteaks, and chicken tenders, that can be bought using Dining Dollars or meal swipes through Penn Eats. Address: 3335 Woodland Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Late Night Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8 p.m.-12 a.m.

Address: 4248 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

GOURMET GROCER Gourmet Grover is located inside 1920 Commons on Locust Walk and serves as a mini retail space for Penn students to buy produce, a quick snack, or use a swipe for their meal exchange program. It also hosts a kosher and gluten-free specialty section. All payment types, including cash, credit, checks, Dining Dollars, and Penn Cash, are accepted. Address: 3800 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-12 a.m. Friday: 11a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m.-12 a.m.

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WAYS TO DESTRESS

Ways to Destress NEED TO DESTRESS AFTER A LONG DAY OF CLASSES? HERE ARE SOME WAYS YOU CAN REFRESH AND REPLENISH! TAKE A WALK

Walking is shown to increase endorphins, reduce stress, and clear the mind! Consider taking a short walk around campus. If you want to leave the Penn bubble, check out the Schuylkill River trail, which can take you for miles along the Schuylkill River.

EXERCISE

Looking for a bit more of an endorphin rush? Take some time out of your day to go to the gym! Pottruck Health and Fitness Center features 120,000 square feet of recreational space, including four floors of weight and cardio equipment, an Olympic-sized pool, and basketball courts. There is truly something for everyone. Want a bit more structure? Sign up for a free group exercise class!

NUTRITION

Healthy eating helps to improve productivity, mental and physical health, and energy. College gets busy, but make sure you are eating regularly! Looking for a quick meal to end the night? Chipotle Mexican Grill, this year’s Best Grab and Go location, offers the option to create your own nutritious bowl, burrito, taco, salad, or quesadilla. Make sure to add vegetables and protein to fuel your body!

CATCH UP WITH FRIENDS

Talking to close friends can help reduce cortisol levels. Make time to catch up with a friend over drinks! Check out Copabanana, a Mexican restaurant with the best drinks near campus! With pitchers of margaritas and a very generous happy hour, Copabanana is the best place to laugh and destress with loved ones.

CAFFEINATE!

Need a pick-me-up after class? Check out this year’s Best of Penn Coffee and Bubble Tea winners, Starbucks and TeaDo. With four convenient locations, Starbucks is the perfect place to grab a hot cup of coffee to carry you through the day! Check out TeaDo and grab a milk bubble tea for a sweet and delicious way to caffeinate!

TREAT YOURSELF!

Self-care is the best kind of care. Treat yourself to one of the best Dessert Places at Penn. Craving pastries and warm lattes? Head to Paris Baguette! Looking to curb that late-night sweet tooth? Run to Insomnia Cookies for a hot, fresh cookie.

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BEST UNIVERSITY LIFE

Best First-Year Dorm PENN’S CHOICE: THE QUAD

As one of the most recognizable landmarks on campus, the Quad has been the first destination for many Penn first years since 1895. Students living in the Quad are grouped into three college houses: Fisher-Hassenfeld College House, Ware College House, and Riepe College House. Known for providing the “first-year experience,” these college houses may be the perfect place for those looking to explore the social scene at Penn. The Quad will soon undergo a $200 million renovation, which is expected to be completed by 2027. Address: 3700 Spruce St., Philadelphia PA, 19104 “Walking around the quad is arguably my favorite part of the day. Not only is the quad an amazing, close-knit, social community, but it is also amazingly beautiful! Not many students get to say they have a view of a huge green space where people work, play, and socialize.” — Chloe Hunt (C ‘25)

HILL COLLEGE HOUSE Address: 3333 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

KINGS COURT ENGLISH COLLEGE HOUSE Address: 3465 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Best Upperclassmen Dorm PENN’S CHOICE: GUTMANN COLLEGE HOUSE & RODIN COLLEGE HOUSE This semester, Gutmann College House and Rodin College House are the two winners for the best upperclassmen dorms. Some of the amenities include communal lounge areas, music areas, and kitchens. Gutmann College House also offers open spaces to have a picnic or play some Spikeball with friends. On the other hand, Rodin College House has an amazing sky lounge that is great for studying or spending time with friends. Gutmann College House’s Address: 211 S. 40th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Rodin College House’s Address: 3901 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104

LAUDER COLLEGE HOUSE Address: 3335 Woodland Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Best Study Spot

PENN’S CHOICE: VAN PELT There is a sacred study nook for every student at Van Pelt Library. Want to see views of Philadelphia and Fisher Fine Arts Library as you cram for your midterms? Check out the quiet and secluded sixth floor. Want to get some latenight studying in? The undergraduate study center located on the ground floor is open 24 hours Monday through Thursday. Be sure to grab a quick bite at Mark’s Cafe to refuel! “VP has a nice dedicated room for (nearly) silent studying and the basement is open 24/7 for late night grinds.” — Jane Yang (C ‘25, E ‘25) Address: 3420 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

HUNTSMAN HALL Address: 3730 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

HIGH RISE ROOFTOP LOUNGES Address: 3901 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 3910 Irving St., Philadelphia, PA 19104; 38320 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Undergraduate Study Center Hours: Monday-Thursday: 24 hours Friday: Closes at 9 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday: Opens at 10 a.m. “I like studying in Van Pelt because I study most effectively when I’m a part of the community of fellow miserable Penn students grinding for their midterms. I like to use the term ‘VPing myself,’ which loosely translates to forcing myself to sit at a graffitied wooden desk surrounded by broken outlets and nasty bathrooms for the purpose of achieving a GPA that makes my parents proud of me.” — Jack McDonald (C ‘23)

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Best Apartment Amenities PENN’S CHOICE: THE CHESTNUT

The Chestnut is a popular apartment complex for upperclassmen who wish to move off campus. It offers one- or two-bedroom apartment plans with floor-to-ceiling windows, open kitchens with islands, and wood floors. The Chestnut also includes amenities such as co-working spaces, a rooftop pool, and a fitness center. Address: 3720 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

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THE RADIAN Address: 3925 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

DOMUS Address: 3411 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104


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Best Nail Salon

PENN’S CHOICE: LUXE NAIL BAR Luxe Nail Bar is the perfect place to get a manicure or pedicure before a night out! They offer a variety of services ranging from gel color nails, SNS dipping powder, and acrylic nails. Notable for their friendly and skilled staff, you will definitely have a great experience here! Address: 212 S 40th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday-Friday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Best Date Spot PENN’S CHOICE: CIRA GREEN Labeled as “Philadelphia’s Park in the Sky,” Cira Green is the perfect spot to have a first date. Whether you choose to attend a big-screen movie night, have a picnic, or drink a few cocktails, you are sure to have a great time. Cira Green is open yearround and offers breathtaking views of the Philadelphia skyline, along with expansive green spaces on which you can lounge. Address: 129 S. 30th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104, Floor 12 Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

PENN CAMPUS HAIR SKIN & NAIL SALON Address: 3730 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 JOSEPH ANTHONY HAIRSTYLING Address: 3743 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

THE BOARD AND BREW Address: 3200 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

WALNUT STREET CAFE Address: 2929 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

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