Houston Hall

3417 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Information Desk: (215) 898-4636

Built in 1896, 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. After a multi-million dollar renovation project in 2000, Houston Hall looks much like it did in 1896 but with all the modern conveniences. With fourteen special event spaces, multimedia technology, a food court, and vending and retail space, Houston Hall is a conference center with character.  The building amenities include the Information Desk, Beefsteak, Houston Market, University Copy Service, Pari Cafe Creperie, and Insomnia Cookies.  The rooms reservable within Houston Hall are listed below.

Regular Hours

  • Monday through Friday: 6:30AM to 1AM
  • Saturday and Sunday: 7AM to 1AM


G26 Hall of Flags


236 Platt Rehearsal Room


230 Class of '49 Auditorium


100 Bodek Lounge


311 Griski Meeting Room


217 Bishop White Meeting Room


218 Benjamin Franklin
Meeting Room


223 Golkin Room


225 Brachfeld Meeting Room


301 Rein Family Meeting Room


313 Morris Seitz Meeting Room


314 Class of '47 Meeting Room