Student Reservations

Perelman Quadrangle's meeting rooms and event venues in Houston Hall, America's first Student Union, and Irvine Auditorium can be reserved by by student groups, faculty, staff, and Penn community members for the purpose of meetings, rehearsals, performances, and social gatherings.

Student Reservations


Perelman Quadrangle offers over 50 different spaces, as well as two outdoor venues, for use by the Penn Community. Please visit our Venues page for more information on the specifications of the spaces we offer.

Penn Reservation Checklist
  1. Identify your Penn group (Student, University, or Faculty/Staff).
  2. Check for availability here and complete the official request form that follows.
  3. Your event coordinator will contact you approximately two weeks before your event date to discuss all your event needs.
  4. Familiarize yourself with the policies provided below
Penn Eligibility & Scheduling

Penn Registrations prioritize Student Organizations, University Organizations, & Faculty/Staff Organizations in the following way:

  • First PriorityStudent organizations, those registered with the Office of Student Life as well as University organizations, and having a membership consisting primarily of students, faculty, staff, or alumni
  • Second PriorityFaculty/Staff organizations, recognized University departments conducting official University business
  • Third PriorityAlumni organizations, recognized alumni groups brought together for a University-related activity
  • Fourth PriorityNon-University organizations & Private clients (They will reserve through Private Reservations Tab)

The University gives special scheduling preferences to certain groups as follows:

  • High Holiday Services: Irvine Auditorium for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
  • Music Department: Irvine Auditorium Main Hall and Amado Recital Hall
  • SPEC and NEC: Irvine Auditorium Main Hall reserved for three dates each semester for the Social Planning and Events Committee (SPEC) and the Fox Art Gallery for SPEC art gallery showings and receptions, The NEC has priority to host one Student Government Information Session in Claudia Cohen G17, and one GET OUT the Vote event in the Houston Hall Flags each semester)
  • Performing Arts Council: Iron Gate Theatre and the Houston Hall Auditorium for performances. Rehearsal priorities for the Iron Gate Theatre stage and rehearsal room, the Platt Rehearsal Hall and the Emily Sachs Dance Gallery in Irvine
  • Traditional University Events: New Student Orientation, New Student Convocation, Family Weekend, Homecoming, Baccalaureate, Ivy Day, Alumni Weekend and various graduations

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