Penn Graduate Student Center

Accessibility Statement

Virtual Access

Penn Graduate Student Center believes it is important to create online content in a manner that is accessible to a broad spectrum of users and devices. To that end, our site templates were developed with the goal meeting both U.S. Government Section 508 Guidelines as well as priority levels 1, 2, and 3 of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Access Keys

Access keys allow for easier navigation via keyboard. Windows users press Alt, Shift, and an access key (you may then have to press Enter); Macintosh users press Ctrl and an access key. Pages on this site define the following access keys:

Font Size

You can change the font size of the Web site text:


Each link has a title attribute that describes the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.


All content images used in this site include descriptive alt attributes. XHTML text is always used instead of graphics containing text.

Accessibility Software

The following programs are recommended for those with particular accessibility needs:

Facilities Access

The Graduate Student Center also provides physical access to our building for all graduate students regardless of physical ability according to federal guidelines as outlined by the Architectural Barriers Act.

PennAccess provides documentation (PDF) on the accessibility of this building's entrance, elevator, and restrooms. Please do not block wheelchair ramps or doors. Bikes locked to the wheelchair ramp handrail will be removed by the Penn Police.

The Graduate Student Center also provides an accessible computer station in the southeast corner of the Common Room.

Academic Year Hours

Welfer Common Room
Monday-Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday-Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

Meeting and Study Rooms
Mon-Thurs: 9am - 7:30pm
Friday: 9am - 5:30pm

Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104-6221