Penn Graduate Student Center Resources

Guide to Thriving at Penn

The Graduate Student Center is here to help you navigate the many resources at the University. Any graduate or professional student who is experiencing an issue and is unsure where to turn can contact us for guidance. The Graduate Student Center's full time staff members are available to meet with students to discuss issues, problems, etc. You can contact us at or 215-746-6868.

Penn provides many resources to help you thrive in graduate school. And we recognize that your overall wellness can fall within several dimensions including emotional, physical, social, spiritual, and financial. The University offers a wide range of resources designed to support these many dimensions of your wellness. Learn more about them below.

In addition, the University's HELP Line 215-898-HELP (4357) is a 24-hour-a-day phone number for members of the Penn community who are seeking time sensitive help in navigating Penn’s resources for health and wellness.

 Getting Started (for new students)
 Living Well at Penn
 Academic Wellness
 Emotional & Physical Wellness
 Social Wellness & Life Balance
 Arts & Culture at Penn
 Spiritual Wellness
 Financial Wellness
Seeking Support & Reporting Concerns
 Resources for Specific Populations

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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