Our Family-Friendly Facilities

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The Family Center is open! Please read our visit information and guidelines below. 

Visitor Information

Family Center Fall Hours:  Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM  

Thanksgiving Break:

Wednesday 11/23: 10am-2pm

Thursday 11/24 and Friday 11/25: Closed

Winter Break: 

12/19-1/7: Closed

Reopen 1/9/2023

The Family Center is a family-friendly space on campus for students and postdocs with children. The Family Center is membership based and open to Penn students and post docs and their families. To become a member families must first complete the Parental Consent and Release Form. Memberships are free!  The Lactation Room is open to the Penn Community, no membership necessary.  

Family Center Visitor Guidelines 

  • The Family Center is excited to welcome visitors to our facility. For the protection of all, the Family Center adheres to Penn’s Coronavirus policy and we ask all visitors to be familiar with these guidelines as well: https://coronavirus.upenn.edu/Penn’s Public Health guidance continues to evolve and is based on guidance provided local, state and federal authorities.  
  • The Family Center strongly encourages members and visitors to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations and wear a mask while in the center and at our events.  
  • Visitors should not come to the Family Center if they feel ill or have been recently exposed or diagnosed with COVID-19. 
  • All visitors will be asked to check into the Center and provide contact information. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 and were in the Family Center 48 hours prior to becoming sick or being diagnosed, we encourage you to contact us by emailing the staff at familycenter@upenn.edu.

 

Please reach out to Family Center staff if you have any questions.

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Family Center Hours

The Family Center is currently closed and will reopen August 29, 2022.

Please contact staff for support: familycenter@upenn.edu

 

Special Hours August 29-September 5, 2022:
Monday-Thursday: 10AM-4PM
Friday: 10AM-2PM
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Monday, September 5: Closed for Labor Day

Academic Year Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10AM - 5PM
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Summer Hours:
Monday- Friday: 10AM - 3PM
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Winter Break:
Closed 

Spring Break: 
Monday-Friday 10AM-4PM

The Family Center adheres to the University's schedule and will be closed on designated holidays and during campus-wide suspensions of normal operations. 

Penn Academic Calendar

 

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Location

Family Center 
3615 Locust Walk, Lower Level
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104

View on Campus Map 

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Facilities & Amenities

The Family Center strives to provide a comfortable and enriching space for families on campus.

Our facility features: 

  • Family Center Lounge
  • Family Reading Room
  • Private Lactation Room with Medela Symphony Pump
  • Conference Room
  • Child Nap Space
  • Kitchen Amenities
  • Toys and games (generously donated by the Hassenfeld Family Initiatives of Hasbro)
  • Children's Book Library
  • Video and Parenting Book Lending Library
  • Community Bulletin Boards

The Family Center is membership based and open to Penn students and post docs and their families. To become a member families must first complete the Parental Consent and Release Form

Memberships are free! 

The Lactation Room is open to the Penn Community, no membership necessary. 

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Family Center Guidelines

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Medical Policies

Coronavirus

  • The Family Center is excited to welcome visitors to our facility. For the protection of all, the Family Center adheres to Penn’s Coronavirus policy and we ask all visitors to be familiar with these guidelines as well: https://coronavirus.upenn.edu/Penn’s Public Health guidance continues to evolve and is based on guidance provided local, state and federal authorities.  
  • The Family Center strongly encourages members and visitors to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations and wear a mask while in the center and at our events.  
  • Visitors should not come to the Family Center if they feel ill or have been recently exposed or diagnosed with COVID-19. 
  • All visitors will be asked to check into the Center and provide contact information. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 and were in the Family Center 48 hours prior to becoming sick or being diagnosed, we encourage you to contact us by emailing the staff at familycenter@upenn.edu.

 

 

General Medical Policy

Having ill children and family members at the center presents the very real possibility that others can be infected. While we understand that parents need to be at work or in class, we need to enforce this policy to protect all children, visitors, and staff from unnecessary exposure to communicable disease. We follow the guidelines developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Public Health Association. Parents who repeatedly fail to follow policies related to keeping children and visitors at home when they are ill will lose their Family Center membership.

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Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Pennsylvania's Family Resource Center values diversity and welcomes all students and families from diverse backgrounds. The Family Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in its services or in its employment practices.

Read more about diversity at Penn. 

Bias Incident Reporting Form 

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Family Center Hours

The Family Center is currently closed and will reopen August 29, 2022.

Please contact staff for support: familycenter@upenn.edu

 

Special Hours August 29-September 5, 2022:
Monday-Thursday: 10AM-4PM
Friday: 10AM-2PM
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Monday, September 5: Closed for Labor Day

Academic Year Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10AM - 5PM
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Summer Hours:
Monday- Friday: 10AM - 3PM
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Winter Break:
Closed 

Spring Break: 
Monday-Friday 10AM-4PM

The Family Center adheres to the University's schedule and will be closed on designated holidays and during campus-wide suspensions of normal operations. 

Penn Academic Calendar

 

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Location

Family Center 
3615 Locust Walk, Lower Level
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104

View on Campus Map 

store

Facilities & Amenities

The Family Center strives to provide a comfortable and enriching space for families on campus.

Our facility features: 

  • Family Center Lounge
  • Family Reading Room
  • Private Lactation Room with Medela Symphony Pump
  • Conference Room
  • Child Nap Space
  • Kitchen Amenities
  • Toys and games (generously donated by the Hassenfeld Family Initiatives of Hasbro)
  • Children's Book Library
  • Video and Parenting Book Lending Library
  • Community Bulletin Boards

The Family Center is membership based and open to Penn students and post docs and their families. To become a member families must first complete the Parental Consent and Release Form

Memberships are free! 

The Lactation Room is open to the Penn Community, no membership necessary. 

list

Family Center Guidelines

local_hospital

Medical Policies

Coronavirus

  • The Family Center is excited to welcome visitors to our facility. For the protection of all, the Family Center adheres to Penn’s Coronavirus policy and we ask all visitors to be familiar with these guidelines as well: https://coronavirus.upenn.edu/Penn’s Public Health guidance continues to evolve and is based on guidance provided local, state and federal authorities.  
  • The Family Center strongly encourages members and visitors to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations and wear a mask while in the center and at our events.  
  • Visitors should not come to the Family Center if they feel ill or have been recently exposed or diagnosed with COVID-19. 
  • All visitors will be asked to check into the Center and provide contact information. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 and were in the Family Center 48 hours prior to becoming sick or being diagnosed, we encourage you to contact us by emailing the staff at familycenter@upenn.edu.

 

 

General Medical Policy

Having ill children and family members at the center presents the very real possibility that others can be infected. While we understand that parents need to be at work or in class, we need to enforce this policy to protect all children, visitors, and staff from unnecessary exposure to communicable disease. We follow the guidelines developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Public Health Association. Parents who repeatedly fail to follow policies related to keeping children and visitors at home when they are ill will lose their Family Center membership.

Read More 

 

 

language

Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Pennsylvania's Family Resource Center values diversity and welcomes all students and families from diverse backgrounds. The Family Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in its services or in its employment practices.

Read more about diversity at Penn. 

Bias Incident Reporting Form