Our Family-Friendly Facilities

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The Family Center is currently closed and will reopen for events and lactation room reservations beginning March 14, 2022. Email familycenter@upenn.edu to connect with our staff. 

Lactation Room Reservations can be made on our reservation page, a staff person will contact you to confirm your reservation within one business day. 

Visitor Guidelines: 

Family Center Visitor Guidelines

The Family Center is compliant with Penn’s Coronavirus policy and all visitors must adhere to the campus visitor guidelines.  

  • The University requires visitors to campus and to University-sponsored events and gatherings to be fully vaccinated and to comply with mask requirements. 
    • Visitors over the age of 2 must wear a mask while at the Family Center. 
    • Visitors over the age of 5 must be fully vaccinated to visit the Family Center. 
  • Visitors should not come physically to campus if they feel ill, have been exposed to a case of COVID-19, or if they are over the age of 5 and not fully vaccinated. 
  • Before arriving on campus, visitors must complete a PennOpen Campus pre-screening on the day they visit. They must present their Green Pass on request. The Green Pass must be completed for all adults and children visiting the Family Center. https://pennopen.med.upenn.edu/campus 

Visitors are required to abide by guidance provided by theCity of Philadelphia, theCommonwealth of Pennsylvania, and theCenters for Disease and Prevention Control, as well aspublic health guidance provided by the University. Public health guidance continues to evolve, thank you for your patience during this time.

Please reach out to Family Center staff if you have any questions, familycenter@upenn.edu.

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Family Center Hours

The Family Center is currently closed. Please contact staff for support: familycenter@upenn.edu

Academic Year Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9AM - 6PM
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Summer Hours:
Monday- Friday: 10AM - 4PM
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 compliant with Penn’s Coronavirus policy and all visitors must adhere to the campus visitor guidelines. https://coronavirus.upenn.edu/content/visitors 

  • The University requires visitors to campus and to University-sponsored events and gatherings to be fully vaccinated and to comply with mask requirements. 

  • Visitors over the age of 2 must wear a mask while at the Family Center. 
  • Visitors over the age of 5 must be fully vaccinated to visit the Family Center. 

 

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. Please contact staff for support: familycenter@upenn.edu

Academic Year Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9AM - 6PM
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Summer Hours:
Monday- Friday: 10AM - 4PM
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 compliant with Penn’s Coronavirus policy and all visitors must adhere to the campus visitor guidelines. https://coronavirus.upenn.edu/content/visitors 

  • The University requires visitors to campus and to University-sponsored events and gatherings to be fully vaccinated and to comply with mask requirements. 

  • Visitors over the age of 2 must wear a mask while at the Family Center. 
  • Visitors over the age of 5 must be fully vaccinated to visit the Family Center. 

 

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 

 

 

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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