The Welfer Common Room, located on the main floor, is the Grad Center's primary space for hanging out. Whether you come for relaxation or work, its comfortable couches, large tables, Andy Wu fireplace, coffee service, and signature French doors overlooking Locust Walk make it the perfect place to connect with Penn's graduate community.
The Welfer Common Room's primary purpose is to provide lounge space for graduate and professional students during consistent times. Therefore, we do not reserve the space during our normal hours.
Very occasionally, the Welfer Common Room is used for events sponsored by the Office of the Provost or Grad Center programs open to all graduate and professional students. Signs will be posted in the room when such uses are scheduled.
The Welfer Common Room is only available after hours/weekends for special events and therefore always incurs housekeeping and staffing fees. If you are interested in reserving this space, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details well in advance of the event date.