During business hours:  215-898-8000
From 5:00 pm to 8:00 am:  215-898-7208 or 215-746-6620 (University Operations Control Center)
Emergency Shutdowns - visit this page for the latest shutdown information.

Building Announcements:

Second Notice: JMB Electrical Power: JOHN MORGAN BUILDING
   Start Date: 10/10/2015    Start Time: 6:00 AM
   End Date: 10/10/2015    End Time: 6:00 PM

NOTICE:Fire Alarm Test – Friday, 09 October 2015: RICHARDS BUILDING
   Start Date: 10/08/2015    Start Time: 6:30 AM
   End Date: 10/08/2015    End Time: 7:30 AM

   Start Date: 10/10/2015    Start Time: 6:00 AM
   End Date: 10/10/2015    End Time: 2:00 PM

   Start Date: 10/05/2015    Start Time: 11:30 AM
   End Date: 10/05/2015    End Time: 3:00 PM

   Start Date: 10/10/2015    Start Time: 6:00 AM
   End Date: 10/10/2015    End Time: 6:00 PM

Semi-Annual Preventative Maintenance: JOHNSON PAVILION
   Start Date: 10/02/2015    Start Time: 6:00 PM
   End Date: 10/02/2015    End Time: 11:45 PM

   Start Date: 10/03/2015    Start Time: 6:00 AM
   End Date: 10/03/2015    End Time: 2:00 PM

   Start Date: 10/03/2015    Start Time: 6:00 AM
   End Date: 10/04/2015    End Time: 6:00 AM

NOTICE:Stemmler Hall Construction Activities: STEMMLER HALL, EDWARD J.
   Start Date: 04/24/2015    Start Time: 12:00 PM
   End Date: 12/31/2015    End Time: 12:00 AM

Service Announcements:



Active demolition of the Penn Tower Garage will begin starting Tuesday, September 08. Our demolition team has developed a plan that utilizes only evening activity for the first two weeks from 09/08-09/18. This allows us to remove the spectacle of demolition from business hour vehicular traffic and pedestrian movement in the area. The team will return to full scale activity during normal day hours after the Papal visit.

NIGHT HOURS: 7PM-5AM (Any intermittent lane closure activity after 8PM only)


The sidewalk along the Penn Tower side of Convention Avenue. will close permanently to support demolitionand long term site development. Please click here to review the site plan for closures that will begin this weekend around the parking garage.

Penn Police will assist at the pedestrian crossing of Health Sciences Drive and Convention Avenue during the initial transition.

The SEPTA / Lucy stop along Convention Ave. will be closed for the duration of the project. The stop along 33rdStreet will remain in operation. SEPTA is evaluating opportunities in the general vicinity to replace the stop lost along Convention Ave.

Please contact Security with any questions @ 215.615.5656.

JMEC / PCAM South Tower Building Notification List

The JMEC/PCAM South Tower Building Notification System is now active.
Please opt-in to receive JMEC/PCAM South Tower building notifications!

To receive notices regarding building operations:
- Please go to MY.MED on the PSoM home page and sign-in
- Select Listserve Manager from the left hand column under Administration

Please share this information with stakeholders within your organizations.
Call as needed with questions/comments.

PSOM Sustainability

The Recycling Network!
A Commitment to Reuse as a Way of Life: Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Click here for the article.

Ultra Low Freezer Efficiency Program:
Penn Green Campus Partnership and Facilities and Real Estate Services have officially “kicked-off” the -80 Ultra Low Freezer Efficiency Program. This program’s goal is to reduce both the number of older, under-utilized and/or abandoned freezers and incentivizing the purchase of energy-efficient models. This program is being funded by the Facilities and Real Estate Services Division’s Energy Reduction Fund (ERF).
Please click here for more information.

Revised Building Administrator Assignments

There will be an adjustment to Building Administrator assignments, effective March 9th.
For a listing of building assignments please click here.

Move Requests

Note regarding Move Requests between Thanksgiving and last week:

We’ve discovered an issue with the move request application, where move requests submitted during that time were not queued for follow-up.

We have grouped these requests by requester, and we will be contacting you regarding arranging for the moves. We are trying to bring these to resolution from oldest to newest.

Please don’t duplicate your request. As of now, the issue in the application is corrected, and you can expect regular processing of each request. Thank you for your patience while we schedule the backlog.

Alcohol Service Center

Due to increased costs, Alcohol Service Center Prices will increase effective February 1st, 2015. Please click here to be directed to the Alcohol Page for more details and pricing.

Bicycle Parking

In an effort to more effectively accommodate the increase of bicycle ridership at the University, bicycle corral parking is being created throughout the campus. Corrals are being placed at key locations toward the perimeter of the campus. Bicycle parking corrals reduce the potential for bicycle/pedestrian conflicts on the walks, improve security by providing video monitoring of corral locations, and enhance building access/circulation by removing the ad hoc placement of racks that has occurred over time. A new corral was recently completed in the yard of Blockley Hall across from Lot #44, and new corrals are being developed on Hamilton Walk and 36th Street. Over the next several weeks University representatives will be removing and relocating free standing bicycle racks in support of the corral plan. Upon the conclusion of this work, bicycle parking near the Perelman School of Medicine will increase from 450 to 658.

After August 26th please park your bicycle at the following nearby locations: south of Blockley Hall on Curie Boulevard, north of Blockley Hall on Guardian Drive, Stemmler Hall on Hamilton Walk, Johnson Pavilion entrance plaza on Hamilton Walk, Hamilton Walk and 38th Street, and/or 36th Street and Spruce Street. Additionally bicycles may be parked south of SCTR along East Service Drive. Parking of bicycles under cover is available in Lot #44; a small access fee applies.

See the University bicycle policy at https://provost.upenn.edu/policies/pennbook/2013/02/14/bicycle-policy. Bicycles are restricted from HUP, PCAM or SCTR and are discouraged from being brought into University facilities. Philadelphia fire code requires clear passage of building exits and exit passageways; bicycles may not be parked in building corridors or stairways. Bicycles shall not be locked, secured or otherwise parked to handrails, fences, trees, trip rails or in any manner that obscures free ingress/egress of any building, stair or pathway. Bicycle riding is prohibited on University Walks weekdays between the hours of 8:30am and 5:30pm.

See a campus plan showing bicycle corral locations and capacities at http://www.facilities.upenn.edu/maps(available 1 September). See also DPS bicycle safety information at http://www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/bicycle-safety-information/.

How to Properly Secure Your Bike

It only takes 10 seconds to remove a cable lock from a bicycle. Learn how Public Safety recommends you secure your bike.

Lab Water Filter Recycling

The Perelman School of Medicine in collaboration with Purchasing, EHRS and Millipore have launched a water filter recycling program for laboratories. The recycling of the filters will now be included in all service contracts. The service technician will collect the filters in large drums to be sent for recycling when full. The complete recycling program details can be found here. We are pleased that this partnership will allow another category of items to be diverted from the landfill.

PSOM Certified Green Offices

Congratulations to the following PSOM Certified Green Offices!

Level 3 – Global Health
Level 3 – Space Planning and Operations
Level 2 – Office of Organizational Effectiveness

See all of the certified offices on campus


Goodwill donation bins (for clothing & shoes) will be available on campus effective April 9. 

Sansom Place West ("under" the building)
Rodin College House, front (behind the wall running along Locust Walk)

The bins are being placed on a trial basis. If this trial period is successful, it will become a permanent arrangement, supplementing our regular collections at PennMOVES.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Tracy Hawkins at hawkinst@upenn.edu or 215-746-5101. 


PSoM has automatic electronic defibrillators (AEDs) in four locations.  Each location is labeled. PSoM security officers and HUP Security staff at SCTR are trained in the use of AEDs. PSoM AEDs are maintained by Cardiac Science and tested to assure charge and usage date of enclosed materials. An AED can be deployed promptly by calling PSoM Security at 215-898-0669.

AED Locations

1) Stellar Chance109 Security Control Center: staffed and available 24/7

 2) Johnson Pavilion lobby security desk: staffed and available 24/7

3) BRB lobby security desk: staffed M-F, 8am - 5pm and available 24/7

4) Smilow Center for Translational Research (SCTR) lobby security desk: staffed M-F, 7am – 7pm and available 24/7


Stemmler Classroom Renovations Provide New Furnishings to Nicaraguan School
click here to learn more


Filming at Penn Medicine may now require advance clearance.  In order to ensure that agreements, insurance, and other requirements are met, all photography/filming must be cleared in advance with the Communications Office in Public Affairs 215- 662-2560.  The new requirements can be found  here .


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We appreciate your input. Thank you.