Facilities and Real Estate

Move-In 2023: By the Numbers

With students arriving on Penn’s campus this week to move into the College Houses, Penn Today has compiled links to resources and statistics about the campus Move-In experience.

Amanda Mott

Caring for the campus landscape with an ecological mindset

The Ecological Landscape Stewardship Plan, developed in 2018, offers a framework for the Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services to design, maintain, and celebrate the beauty of the campus landscape with an emphasis on its role as a balanced ecological system.

Katherine Unger Baillie

Reopening the ARCH building

A Sept. 7 event celebrated the building’s new incarnation as a centrally located space dedicated exclusively to cultural resource centers and affiliate groups.

Kristina García

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In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn biomedical scientists move into new uCity complex with 115,000 square feet of lab space

More than 50 Penn scientists and staff, including the Perelman School of Medicine’s Drew Weissman, are moving into 115,000 square feet of new lab space in the 13-story One uCity Square building.


Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn Medicine opens walk-in crisis response center at Cedar Avenue campus

Penn Medicine has relocated its crisis response center to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania-Cedar Avenue campus in West Philadelphia. The facility opened with remarks from Maria Oquendo.


Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn Museum to start work on $54M Ancient Egypt and Nubia galleries project, the largest renovation in its history

The Penn Museum plans to begin renovation on its $54 million Ancient Egypt and Nubia galleries this fall, with remarks from Christopher Woods.


The Wall Street Journal

Rising insurance costs start to hit home sales

A Wharton School study finds that on average, 30% of homes have flood insurance policies in high-risk areas.



How a home mortgage ‘lock in’ impacts the entire housing market

A paper co-authored by Lu Liu of the Wharton School finds that moving rates go down by 9% for every percentage-point increase in mortgage rates.


The Washington Post

‘Unluckiest generation’ falters in boomer-dominated market for homes

Joseph Gyourko of the Wharton School says that high interest rates for mortgages are a burden on young people who don’t have the higher salaries of some older Americans.