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Staying at Wharton in Philadelphia

Most Wharton Executive Education programs are offered on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia. Need to reach someone on campus? Send or receive a package? Have questions about the dress code? Find answers to your logistical questions below.

Wharton Accommodations

Wharton Executive Education AccomodationsAll open-enrollment programs for individuals and most programs for 
organizations include hotel accommodations. If accommodations are 
included, Wharton Executive Education will handle all your arrangements. 
Most participants stay at the Steinberg Conference Center on the 
campus of the University of Pennsylvania with nearby hotels also available. 
The Steinberg Conference Center is a professional learning facility. We 
regret that we are unable to accommodate family members. If you plan 
to bring a guest with you when you attend a Wharton program, we will be happy to provide you 
with a list of convenient hotels.

Program fees include all program materials, meals, and accommodations for most programs. Fees are not discounted for participants choosing to make separate accommodation arrangements. If you are an individual participant in an open-enrollment program, you will receive accommodation information with your pre-program materials.

Check-in is available after 3:00 p.m. the day before your program begins unless otherwise communicated. Please refer to the pre-program communication you will receive for specific information and call your coordinator if you need an earlier check-in.

Check out is required prior to the beginning of class on the last day of your program.

Participants in the Steinberg Conference Center have all the amenities of a hotel, such as private bath, linens, color television, hair dryer, radio alarm clock, and daily housekeeping services. Laundry services are available for a fee with same-day service when dropped off at the front desk by 8:00 a.m.

For accommodations before or after a program, we suggest one of the hotels near campus in the University City area or in Center City, Philadelphia. A complete list of hotels is available through the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Corporation. The staff at the Steinberg Conference Center can also assist you if you have any additional questions after arrival.

Meals During Your Stay

The majority of your meals will be served in the Steinberg Conference Center or held in venues off-site as part of your program experience. Open-enrollment program fees include all meals throughout your stay for the duration of the program. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style, while dinners are served either buffet or à la carte. Beer and wine are available with dinner. Please contact your program coordinator if you have any special dietary needs, and he or she will communicate this to our executive chef.

Traveling to Philadelphia from the Airport

  • Ride Share Services: Uber and Lyft ride shares are always available and will cost about $25.00 and take about 26 minutes.
  • Taxi: A metered cab ride will cost $28.50 and take about 20 minutes. There is a flat fee for all trips to and from the airport.
  • Shuttle: A van costs $10.00 to $12.00 for a one-way trip. Several firms stop at the University campus with frequent service.
  • Executive Sedan: To reserve a sedan from Boston Coach in advance, call +1.800.672.7676 (inside the U.S.) or +1.610.521.0500 (worldwide). Philly Shuttle is also available. To make a reservation, call +1.215.333.1441 at least two days in advance.
  • Airport Express Train: The SEPTA Airport Line train departs every 30 minutes and takes you to 30th Street Station. The fare is $8.00 on weekdays and $7.00 on evenings and weekends, and the ride takes 22 minutes.
  • From Amtrak’s 30th Street Station: Philadelphia is a major stop on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor lines. Schedule and fare information is available by phone (+1.800.USA.RAIL) or on the Amtrak website. From 30th Street Station, a metered cab ride costs about $7.00 and takes about five minutes.

The Wharton team was very client centric, and we could feel it. It was a pleasure to work with them.”

Susan Somersille JohnsonChief Marketing Officer, SunTrust Banks

The Wharton staff took a lot of the stress out of the logistical concerns so I could really focus on absorbing the course content.”

Megan KiernanBusiness Management, NextEra Energy Resources

Transportation

  • Bus or Rail: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has bus and rail lines throughout the city and suburbs of Philadelphia. Schedule and fare information is available at +1.215.580.7800 or on the SEPTA website.
  • Car Rentals: If you want to rent a car for a day, all major rental agencies are located at the airport, and Hertz, Avis, National, and Budget are located near campus in Amtrak’s 30th Street Station.
  • Taxi: Taxis are abundant around the campus. The Steinberg Conference Center front desk staff will call a cab when requested.
  • Parking: The nearby lots charge approximately $25.00 per day and accept payment by cash and credit card.

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