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Claudia Cohen Hall

Home of the College of Arts and Sciences, Claudia Cohen Hall overlooks picturesque Wynn Commons. With a large auditorium, entry hall, flexible multi-purpose room, and Fox Gallery, all on the ground floor at a central campus location, Claudia Cohen Hall has much to offer the event planner.

Cohen Auditorium
Meet in a state-of-the-art lecture hall that features comfortable, permanent, tiered seating with tablet arms that can be pulled out for writing, as needed. All seats offer prime views of presentations, thanks to three projection screens. Wide, ramped aisles are perfect for question & answer sessions. The adjacent Schniderman Lobby, Terrace room, and Art Gallery complement Claudia Cohen G-17 as venues for receptions or registration. G-17 is an excellent venue for anything from a presentation to an award ceremony to a panel discussion.

Capacity: 277 theater
Set-up: Fixed
Features: Installed audio visual system, dimmable lighting, solar/blackout shades, fixed and moveable podiums, tech desk at back of room for remote operation of A/V system or for advancing slides at the presenter's request.
Size: 3,300 sq. ft.


Terrace Room
The Terrace Room is one of the premier multipurpose spaces on campus. It features a spectacular view of Wynn Commons and the terrace doors can be opened upon request in warmer weather for guests to spill out onto the patio. The room configuration can quickly be adapted for various portions of a daylong event. Or, the Terrace Room can serve as a meal/reception location before or after a lecture in the adjacent auditorium, G-17. If a registration area is needed, the adjacent Schniderman Lobby can be reserved.

Capacity: 225 theater/reception, 40 conference, 40 hollow square, 100 classroom/rounds
Set-up: Flexible
Features: Video projector, additional A/V cart technology, easy catering access, coatroom, dimmable lights, blackout/solar shades
Size: 56'6" x 42'6" or 2,411.16 sq. ft.


Bob and Penny Fox Art Gallery
With its intimate, sectionalized design, display-friendly walls, and track lights, the Bob and Penny Fox Art Gallery is a welcoming venue for breakout sessions, small receptions, meetings discussions, lectures, and informal talks. Located directly across the hall from the Terrace room and G-17, the Gallery works in tandem with the larger rooms. The Gallery exhibits exciting works of art by Penn student, faculty, and staff artists.

Room 1 Capacity: 30 theater and reception, 25 rounds and classroom, 20 conference/U-shape
Set-up: Flexible
Features: A/V cart technology
Size: 24' 1" x 17' 7", 426.57 sq. ft.
Rooms 2, 3, and 4 are used as art galleries and cannot offer meeting set-ups but can accommodate receptions and informal breakout circles.
Room 2: 357.63 sq. ft.;Room 3: 250.7 sq. ft.;Room 4: 333.70 sq. ft.