Author: Dan Bernick, C’14
College students get hungry. We eat often and at odd hours of the day. Fortunately, Penn makes eating on campus both healthy and delicious.
To wit: the new 1920 Commons.
The dining hall is my favorite place to eat, because it is easy to pick what I want and is also a great place to meet friends. The top floor is a dining hall, and, this summer, they spruced the space up even more with brighter colors and comfier chairs. The middle floor feels like a different building entirely; full of open spaces for congregating and eating. The Gourmet Grocer has organic selections, and Fresh on the Walk offers make-your-own food for the health-conscious student. New this year, the Global Fusion and a pizza pie shop serves affordable, fresh, and delicious options for students.
The bottom floor is a scene out of a movie. The largest Starbucks in University City – and it’s open until 2:00 AM for is night owls – is a great place to meet up or do homework. Student groups can also reserve rooms, and the lounge area features a glass fireplace perfect for cold winter nights. The patio outside – complete with seating and a grill, and wired for student groups to perform live music – is the ideal location for a Red and Blue Barbecue!
It’s (ful)filling to be back at Penn. Quakers, eat your heart out!