FALL 2021 Semester: Hours for the Education Commons are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm until further notice.
Please note: due to construction activities in Franklin Field to last through the fall semester, EC users may find the level of noise problematic for study, quiet activities or meetings.
The Education Commons is a place to study, learn, and make located in the George A. Weiss Pavilion in Franklin Field. In addition to open study areas for individuals and groups, it has six technology-rich, reservable group study rooms and a 24-seat seminar room. The Education Commons offers 3D scanning and printing and has a makerspace, the TinkerLab. Open to all of the Penn community, the EC offers programming and teaching support to empower users with technology from 3D modeling to sewing.
3D printing & scanning
The EC offers both by-request and self-service 3D printing and 3D scanning as well as 3D modeling software. We offer training for individuals and groups and work with classes and campus groups to incorporate 3D printing and modeling into assignments and activities.
Want to build a robot snowman? Need to borrow a MacBook? Just hoping for a charger? From vinyl cutters to VR headsets, the EC lends a variety of equipment to help you get your project done.