Accommodations, Travel, Meals

Accommodations

Students from out of town must make their own hotel reservations and pay providers directly.  

 

Travel

Gratz College is located at
7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027

* The college is located on the Mandell Campus.  The Gratz College parking lot entrance is located on the corner of Melrose Avenue and Old York Road.  

Train or Bus:  The college is walking distance from the Elkins Park train station stop.  See www.septa.org for more information regarding public transportation.

Plane:  If you are flying into Philadelphia International Airport, you can get on a Septa train at Airport Terminal A to the Elkins Park Station.  
*Gratz College is a member of Delta SkyBonus.  Students may use the Gratz College SkyBonus account to book flights using Delta
Gratz College SkyBonus ID:  US0086146 

Car: If you are driving, there is free parking on the Gratz campus.

Meals

This year for summer institute students are encouraged to visit the surrounding restaurants and enjoy an hour and a half each day for lunch.  Please email Mindy Cohen, mcohen@gratz.edu, if you require a Kosher lunch. Gratz College allows students to bring and eat dairy and vegetarian meals on campus.    

Contact Us:

Lunch questions:
Mindy Cohen, mcohen@gratz.edu
Questions regarding course registration:  
Debbie Aron, Registrar, daron@gratz.edu

Restaurants and Grocery Options

A variety of restaurants are located within walking distance and a mile or two from Gratz College. Menus and assistance will be provided for those who wish to have lunch delivered to campus.

Creekside Coop - Healthy locally sourced market and prepared fresh food (10% discount to Summer Institute participants.)

Marco Polo – Casual Italian

Subway - sandwiches

Alexander’s Café -  European charm

MORE Food Court - Asian cafeteria and market

Sang Kee – Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Elkins Perk – Coffee shop

Rollings Bakery – Kosher bakery

Cosi – sandwiches, salads and soups

Fat Jack's BBQ - BBQ

Park Plates – Inspired Mediterranean

Marzano Ristorante– Italian

Drake Tavern – Sports bar

West Avenue Grille – American style cuisine

Joey Tate's – traditional American fare

Outback Steakhouse - steakhouse

Chili's – Tex-Mex-style cuisine

Starbucks - coffee

ACME - grocery

TARGET – Starbucks inside

Shop Rite - grocery

Whole Foods - grocery

Trader Joe's - grocery

Panera Bread – sandwiches and salads

Jules Thin Crust- pizza

WAWA – coffee, snacks and fuel

Espresso Café and Sushi Bar – Kosher dairy

Judah Mediterranean Grill – Kosher meat

Willow Grove Mall – TGI Fridays, The Cheesecake Factory, Food Court

GIANT – In-store supervised Kosher Rotisserie & Deli, Upper Moreland location only

Panera Bread –sandwiches and salads

Kitchen Bar – restaurant café

Chipotle – Mexican grill

Bernie's – casual dining, outside seating available

Activities and Tours in Philadelphia

Click here for Philadelphia area tourist information

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