University City District
3940 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104



Hours Monday through Friday from 8:30am-5pm

Voice 215.243.0555
Fax 215.243.0557



If you are interested in performing with UCD, you can find more information here.

For general event inquiries, contact Margaret Leidy Starke, Event Planner at 215.243.0555 x227 or [email protected].

To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Morgan Rogers Burns, Davis, Development Manager, at 215.243.0555 x247 or [email protected].

Emergency Numbers

Police/Fire/Ambulance 911
Drexel University Police 215-895-2822
PECO Emergencies 215-841-4141
PGW Emergencies/Gas leaks 215-235-1212
Philadelphia Poison Control Center 215-590-2100
Philadelphia Water Emergencies 215-685-6300
Poison Emergency Hotline 215-386-2100
University City District (walking escort, lockout service 215-243-0555 or 215-387-3942
University City District Philadelphia Police Subtation 215-243-0667
University of Pennsylvania Police 215-573-3333
University of Pennsylvania Police Safety Hotline 215-898-6600
St. Joseph’s University – University City Campus Security 215-596-7000

Useful Numbers

AAA (Emergency Road Service) 800-222-4357
Abandoned Cars 215-683-2277
Dumpster Code Violations Unit 215-685-5618
Health Department 215-686-5000
Illegal Dumping/cleanup 215-685-3097
Licenses and Inspection (abandoned houses, vacant lots 215-686-2463
Philadelphia General Information 311 or 215-686-8686
Philadelphia International Airport 800-PHL-GATE
Philadelphia Parking Authority 215-683-9600
Philadelphia Red Cross 215-485-8800
Philadelphia Streets Department 215-686-5560
Philadelpia Water Department 215-685-6300
Pothole and Street Repair (city) 215-686-5560
Pothole and Street Repair (state) 800-FIX-ROAD
Recycling Information 215-285-7329
Recycling information and buckets, Recycling units 215-685-7329
SEPTA 245-580-7800
Snow Emergency Route Information 215-686-SNOW
SWEEP (Sanitation Code Educations and Enforcement) 215-686-5560
Traffic Signals and Signs 215-686-5560
Trash Collection 215-686-5560
University City District 215-243-0555
University City District Graffiti Removal Team 215-243-0555 x 236
University of Pennsylvania (walking escort) 215-898-WALK

Police and Fire

Drexel Police 3201 Arch Street Suite 350 215-895-2222
Philadelphia Fire Department 43rd & Market Streets 911
Philadelphia Fire Department 56th & Chestnut 911
Philadelphia Police- 12th District 65th & Woodland Ave. 215-686-3120
Philadelphia Police- 16th District 3900 Lancaster Ave. 215-686-3160
Philadelphia Police-18th District 5510 Pine Street 215-686-3180
UCD Police Substation 3942- Chestnut Street 215-243-0667
University of Pennsylvania Police 4040 Chestnut Street 215-573-3333
USP Security 4500 Woodland Ave 215-596-7000

Elected Officials

Mayor Cherelle Parker City Hall, Office 215 215-686-2181
Councilmember Jamie Gauthier City Hall, Office 586 215-686-0460
Representative James Roebuck Jr. 4712 Baltimore Ave. 215-724-2227
Senator Anthony Williams 2901 Island Ave Suite 100 215-492-2980
PA Senator Nikil Saval 545 Main Capitol, Harrisburg 717-879-7777