Accommodations, Travel, Meals


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



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 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.


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, [email protected], 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, [email protected]
Questions regarding course registration:  
Debbie Aron, Registrar, [email protected]

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

Rolings 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

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