Diane Greenwood, MSW, LCSW
WCU Coordinator of Philadelphia Site
Phone: 610-436-2551
Email: DGreenwood@wcupa.edu

WCU at PASSHE Center City
Mellon Independence Center
701 Market Street, Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 267-386-3001
Email: Info@pmuccenter.org

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Students attending classes at WCU’s Philadelphia Site will have access to the multiple library resources on the West Chester campus. For information about accessing materials, please visit the library's special online resource site.

Further Information

Danielle Skaggs
eLearning and Outreach Librarian
(610) 436-2401

Office of Services for Students with Disabilities

WCU students at the Philadelphia site should follow WCU procedures for requesting accommodations for disabilities in accordance with OSSD procedures. Please refer to the OSSD website for further information.

Student ID

West Chester University representatives take student photos at PASSHE Center City during Orientation each semester. Photo ID cards which identify students attending West Chester University in Center City Philadelphia will be issued shortly thereafter. This card is needed for accessing the classrooms and accessing other student related services.


You can order your books through the SSI Bookstore at wcubookstore.com. The SSI Bookstore will deliver orders made by 12:00PM on August 21st to PASSHE Center City free of charge.

Accepted forms of payment:

  • All major credit cards
  • Ram Bucks
  • Financial Aid ( It is the student’s responsibility to setup book voucher for payment to release the order. If this is not done the book order will be held in the SSI bookstore)

If you are using Financial Aid to purchase books through the WCU SSI Bookstore, please follow these additional steps:

  1. Estimate your total book value
  2. Set-up your book voucher with the Bursar & SSI Business Office

Writing Center

The Writing Center offers free writing consultation services to all WCU undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to the entire campus community. At every stage of the writing process, from pre-writing to final draft, writing consultants help writers identify their strengths and develop strategies to become better writers. Explore the Writing Center website for resources for writers and information about their services.

Counseling Services

Counseling Services are provided to WCU in Philadelphia students on a part-time basis. A WCU faculty psychologist offers appointments on Thursdays at the Center City site. Drop-in appointments are available at 11 am, noon and 1 pm. Services at 3, 4, and 5 pm are available by appointment.



PASSHE Center City is located at

in the Mellon Independence Building. The easiest way to enter the building is via Eighth Street, under the blue awning for Ross Dress for Less.

  • Classrooms are located on the third floor. From the building entrance, go to the West Lobby Elevator. Sign in and take the elevator to the third floor classroom.
  • Administrative offices are located on the concourse level.


Students at West Chester University in Philadelphia are welcome to use computer labs on the third floor of PASSHE Center City during the classroom hours.

Third floor classrooms of PASSHE Center City are open:

  • Monday–Thursday: 11am to 10pm
  • Friday: 11am to 4pm
  • Saturday: 8am to 4pm
  • Sunday: closed

Administrative offices are open Monday–Fridays from 9am to 5:30pm.


There are several convenient parking options near PASSHE Center City:

  • Central Parking offers validation coupons for West Chester University in Philadelphia students. Students with current WCU ID cards or validation coupons will be charged a $5 flat rate to park at the 8th/Market surface lot (backup is 733 Chestnut Street) at the following times:
    • M-F: After 3pm (up to 12 hours)
  • A parking garage at Seventh and Market streets charges $8 to park after 5pm
  • A city-run lot at Eighth and Filbert streets charges $8 to park after 5pm


West Chester University in Center City Philadelphia is easily accessible by SEPTA trains and buses, as well as the PATCO train system. The nearest train station is at Eighth and Market streets.