Preparing for life outside the classroom
Housing, healthcare and food are just a few of the things you will need to take care of as you settle into life here at Penn. The gray navigation bar to the left will help you find the information you need.
In addition to this site, almost everything you need from Penn can be found on the University of Pennsylvania website. The Penn offices are listed alphabetically at Penn A to Z.
Two things to take care of first are getting your PennCard and setting up your university email.
Penn Identification Card (PennCard)
All students and scholars must have a University identification card, called a PennCard, which permits access to Penn buildings and allows you to use other Penn services, such as the Shuttle Escort. You should carry your PennCard with you at all times.
Some students may arrange for their PennCard before arrival through Campus Express. Students and scholars can also obtain their PennCard upon arrival on campus at the PennCard Center.