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Use the list below to find essential services and resources. Our Zip Code is 19104 for looking up the closest locations of stores. Below the list, you'll find more essentials to get started at Penn. If there's something you think should be added to list, email us.
The PennCard is the official identification card of the University of Pennsylvania and is required for all students, faculty and staff. Your PennCard gives you access to many University facilities and services including PennCash, libraries, recreation centers, campus transit, and more. Your first PennCard is free. Lost, stolen, or damaged cards can be replaced for a fee.
Before arriving on campus, new students can have their cards pre-made by sending in a digital photo via Campus Express. Campus Express is where students can order textbooks, buy a new computer, purchase a discounted semester–based transit pass, learn about banking options, register property and many other services Faculty and staff have their PennCards made shortly after arriving on campus.
Your PennKey name and password gives you access to PennNet, a Penn email account, and many other essential online services. See the PennKey website for details on obtaining a PennKey and password. New students receive the instructions for setting up their PennKey before arriving. New staff and faculty choose their PennKeys shortly after arriving on campus.
The Penn Portal started here at Penn Engineering as a project of the Engineering Dean’s Advisory Board (EDAB), and was adopted by the University due to its popularity. This is a one-stop-shop for all links to people, place and things at Penn. It is customizable and offers different default screens for faculty, students and staff. Click here to learn more about using the portal.