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On Arrival

Penn ID Card

Get your Penn ID card from Franklin Building (35th Walnut) for Engineering/Design and Huntsman Hall (38th Walnut) for Wharton.

ISSS Documentation Review

Attend ISSS Visa Document Review and Orientation at 3701 Chestnut Street.

Mobile Connection (requires passport)

For more info see this.

Banking (requires passport, Penn card)

For more info see this.

Department Orientation

Attend department orientation (check your department website).

Campus WiFi
  • Connect to AirPennNet-Help on campus
  • Open browser and follow instructions (Note: Doesn't work for Windows phone yet)
On-campus Housing

Sansom - 3650 Chestnut Street - housing information can be found here.

Off-campus Housing
  • Finish necessary documentation, get keys from realtor/landlord
  • Setup PECO electricity connection online or call (1-800-494-4000)
  • Setup PGW gas connection online or call
  • Call Comcast (Xfinity) for internet connection (1-800-XFINITY (1-800-934-6489))
Transport (requires Penn card)
  • Penn shuttle - Penn Shuttles provide "to door" transportation to and from campus to West Philadelphia, Center City and Powelton Village within Penn Transit's service area every day of the week between 6 pm and 7 am.
  • Penn bus - Penn Bus East and Penn Bus West are evening bus services that operate on fixed schedules along established routes.
  • PAT - Penn Accessible Transit (PAT) provides transportation within Penn Transit's service area for members of the Penn Community with disabilities.
  • LUCY - Which is operated by Septa and free for UPenn students.

For more info see this.