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On Arrival

Penn ID Card

Get your Penn ID card from The PennCard Center

ISSS Documentation Review

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

Mobile Connection (requires passport)

The University of Pennsylvania has partnered with mobile carriers to provide discounts to students. Further information can be found here. Major carriers in the US are:

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

Follow instructions here.

On-campus Housing

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
  • Choose Comcast (Xfinity) or choose Verizon for internet connection
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.
  • Penn Rides on Request is a free app available on iOS AppStore and Google PlayStore which provides free on-call shuttle services to and from your home and Penn/ your friends home

For more info see this.