Fall Semester 2020 Information and Resources
The University will allow many students to return to campus for Fall 2020 in a limited and careful way by incorporating online and virtual learning with on-campus classroom instruction where it can be provided safely and when it is essential to the academic needs of the course curriculum.
March 21, 2020: The University has suspended all on-campus operations except for those that are life-sustaining. Most campus departments and offices are continuing to provide services remotely. Please check official websites for the most up-to-date information.
Unfortunately, bias-motivated attacks have been reported in Philadelphia and around the country. Penn’s Division of Public Safety supports the physical and emotional wellbeing of all Penn communities. Should any member of our community receive any threatening messages or become the victim of a criminal act, or see suspicious activity that should be indicative of a future act of violence, regardless of the location of the occurrence, please call the Division of Public Safety’s Emergency Communications Center immediately at 215-573-3333
Request a Walking Escort: Penn Public Safety and the University District Ambassador Program are available to provide Walking Escorts from 10:00am until 3:00am between 30th & 50th and Spring Garden Street to Woodland Avenue. Students can call 215-898-WALK (9255)
Facilities and Basic Services
Penn Transit and Parking
Penn Transit is operating on a limited schedule. The Penn Parking campus office is closed but garages and lots remain open. For more information, go to: https://cms.business-services.upenn.edu/transportation/coronavirus-information
Penn’s on-demand Evening Shuttles and Penn Accessible Transit services will continue to operate as normal. Shuttles provide free transportation from campus stops to anywhere in the service boundaries between 20th & 50th and Spring Garden Street to Woodland Avenue.
Students who purchased Spring Semester Penn Transit Passes should visit http://septa.org/pass-refund-info.html for instructions and additional information about requesting a refund.
All Penn Libraries buildings, including Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, remain closed until further notice.
Beginning July 7, Penn Libraries will launch a number of essential services to support research and connect Penn faculty, students and staff with the libraries' physical collections. Learn more about phased library service availability. Visit the COVID-19: Libraries Access and Support page for the most current information.
Penn Dining is open and is providing limited service. Visit the Penn Dining Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources page for the most up-to-date information. Please be aware that hours and locations are subject to change.
Penn On-Campus Housing
Information and resources for campus residents can be found at https://cms.business-services.upenn.edu/residential-services/coronavirus-information