Moving Info

Day of Move-In

Given our urban setting, variety of building styles, and number of students moving onto campus, our on-campus areas have different experiences arriving on campus. Click on your building below to find out more information about your specific move-in experience. Buildings are in alphabetical order, with Lower Quad encompassing Riepe and Ware and Upper Quad encompassing Fisher and Ware.

Haven't been to campus before? Check out this campus map for information about parking garages and street directions.

Are you arriving after move-in operations close for the day? Refer to the After-Hours Arrivals information below. 

Getting Access to Your Room and Building

Room access will be issued to you when you move in at the beginning of occupancy. The acceptance of keys or updated PennCard access for your room constitutes a "move in" and should always accompany an official check in to the residential occupancy system through the online check-in process or at an Info Center. The acceptance of access constitutes taking of occupancy, even if the resident does not stay in the room or place belongings there. 

 

At Move In, your room should be clean, in good repair and contain specified amounts and types of furniture.
To confirm this to be the case, or to report missing items or pre-existing damage to Residential Services, residents, with all roommates, should make a thorough check of the living space.

After completing this, go to MyHomeAtPenn. Log in with your Pennkey and password, and follow these steps to do your inventory review:

Step 1: Select the “Inventory” tab
Step 2: Select the “Room Inventory and Condition” listed as ready for review
Step 3: Click “Review”
Step 4: Add comments as needed, and when you and your roommates concur with the comments, mark the agree check box for each item
Step 5: When you have finished, submit your review
Step 6: Once submitted, the review cannot be changed

IMPORTANT:

-   For Gutmann College House and Lauder, only one occupant can complete the review for the common space, but each occupant must complete an individual review for their bedroom. For all other spaces on campus, only one occupant may complete the review, so it is imperative that you collaborate with your roommates before completing a room inventory and condition review. 
-   After September 9, the review site will be closed to residents.
-   This process is geared to help you avoid charges at move out. It does NOT report an item for repair.
-   To request repair for a reported item, please visit AiM Maintenance Request, the Facilities Service maintenance request website, via the Penn Portal web page.

Please take special care to note any of the following now, as at the end of the academic year your room will be inspected and you may be charged for items such as:

 

  • Holes in Walls or Doors (only holes one inch or larger)
  • Damaged or Missing Furniture
  • Ceiling Damage
  • Carpet or Tile Damage (only with sub flooring visible – not frayed or stained)
  • Dirty Rooms or Trash Left Behind
  • Other Major Damage to Room

These items, along with cleaning issues and trash left behind in rooms, are the most common items charged to residents as post-move out damage billing.

Gregory College House, Class of ’25 and Van Pelt

Arriving August 22 through 24

Arriving August 26 through 28

  • Spruce Street will be closed to all but Move In traffic from 38th to 40th streets on August 26 through 28 from 8am to 5pm.  As you turn off 40th Street, a member of the move-in team will greet you and guide you to where you will park your car. The move-in team member will provide a parking pass that will allow you to park your car while you unload your belongings.  The parking pass will be good up to one hour.  Move-in team members can also help unload cars upon request.
  • From there, you will be able to check out a cart to unload your belongings from your car from a tent located between Van Pelt and Class of ‘25
  • Once the car is unloaded, you may bring filled carts to your college house.  Staff in the building will be available from 8am to 5pm to help bring items up steps.
  • We ask residents to quickly unload carts and return them so they may be available for your fellow House members.
  • You will also be able to move your car to remote lots where you will be able to park for the remainder of the day at no cost.

Checking In and PennCards:

  • Residents should check-in via the RHS Portal before they enter their building.
  • PennCards will be available for pickup at the Tent between Van Pelt and Class of ’25 between 8am and 5pm.  Outside of those hours, cards will be available at the Information Centers.

Guest Passes:

Additional Information:

  • Campus wide operations end on August 28, including parking access and complimentary lot parking.
  • For all other dates, residents should plan to park and pay at Penn’s visitor garages/lots or the City of Philadelphia kiosk managed spaces and to be careful of parking restrictions and times.

Arriving August 26 to August 28

  • Parking on Walnut between 39th and 40th Streets and 40th St. from Walnut to Locust Walk will be reserved for move-in parking from 8am to 5pm.
  • As you approach the reserved parking, a member of the move-in team will greet you and guide you to where you will park your car. The move-in team member will provide a parking pass that will allow you to park your car while you unload your belongings.
  • From there, you will be able to check out a cart to unload your belongings from your car from under the building’s overhang near Locust Walk and 40th St. or from your building’s Info Center.
  • We ask residents to quickly unload carts and return them so they may be available for your fellow House members.
  • Once the car is unloaded, you may bring filled carts to your College House. You will also be able to move your car to remote lots where you will be able to park for the remainder of the day at no cost.

Checking In and PennCards:

  • Residents should check-in via the RHS Portal before they enter their building.

  Guest Passes:

  • You will be able to preregister your guests starting August 1 via the RHS Portal. RHS strongly recommends preregistering your guests, to minimize wait times during the Move In process.  You will be able to download and send your guests electronic guest passes that can be displayed on cell phones.  Guests will need to have ID and also have their pass scanned at the tent or information center to gain entry to the building.
  • You may also obtain guest passes at the Information Center or under the building overhang upon arrival. You and your guests must present photo ID to obtain a guest pass. 

 Additional Information:

  • Campus-wide operations end on August 28, including parking access and complimentary lot parking.
  • For all other dates, residents should plan to park and pay at Penn’s visitor garages/lots or the City of Philadelphia kiosk managed spaces and to be careful of parking restrictions and times.

Arriving August 26 through 28

  • Spruce Street will be closed to all but Move In traffic from 38th to 40th streets on August 26 through 28 from 8am to 5pm.
  • As you turn off 40th Street, a member of the move-in team will greet you and guide you to where you will park your car. The move-in team member will provide a parking pass that will allow you to park your car while you unload your belongings. Move-in team members can help unload cars upon request.
  • From there, you will be able to check out a cart through the cart tent in Locust Walk in Hamilton Village from 8am to 5pm.  Carts are available at the Information Center outside of these hours.
  • Once the car is unloaded, you may bring filled carts to your college house. 
  • We ask residents to quickly unload carts and return them so they may be available for your fellow House members.
  • You will also be able to move your car to remote lots where you will be able to park for the remainder of the day at no cost.

Checking In and PennCards:

  • Residents should check-in via the RHS Portal before they enter their building.
  • PennCards will be available for pickup at the Tent from 8am to 5pm or the Information Centers

 Guest Passes:

  • You will be able to preregister your guests starting August 1 via the RHS Portal. RHS strongly recommends preregistering your guests, to minimize wait times during the Move In process.  You will be able to download and send your guests electronic guest passes that can be displayed on cell phones.  Guests will need to have ID and also have their pass scanned at the tent or information center to gain entry to the building.
  • You may also obtain guest passes at the Information Center upon arrival. You and your guests must present photo ID to obtain a guest pass. 

Additional Information:

  • Campus wide operations end on August 28, including parking access and complimentary lot parking.

Arriving August 26 through 28

  • Spruce Street will be closed to all but Move In traffic from 38th to 40th streets on August 26 through 28 from 8am to 5pm.
  • As you turn off 40th Street, a member of the move-in team will greet you and guide you to where you will park your car. The move-in team member will provide a parking pass that will allow you to park your car while you unload your belongings.
  • From there, you will be able to check out a cart through the cart tent in Locust Walk in Hamilton Village from 8am to 5pm.  Carts are available at the Information Center outside of these hours.
  • Once the car is unloaded, you may bring filled carts to your College House. 
  • We ask residents to quickly unload carts and return them so they may be available for your fellow House members.
  • You will also be able to move your car to remote lots where you will be able to park for the remainder of the day at no cost.

Checking In and PennCards:

  • Residents should check-in via the RHS Portal before they enter their building.
  • PennCards will be available for pickup at the Tent from 8am to 5pm or the Information Centers

 Guest Passes:

  • You will be able to preregister your guests starting August 1 via the RHS Portal.  RHS  strongly recommends preregistering your guests, to minimize wait times during the Move In process.  You will be able to download and send your guests electronic guest passes that can be displayed on cell phones.  Guests will need to have ID and also have their pass scanned at the tent or information center to gain entry to the building.
  • You may also obtain guest passes at the Information Center upon arrival. You and your guests must present photo ID to obtain a guest pass. 

Additional Information:

  • Campus-wide operations end on August 29, including parking access and complimentary lot parking.
  • For all other dates, residents should plan to park and pay at Penn’s visitor garages/lots or the City of Philadelphia kiosk managed spaces and to be careful of parking restrictions and times.

Arriving August 22 through 24

  • Parking on the northside of Walnut Street will be closed to all but Move In traffic from 33rd to 34th streets during full service move in times.
  • As you pull up on Walnut Street, a member of the Move-In team will greet you and guide you to where you will park your car. The Move-In team member will provide a parking pass that will allow you to park your car while you unload your belongings.
  • From there, you will be provided a cart to unload your belongings from your car.
  • Once the car is unloaded, Move-In staff will bring filled carts to your room. They will also show you where to pick up your PennCard and have your guest passes for your guests scanned. You will also be able to move your car to remote lots where you will be able to park for the remainder of the day at no cost.
  • Once you have completed parking, you should check-in via the RHS Portal

Checking In and PennCards:

  • Residents should check-in via the RHS Portal before they enter their building.
  • PennCards will be available for pickup at the Tent or at the Information Center.

 Guest Passes:

  • You will be able to preregister your guests starting August 1 via the RHS Portal. RHS strongly recommends preregistering your guests, to minimize wait times during the Move In process.  You will be able to download and send your guests electronic guest passes that can be displayed on cell phones.  Guests will need to have ID and also have their pass scanned at the tent or information center to gain entry to the building.
  • You may also obtain guest passes at the Information Center upon arrival. You and your guests must present photo ID to obtain a guest pass. 

Additional Information:

  • Hill has one elevator that serves all but the lowest level rooms of Hill. There are multiple stairways leading to the residential floors.
  • Campus-wide Move-In operations end on August 28, including parking access and complimentary lot parking.
  • For all other dates, residents should plan to park and pay at Penn’s visitor garages/lots or the City of Philadelphia kiosk managed spaces and to be careful of parking restrictions and times.

Arriving August 22 through 24

  • The following streets will be closed to all but Move In traffic during full service move in times 
    • South side of Chestnut Street from mid-block to 36th Street
    • East side of 36th Street from Chestnut to Sansom Street
    • North side of Sansom from mid-block – 36th Street
  • As you turn onto Chestnut Street, a member of the Move-In team will greet you and guide you to where you will park your car on the south side of Chestnut Street, near the end of the 3400 block. The move-in team member will provide a parking pass that will allow you to park your car while you unload your belongings.
  • From there, you will be provided a cart to unload your belongings from your car. Move-In staff will assist in unloading cars. Driver must stay in the car at all times.
  • Once the car is unloaded, Move-In staff will bring filled carts to the cart check area in the KCEH courtyard and give you directions on retrieving your cart and where to enter the building.
  •  We ask residents to quickly unload carts and return them so they may be available for your fellow House members.
  • You will also be able to move your car to remote lots where you will be able to park for the remainder of the day at no cost. 

Checking In and PennCards:

  • Residents should check-in via the RHS Portal before they enter their building.
  • PennCards will be available for pickup at the Tent or at the Information Center.

 Guest Passes:

  • You will be able to preregister your guests starting August 1 via the RHS Portal. RHS strongly recommends preregistering your guests, to minimize wait times during the Move In process. You will be able to download and send your guests electronic guest passes that can be displayed on cell phones. Guests will need to have ID and also have their pass scanned at the tent or information center to gain entry to the building.
  • You may also obtain guest passes at the Information Center upon arrival. You and your guests must present photo ID to obtain a guest pass. 

Additional Information:

  • King’s Court has two small elevators, one at each end of the building. Ramps are in place to accommodate the few landings that span the residential floors in KC.
  • English House has one elevator that reaches all floors.
  • Campus-wide Move-In operations end on August 28, including parking access and complimentary lot parking.
  • For all other dates, residents should plan to park and pay at Penn’s visitor garages/lots or the City of Philadelphia kiosk managed spaces and to be careful of parking restrictions and times.

Arriving from August 22 to 24 and August 26 to 28:

  • Parking on the following streets will be closed to all but Move In traffic from 8am to 5pm during full service move in times.
    • South side of Chestnut Street from 34th to 33rd
    • East side of 34th Street from Chestnut to Sansom Street
  • As you pull up to the parking areas above, a member of the Move-In team will greet you and guide you to where you will park your car. The Move-In team member will provide a parking pass that will allow you to park your car while you unload your belongings.  Move-in team members can assist with unloading the car upon request.
  • From there, you will be able to sign out a cart from a tent near Lauder to unload your belongings from your car.
  • We ask residents to quickly unload carts and return them so they may be cleaned and available for your fellow House members.
  • Once the car is unloaded, you will also be able to move your car to remote lots where you will be able to park for the remainder of the day at no cost.

Checking In and PennCards:

  • Residents should check-in via the RHS Portal before they enter their building.
  • PennCards will be available for pickup at the Information Centers

 Guest Passes:

  • You will be able to preregister your guests starting August 1 via the RHS Portal. RHS strongly recommends preregistering your guests, to minimize wait times during the Move In process.  You will be able to download and send your guests electronic guest passes that can be displayed on cell phones.  Guests will need to have ID and also have their pass scanned at the tent or information center to gain entry to the building.
  • You may also obtain guest passes at the Information Center upon arrival. You and your guests must present photo ID to obtain a guest pass. 

Additional Information:

  • Campus wide Move-In operations end on August 28, including parking access and complimentary lot parking.
  • For all other dates, residents should plan to park and pay at Penn’s visitor garages/lots or the City of Philadelphia kiosk managed spaces and to be careful of parking restrictions and times.

Lower Quad Includes: All of Riepe College House; Ware College House: Rodney, Coxe, E.F. Smith, Chesnut, Butcher

 Arriving on August 22 through 24

  • Spruce Street will be closed to all but Move In traffic from 34th to 38th streets from 8am to 5pm on August 22 and 23 and 8am to 3pm on August 24.
  • As you turn off 38th Street, a member of the Move-In team will greet you and guide you to where you will park your car. The Move-In team member will provide a parking pass that will allow you to park your car while you unload your belongings.
  • From there, you will be provided a cart to unload your belongings from your car. Move-In staff will assist in unloading cars. Driver must stay in the car at all times. 
  • Once the car is unloaded, Move-In staff will bring filled carts to the cart check area in the Lower Quad.
  • Moving help will be available 8am to 5pm on August 22 and 23 and 8am to 3pm on August 24 to assist resident in getting items up stairwells.
  • We ask residents to quickly unload carts and return them so they may be available for your fellow House members.
  • You will also be able to move your car to remote lots where you will be able to park for the remainder of the day at no cost.

Checking In and PennCards:

  • Residents should check-in via the RHS Portal before they enter their building.
  • PennCards will be available for pickup at the tent near the Lower Quad entrance during peak hours and at the Info Center after hours

 Guest Passes:

  • You will be able to preregister your guests starting August 1 via the RHS Portal. RHS strongly recommends preregistering your guests, to minimize wait times during the Move In process. You will be able to download and send your guests electronic guest passes that can be displayed on cell phones. Guests will need to have ID and also have their pass scanned at the tent or information center to gain entry to the building.
  • You may also obtain guest passes at the Information Center or tent upon arrival. You and your guests must present photo ID to obtain a guest pass. 

Additional Information:

  • Most Quad rooms are accessible only via the stairwells into the complex. There are some changes in floor levels accomplished by steps throughout the building.
  • There are three elevators in the Quad, in Bodine, Craig, and Ashurst. These elevators serve a limited range of student rooms and do not provide primary access to the upper areas of much of the Quad.
  • Campus-wide Move-In operations end on August 28, including parking access and complimentary lot parking.
  • For all other dates, residents should plan to park and pay at Penn’s visitor garages/lots or the City of Philadelphia kiosk managed spaces and to be careful of parking restrictions and times.

Arriving August 22 -- Transfer Learning Community

  • Parking on Spruce St between 38th and 40th Streets will be reserved for move-in parking from 8am to 5pm.
  • As you approach the reserved parking, a member of the move-in team will greet you and guide you to where you will park your car. The move-in team member will provide a parking pass that will allow you to park your car while you unload your belongings.  Street parking will be available for one hour.  Move-in team members can help unload cars upon request.
  • From there, you will be able to check out a cart to unload your belongings from your car from the cart tent in Hamilton Village from 8am to 5pm or your building’s Info Center during other times.
  • Once the car is unloaded, you may bring filled carts to your college house. 
  • We ask residents to quickly unload carts and return them so they may be cleaned and available for your fellow House members.
  • You will also be able to move your car to remote lots where you will be able to park for the remainder of the day at no cost.

Arriving August 26 through 28

  • Spruce Street will be closed to all but Move In traffic from 38th to 40th streets on August 26 through 28 from 8am to 5pm.
  • As you turn off 40th Street, a member of the move-in team will greet you and guide you to where you will park your car. The move-in team member will provide a parking pass that will allow you to park your car while you unload your belongings.
  • From there, you will be able to check out a cart through the cart tent in Locust Walk in Hamilton Village from 8am to 5pm.  Carts are available at the Information Center outside of these hours.
  • Once the car is unloaded, you may bring filled carts to your College House. 
  • We ask residents to quickly unload carts and return them so they may be available for your fellow House members.
  • You will also be able to move your car to remote lots where you will be able to park for the remainder of the day at no cost.

Checking In and PennCards:

  • Residents should check-in via the RHS Portal before they enter their building.
  • PennCards will be available for pickup at the Tent from 8am to 5pm or the Information Centers

 Guest Passes:

  • You will be able to preregister your guests starting August 1 via the RHS Portal. RHS strongly recommends preregistering your guests, to minimize wait times during the Move In process. You will be able to download and send your guests electronic guest passes that can be displayed on cell phones.  Guests will need to have ID and also have their pass scanned at the tent or information center to gain entry to the building.
  • You may also obtain guest passes at the Information Center upon arrival. You and your guests must present photo ID to obtain a guest pass. 

Additional Information:

  • Campus-wide operations end on August 29, including parking access and complimentary lot parking.
  • For all other dates, residents should plan to park and pay at Penn’s visitor garages/lots or the City of Philadelphia kiosk managed spaces and to be careful of parking restrictions and times.

Sansom Place Graduate Students – Saturday, August 27 

  • Any student can move in beginning on Saturday, August 27 regardless of the reason.
  • Early arrival requests prior to Saturday, August 27 are only considered for academic reasons, i.e. orientation programs and official start of academic programs.
    • To request an early arrival date for an academic reason, please be sure to include the date on your application for housing.
    • If you are informed of an early arrival need from your program after you submit your application for housing, send an email request to living@upenn.edu.
  • Students who move in prior to August 27 will be charged additional daily rent based on their monthly rent rate for each additional night in their room.

Stouffer Mayer is located at 3817 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6026

Arriving August 22 through 24

  • Parking on Spruce St between 38th and 40th Streets and 40th Street between Locust Walk and Spruce St. will be reserved for move-in parking from 8am to 5pm.
  • As you approach the reserved parking, a member of the move-in team will greet you and guide you to where you will park your car. The move-in team member will provide a parking pass that will allow you to park your car while you unload your belongings.  Parking Pass is good for one hour.
  • From there, you will be able to check out a cart to unload your belongings from your car from your building’s Info Center.  Move-in staff can help unload cars upon request.
  • Once the car is unloaded, you may bring filled carts to your College House. 
  • We ask residents to quickly unload carts and return them so they may be available for your fellow House members.
  • You will also be able to move your car to remote lots where you will be able to park for the remainder of the day at no cost.

Arriving August 26 through 28

  • Spruce Street will be closed to all but Move In traffic from 38th to 40th streets on August 27th through 29th from 8am to 5pm.
  • As you turn off 40th Street, a member of the move-in team will greet you and guide you to where you will park your car. The move-in team member will provide a parking pass that will allow you to park your car while you unload your belongings.
  • Once the car is unloaded, you may bring filled carts to your college house.  Move-in staff can help unload cars upon request.
  • We ask residents to quickly unload carts and return them so they may be available for your fellow House members.
  • You will also be able to move your car to remote lots where you will be able to park for the remainder of the day at no cost.

Checking In and PennCards:

  • Residents should check-in via the RHS Portal before they enter their building.
  • PennCards will be available for pickup at the Information Centers or under the building overhang.

 Guest Passes:

  • You will be able to preregister your guests starting August 1 via the RHS Portal. RHS strongly recommends preregistering your guests, to minimize wait times during the Move In process.  You will be able to download and send your guests electronic guest passes that can be displayed on cell phones.  Guests will need to have ID and also have their pass scanned at the tent or information center to gain entry to the building.
  • You may also obtain guest passes at the Information Center or under the building overhang upon arrival. You and your guests must present photo ID to obtain a guest pass. 

Additional Information:

  • Campus wide operations end on August 28, including parking access and complimentary lot parking.
  • For all other dates, residents should plan to park and pay at Penn’s visitor garages/lots or the City of Philadelphia kiosk managed spaces and to be careful of parking restrictions and times

Upper Quad Includes: All of Fisher Hassenfeld College House, Ware College House: Memorial Tower, Morgan, Wilson, Bodine, Morris, Speakman upper entrance

 

Arriving on August 22 through 24

  • Spruce Street will be closed to all but Move In traffic from 34th to 38th streets during full service move in times.
  • As you turn off 38th Street, a member of the Move-In team will greet you and guide you to where you will park your car. The Move-In team member will provide a parking pass that will allow you to park your car while you unload your belongings.
  • From there, you will be provided a cart to unload your belongings from your car. Move-In staff will assist in unloading cars. Driver must stay in the car at all times. 
  • Once the car is unloaded, Move-In staff will bring filled carts to the cart check area in the Upper Quad.
  • We ask residents to quickly unload carts and return them so they may be cleaned and available for your fellow House members.
  • You will also be able to move your car to remote lots where you will be able to park for the remainder of the day at no cost.

Checking In and PennCards:

Guest Passes:

  • You will be able to preregister your guests starting August 1 via the RHS Portal. RHS strongly recommends preregistering your guests, to minimize wait times during the Move In process.  You will be able to download and send your guests electronic guest passes that can be displayed on cell phones. 

Guests will need to have ID and also have their pass scanned at tent or information center to gain entry to the building. 

Additional Information:

  • Most Quad rooms are accessible only via the stairwells into the complex. There are some changes in floor levels accomplished by steps throughout the building.
  • There are three elevators in the Quad, in Bodine, Craig, and Ashurst. These elevators serve a limited range of student rooms and do not provide primary access to the upper areas of much of the Quad.
  • Campus-wide Move-In operations end on August 28, including parking access and complimentary lot parking.
  • For all other dates, residents should plan to park and pay at Penn’s visitor garages/lots or the City of Philadelphia kiosk managed spaces and to be careful of parking restrictions and times.

Arriving August 22 through 24

  • Parking on Walnut St between 39th and 40th Streets and 40th Street between Locust Walk and Walnut St. will be reserved for move-in parking from 8am to 5pm.
  • As you approach the reserved parking, a member of the move-in team will greet you and guide you to where you will park your car. The move-in team member will provide a parking pass that will allow you to park your car while you unload your belongings.  The parking pass will be good up to one hour.  Move-in team can also help unload cars upon request.
  • From there, you will be able to check out a cart to unload your belongings from your car from the Information Center in Du Bois.
  • Once the car is unloaded, you may bring filled carts to your College House.  Staff in the building will be available from 8am to 5pm on August 22 to 23 and 8am to 3pm on August 24 to help bring items up steps.
  • We ask residents to quickly unload carts and return them so they may be available for your fellow House members.
  • You will also be able to move your car to remote lots where you will be able to park for the remainder of the day at no cost.

Arriving August 26 through 28

  • Parking on Walnut St between 39th and 40th Streets and 40th Street between Locust Walk and Walnut St. will be reserved for move-in parking from 8am to 5pm.
  • As you approach parking, a member of the move-in team will greet you and guide you to where you will park your car. The move-in team member will provide a parking pass that will allow you to park your car while you unload your belongings.  The parking pass will be good up to one hour.  Move-in team can also help unload cars upon request.
  • From there, you will be able to check out a cart to unload your belongings from your car from a tent located outside of Du Bois
  • Once the car is unloaded, you may bring filled carts to your College House.  Staff in the building will be available from 8am to 5pm to help bring items up steps.
  • We ask residents to quickly unload carts and return them so they may be available for your fellow House members.
  • You will also be able to move your car to remote lots where you will be able to park for the remainder of the day at no cost.

Checking In and PennCards:

  • Residents should check-in via the RHS Portal before they enter their building.
  • PennCards will be available for pickup at the Tent near Du Bois between 8am and 5pm.  Outside of those hours, cards will be available at the Information Centers.

Guest Passes:

  • You will be able to preregister your guests starting August 1 via the RHS Portal. RHS strongly recommends preregistering your guests, to minimize wait times during the Move In process. You will be able to download and send your guests electronic guest passes that can be displayed on cell phones.  Guests will need to have ID and also have their pass scanned at the tent or information center to gain entry to the building.
  • You may also obtain guest passes at the Information Center upon arrival. You and your guests must present photo ID to obtain a guest pass.

Additional Information:

  • Campus-wide operations end on August 29, including parking access and complimentary lot parking.
  • For all other dates, residents should plan to park and pay at Penn’s visitor garages/lots or the City of Philadelphia kiosk managed spaces and to be careful of parking restrictions and times.

After-hours arrival times are for students arriving after 3 pm on August 24 or after 5 pm on August 22, 23, and 26-28 on scheduled move-in days. You must select an after-hours arrival time on MyHomeAtPenn. Please note that if this after-hours arrival is also an early arrival, you may be charged a nightly fee.

If you are arriving after-hours, please note that streets will not be closed and there will not be staff available to assist with parking and moving items up steps in selected buildings.

If you are a new student, your PennCard will be available at your building’s Information Center. You will be able to sign out a cart from your building’s Information Center.

If you have a guests, you can sign them in at your building’s Information Center.