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Guests & Visitors

Having family or friends come to visit you on-campus? Check out the information below for everything you need to know as your plan for their arrival.

To sign in a guest (a non-Penn affiliated guest), you will need to begin the registration process via the RHS Portal.

  • You will be asked to acknowledge that it is your responsibility to ensure your guest is following University policies, including that your guest must be fully vaccinated, comply with mask requirements, and receive a Green PennOpen Campus pass.
  • Your guest is required to complete the PennOpen Campus pass before arriving to campus, and each day they are on campus.
  • Your guest may be asked to show their PennOpen Campus pass.
  • Once you complete the guest form on the RHS Portal, your guest will receive a text with a link to their guest pass and a link to complete the PennOpen Campus pass.

If your guest receives a Red PennOpen Campus pass, they cannot come to campus.

For more information on PennOpen Campus, including how to complete the Pass for folks under 18, click here. 

 

Visitors may sign in guests in Hill, KCECH, Lauder, and New College House for the purpose of dining together in the Penn Dining Halls of those buildings. This policy only applies during the “open” hours in those dining facilities. Visitors cannot sign in guests to those buildings outside of the open hours of those Dining Facilities.

 

A Penn host must be verified and approved by the staff at the Information Center or security guard. Guests should be prepared to show some form of acceptable photo ID on request, including government issued cards, student photo ID, etc. Following approval, guests will be registered and permitted to enter. Hosts are expected to remain with their guests. To better accommodate residents' guests who need repeated access to a specific residence for 1- 3 days, a special guest pass system exists. Access is renewable, but the resident host must still accompany their long-term guest. Distribution of guest passes is handled at all Information Centers.

 

PennCard access is restricted between 2 am and 7 am to “residents only.” Residents who have forgotten or otherwise do not have their PennCards will be expected to have their access verified at the Information Center. Residents should familiarize themselves with access procedures in order to instruct guests appropriately.

 

If your guest does not have a smart phone, they can access PennOpen Campus each day on their computer before arriving on campus. You will need to sign in your guest at the Information Center. They will receive a paper pass from the Information Center once they are signed in.

If your guest does not have a smart phone, they can access PennOpen Campus each day on their computer before arriving on campus. You will need to sign in your guest at the Information Center.