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.

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, 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.

You will need to sign in your guest at the Information Center.