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As noted in the University’s updated plan for the start of the Spring 2022 semester, Spring 2022 move-in is now Saturday, January 15 at 9 am EST. You can arrive to campus anytime starting at 9 am. You do not need to select an arrival time for spring move-in.

Spring move-in is self-service, which means streets will not be closed or reserved for Move-In parking and there will not be staff available to assist with parking and moving items up steps in selected buildings.

You will be able to sign out a cart from your building's Information Center to help bring items from your car to your room.

If you need assistance during move-in, you can call your building's Information Center, which is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Guest Passes

You will be able to sign up your guests via the RHS Portal starting at 8 am on Saturday, January 15. This process will generate a mobile guest pass, which each guest must show – in addition to photo ID – to the Allied Guard at the turnstile of the residential building. 

Your guests will also be prompted to complete the PennOpen Campus. More information can be found here.

New to Penn?

If you are a new student, you will need to pick up your PennCard from the PennCard Center. M-F, 9AM to 5PM. If your arrival time does not allow you to pick up your PennCard during those hours, you will be able to get a temporary card from your building’s Information Center. Your temporary card to get into your building and room; however, you must make arrangement to pick up your regular PennCard as soon as possible.


All students are required to complete pre-arrival testing 48 hours before returning to campus. A PCR test is preferred, but rapid tests are also acceptable. Those who receive a positive PCR test result must email their result to and report their positive result through PennOpen Pass. Those who receive a positive rapid test result must report their result through PennOpen Pass. Anyone with a positive pre-arrival test should complete their isolation at home before arriving to campus. Negative test results do not need to be submitted to the University. Those who do not have access to a pre-arrival test should immediately test upon arrival to campus and quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

 Additionally, you must receive a gateway test when you return to campus. Please review the University’s information regarding testing availability and expectations.

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