Sansom Place East – 3600 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19014
Please note that your assignment in Sansom Place East is not your assignment for the full academic year. Students housed in Sansom Place East will transition to Sansom Place West the weekend of August 13-15.
In order to check into Sansom Place and enter the building, you will need to have your passport, other photo ID, or your PennCard,
If you do not have a PennCard, please click here for instructions on receiving your PennCard.
To officially check in, please go to Sansom Place’s Information Center, located in the lobby of the building.
Carts will be available in your residential building. Students will be able to sign-out one cart to help move their belongings.
Please note that staff will not be available to assist with street parking. If parking spots are available, you can park per the city’s parking guidelines. If street parking is not available, there are parking garages available.
You can have two guests to help with move-in. You can sign in your guest upon arrival at your building’s Information Center. Please note that your guest must have a photo ID in order to be signed in as a guest.
The guest pass will be for two-hours. Your guest must leave promptly at the conclusion of the two-hour timeslot. Your guest is not able to stay overnight or enter the building again. Guests should remain with their hosts throughout the move-in process. Guests are not permitted to accompany students into the testing sites.
Testing Upon Arrival (Gateway Testing)
Following move-in to Sansom Place, you should proceed to either the Du Bois Field or Houston Hall testing sites for your arrival testing. A map of the testing locations can be found on the Testing Sites and Hours page. For more information about the testing process, including instructions on how to prepare for your test, visit coronavirus.upenn.edu.
If you do not have your PennCard, please be sure to have your 8-digit PennID and a photo ID with you.
Please note: you must refrain from eating, drinking, tooth brushing, mouth washing, gum chewing, vaping, and tobacco use for at least 30 minutes before your test. You must also arrive “hands-free” during the testing process. Storage of personal possessions will not be available. Please arrive with your mask on and your PennCard.
More information about COVID testing and other wellness questions can be found on the University’s COVID-19 website. You can also follow the University’s COVID-19 social media channels @COVIDPenn on Twitter and Instagram.
On-campus students will be required to get vaccinated for the Fall 2021 semester. Please note that at this time, Penn strongly encourages students to get whatever vaccine is available to them. If a vaccine series is started that is not available in the US, Penn encourages you to finish that vaccine series before traveling to the US. The University’s website has the most up-to-date information about which vaccines are accepted, as well as other important information about testing and vaccines.