Penn members who would need a PennCard at this time are those who will be on campus and have needs that are specifically tied to the card such as use of Penn transit services, card-based payments (bursar account, dining, print labs, building access).

Returning graduate students, faculty, and staff with lost, damaged, or stolen PennCards will need to go to the PennCard office. Information on that process is on the Online Renewal page. Please note that a mask must be worn during your visit.

For COVID-19 information and updates for the University, please consult coronavirus.upenn.edu.

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The PennCard is the official University of Pennsylvania identification card

The PennCard is the official University of Pennsylvania identification card for students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Penn community. The PennCard is used for many activities including building access, recreation and library services, and PennCash purchases.

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Obtain A PennCard

All faculty, regular staff, students, and other members of the Penn Community can obtain a PennCard. PennCards are issued based on your primary affiliation with the University.  

 

 

All faculty, staff and students are eligible for a PennCard.

There is no charge for your initial PennCard or renewal if it expires; other fees may apply for replacement cards.

For more information, visit Obtaining Your PennCard.

 

Alumni of the University of Pennsylvania are eligible for an Alumni PennCard. The Alumni PennCard is valid for 5 years for a cost of $30.

For more information, visit Obtaining Your PennCard.

 

University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) employees are eligible for a PennCard for use at the library and at the University’s recreation services. The UPHS PennCard is valid for up to 5 years for a cost of $30.

For more information, visit Obtaining Your PennCard.

 

Guests of the University of Pennsylvania and contracted employees may obtain a PennCard through the sponsorship of a University department.

Spouses, partners, minor children and dependents of faculty, students, staff, and alumni may also obtain a PennCard. Children and dependents over 18 do not qualify. 

For more information, visit Obtaining a PennCard.