During the Penn Community upgrade on August 9, 2022, PennCard will be unable to issue PennCards for records that do not already exist in Penn Community prior to 8:00 AM August 9. 

Cards affected will be sponsored affiliates such as Contractors, Consultants, and other guests; Courtesy cards (including cards for UPHS and Wistar employees); or cards for eligible spouses and children; and similar card types.  In addition, PennCard will be unable to issue PennCards that require an update in Penn Community (example: expiration date).

We anticipate the ability to produce these cards will resume on August 10, 2022.

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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.
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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 10 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‚Äôs 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.