Alumni and their spouses are eligible to have a PennCard which allows them to take advantage of many University offerings.
Visit the PennCard Center in person with a valid, government issued photo I.D. Your card will be ready within minutes of having your photo taken. The cost of the card is $30 and can be paid by cash, check, or credit (Visa or Master Card).
As of October 1, 2020, newly-issued Alumni cards are valid for 10 years.
If you are unable to visit our campus location, you may also apply for an Alumni PennCard by mail via USPS. If you are overseas, please include a pre-paid mailing label with sufficient postage.
Important: A valid, US government issued photo I.D. or Passport will be required in order to pick up your first PennCard.
- A valid Federal or U.S. state/territorial government-issued photo I.D. such as a driver’s license or photo ID card.
- A valid passport.
No other documentation can be accepted other than those above. Unacceptable documents include, but are not limited to:
- Reproductions or photographs of documents;
- Expired or otherwise invalid documents;
- International driving licenses;
- Voting registration cards;
- Visas or other immigration documents;
- Photo identification from another educational institution.
Spouses and partners of alumni are eligible to have a PennCard for use of the University libraries and recreation services.
For more information, please visit Guest Card Services.
|Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
680 Walnut Street
|10% Discount on tickets to Annenberg Center's Penn Presents and Dance Celebration performances||www.pennpresents.org
|Arthur Ross Gallery
220 South 34th Street
(Fisher Fine Arts Library)
|10% Discount on cards and exhibition catalogues.||www.upenn.edu/arg
|Class of 1923 Ice Rink
3130 Walnut Street
|$1.00 Off admission.||www.upenn.edu/icerink
|Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA)
118 S. 36th Street
|10% Off ICA-produced catalogues and merchandise, and $1.00 off admission to ticketed events. (Note: ICA admission is free.)||www.icaphila.org
|Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
|Free general admission.||www.morris
|Penn Transit||Free use of Penn Shuttle and Bus services for the Alumni card holder and up to two guest passengers going to the same destination. Free use of Penn walking escort service.||http://www.upenn.edu/transportation
|The Office of Gift Planning
3600 Market Street, Suite 135
|Free Personal Financial Affairs Record (while supplies last).|
|University of Pennsylvania Bookstore
3601 Walnut Street
|10% Discount on in-store purchases with Alumni card.||Penn Bookstore
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
|Free Museum general admission.|
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
|Access to Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, including evenings and weekends. Borrowing privileges available for an additional fee. See Courtesy Borrowers for fee schedule.|
Benefits listed above are effective as of January 31, 2018 and are subject to change without notice.
It can take up to two (2) hours for building access privileges to become available again after receiving a new PennCard. This applies for most campus buildings.
If you previously had access to Perelman School of Medicine or Health System buildings and recently received a new PennCard, you must contact PSOM Public Safety to have your access restored. Visit 109 Stellar-Chance Laboratories or call 215.898.0196.