Staff

All staff members of the University of Pennsylvania 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.

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.

Full-time staff members paid directly by the University are eligible for a staff PennCard.

In order to pick up your PennCard, please come to the PennCard center 1 business day after the day you start working.

There is no charge for your initial PennCard or renewals for expired cards; other fees may apply for replacement cards.

Temporary staff at the University of Pennsylvania are eligible for a temporary staff PennCard.

In order to pick up your PennCard, please come to the PennCard center 1 business day after the day you start working.

Bring a completed PennCard request form with the appropriate box checked.

There is a $30 fee for the card. The PennCard Center will bill the cardholder’s department as long as the proper 26-digit budget code is entered on the form. If there is no budget code, the cardholder will be responsible for the fee. The fee can be paid by cash, check, or Visa/MasterCard.

Staff members of the University of Pennsylvania on long-term disability are eligible for a staff PennCard.

Wait 1 business day after your department has made the appropriate changes to your record.

Retired staff of the University of Pennsylvania are eligible for a staff PennCard.

In order to pick up your PennCard, please come to the PennCard center 1 business day after your retirement date.