Your PennCard is the official identification card for students, faculty and staff. You will need to use your PennCard to access the Fels Institute, the library system, recreation facilities, dining services, housing services and PennNet, the University network. In addition, you may use your PennCard to charge books to your account at Student Financial Services, as a bankcard, a calling card, and for Penn Cash.

Options for Obtaining your PennCard:

  • In person, visit the PennCard Center at 3451 Walnut Street in the Franklin Building (Take a valid form of photo ID).
  • Email a photo (jpeg) to Karen Kille at and she will put it in the mail to you
  • Complete the application included in the Campus Express Brochure you receive in the mail
  • Visit:

Your PennCard will give you discounts in the following locations:
New Delhi (Indian Restaurant in University City)
Ritz Movie Theatres
Iovine's Fruit and Vegetable Market, Reading Terminal

Visit the Campus Philly web site and onebigcampus to learn about other discounts.