Athletics & Recreation
Potruck is now opened from 9 am to 6 pm on weekdays. Reservations can be made on the Campus Recreation Member Portal. Only the first-floor cardio room, second-floor weight room, and second-floor multi-purpose room will be open. Minimal occupancy restrooms will be open, while the locker rooms will remain closed.
Reopening dates for other Pottruck facilities — including the Sheerr Pool, the Gimbel basketball courts, and the third and fourth floors — will be announced soon.
The Penn Squash Center and Hecht/Hamlin Tennis Centers are also closed.
On-demand exercise resources can be located here.
Virtual group exercise programming is available via Zoom.
Contact Campus Recreation directly by emailing DRIAfirstname.lastname@example.org.
All Penn athletic facilities, including the Palestra and Franklin Field, are closed until further notice.
Emergency Grants & Financial Wellness
Any Penn student with a pressing financial need can apply for an emergency grant to cover expenses such as:
– Laptops, academic technology, internet access
– Tickets to travel home or to see family in an emergency
– Medical bills (hospital, vision, dental)
– Winter and professional attire
– Academic course materials
– Graduate school exam prep or application fees
– Academic or pre-professional opportunity, such as conference participation or travel to reach an internship/job
Financial wellness programs help students manage their money, from self-assessments on financial literacy to virtual budgeting workshops to education on debt, banking, and investing. All students are eligible.
Student Disabilities Services
Student Disabilities Services (SDS) works closely with students who self-identify in order to ensure equal access to all University programs, activities, and services. Staff are available by phone (215-573-9235) and by email, meeting with students via virtual platforms and (if necessary) in-person to answer questions and provide information about accessibility and accommodations for Penn students.
Penn Violence Prevention & the Title IX Office
Penn Violence Prevention (PVP) engages the Penn community in the prevention of sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment on campus. PVP fosters collaborative relationships across campus to ensure a survivor-centered, multi-faceted approach to support services and primary prevention. A FAQ guide regarding interpersonal violence resources and COVID is available here (PDF).
PVP staff serves as confidential resources for students affected by sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking. Staff have daily virtual office hours and can also schedule 1:1 appointments:
For 24/7 crisis response, please call Special Services 215-898-6600.
The Associate Vice President for Equity and Title IX Officer (AVP) provides strategic leadership of the University’s efforts to comply with Title IX and foster gender equity. The AVP also oversees the investigation of complaints against Penn faculty, staff, and enrolled students alleging violations of the Sexual Misconduct Policy (PDF). Throughout the investigative process, the AVP ensures that those making complaints and those responding to complaints are treated fairly and respectfully. Staff can be reached at (215) 898-2887 or TitleIXofficer@upenn.edu.
Student Health Service & Campus Health
Student Health Service
Student Health Services remains available for students in need of medical services. Visit their website for more information: https://shs.wellness.upenn.edu/
Students with medical emergencies should utilize emergency medical services and dial 911.
One call to the HELP LINE can assist you in finding personal and mental health support, 215-898-HELP.
Campus Health offers innovative and evidence–based public health programming to students on campus, off-campus, and learning remotely from afar. Programs include Refresh (online sleep intervention) and Sex Well Online, as well as online guided meditations, LIVE Mondays at 3 pm EDT and Thursdays at 12pm EDT or available “on-demand” for use at any time. Staff can be reached at (215)-746-3535.
Religious & Spiritual Life
The Office of the Chaplain and Spiritual and Religious Life Center (SPARC) supports the academic mission of the University by facilitating and encouraging initiatives concerned with the moral, ethical, and spiritual dimensions of university life. Chaplain staff are available to students, faculty, and staff for pastoral support, guidance, or informal advising and counseling. The Office serves and supports a wide range of student organizations, fellowships, and religious communities on our campus, as well as programming to improve interfaith understanding and build meaningful, collaborative relationships across religious differences on campus and around the city.
Crisis Prevention (Student Intervention Services)
Student Intervention Services (SIS) collaborates with campus partners to provide support, advocacy, solutions, and coordination of services for individual students and the Penn community. SIS staff work with Penn schools, Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Service, College Houses and Academic Services, the Department of Public Safety, the Office of the Chaplain, and other University centers.
Student Intervention Services staff are working remotely but are flexible with platforms and appointment times to meet the individual needs of students experiencing crises or complex concerns. SIS provides support, advocacy, intervention, and resource referrals. A staff member is on-call for emergencies 24/7.
To contact SIS staff: Students, families, staff, and faculty can send an e-mail to email@example.com or to specific SIS staff, or leave a voice mail message at 215-898-6081.
For urgent issues: Call 215-768-6527 to speak to the on-call staff member.
For emergencies requiring immediate response: Call the Penn police at 215-573-3333.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS is offering counseling sessions by phone or video conference, as well as in person. CAPS is available for students seeking drop-in or individual appointments. To schedule an appointment, dial 215-898-7021 and press 2 to speak to the Front Desk (M-F, 9am-5pm) or you can press 1 to talk to a clinician 24/7. For more information, visit https://caps.wellness.upenn.edu/
CAPS also provides support groups for students on various topics, including groups for those experiencing racial trauma and grief.
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