Penn I.D. During RNC: Q&A
As the University hosts thousands of guests, visitors, and media during
the Republican National Convention, Penn employees are strongly encouraged
to wear or carry their Penn I.D. cards (PennCard) to assist in the security
efforts of Public Safety during the Convention.
--Tom Seamon, Vice President for Public Safety
I keep my PennCard with me whenever I am on campus?
A: It is always a good idea
to carry your PennCard since many buildings now require them to gain access.
During the Convention, members of the Penn community are particularly encouraged
to carry their PennCards with them at all times, even if they choose not
to wear them.
Q: Why is it helpful for
me to wear my PennCard during the RNC?
A: Wearing your PennCard will
instantly identify you as a University affiliate to police and security
personnel. This will help Public Safety personnel perform their tasks more
efficiently and ensure that security procedures do not unnecessarily delay
University affiliates in their daily routines. Working together, employees
and students can help to ensure public safety during the Convention.
Q: When do I need to wear
or carry my PennCard during the RNC?
A: In order to provide optimal
security, Public Safety strongly encourages all University faculty, students,
and staff to visibly display or carry their PennCards from July 24 through
August 6 when they are on and around campus. While the dates of the RNC
are July 31 to August 3, we expect significant activity related to the Convention
on and around campus from July 24 through August 6.
Q: What happens if I don't
have my PennCard during the RNC?
A: You may be asked for another
form of identification, so you will want to carry some form of I.D. with
you from July 24 through August 6. If you are a full-time Penn employee
and you do not have a PennCard, you can get one at the PennCard office,
150 Franklin Building weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. As a special offer,
the PennCard fee of $15 will be waived for full-time Penn employees on July
20 and July 21 only.
Q: I need a holder for my
PennCard so I can wear it. Where can I get one?
A: For the RNC, the University
will offer PennCard holders free of charge to Penn faculty, students, and
staff. You can obtain one holder per person by showing your Penn I.D. at
the following locations:
* Tables outside the Bookstore at 36th and Walnut Streets,
38th Street and Locust Walk on the west side of the bridge, and 34th Street
and Locust Walk (weather permitting) on July 19, 20, and 21, and July 24
and 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
* Information tents across from the Bookstore at 36th
and Walnut Streets, 38th Street and Locust Walk on the west side of the
bridge, and 34th Street and Locust Walk from July 28 to August 4 from 9
a.m. to 6 p.m.
Q: I have additional questions.
Where can I direct them?
A: You can e-mail rnc2@pobox.