Get reacquainted with Penn perks at Employee Resource and Commuter Fair

Employee Resource Fair

For new employees, it’s a must-do and for those who have worked at Penn for some time, the Employee Resource and Commuter Fair is a great way to get reacquainted with everything the University has to offer.

The fair will take place on Monday, Oct. 11, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Bodek Lounge in Houston Hall. Admission is free and all staff and faculty are invited to drop by.

Sponsored by the Penn Professional Staff Assembly and the Penn Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly in partnership with the offices of the Executive Vice President and the Division of Human Resources, the fair is designed to provide information regarding work-life and educational benefits, as well as cultural offerings available to the Penn community.

Informal, festive and interactive, the fair provides employees with a quick and enjoyable way to get information and collect free giveaways such as water bottles and PennCard holders. Visitors will also get the chance to win larger prizes in a raffle.

Commuters can learn how they can get to work using public transportation, biking or car-pooling instead of driving to campus. Representatives from Amtrak, SEPTA and PATCO will be on hand to help plan routes. A Pedaling at Penn table will focus on bike safety, maintenance and two-wheel commuting, and the Clean Air Council is expected to introduce a new “emergency ride home” program for those unexpectedly caught without transportation. Furthermore, visitors to the fair can learn more about discounts Penn employees receive when they use mass transit.

For more information about the fair, call 215-898-9155 or email

Originally published on October 7, 2010