Life at Penn

Take a stroll down Locust Walk, sit and chat with Ben on the Bench, cheer on the Quakers, and become a part of Penn’s many unique and historic traditions.

Campus Life

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Housing & Dining

With a multitude of housing and dining options both on and off campus, all members of the University community can find the accommodations that make Penn feel like home.

Housing & Dining

Groups & Organizations

Participate in social, political, and artistic activities that put learning into practice in a globally minded community.

Groups & Organizations
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Arts & Culture

From the one-of-a-kind Penn Museum and various galleries across campus, to accomplished student performances in music, dance, and theater, culture and the arts play a leading role in life at Penn.

Arts & Culture
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Athletics & Recreation

Penn offers many unique and exciting opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to cheer on the mighty Quakers in sports ranging from rowing to football.

Athletics & Recreation

Campus Media

Penn supports news publications that tell the ongoing story of the University community, communications services for external media, telephone and video services, and other media resources.

Campus Media

 

Wellness

A core priority for Penn, Wellness at Penn emphasizes holistic health that considers safety, happiness, mental health, resilience, financial well-being.

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Health & Wellness

Home to world-class medical, nursing, and veterinary schools, Penn is deeply dedicated to high-quality and compassionate patient care and the advancement of innovative research.

Health & Wellness
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Safety, Security & Emergency Preparedness

Penn’s on-campus Division of Public Safety works alongside the campus community to keep the University neighborhood safe and informed.

Safety, Security & Emergency Preparedness
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Diversity

Understanding, appreciating, and learning from the world’s varied backgrounds is one of Penn’s most important priorities and is fundamental to success in today’s world.

Diversity
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Spirituality & Religion

Spiritual and religious organizations on campus provide a wealth of opportunities to practice faith and fellowship within supportive, intellectually rich and engaging communities.

Spirituality & Religion

Beyond Campus

More than a campus, Penn flourishes in and is enriched by a vibrant urban ecosystem steeped in history and brimming with arts, culture, and innovation.

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Penn & Philadelphia

Get to know the City of Brotherly Love and Penn's place in it.

Penn & Philadelphia
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Community Involvement

Inspired by what Benjamin Franklin called “an inclination … to serve mankind,” Penn weaves civic awareness and action into campus life and beyond.

Community Involvement

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