UPennAlert Public Safety Notice  

Suspended Operations – Monday, June 1, 2020

Suspended Operations - Monday, June 1, 2020

Consistent with the City of Philadelphia’s announcement of emergency operations and City office closures, University operations are suspended for Monday, June 1, 2020. Only University employees considered essential for life safety activity who are notified by their supervisors should report. All Health System employees working downtown should be guided by direction of their supervisors.

Emergency215-573-3333

UPennAlert Public Safety Notice

Suspended Operations – Monday, June 1, 2020

UPennAlert: Suspended Operations – Monday, June 1, 2020

Consistent with the City of Philadelphia’s announcement of emergency operations and City office closures, University operations are suspended for Monday, June 1, 2020. Only University employees considered essential for life safety activity who are notified by their supervisors should report. All Health System employees working downtown should be guided by direction of their supervisors.

Penn Transit Services: Effective Sunday, May 31 at 6:00 PM, all services running on PennRides on Request have been suspended in compliance with the City-wide curfew.  This in effect until further notice.

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UPennAlert: Civil unrest occurring throughout the City including West Philadelphia. City-wide curfew in effect at 6:00 PM tonight.

Sunday, May 31st: UPennAlert: Civil unrest is occurring throughout the City including West Philadelphia. Additionally, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, has again issued a city-wide curfew from Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 6 p.m. until 6 a.m., Monday, June 1, 2020. This curfew has been implemented due to recent civil disturbance and disorder that began yesterday afternoon, and is continuing today throughout the City. Please stay alert, avoid crowds and continue to abide by the COVID-19 Stay-At-Home order.

Penn Police and our Allied Universal Security partners have increased patrols to ensure that safety of the University City area.

The Division of Public Safety will continue to ensure the highest level of safety and security for our community. Please be sure to use the Walking and Riding Escorts available to you free of charge.

Additionally, if you have not done so, please take a moment to sign up for the : UPennAlert Emergency Notification System as well as the Penn Guardian System which can help Police better find your location in an emergency.

Student Health Services will be holding remote appointments on Monday, June 1st.

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Saturday, May 30th: UPennAlert: City-Wide Curfew in Place: The City of Philadelphia has implemented a citywide curfew from 8 pm on Saturday, May 30th until 6 am on Sunday, May 31st due to civil unrest predominantly in the Center City area.

Additional Penn police officers and Allied Universal security officers will be patrolling in the Penn patrol zone, which encompasses the area between 30th and 43rd Streets, and Market to Baltimore Avenues.

Note, PENN TRANSIT SERVICES  to Center City have been suspended for the rest of the evening. Affiliates who have an urgent need for a transport to Center City please call PennComm at 215-573-3333.

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The Division of Public Safety will continue to ensure the highest level of safety and security for our community.

Additionally, if you have not done so, please take a moment to sign up for the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System as well as the Penn Guardian System which can help Police better find your location in an emergency.

UPennAlert Registration: Visit: www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/upennalert for information on how to register.

Penn Guardian: Visit: https://www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/safety-initiatives/pennguardian/ for information on the PennGuardian system.

Contact Information: Emergencies: 215/573-3333 or 511 (from any campus phone)

Special Services: 215/898-6600

Escort Services: Walking 215/898-WALK (9255)

Penn Transit Ride Service 215/898-RIDE (7433)

General Information: 215/898-7297

  • Posted on May 30, 2020 at 9:53PM
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News and Events

Move-In 2019

Welcome to Penn!

Move-in is an exciting time. We are prepared once you get on campus, but getting here can be challenging. We have provided the information below to make sure you are prepared. Please ask any Public Safety Police Officer for guidance or directions if you need assistance navigating the campus.

You can also go to the Move-In page for additional details.

See below for a map and details about area road closures.

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MAP of CAMPUS with College Houses and Garage Locations

Map of Campus with Garage and College House Locations

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To facilitate the move-in process, Spruce Street will be closed during the following times, allowing access to those who are moving in to the College Houses. Follow the instructions provided by Residential Services to determine your arrival location for Move-In. 

Move-In Street Closures:

● Saturday, August 17th Spruce Street from 34th to 38th: 6:30am -1:00pm

● Tuesday, August 20th Spruce Street from 34th to 38th: 6:30am -8:00pm

● Wednesday, August 21st Spruce Street from 34th to 38th: 6:30am -8:00pm

● Saturday, August 24th Spruce Street from 38th to 40th: 6:30am -8:00pm

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PennDOT is undertaking a large-scale renovation project which is adjacent to the eastern most part of our Penn Police patrol zone. Take note of this closure as you determine your routes to and from campus. 

 Chestnut Street Bridge Closure:

PennDOT has notified the University of Pennsylvania that the Chestnut Street Bridge will close for renovation on Monday, August 5, 2019.  The bridge will be closed to ALL TRAFFIC, including pedestrians, bicycles, and cars, for approximately one year.

The closure will result in many changes to traffic patterns, signs, and signals, along with volume and detours near campus. Commuters should anticipate traffic congestion and travel delays.  Please adjust your commute accordingly.

For more information on the PennDOT Chestnut Street Bridge Project, go tohttp://chestnutstreetbridges.com/. Pedestrian, bicycle and motor vehicle detour maps are available here.

During this period, commuters should explore all available transportation options, including Philadelphia’s mass transit system SEPTA. For more information on SEPTA services and planned detours, visit the SEPTA website or visit the SEPTA Travel Center @Penn, on the first floor of the Penn Bookstore.

See Penn’s Transportation & Parking website for information on detoured Penn Transit routes as well as sustainable commuter benefits. Other transportation systems that link to and support SEPTA throughout the region that may also be affected include:

We also recommend signing up for the Division of Public Safety’s Traffic Alerts to stay up-to-date on street and transportation system closures in the area.

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