More information will be posted here when it becomes available.

Protecting Personal Items

Laptops and Personal Property

  • Do not leave your laptop or personal property unattended
  • Do not use your laptop to “hold your seat” at a cafe or elsewhere
  • Do not ask strangers to “watch your stuff.”
  • Remove personal items and GPS devices from vehicles that are in plain view

Bags and Pocketbooks

  • DO NOT hang your pocketbook or bag over the back of your chair while you are in a dining establishment or other public place
  • DO NOT place your pocketbook or bag under the table out of sight
  • Always keep your pocketbook or bag closed
  • If you are in line or a crowded space, keep your pocket book or bag in front of you where you can see it

Registering Property

Penn students, faculty and staff can register their bicycles, as well as purchase a U-Lock, online with the University of Pennsylvania Police Department. By registering your property, you will increase the chances of recovery should your property ever be lost or stolen. You will also receive a registration sticker which will help to serve as a visual deterrent.


Penn students may register property by logging on to Campus Express Online,, and selecting “My Property Registration.”

Faculty & Staff

Penn faculty and staff may register property by logging on to U@Penn at Under the Penn Resources >> Safety, Security & Conduct section click on the link for Property Registration.

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