For Students Observing Ramadan

Ramadan 2021

Please see the information below regarding Penn Dining's support of students who observer Ramadan

Meals start – Monday, April 12, 2021 (Suhoor only) through Tuesday May 11, 2021 (Iftar only)



1920 Commons-  No changes to the current hours of operations.


Students will take meals to go from the existing grab and go program.


Students will be able to use an additional swipe during the dinner meal period and additional menu items will be available, examples include:


Oatmeal packets


Whole Wheat Bread




Dried Apricot

Freshly cut fruit

Peanut Butter

Hard-Boiled Egg

Greek Yogurt Cup

Cream Cheese

Penn Monologues Call for Submissions & Community Meetings

Find more information and submit your story here.

Take Back the Night

Join the University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson University, Drexel University, Ursinus College, Arcadia University, Haverford College, Bryn Mawr College, University of the Arts, and more local Philly colleges and organizations for a virtual Take Back the Night on April 26th starting at 6 pm! Throughout the event, we will be sharing pre-submitted statements, poetry, or other forms of artwork from students at the various universities and provide a space for healing and empowerment. 


Registration is required in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


To provide a written submission, artwork, or designs for inclusion in Take Back The Night 2021, please click here:

Apply for City Year

Application deadline April 16

At the core of City Year’s work are 3,000 young and diverse leaders who dedicate a year or more of their lives to serve students in schools.  


City Year is contributing to a clearer and bolder vision of what public schools can and should be for all children: places of learning, exploration and risk-taking, where every student feels connected to the school community; where data informs practices that promote student growth and achievement; and where all students have access to positive relationships and personalized learning environments that encourage them to persevere through challenges, build on their strengths and thrive.


Read the position description here.

Apply Here!

CAMRA Mellon Fellowship Program

Applications due date extended to May 30, 2021

The fundamental objective of the CAMRA Mellon Fellowship Program is to increase the national pipeline of undergraduate students who complete Ph.D. programs in core fields that engage with both the theoretical and practical underpinnings of multimedia research, interrogating the politics of representation and power at play in visual scholarship and media, as well as harnessing the potential of visual methods to democratize the production of knowledge in academic spaces. Through a three-year pipeline, the program aims to increase the presence of individuals from underrepresented groups pursuing Ph.D. programs on college and university faculties, as well as to address the attendant educational consequences of these disparities.


The CAMRA Mellon Fellowship Program is open to students with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities with media including students who, though not from traditionally underrepresented groups, have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to the goals of the program. CAMRA Mellon applicants must be highly motivated towards gaining a Ph.D. and teaching at the university level.


For more information visit

Q-INE Call for Submissions

Q-INE is a magazine for the LGBT+ community at Penn. The submission guidelines and form can be found on their website:

2021 Lavender Graduation

Please note that this event is only open to students graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. You are welcome to participate even if you were not actively involved with the Penn LGBT Center or any of the LGBTQ+ student organizations. We still want to recognize your accomplishments!

Registration Link:

Stress Less with Yoga

Supportive and trauma-informed mindful movement to relieve stress.

3/26/2021 to 04/09/2021 Fridays | 2:00-3:00pm EST via BlueJeans

More Information & Registration:

COVID-19 Support Group

CAPS is doing a support group for individuals who have chronic illnesses due to COVID-19 and need additional support on how to nurture their emotional health. 


Tuesdays | 5:00-6:00pm EST

starting March 23, 2021 to April 27, 2021



Email Vincent Walford, PhD to register at

Learn more:

Wellness Week

Join us from 4/12-4/16 of fun and FREE in person outdoor and virtual events all week long! Register for these events here:

Gateway Student Mentor

Become a Penn First Plus Gateway Student Mentor! The Gateway Student Mentorship Program is an academic year-long volunteer program designed to connect incoming first-year students, upper-level undergraduate students, and faculty who identify as and share the experience of being first-generation and/or lower-income (FGLI).


P1P is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year!


Apply on Handshake | Applications Due April 23, 2021



Gateway Student Mentors will be responsible for dedicating two hours per week to their mentees, attending various events and workshops throughout the academic year, and connecting with their faculty mentor monthly.



Currently enrolled Penn first generation and/or lower-income rising junior or senior

Seeking mentorship from faculty

Have an academic transcript that demonstrates consistent performance and/or improvement over the course of time at Penn (no minimum GPA – just good academic standing)

New Changes to Mailing Addresses

To receive mail or parcels at your College House or Sansom Place address, please be sure to use the proper mailing address in the format provided below. The U.S. Postal Service recommends this format as it is most easily read by their sorting machines and residential staff who handle mail and packages on campus. 

Please note that these are mailing addresses only. Living addresses can be found in Our Residences on each College House detail page.



Lauder College House

Your Name

4-Letter Building Code – 4 -Digit Room # 





Person Doe





Current Recycling Program

During the summer, Penn Dining and Bon Appetit worked closely with the team at Penn Sustainability to determine what packaging would best deliver our meals to you as well as being recyclable.


We understand that properly disposing of these items takes a little time and can be confusing. We encourage you to review the image to the left to help you decide how to sort your waste.


Please direct any questions to

Spring Virtual Group Exercise Membership is LIVE! Classes Start 1/20!

We are excited to announce our new Virtual Group Exercise schedule running from 1/20-5/11!  Virtual Group Exercise Memberships are going to remain FREE for this semester.  Sign-up for your membership online now HERE!


NEW Registration Process for classes: All Virtual Group Exercise Members will register for classes on our online portal HERE.  You must register for each class individually.  Please see our FAQs page HERE for detailed steps to follow our registration process and more.


For the most up-to-date group exercise information, including cancellations and adjustments, please visit our website HERE!

Penn Cares

The Wellness at Penn and @PennPubHealth teams have created new social media channels that will be the central source of #COVID19 information for the @Penn community. Please follow @COVIDPenn on both Instagram & Twitter for the latest guidance & public health information from Penn.

Mail and Package Updates

We are excited to announce that Canon Solutions America will begin utilizing automated lockers to distribute packages starting Monday, October 19. Please note that letter mail will still be held and retrieved from your designated Mail and Package Center. Below is some information on the new package locker system.

  • Package Notifications
    • Once Canon has received and distributed your package you will receive an email which includes the locker location and barcode that you will need to pick up your package.

  • Access to Package Lockers
    • You will be assigned to a specific package locker location based on the building where you live.

    • If you live in a building that doesn’t have package lockers than your packages will be available for pick up at the nearest building that does. You will be able to access this building from 8AM – 9PM daily to retrieve your package. 

  • Package Locker Locations
    • English House: Next to the Dining Hall entrance [currently closed]

    • Harrison: Basement Lounge

    • Harnwell: Basement Lounge

    • Hill: Atrium [currently closed]

    • Quadrangle:  McClelland Room 134 [currently closed]

    • Rodin: Basement Lounge

    • Sansom Place East: Lobby

  • Instructions for Using the Package Lockers
    • Each package locker location will have an instructional card with directions on how to operate the lockers.

    • To use the lockers, you will scan the barcode that was sent to you in your package notification email at display monitor at your specified package locker location and the locker door containing your package will pop open. Once you have retrieved your package you will need to be sure to close the locker door so that it is ready to be reloaded for the next resident.  

    • If you need assistance operating your locker you may visit your Mail and Package Center and ask a Canon representative for help.   

  • Types of Packages:
    • The package lockers can accommodate shipping envelopes and small to medium sized boxes.

    • Large boxes and oversized items will not fit into the package lockers and you will need to pick them up from your Mail and Package Center, located in Harnwell and Hill.

    • Your package notification email will tell you which location to go to pick-up your package(s).

More information about mail and packages can be found on our website.