Frequently Asked Questions

Please let us know if you need additional assistance answering your questions.

When do I move in?

Move-in information can be found on the Housing website.

What hotel accommodations are available for my family during move-in?

See Penn's Planning Your Trip page for hotel information.

What should I bring with me to campus?

For this and more information about moving to Penn, see the What To Bring page of the NSO website or Housing Services' Move-In page.

When is the best time to purchase books and where?

Once you have registered for courses, you can determine what textbooks are needed by visiting the Penn Bookstore through Campus Express Online. You may order via the Penn Bookstore, or you may purchase elsewhere. Please be aware that shipping times may overlap with class start times, so you will want to plan accordingly. You can also purchase your books once you arrive on campus. Most books and course materials will be available in the following places:
  • Penn Bookstore - 3601 Walnut Street
  • House of Our Own: 3920 Spruce Street
  • Penn Book Center: 130 S. 34th Street
  • Wharton Reprographics: Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall, Ground Floor
  • Campus Copy Center: 3907 Walnut Street
  • Towne Copy Center: 220 S. 33rd Street

When do classes begin?

Please check the LPS calendar for start dates and other important dates and deadlines.