Moving to Philadelphia

Penn is situated in the University City section of West Philadelphia, just across the river from Center City Philadelphia. The city’s neighborhoods and suburbs offer a wide range of housing choices, nightlife, culture, and recreation. We encourage you to visit Philadelphia and explore its diverse neighborhoods.

Health & Wellness


imageStudent Health Service provides primary care and women’s medical care to Penn students. The University has a number of health related requirements for students, including completion and submission of health and immunization records, coverage for outpatient medical care through the Student Health Service and maintenance of health insurance coverage.

Campus Health, the public health section of Student Health Service, provides the entire Penn community with health education and promotion, disease surveillance and prevention, and policies that make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Counseling & Psychological Services provides professional psychological and psychiatric services to students who are experiencing issues involving social, emotional, academic, and career issues.

Penn Violence Prevention engages the Penn community in the prevention of sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment on campus. Through collective community action, we are committed to ending interpersonal violence by addressing gender inequity, social injustice, and oppression through outreach and education.

The Office of Student Disabilities Services is committed to providing the same exceptional opportunities to all Penn students. Policies and procedures have been developed to provide students with as much independence as possible and to promote self-advocacy.

The Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Program Initiatives aims to reduce harm related to alcohol and other drug use at the University of Pennsylvania.

Penn Recreation offers health and fitness facilities, structured sport, and other recreational programs available to graduate and professional students. All full-time graduate and professional students who pay general fee have access to campus recreation facilities. Part-time students can purchase memberships.