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PennKey Setup

PennKey Setup for Students

A PennKey and password are required to access many of the University's electronic services. A PennKey is the username required to authenticate an individual's identity to many of Penn's networked systems and services. A PennKey Setup Code is a temporary identifier used to log in to the PennKey registration application and create a PennKey. A PennKey Setup Code is automatically sent to new students. 

Visit PennKey Support more information or to use your Setup Code to register a new PennKey.        

PennKey & PennCard for Faculty 

A PennKey is the username required to authenticate an individual's identity to many of Penn's networked systems and services. The PennCard is the official University of Pennsylvania identification card. All faculty and staff are eligible to have Penncards but please review the PennCard website for details on the supporting documentation you need to obtain one.

If you are new at Penn and don't yet have a PennKey, you will be issued a PennKey Setup Code when you get your PennCard. You can obtain one from The PennCard Center located on the second floor of the Penn Bookstore at 3601 Walnut Street.  Visit this page to use your Setup Code to register a new PennKey.