Penn’s Division of Public Safety encourages you to provide personal emergency contact information for use with the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System & Penn Guardian. Providing current information is the best way to ensure you will be reached in the event of an emergency. Partner with Penn by providing a phone number (preferably a cell phone) where you can best be reached. You may also register other contacts such as parents or guardians, so that University officials can communicate with them as well.
Register for UPennAlert: From Penn InTouch select Profile, privacy & emergency, then Emergency
Register for Penn Guardian at: http://www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/pennguardian/
The University generally cannot, by federal law (FERPA), discuss your academic or financial records with a third party, including your parents. To authorize Penn to share academic/financial data with a parent, guardian, sponsor or other party, you must designate them explicitly.
From Penn InTouch, select Profile, privacy & emergency, then Share Academic/Financial Information.
Penn.Pay is Penn’s electronic billing and payment system. As a student, you can access Penn.Pay with your Penn.Key. To enable others (such as your parents) to also receive and/or pay your bill, and view new daily activity, you must ‘invite’ them as an ‘other payer’.
From Penn InTouch, select Student Billing Account, then Paying Your Bill/Penn.Pay.
Sign up for Direct Deposit to securely deposit funds from Penn to your U.S. bank account. Whether you are entitled to a refund due to overpayment of your student account, receive wages under a University work arrangement, or are due any other University reimbursement, you will need to sign up for direct deposit to receive the funds. Penn does not issue paper checks. Enroll as soon as possible, using a bank local to Penn, or one of your own choosing (the University will accept only one direct deposit account).
From Penn InTouch, select Student Billing Account, then Enroll in Direct Deposit.
Visit Penn People to view and update your biographic and demographic information that is on file with the University.
From Penn InTouch select Profile, privacy & emergency, then Personal profile to enter your information.
Visit PennPrivacy to read more about FERPA and follow the Privacy Must Do List to make other privacy choices.
Note: Revealing passwords or allowing other organizations or individuals to use your personal accounts to access Penn systems is a violation of University policy. Additionally, you compromise your privacy and become vulnerable to identity theft.