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1. Reduce energy use

  • Please “power down and unplug” non-essential equipment to help us support Penn’s Climate Action Plan 2.0 goal of reducing energy use on campus. We encourage everyone to learn ways to conserve and to pledge to reduce energy use during the holiday by going to

2. Register with residential services if staying in Harnwell, Harrison, Rodin, or Sansom Place East during the break.

  • Access to Harnwell, Harrison and Rodin will be restricted to only those residents who have registered with Residential Services as staying in the building during the break. Those who have not registered will be required to sign in in order to enter the building. PennCard access for live-in faculty or staff will not change.

3. Register for Division of Public Safety Special Checks ( if living within the Penn Patrol zone

  • During the busy travel time of Winter Break, DPS provides free Special Checks of Residential Properties for anyone living within the Penn Patrol zone. If you or someone you know will be travelling over the Penn Winter Break, please register and encourage others to register for our property checks.
  • From Thursday, December 21st at 5:00 PM through Tuesday, January 9th at 3:00 PM, Penn Police will be periodically checking the exterior of registered properties for signs of criminal activity or security breaches during the break. Special checks cannot be provided for interior areas of apartment complexes.
  • If you would like to register your residence for Special Checks while you are away during Winter Break, visit the Penn Public Safety website and complete the online registration form:

4. Vacate closed College Houses by noon on Friday, December 22, 2017.

  • All residences except Harnwell College House, Harrison College House, Rodin College House, Sansom Place East and Sansom Place West are closed during winter break. Residents in closed College Houses must vacate their rooms by noon on Friday, December 22, 2017. They may return to their rooms on Saturday, January 6, 2018 beginning at 9:00 AM.
Winter Break Operations and Services

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