Resources for Students

Student Printing

A black and white laserjet printer is available in the student area of the Caster Lobby.  You will be permitted to print from your personal Mac or Windows laptop.  Other devices are not supported at this time.

Printer Installers & Instructions

A PennKey username must be entered to label any print jobs. The Print station will only release the print job if the PennKey username and Penn Card match. Print jobs will remain in the queue for up to two hours.

Students receive a print allowance for each semester; unused allowance does not roll over to the next semester. The allowance is only valid for the printer in the Caster Lobby. If the allowance is exceeded, students will be charged (provided they have Penn Cash on their Penn Card) at the rate of 7 cents per page single-sided and 10 cents per page double-sided. Add Penn Cash to the Penn Card.

  • September – December = $60
  • January – April = $60
  • May – August = $60

Contact if you need assistance.

Campus Resources

Campus Express
Campus Express is students’ easy access link to many services on campus such as housing, parking, and dining. This is primary access point for students prior to arriving on campus. PennKey and password are needed to access this site.

Penn Portal
The Penn Portal is a customizable homepage where students can access all the information and resources for success at Penn, including Penn InTouch, the course registration and grades system. Other information ranges from local weather to course and advising information. The PennKey and password are needed to access this site.

Computer Resource Center
The Computer Resource Center is a place to have your computer or mobile device checked and configured to work at Penn.

Alumni Information
This site provides alumni information. After one year, students are eligible to obtain an alumni Penn address by clicking on the link for Quakernet.

Hardware Recommendations
If you are purchasing a new computer, please view the Penn guides for desktop and laptop/notebook computers, to ensure it will serve you well during your time here. The University provides academic discounts on computers & equipment through various resellers  Click here for more information.

Caster Building

The Caster Building hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 9:30pm and Saturday between 12pm – 4pm.
AirPennNet wifi and a student laserjet printer are available in the student area of the Caster Lobby.

Computer Lab

The SP2 Computer Lab in the Caster basement will be unavailable until further notice.  We apologize for the inconvenience. Alternatively, you may use any of the computing areas in the various Library spaces on campus.

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