Welcome to SP2!

As an incoming student, you will need several accounts setup or transferred from your previous affiliation with Penn. You will receive a setup code to your email used when applying or to your home address if outside the United States, within 5 to 7 business days after your enrollment fee has been submitted. This will be used to set up your PennKey. If you already have a PennKey due to a previous affiliation, you will be keeping that, and will not receive a new setup code.

Setup PennO365 Email Account

Please wait 2-3 business days after creating your PennKey and then follow the instructions below for accessing email.

  1. Access your Penn O365 account at https://portal.office.com or from the webmail jumpstation from the Penn homepage by clicking “Penn O365”.
  2. Your username for Penn O365 is pennkey@upenn.edu where “pennkey” is your actual PennKey name.  Enter your Pennkey password in the password field.
  3. Click the Outlook icon on the left to access your email.
  4. If you have waited three business days and you do NOT have access to your Penn O365 email, please fill out this form.


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’s Campus Express provides academic discounts on computers.

It is suggested that your computer have a built in camera/microphone  or that you consider purchasing a webcam and speakers/headset. Many classes as well as SP2 sponsored events will meet online.

Wireless at Penn will allow you to set up your devices to connect to Penn’s wireless network.

Useful Links

SP2’s accepted student checklist will help you get set up overall, including onto our social media platforms.

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. Your PennKey and password are needed to access this site.

The Penn Portal is a customizable home page 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. Your PennKey and password are needed to access this site.

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