This page provides information to help members of the Penn community prepare for and access help in the event of an emergency of any kind.
Campus Security Contact Information
Please be alert and report any criminal incident, suspicious behavior or improper security activity to the Division of Public Safety.
The UPennAlert Emergency Notification System enables the University to quickly notify the Penn and surrounding Philadelphia community of critical information during a major emergency in three key ways: personal electronic devices, siren and public address systems, and digital displays. Register or update emergency contact information here.
Counseling and Psychological Services
CAPS offers confidential free professional mental health care for all Penn students. For emergencies, call (215) 898-7021 and press # 1.
The Division of Human Resources provides free counseling, referrals, and information for Penn faculty and staff members and their immediate families regarding personal or professional concerns. Call 888-321-4433, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for access to one-on-one assistance.
International Travel Guidance
All University travelers are urged to carefully review the information on Penn Global’s International Travel Guidance website. Resources include Penn’s Global Activities Registry, information about travel health and how to handle emergencies abroad, and more.
International Travel Safety Advisories
All University travelers are urged to visit the U.S. State Department website for the most current travel information, including country-specific travel alerts and warnings.
Emergency preparedness at the University of Pennsylvania is managed under the PennReady program. Being PennReady means to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from any and all emergencies that could affect the Penn and University City communities.
Please be alert and report any criminal incident, suspicious behavior or improper security activity to the Division of Public Safety:
Any Campus Phone Dial 511
Off Campus Phone Dial 215-573-3333
Anywhere Dial 911