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Penn is experiencing a higher percentage of commuters choosing to drive -- and -- park their own vehicles. If a garage or lot is closed, signage will direct patrons to other nearby open facilities. To visit a map of Penn lots and garages, visit www.upenn.edu/parking. Please note that the Penn Park lot reaches capacity by 7:30 a.m., the Penn Museum garage tends to fill by 8:30 a.m., and the Chestnut 34 garage fills around 9:00 a.m. The best locations for parking availability are Walnut 38 and Walnut 40 Garages.
Free parking for Penn, UPHS, and Penn Affiliates at University facilities will continue through the month of August. This free parking is available at these locations: Penn Museum, Chestnut 34, Walnut 38, Walnut 40 Garages, and the Penn Park lot.
Beginning September 1, Penn will resume charging fees to park in all campus garages and lots. As previously announced, permit rates will be held at the FY20 rates through December. Details about the FY21 rates can be found here.
Additional information for Parking Permit patrons and faculty and staff commuting to campus may be found at https://cms.business-services.upenn.edu/transportation/coronavirus-information.html.
SEPTA has announced September will be the last month paper passes are mailed to commuters. Penn Commuters are encouraged to begin the transition to the SEPTA Key card.
Converting to the SEPTA Key reloadable transit fare card requires a three-step process:
- Buy a SEPTA Key Card at any of these locations; septa.org/key/resources/sales.html.
- Register /activate your SEPTA Key Card at www.septakey.org.
- Log in to your WageWorks account to transition your pass to SEPTA Key.
Please know that the SEPTA Key and Commuter Pass Programs are managed by SEPTA and WageWorks, respectively. The following tips may be helpful as you navigate their processes: