SUMMER REMINDERS

All incoming and returning students: The online insurance enrollment and waiver system opens July 1st. ALL students must enroll into or waive out of PSIP by August31st.

New incoming, full-time students: Your immunization records are due by July 1st. We will continue to accept your records throughout the summer.

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Welcome new and incoming students! We can't wait for you to be here. Here are the Penn10 (or top 10) things you need to do before your arrival on campus. The University insurance requirements are outlined in this flow chart, and the University immunization requirements are found in this three-step process. You can find more of our insurance and immunization info here.

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It's that time of the year when we start to experience heatwaves in Philadelphia. Please stay safe and follow these tips:

  • Increase your water intake. Replace your alcoholic,carbonated and caffeinated beverage intake with more water.
  • Wear sunscreen and reapply frequently. Use broad-spectrum with a SPF of 15+ to protect any exposed skin.
  • While we normally promote physical activity, please eliminate all strenuous outdoor physical exertion and activity.
  • Avoid being outdoors during this extreme heat--especially at mid-day when the sun is at its strongest.  If you must go outdoors, seek shade and wear a hat, sunglasses, and other protective clothing.

For more information, follow @healthypenn on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter.

Campus Health is the public health division of Student Health Service and continually monitors communicable diseases on campus and abroad where our students travel. You can visit our Disease Updates page to see some of the infections we keep an eye on. You will find specific information on Ebola and MERS-CoV there as well. And remember, handwashing is still one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs and disease.

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Penn's Center for High Impact Philanthropy has offered guidance on how to aid Nepal. Their website walks donors through the four phases of disaster response. Please visit the website to learn how you can help.

100% Compliance!  Student Health Service is proud to announce that our entire staff has been vaccinated against flu in an effort to provide the safest environment for our patients. 

Have you done your part?  It's not too late to be vaccinated.  (link to appointments)