Alumni Benefits

Alumni Services and Resources

It pays to be a Penn Alumnus!
For deals on everything from life insurance to laptops, discover the benefits of being a Penn alumnus.

Penn Alumni is proud to offer valuable services and discounts to all alumni through a number of partnerships. Many of the programs generate revenue that supports alumni programming.

Shop Penn Alumni

Penn Alumni Relations has launched an online store designed specifically for alumni!

The site features polo shirts, tees, sweatshirts, jackets and hats in Men's, Wome

n's and children's sizes all imprinted with the Penn Alumni logo. There is also a wide array of gift items to choose from including tote bags, golf items and photo frames as well as a special sustainability section to help support the University's climate action goals!

Visit the shop regularly to view new items or take advantage of special promotions! You can also set up an account for easy access to all your order information.

Alumni Insurance Program

Penn Alumni sponsors an Alumni Insurance Program as a service to alumni.  The program offers a variety of attractively-priced insurance products, most of which are available to alumni, students, faculty, and staff, as well as their spouses, domestic partners, children, parents, and siblings:

  • Auto, Home & Renters Insurance Special rates are available to alumni and family members living in the same household.
  • Health Insurance For those with a temporary or permanent need for coverage, such as the unemployed, self-employed, and recent graduates.
  • Life Insurance Long-term protection with great rates and fantastic features. Coverage is available to $50 million. 
  • Long Term Care Insurance Intended to protect assets from serious erosion, while allowing access to quality care in the most appropriate and desirable setting.
  • Travel Insurance Travel medical or trip protection insurance options are available for individuals or groups traveling abroad.
  • Annuities An ideal tax-deferred vehicle for conservative investors who want guaranteed fixed interest rates for extended periods.
  • Special Event Liability coverage up to $2 million is available for events lasting from a few hours to as much as 10 days.
  • Pet Insurance Simple, customizable dog and cat insurance plans are available.
  • Advisory Services A licensed insurance professional is available, at no charge, to answer questions and provide customized guidance.
For more information visit or contact the program administrator at 800-635-7801.

NEW You protect against risks like a car accident or house fire, but are you protected against the greatest risk in retirement? The expense of long term care could devastate your savings. Now is the perfect time to find out what protection costs. You may even qualify for discounts through the Alumni Association. Don't wait — at younger ages, you can lock in significant savings. Click here to learn more.

Do You Have Enough Life Insurance?
The Collegiate Alumni Life Calculator (CALC) provides an accurate "needs estimate" using basic financial data and your answers to simple questions about your family's future plans.

Please to obtain your personalized needs estimate. If you conclude that you need more insurance, you can obtain a quote and download an application directly from the program website.

Penn Alumni have access to tickets of more than 30% off the box office price!

Follow the steps above to create an account and purchase tickets for Museum Admission
and Special Exhibits HERE!

Penn Bookstore Loyalty Program

License Plate

Ride with Pride with the new Penn Alumni license plate. Penn Alumni specialty license plates are now available for alumni who reside in Pennsylvania.

Plates are available for a one-time fee of $36, made payable to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Personalized specialty plates will cost an additional $104 fee for processing.

To order:

1. Print out the application form (PDF). If you do not have access to a printer, please email your contact information including your full name and mailing address to and an application will be mailed to you.

2. Complete the application, retain a copy for your records, and mail the original, including your check, to:

Penn Alumni Relations
c/o Penn Alumni License Plate Program
E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House
3533 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226


Q. How much does the license plate cost?
A. The cost, determined by PENNDot and Penn Alumni, is a one-time fee of $36. 

Q. How long will it take to receive my plate once my application and check are mailed?
A. Penn Alumni Relations will submit batches of applications on a monthly to bi-monthly basis (depending on the amount of requests). Once PennDOT receives the batch of applications from our office for processing, it may be approximately 10-12 weeks before you receive your plate. PennDot will mail the license plate directly to the applicant.

Q. Who do I contact should I not receive my plate within the above specified timeframe?
A. If you do not receive your plate within approximately 10-12 weeks, please email

Q. Can I transfer my current license plate number to my new plate?
A. No, numbers from previous plates are non-transferable.

Q. Can I request a particular number?
A. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate specific number requests.

Q. I have a customized license plate (i.e. vanity plate). Is there a way to have both the Penn plate and my vanity plates if I am a PA resident?
A. No. Pennsylvania State Law allows only one license plate per vehicle.

Q: Why aren't the license plates offered in Penn's school colors?
A: All Pennsylvania license plates (even specialty plates) are manufactured in the standardized blue, white and yellow color scheme.

Q: If I lease my vehicle, am I eligible for the University of Pennsylvania plate?
A: Yes, but you must download form MV-1L (PDF) and have your leasing company fill it out and return it to you. Applications received without this form will be held until the form is filled out.

Q: I currently have license plates that indicate that I am disabled. Will my new plates reflect this?
A: Unfortunately, specialty plates cannot indicate disability. You must order a Person with Disability Parking Placard using form MV-145A (PDF).

Q: Will I receive new registration stickers with my plate?
A: Yes. You will receive new registration stickers and a registration card when your plates are delivered.

Q: Can I order a PERSONALIZED specialty plate from Penn?
A: Yes. The cost is an additional $104 fee for processing.  Total amount due for PERSONALIZED plate is: $140.  Please use the same application, but complete the bottom section as well for personalization.

The Penn Passport portfolio of services is designed for individuals and corporations who expect the most sophisticated, comprehensive and private medical care.  Members have immediate access to personalized, coordinated health care services and amenities – any time of any day, from anywhere.

Member benefits include:

  • Immediate access to Personal Health Records (PHR) and images
  • 24/7 access to an acclaimed network of physicians and hospitals worldwide
  • Five days in The Pavilion (transferrable)
  • Personal health care coordination services and advocacy
  • A complimentary, personalized health assessment
  • Travel medicine services
  • International aeromedical evacuation
  • Access to world-renowned Penn Veterinary Medicine services for domestic pets
For more information or to become a member, visit

Zip Car
The University of Pennsylvania has partnered with Zip Car to provide discounted short term car rentals for students, faculty, and alumni. Simply go to the Zip Car universities page and search for "University of Pennslvania" for a discounted membership.

Enterprise Car Rental
Penn alumni enjoy preferred status at Enterprise Rent-A-Car entitling you to special rates and benefits. With more than 5,000 locations in the U.S., Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, Enterprise is bound to be there when you travel. You will need to provide the codes NA17112 and UNI when making your reservation.

Pet Insurance

Get up to $20,000 annual accident and illness protection for your cats and dogs from Petplan, America’s #1 rated pet insurance provider. 15% discount available for Penn alumni. makes it easier for your readers to sort out the best course that fits their educational and career goals. It features lectures that cover a huge range of topics and have all been hand picked and carefully designed by experienced instructors throughout the world who are dedicated to helping you take the next step toward meeting your career goals. These are available to anybody, completely free of charge. Although you can’t transfer courses for credit, lecture courses are valid and vital learning tools, and may be one of the best methods of learning available. A prepared lecture from an interesting, thoughtful expert is one of the classic methods of teaching, and if that expert knows her business, you won't be bored for a moment.

Kaplan Test Prep Discount

For nearly 70 years, Kaplan, the world leader in test preparation, has helped more than 4 million students achieve their educational and career goals. Their unparalleled test preparation courses provide students with expert teachers, proven score-raising strategies, and realistic practice materials. Click on the link to find a discount for Penn alumni.

PENN Alumni receive a $10 discount off the single ticket price of any ticket, any performance. Call the box office at 215.985.0420 or on-line, use promo code pennefits.  Know 7 people? GROUPS of 8 or more save additional, call 215.985.1400 x 304 to reach the GROUPS Manager.

For more details visit the PTC website or click here.

Penn Branded TAG Heuer Watches

The prestige of TAG Heuer comes to the University of Pennsylvania. These exquisite timepieces capture the style and essence distinctive of Penn Alumni.

Computer D
Thanks to a new partnership between Penn and IBM, Penn alumni are now entitled to a substantial discount on an array of personal computer products from Lenovo, the manufacturer and distributor of IBM's ThinkPad and ThinkCentre products. A portion of your purchase price will be contributed to undergraduate grants, providing financial support to Penn students. To learn more about the partnership, visit the Lenovo online store for Penn Alumni.

Framed Penn Photos
Some of the best photographs from the University Archives — including College Hall, Ivy Stones and more — now available to you!

Replacement Diplomas
The Office of the University Secretary and the University Registrar provide diplomas, transcripts, verification of dates a student attended Penn and degrees awarded by the University. For more information, click here.

Class Rings
As a symbol of Penn tradition, the Official Ring of the University of Pennsylvania is instantly recognizable and will serve as a tangible connection for all Penn alumni- past, present, and future.

Penn Alumni Address Labels
Create your own personalized, self-adhesive return address labels-complete with the Penn Alumni logo.

Penn Alumni Podcasts
Alumni can now take advantage of Penn's full banquet of intellectual options — prominent guest speakers, faculty lectures, symposiums, sports, celebrations, and more — and enjoy their selection anytime anywhere. Visit the Penn Alumni Podcasts website for more information.

Collectible Covers

A Gazette cover reproduction is a great way to commemorate a graduation, reunion, or other special Penn occasion in your life or that of a loved one ... record how the century's major events have marked the campus ... or just preserve an unforgettable photograph or favorite piece of artwork from the magazine to enhance your home or office.

Penn Alumni Discount at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Come back to Penn and enjoy the amazing performances at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts! The Annenberg Center presents an array of world music, dance, jazz and theatre performances featuring world-class artists and companies. Penn alumni receive a 10% discount on tickets with the promo code "Pennalum". To order visit,, call 215.898.3900 or stop by the Annenberg Center Box Office.

ICA Alumni Discount
Although better-known to members of the Penn community as a venue for exhibitions of cutting-edge contemporary art, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) also publishes scholarly books on contemporary art, architecture and design. Since its founding in 1963, ICA has published more than 200 exhibition catalogs. ICA offers Penn alumni a 10% discount on all titles. For a complete list go to ICA's online shop at where you can also find out more about the benefits of membership or call 212.573.0217.

Wharton School Publishing
All Penn alumni may purchase books from Wharton School Publishing and receive a 30% discount and free shipping when you become a registered member!

Penn Press Alumni Discount
The University of Pennsylvania Press offers alumni a 30% discount on their titles. To take advantage, simply call 800-537-5487 to order and inform your Penn Press Customer Service staff member of your alumni status.

Penn Press is having its annual inventory sale! Visit for discounts of 20% to 90% on all titles. Move fast - quantities are limited!

The Penn Club
Connect with real movers and Quakers - follow the Penn tradition of becoming a member of the Penn Club. The Club offers Penn alumni continued connection to fellow alumni and the vast Ivy League network, especially in the New York metro area. Request a membership application online today

Penn Alumni Card
The PennCard has added a whole host of new benefits. Take advantage of special discounts across campus at the Penn bookstore, the Morris Arboretum, the ICA, Penne restaurant, athletic events, and much, much more. Go to the Penncard website to view full benefits and info.

The College of Liberal and Professional Studies
As a Penn alum, you have immediate access to our academic programs and courses that will advance your personal and professional goals. We invite you to consider one of our many innovative professional master’s degrees or work directly with an advisor to design your own career-enhancing post-bacc program. Our classes are available during the day and evening, and in spring, summer and fall semesters, offering flexibility to fit your schedule and course variety to fulfill your evolving academic needs. Plus, there is no application fee for Penn Alumni. We look forward to seeing you back on campus! To learn more, visit

Other Alumni Services and Resources
Penn Alumni Travel Program
The Center for Community Partnerships
Frequently Asked Questions
Graduate Student Center
Online Community
Visiting Campus