You have been assigned a PSU ID #. This number is now your primary identifier in the University system. Please use your PSU ID # next time you register for a course. Your ID will be on your registration confirmation that will arrive in the mail. Any registration questions please call 215-881-7338 or 215-881-7337.
There are several things you need to do before classes begin:
✔ Have your student ID picture taken
ThePenn State id+Card is the official University identification card and provides access to university resources. Your card includes your photo and PSU ID number.
Location and Hours: Lares Building Lobby (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by appt.) We suggest you call prior to coming out for your id to make sure someone is there. 215-881-7507
✔ Activate your computer Access Account
An Access Account is made up of a user ID and password. This account provides access to a wide range of Penn State Internet services including the on-line card catalog (LIAS), eLion, e-mail and student computing labs. This can be done in several locations listed below:
121 Sutherland (M-Th 8 a.m. -9 p.m.; F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
347 Woodland Library
Your account must be activated prior to the start of class and this must be done in person.
✔ TIP:We highly recommend that you also use the new feature that allows
you to create a security question in case you forget yourpassword. Please click here.
eLionis an interactive web-based service for students, faculty and advisers that provides access to academic records (course schedules, grades, transcripts, semester bill, address information and much more). To access e-Lion, you must have an active Penn State Access Account.
✔ Purchase any required textbooks at our bookstore: LARES BUILDING # 3 on the campus map -215-881-7415/7416 Some courses require textbooks. Please contact the bookstore or our office if you have any question about your textbooks. Bookstore hours Monday to Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm, Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
✔ PARKING INFORMATION: All students must get a parking permit 107 RYDAL BUILDING - 215-881-7422
It is required that all vehicles on campus (including courses running on Saturday} be registered and display a parking permit in the lower right hand corner of their car's rear window. If you plan on driving more than one vehicle, all of your cars need their own permits. Parking permits are FREE at Penn State Abington.
You will need your Penn State Identification number to fill this form out, that can be found at the top of your confirmation letter. You will also be asked for your PSU Email address. When you pick up your permit, you will need to show your PSU ID card. Parking permits are available from 7:30 a.m. -6:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday) in Room 107 Rydal building# 8 on the campus map.
✔ WEATHER OR CAMPUS CLOSURE EMERGENCY
Occasionally the college is obligated to cancel classes for a variety of reasons that may or may not be weather related. Closures are always determined on a case by case basis with the safety of our students, faculty and staff a top priority. When a closure does occur there are several ways the college will notify campus community including:
• The emergency telephone line - 215-881-7669 (SNOW)
• Major media outlets including KYW radio. Evening classes are cancelled when 2323 (Montgomery County) is announced.
• PSU Text Messaging - To sign up to receive a text message about a campus closure or other emergency, go to http://psualert.psu.edu/psualert/.and follow the instructions, be sure to check Abington Campus, otherwise you won't receive our local alerts.
I strongly suggest that you do this, as there have been times our campus was closed due to other issues not involving weather.
We hope your learning experience at Penn State will be a rewarding one.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.