All matriculating students must create a PennKey and a LawKey. Your PennKey is your login which is required to access many critical electronic services at the University, including WiFi, Canvas, and financial, health and library systems.
Your LawKey is required for accessing your Penn email account.
Students who have made a tuition deposit will receive an email from the University with a PennKey Setup Code and instructions on creation of a PennKey. Emails will be sent in the first week of May to those incoming students who have submitted both their Commitment to Matriculate form AND their tuition deposits. Thereafter, emails will be sent to incoming students within one week of receipt of the Commitment to Matriculate form and the tuition deposit.
Your Setup Code will be sent to the email address you used in your Penn Law application, unless you updated it through later correspondence.
It is important that you follow the instructions in this email. If you do not see this email in your inbox, check your spam or junk folders.
The PennKey username that you select will also be used for your email account PennKeyUsername@pennlaw.upenn.edu (or PennKeyUsername@penncareylaw.upenn.edu for students entering JD ’25 and later)
Configure AirPennNet wireless internet on your laptop.
Add the Network Print Queue (Mac or Windows) to your laptop.
Frequently Asked Questions
All incoming students will receive a full Office 365 email account. New students will receive an email in late May/June (after activating your PennKey) with instructions for activating your LawKey and email account (more information). Please be sure to read the email overview page for details on your account, how to login, setup mail forwarding, etc.
If you have your set up code, PennKey registration is an easy process:
Log in to the PennKey application and follow the prompts to register your PennKey and password.
Once you’ve registered your PennKey and password, you can test it.
You may be able to solve the problem yourself after reviewing descriptions of several common registration errors on the PennKey website.
Unfortunately, Penn does not allow students to choose their system login beyond the list presented in the PennKey Web application. Often these are undesirable, since all the “good” ones are taken. Consider that these must be unique forever, across all students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Few of us get login names that seem ideal.
Note: The PennKey username that you select will also be used for your email account PennKeyUsername@pennlaw.upenn.edu (or PennKeyUsername@penncareylaw.upenn.edu for students entering JD ’25 and later)
Parking permits begin September 1st. They do not sell out ahead of time, so there is no hurry to get yours. If you wish to have a permit for this summer, you can go to the Penn Parking office and pay by credit card; you do not need a PennID or PennKey.
To keep this page simple we have kept most of the PennKey related questions on the PennKey FAQ page.