Account Services at SEAS

Please note: Passwords are highly confidential. Please do not share password information and never send your password via email or text. No legitimate system administrator would ever ask you for your password by email.

All members of the SEAS community (students, faculty, and staff) must have accounts on these two systems: Pennkey and SEAS.


Your Pennkey will serve as your campus wide online ID. Any secured Penn website that requires authentication will prompt you for your Pennkey and password. Your Pennkey is not an email account.

Pennkey is also the first computer account you'll create at Penn. When creating your Pennkey, it is extremely important to note these two points:

Pennkey requires three key pieces of information:

Additional Pennkey Details

SEAS Account

All currently active SEAS students, faculty, and staff are entitled to SEAS accounts.

SEAS accounts provide access to our mail servers, our Linux computer labs, and our virtual Windows machines from remote locations. It also provides access to a network drive that can be accessed from our Windows and Linux computer labs.

SEAS accounts have several convenient features like spam blocking, away (vacation) messages, mail forwarding, quota checking. These features can be managed via the Accounts Management website.

Create your SEAS account using your Pennkey.

What will my SEAS email address be?

Where "pennkey" is the same name you chose for your Pennkey.

When do SEAS accounts become active?

SEAS Account Expiration

SEAS accounts expire throughout the year depending upon why and when the account was created. More information about account expiration is available here.

If you have any questions about creating accounts, please contact

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