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10/26/21 12:28am
Water from the sprinkler leaked into multiple dorms early Wednesday morning, with the fifth floor — where the sprinkler turned on — facing the brunt of the damage.
10/25/21 12:51am
The drill is an opportunity for MERT to work with outside organizations and prepare for medical emergencies that could occur on campus.
10/22/21 1:11am
Family Weekend will include both live and asynchronous Zoom webinars and BlueJeans conferences with speakers from the University.
10/20/21 11:34pm
Many students who chose to defer enrollment at Penn said they made the decision to avoid taking classes online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
10/20/21 11:15pm
The donation will contribute to a new testing location scheduled to open in the fall of 2022 for students who need accommodations.
10/20/21 1:13am
About 50 students from a variety of local universities — including Penn, Drexel University, and the University of Delaware — attended the virtual event. 
10/19/21 4:30pm
The University requires that all vaccinated students receive at least one COVID-19 test every two weeks, and if they fail to do so, they will receive a red PennOpen Pass until they test negative.
10/18/21 9:29pm
The library — a “quiet space” known for its architecture — is expanding its hours to remain open until midnight on Sundays through Thursdays.
10/18/21 1:01am
Students say their piling homework deadlines and exams — due the week immediately after Penn's four-day fall break from Oct. 14 to Oct. 17 — have prevented them from de-stressing and spending time with their loved ones.
10/18/21 12:27am
The flu clinic — which ran from Oct. 4 through Oct. 8 — was held in Gimbel Gymnasium in Pottruck Health and Fitness Center. 
10/13/21 11:17pm
The University also reported that 97% of faculty and staff and 96% of all students, both graduate and undergraduate, are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
10/12/21 12:04am
Penn has the fewest days off of all the Ivy League schools with a fall break of only four days including the weekend.
10/11/21 10:57pm
Starting Sept. 13, the GIC began to offer weekly opportunities to pick up a bag of produce at the center’s location on 37th and Chestnut streets behind Pottruck Health and Fitness Center. 
10/11/21 1:07am
Perelman School of Medicine second year Andrew Siaw-Asamoah and College junior Cristle Ike received funding from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to pursue pediatric oncology research alongside a mentor. 
10/11/21 12:47am
The Marriage Pact system is currently at 55 different schools, including Stanford University, Princeton University, Yale University, and Duke University, and has facilitated 68,192 matches.
10/11/21 12:12am
The Daily Pennsylvanian interviewed the 6B leaders about their priorities and ambitions for the fall semester, especially as the groups transition to in-person activities during COVID-19.
10/07/21 1:57am
From Old City to the Gayborhood, College Houses are giving students the opportunity to explore different parts of Philadelphia with their hallmates during their first in-person semester at Penn.
10/05/21 9:56pm
Penn's Information Systems and Computing has "identified vendor software bugs that have been impacting performance" and is tentatively planning to upgrade to a newer version of the vendor software over fall break.
10/05/21 9:08pm
Class Board 2022 announced on Sept. 29 that Hey Day for the Class of 2022 would take place on Wednesday, Oct. 13 during class hours.
10/04/21 11:21pm
This year, the Penn fellows will work towards campus-wide initiatives pertaining to sustainability, educational access, food insecurity, equitable vaccine distribution, and immigrant rights, among others.