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Signing into a High Rise? Please Have Your Penn Card and a Blood Sample out and Ready


Photos (with edits) from Adam First / Daily Pennsylvanian; Wikimedia / CC0; Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0; Wikimedia / CC0 1.0

Interested in bringing a guest into this magnificent building? Great, we love company, as long as they’re quiet, kind, considerate, and don’t eat or breath or anything silly like that. 

Alright, so let’s get this process started. Can I see a source of ID? No, a middle school yearbook photo doesn’t count. High school would be alright, but you have your Penn card, so that will suffice. What’s your room number? And remind me what your major is? If you haven’t declared yet, then I just need you to place your thumb and index finger on this ink pad here. 

Has your guest every been to Six Flags Magic Mountain? That makes a difference in which tiny piece of paper I give them to put in a basket literally seven feet away. Oh wait, it’s a Tuesday before 2 P.M.? Then I’m going to need your mother’s maiden name as well.  

Ok, now you and your guest should be good to go. But if your guest steps through those crystal clear gates even once then we will have to start this whole process all over again.