Visitor Resources


Connecting to the Internet

Go to and follow the instructions

Downloading the Penn State GlobalProtect VPN

This VPN is required for accessing PSU intranet services off-campus Go to Find ‘GlobalProtect VPN’ and download


As a Visiting Scholar, you can arrange for mail to be delivered to the mailroom in 104 Davey Lab. If you are interested in setting this up, please contact Melissa Diamanti, the facilities coordinator, at, or stop by the Physics Office in 104 Davey during normal business hours.

Department Keys

The key you receive is recorded in your name. Do not exchange or give your keys to another person. You are responsible for these keys; If they are lost or stolen, there is a $20 replacement fee per key. Please return keys to Nick or Melissa before you leave.


Air travel using Penn State funds requires the use of University-approved travel agents, which can be found at If the travel is federally funded (This includes NSF funds), a US-flagged carrier must be used when available. Please contact Nick, 321D Whitmore, with any questions.

If you plan to travel internationally, you must submit for TSN approval 30 days prior to the departure date:

We encourage the use of a purchasing card for all travel expenses. If you prefer, you may use a personal card instead. Please discuss with your PI if you are interested in using a purchasing card.

If you are claiming reimbursement, please give all travel receipts and provide the fund name or IO# that travel will be reimbursed from. Sometimes, a detailed itinerary will be required as well.

Group Meals

All Business meals require itemized receipts and charge slips. A list of attendees, and a valid business purpose for the meal must be given to Nick.

IGC Employee Resources

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