The Pennbook is a collection of policies that relate to student life at the University of Pennsylvania. These policies govern academic activities such as grading and exams, provide guidance on the use of campus resources, and explain expectations for membership in the university community.
The two most important policies in the Pennbook are the Code of Student Conduct and the Code of Academic Integrity. These two policies outline the general responsibilities of being a student at Penn. All students are expected to have read and understood both policies before coming to campus.
If you have a specific question, then you can use the search function at the top of this page or the subject menus to the left of this page to find a pertinent policy.
For example, if your question is What should I do if I have two final exams scheduled for the same time? then you may find policies answering your question by entering “exam” in the search box at the top of this page, or by clicking the heading Academics to the left. Both will lead you to Rules Governing Final Exams, which will answer your question.
In addition to the policies themselves, you will find helpful links where you can learn more on the right-side menu on each policy page. There you will also find a pdf of each policy for convenient printing. This online version of the Pennbook replaces all previous versions of the Pennbook. Should you wish to print the entire collection of policies, please use the link below.
A link to a PDF of all policies in the Pennbook will be available in September 2013.
In addition to the Pennbook, students should be familiar with the policies and rules in their school and academic program. Consult the our page of Policies and Handbooks or contact your school or academic program for more information.
The University reserves the right to amend, modify, or rescind any policy and to create new policies at its sole discretion.