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Introduction to the Pennbook

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.

Other Policy Handbooks

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.

If you live on campus, consult the Residential Occupancy Agreement and the Residential Handbook for the policies, rules, and regulations that govern living in Penn’s residential community.

For policies governing faculty, please consult the Penn Faculty Handbook. For those governing Penn employees, see the Human Resources Policy Manual.


The University reserves the right to amend, modify, or rescind any policy and to create new policies at its sole discretion.