Residential Handbook
RESIDENTIAL Policies and Procedures

The Department of Residential Services and the Office of College
Houses and Academic Services collaborate to produce this handbook.

The Handbook is a reference for living on campus in Penn's
residences. It is not all-inclusive and incorporates all rules of the
University and Department, including those published in all
University, College House and Residential Services communications and

The Residential Handbook provides the policies, rules and regulations
required for living safely and productively in a Penn residential
community. Upon signing your housing application/agreement, you agree
to follow the residential policies stated in this handbook and in
other published materials produced by our departments. These policies
are designed to ensure a pleasant, safe, and equitable residential
living experience.

Communication to Residents from Residential Services and College
Houses Residential Services and College Houses and Academic Services
(CHAS) will communicate official business and important information
primarily via email, using the email address provided by you in Penn
InTouch. Please check your email account frequently for announcements
and up‐to‐date information from Residential Services, CHAS, and your
College House. Make sure that messages are not being filtered as spam
or junk mail and that your email quota is not blocking incoming
mail. Supplemental information is often posted on Residential
Services, CHAS and College House websites and announced through a
variety of ways including social media, through House staff and
through advertising, postings, and so on.