Class Email List Service

Each semester the university creates email mailing lists for each class offered. These lists are intended to be a tool for stimulating discussion and communication among students in a class and wth you, the instructor. If you, or anyone in the class, sends a message to the email address for the class, the message is sent on to each person on the list. You can add an administrative assistant to the list to help with communications if needed.


The form is course id, hyphen, section number, hyphen, term  Use 'a' for Spring term, 'b' for Summer term, and 'c' for the Fall term. So '14a' is Spring 2014. 

The classlist is only active if the instructor has an email account that is registered in the Penn Online Directory.

You can check your directory entry here.

If you're not in the directory or need to fix an error in your listing, faculty/staff can add/edit themselves in the directory here (click on Update directory listings).

To use this service you need a PennKey and password. If you are a new faculty member and don't have a PennKey, contact the help desk for help with this, or follow the steps described on the PennKey website.

To read about the service go to

To manage your lists go to and click on Classlist Service Request Menu (PennKey required)

You can then review the names and email addresses of those on your classlists, add or delete people, and list all courses set up for you.