Pennsic University

Pennsic University
Teacher Registration is now OPEN 
>>>Deadline to get your classes into the On-Site book is May 1<<<
Please be sure to register as soon as you can to teach classes at pennsic University this year!

Greetings unto the scholars and students of the Known World! We of Pennsic University are looking forward to helping you learn.

The vast array of class subjects and teachers should fuel anyone's search for knowledge, and it is our joy to bring this to you.

We hope that you all will spread this learning throughout the Known World, and come back each year enriched and ready to share even more!

On this page:

Pennsic University News

Teachers Contact Information for Pennsic 41 Classes




Pennsic 43 University Contacts


  Visit the University's Facebook page for info and updates about this year's classes!

Pennsic 43 University News

Teacher Registration for Pennsic 43's University classes is now OPEN

Deadline for getting your classes into the On-Site book is May 1

Please register to teach by following this link to our "thing" registration application at Pennsic University Teacher Registration
NOTICE: Artizans Row is moving! 
This year it will be in "Tumbelhome Square", next to the Great Hall, across from the European Dance Tent
Artisans Row will NOT be in the University tents on St Lily's Commons.
This year we have made further improvements to the already awesome "thing" registration system
the "Thing" allows you to regiuster as a teacher and and enter, update and even delete your classes directly.
This year your can reuse most of the information from last year, including your teacher profiles and any classes you taught last year that you want to teach again.

Thank you to Griffin de Willingham for his work making the new registration system!

Pennsic University Teachers Contact Information

Contact the Registrar or the University Point Coordinator by email on our Facebook page to get the contact information for a teacher or for a class you have taken or are interested in having taught again.

Pennsic University Class Listings

The schedule of classes will be included in the Pennsic site book. However, the book goes to press several weeks before War starts.

Up-to-date class listings will be available at the Pennsic University Registration site.
THe Classes regfistration site, Thing ("thank you, thing") is Portable device friendly, and you can access your class information on iPads/iPhones and Other "smart" devices.
as with last year you are able to use th thing, even if you are not a teacher, to follow the classes you want to take and add them to your personal schedule at the Class listing site at thing.

Feedback is welcome and appreciated to
If you have any issues using "Thing" or any bugs or Kudos you wish to pass on to development, then please report them at

Information For Teachers

Teacher Registration and Deadlines

Registration is now open.
Registrations for new classes will continue to be accepted, as in the past, all the way through Pennsic.
However, if you want your classes to go into the On-Site book, you will need to have your classes registered by May 1!!! 

If you have questions about teaching a class or about the on-line Teacher Registration, you may contact the Registrar, TH Lady Artimisia Lacebrayder via e-mail or telephone (please, no calls after 10 pm). She will be happy to answer any questions, but all requests to teach must be submitted in writing.

Thank you again for volunteering to share your knowledge and your passion for the arts and sciences with the Pennsic populace.

Registered teachers

After you arrive at Pennsic, please check in at University Point at your earliest convenience.

University Point will be opening on Tuesday, July 29 and will be open every day of War from 9 am to 4 pm. University Point closes for business at noon on Thursday, Aug 8.
Come by to let us know you are on-site and ready to teach, and to pick up your teacher tokens.

If your class will be held in a private camp, merchant tent, or other location, please provide University Point with detailed directions to your camp from the Point.

Teachers are not required nor expected to check IDs or ages of anyone attending their classes. We trust that parents will use good judgement in sending their children to appropriate classes; and that the teachers will use good judgement and inform the responsible adult with any youth if material in the class is unsuitable for minors.

Pennsic University Teacher FAQs

General Questions

• Can the University make copies for me? 
• Do I have to reregister like last year? 
• Can I reuse last years class information if I want to teach it again? 
• Can I use electrical equipment? 
• Does the University have teaching equipment? 
• Do you really mean "No Limits" when it comes to class size?
• How much can I charge? 
• Will I be reimbursed for expenses or receive an honorarium?
• How can I schedule multiple sessions of a class at different dates and times?

Class Registration Issues

• My class listing has an error 
• I need a different slot for my class
• Why didn't I get the number of classes I requested?
• I had trouble using the registration form.    
• How should I write my class description? 

University Policies

Topics: Classes taught in the Pennsic University can be on a wide variety of subjects, but most should deal with the time period and the interests of the Society for Creative Anachronism – specifically the Medieval and Renaissance periods and the peoples and cultures those periods encompass. The exceptions are those classes which cover specific aspects of our Society – its background, history, administration, and culture/traditions. Topics involving fantasy worlds, science fiction or fandom are not appropriate for classes at the Pennsic War.

Teachers are allowed to limit the number of handouts or kits available. Additional students may audit the class, unless this is a safety issue.

Only classes officially registered with the Pennsic University and following the University rules and regulations, are posted in the Pennsic University schedule.

No classes specifically for minors offered through the University or Youth Point will be permitted in private camps or merchant booths.

Please be courteous and limit your actual class run time to 50-55 minutes so class changeover will not eat into the time of the class which follows yours. For 2-hour classes, please limit your actual run time to 110-115 minutes.

Tent Use Policy

Pennsic Universty tents may only be used for classes and functions approved in advance by the Chancellor or Registrar.
You may not hold parties or private functions without permission.
Use of heating sources or water MUST be preapproved and take place in the designated tents.For the complete policy please refer to Tent Use Policy

For Students For Students

Attending Classes

There are no advance sign-ups for classes; just show up at the right time and location. The earlier you arrive, the better your chances for seating and handouts/materials (if available).

Class Schedules

The class schedule will be included in your Pennsic Site Book, and will also be available on-line prior to Pennsic. We will continue to update the on-line schedule even after the publication deadline for the book.

Class additions and cancellations also take place during Pennsic; these will be printed in the Pennsic Independent newspaper, and will be posted each day at University Point.

Come to University Point (formerly A&S Point) for help in finding times and locations of classes, or directions to classes held at other locations around Pennsic. We are located between the Motor Pool and Artisans' Row on St. Lawrence Way in the Pennsic University block.


  • Minors are welcome to attend Pennsic University classes.
  • Children under 12 may attend classes in the regular University tents when accompanied by a responsible adult appointed by their parent or legal guardian who stays with them during the class.
  • Any minor who wishes to attend a University class in a private encampment or in a merchant booth must be accompanied by a responsible adult who stays with them during the class.
  • Unruly or disruptive youth will be asked to leave the class as per Society Seneschal Handbook Policy.
  • Classes specifically geared for minors are handled through Youth Point and will adhere to all relevant policies for youth activities.

Class Locations

Pennsic University activities take place in several locations:
  • University Square (St Lily's Comnmons)
        University class tents 1 - 13 (see map)
  • Dragon Trace Tents (on the road next to the lost and Found tent)
        University class tents 14 - 15 (see map)
  • TumbleHome Square (next to the Great Hall, accross from the European Dance Tent
        University Tents 16 and 17, ARTISANS ROW (see map)
  •  Dance Pavilion, Games' Tent (see map)
  • Main Battlefield, Tourney Fields (east side of the Battlefield), Archery Range, Thrown Weapons Range (see map)
  • College of Performing Arts, Amphitheater - behind the merchants on the Great Middle Hwy (see map)
  • Youth Point, Heralds' Point (next to Playground); (see map)
  • Middle Eastern Pavilion - east side of the Great Middle Hwy, on the hill (see map)
  • Ζthelmearc Scribal Pavilion, Private Camps, Merchant Booths: directions available at University Point

Volunteers Needed!

We strongly encourage volunteers to become part of the Pennsic University team. We have lots of work to do before and during Pennsic, and many hands make light(er) work.

Shifts: 2 hour shifts, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, August 1st through 9th. On August 10th, shifts run from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Positions: Five people are needed for each shift:

University Point desk staff - 2 per shift, to answer questions and assist students in finding classes.

Pennsic University Ambassadors - 2 per shift, to rove around the University area providing directions, along with some other duties around the University.

University Point Shift Supervisor -  1 per shift, to answer questions and man the database.

All postions will be competely documented with easy to use reference cards, so you dont need any special knowlege, except the knowlege that we will think you are awesome!

More information on the Volunteer opportunities to come! 

Pennsic 43 University Contacts

Chancellor of the Pennsic University

Capt Elias Gedney

Pennsic University Registrar (Class Scheduler)

TH Lady Artimisia Lacebrayder

Pennsic University Point Coordinator

Mistress Ciara McRobbie
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