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1,853 Minutes of Giving

UKnightedTuesday 2021

6 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30 through 12:53 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1

Join the entire Arcadia community of alumni, faculty, staff, friends, students, and donors as we UKnight to make a difference for Arcadia and our students. With exciting giving challenges, special programming, and plenty of Arcadia spirit, we'll charge towards another record-setting year of support for Arcadia University.

Learn more about giving and our UKnighted Community.

UKnight, Engage, and Celebrate!

From start to finish, you can celebrate all that you love about Arcadia during every minute of our 1,853 minutes of giving.

Because Arcadia

Student Life at Arcadia

Our award-winning student blog, Because Arcadia, will help you prepare for and enhance your time at Arcadia.

"I was able to interact with so many bright and talented PhD students, and I’m grateful they gave me so much of their time and energy to assist me during my short stay. My project itself had inspired me to consider research as a potential career." - Alex Chin '22

Summer STEM Research: Creating Opportunity During COVID

"As the weeks went on, I picked up techniques to avoid overblending. My already refined skills of how to perceive lights, shadows, and depth took over, and now I am becoming grounded as an oil painter." - Micah Gordley '24

The Art of Patience in Painting

"Arcadia’s acceptance of students with disabilities and their willingness to accommodate our needs is unmatched." - Taylor Wesner '24

ESAs on Campus: Cats Can Be Knights, Too

National Rankings

Named Among the Best

Ranked Best in the Northeast

The Princeton Review has named Arcadia among the "Best in the Northeast" for seven consecutive years.


Ranked #1 for Study Abroad Participation

The Institute of International Education ranked Arcadia #1 in the nation for study abroad participation.

Ranked Top Regionally, Nationally for Study Abroad

Arcadia University ranked among the top Regional Universities in the North category, as well as 8th nationally (and 1st in PA) in the Programs to Look For: Study Abroad category.

Featured News

Campus & Community Highlights

The article discusses Arcadia's JEDI and anti-Black Racism Initiatives; how the University's efforts to combat anti-Black racism fall into three categories: personal, professional, and institutional; and that "racial justice for African Americans will translate into a more-just society for all."

Arcadia's ABRI Efforts Featured in Nov. 9 Chronicle of Higher Education

In 2012, Dr. Paul Velazco, now a visiting professor of Biology at Arcadia, made an extraordinary discovery while in a desert in Northern Peru on a postdoctoral research expedition for the American Museum of Natural History.

Dr. Velazco Discovers Species of Bat in Northern Peru Connected to Ancient Moche Culture

Visual and Performance Arts professors Abbey Ryan '03, David Guinn, Maryann Worrell '05, and Krista Profitt '11 have been named winners of the 2021 award for their work on the Arcadia Public Art Project (APAP).

Four Receive Dr. Finbarr O'Connor Prize for Shifting the Paradigm for Public Art Project

Message from President Ajay Nair

COVID Vaccine Requirement Update

As many of us have come to appreciate, a fully immersed, in-person semester at Arcadia University is a gratifying educational experience. Each of us—student, faculty, staff—has a role in facilitating this experience, which can only occur with a healthy and safe University community. This is why we will not and cannot compromise on protecting our University community members. 

Information on the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant is changing rapidly. There has been an increase in the transmission of the Delta variant in our region. The neighboring City of Philadelphia has mandated vaccinations for all students, faculty, and staff at higher education institutions. In light of this increase and mandate, Arcadia has updated our interim vaccination policy and accelerated the timeline of our vaccine requirement. 

Anyone unvaccinated after Oct. 1 is required to continue with weekly surveillance testing. Those who have not been granted an exemption from the Interim COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, or who do not participate in surveillance testing or other mitigation measures where required, may face the possibility of restricted access and potentially disciplinary action. 

Upcoming Events


Prospective Student

MA in Counseling Online Information Session

Prospective Student

MA in Counseling Online Information Session

December 6, 2021

4:00pm to 5:00pm


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