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STEM, Pre-Physical Therapy, and Pre-Physician Assistant – Tuesday, Nov. 2

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General Fall Open House – Saturday, Nov. 13

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Business, Education, Arts, and Humanities – Friday, Nov. 19

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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. 

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 a bit worried since I had no experience with metal whatsoever, so I asked my Honors mentor for help. It’s been one of the best choices that I’ve made at Arcadia." - Areiana Edwards '24

An Art Class for Anyone

"Now, at the end of my first college track season, I can say with absolute certainty that I made the right choice. Though our team is small, it has made us all the more closer." - Micah Gordley '24

From the Ground Up

"Something I think students miss the most from traveling abroad is not just the amazing opportunity and experience, but also immersing ourselves in the different types of foods and culture there." - Daijah Patton '22

Eating Around the World (in Glenside)

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.

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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

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

Arcadia Again Exceeds Philanthropic Targets

With support, Arcadia University exceeded its philanthropic targets for a second year—doubling its achievement since fiscal year 2019. University Advancement also earned its second Gold award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Surpassing the Target

With support from the entire community, Arcadia University exceeded its philanthropic targets for a second year—doubling its achievement since fiscal year 2019.

Gold for UKnighted Tuesday

The Division of University Advancement received Gold recognition in the category of Fundraising Flash Campaigns for UKnightedTuesday from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Case District II Gold badge

Gold for Jones Poundstone Society

Earlier this year, the Division of University Advancement earned Gold and Bronze from CASE relating to the Jones Poundstone Society.


Upcoming Events

02
Nov

Prospective Student

STEM Open House

Prospective Student

STEM Open House

November 2, 2021

2:00pm to 6:00pm


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09
Nov

Prospective Student

Educational Leadership ONLINE Information Session

Prospective Student

Educational Leadership ONLINE Information Session

November 9, 2021

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Online

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10
Nov

Prospective Student

MFA in Creative Writing ONLINE Information Session

Prospective Student

MFA in Creative Writing ONLINE Information Session

November 10, 2021

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Online

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13
Nov

Prospective Student

Fall Open House

Prospective Student

Fall Open House

November 13, 2021

12:30pm to 5:00pm

450 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038

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