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Oct. 17 and Nov. 13

Join Us for an Open House

Hear from our student ambassadors, meet with faculty to learn more about academic programs, find out why we're nationally ranked in study abroad, and tour our Glenside campus. You can even receive an on-the-spot admissions decision.

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Celebrating 20 Years as Arcadia University

Homecoming and Family Weekend

On Oct. 8 and 9, Knight pride will ignite on campus as the University community—including alumni and families—join Arcadia students to celebrate Arcadia’s unrivaled educational experiences.

We're making our own traditions.

Registration is now open for our brand new Homecoming & Family Weekend—Arcadia style. Alumni, faculty, staff, students, and families, are invited to register to join us for a weekend full of festivities as you share in your pride for the Scarlet and Grey.

Featured Events:

  • Fired Up! Block Party – Friday, Oct. 8, 7 to 9 p.m. on Haber Green
  • State of the U: Arcadia & Presidential Update – Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 to 9:30 a.m., Virtual Event
  • Volunteers in Partnership Summit Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Virtual Event
  • ArcadiaFest & Fireworks – Saturday, Oct. 9, 3 to 6 p.m. on Haber Green. Fireworks at 8:45 p.m.

Celebrating Our Growth and Legacy

With a reputation for academic excellence and international education, Beaver College's plan to become a university became a reality in 2001. Learn more about 20 years as Arcadia University.

 

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. 

Effective immediately, Arcadia expects all University community members who do not have approved exemptions to receive their full vaccine dosage by Oct. 1, 2021. 

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)

Sept. 30 - Oct. 3

Arcadia Exhibitions Brings Sun & Sea to the Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Arcadia Exhibitions at Arcadia University is pleased to announce its presentation of Sun & Sea as part of the 2021 Philadelphia Fringe Festival and the second venue of the US Tour of this celebrated opera-performance. Blurring the lines between music, theater, poetry, and visual art, the work will run from September 30-October 3. 
The current U.S. Tour includes stops in Brooklyn, New York (Brooklyn Academy of Music, September 15-26), Philadelphia (Arcadia Exhibitions as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival September 30-October 3), the Momentary (Crystal Bridges, Bentonville, Arkansas, October 6-9), and the University of California, Los Angeles (October 14-16) in collaboration with the Hammer, the Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the Center for the Art of Performance (CAP). 

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Major support for Sun & Sea has been provided to Arcadia Exhibitions by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from Arcadia University.

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

Tote bags packed by Honors students in the Color of Poverty course arrived at the School for the Deaf in Ghana, continuing a relationship that began 10 years ago with a service trip.

Honors Course Sends Art Supplies to Ghana

What do members of the Class of 2021 have planned for after Commencement? What do they wish they knew as first-year students? Find out in the Class of 2021 Q&A.

Q&A with the Class of 2021

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

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Oct

Prospective Student

MFA in Creative Writing ONLINE Information Session

Prospective Student

MFA in Creative Writing ONLINE Information Session

October 5, 2021

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Online

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17
Oct

Prospective Student

Fall Open House

Prospective Student

Fall Open House

October 17, 2021

12:30pm to 5:00pm

450 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038

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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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