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Spring 2022 Semester Update

Return Testing, Vaccinations, Campus Facilities

Since January 2020, Arcadia’s COVID response teams, including public health experts and University leadership across departments, have made it a priority to facilitate a safe and healthy living, learning, and working environment for Arcadia community members. The cross-collaborative efforts include our preparedness, flexibility, and decision-making processes. As we progress through the spring 2022 semester, Arcadia looks forward to building on our successes and continuing to provide a rewarding and fulfilling experience for all University community members.

Become a Knight

We've made it easy to apply. Get started by completing your Common App or Coalition for College Application. Then, you choose—SAT/ACT scores and essays are optional. Unofficial transcripts are permitted, and you can self-report your grades.

Jan. 16 to Feb. 28

Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Arcadia University celebrates MLK Day 2022 with a variety of campus and community events featuring students, alumni, faculty, staff, and civic leaders.

Featured Events

Through Feb. 28: Food Drive for Food and Wellness Network

Thursday, Jan. 20: Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? Voices of Reflection

Join us as the Arcadia community reflects on the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hosted by Oshane Mendez ’24, Black Awareness Society President. 

  • Lift Every Voice and Sing, Charles L. McNeil, Jr.
  • Opening Remarks and Reflection from President Ajay Nair
  • Reflections from the Arcadia Community
  • Spoken Word by Daijah Patton ’22
  • Main Speaker: Rev. Victor Gimenez ’93 Alumni, Pastor, Advocate, Educational Specialist, Husband, Father

6-7 p.m. Join at the MLK Celebration link.

Tuesday, Jan. 25: Social Action and Justice Education Power Conversation: “The Architect of a Protest: More Than a March.”


Because Arcadia

Student Life at Arcadia

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

"It’s been a huge blessing to be a part of something so special in Arcadia history, and I know this is just the beginning. So much can be achieved based on your training, decisions, and mindset." - Micah Gordley '24

Making History, One Step at a Time

"I didn't think I would be in as many clubs as I was in high school—much less did I think in my freshman year, I would be co-president of a brand new club at Arcadia." - Catherine Portelli '25

Bake It ’Til You Make It

Sabine Costa '23 explores Philadelphia food culture in Jenkintown, Chestnut Hill, and more.

Vlog: Restaurants Around Arcadia

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.


Top Ranked for Study Abroad Participation

The 2021 Open Doors Report ranked Arcadia among the top colleges 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

Over the past 11 years, Gateway to Success has provided college access and academic support to nearly 500 participants who might not otherwise get such a chance.

Gateway to Success: Arcadia's Commitment to a Historic Legacy

Twenty years after Weber’s graduation from Beaver College, a long-awaited opportunity arose. With their children’s college tuition covered and a financial surplus from the pistachio business, the Webers were ready to demonstrate their gratitude for Beaver College in a meaningfully charitable way.

Walter Weber ’91: Gratitude in a Nutshell

Upcoming Events


Prospective Student

MFA in Creative Writing ONLINE Information Session

Prospective Student

MFA in Creative Writing ONLINE Information Session

January 27, 2022

7:00pm to 8:00pm


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Prospective Student

MFA in Creative Writing ONLINE Information Session

Prospective Student

MFA in Creative Writing ONLINE Information Session

February 16, 2022

7:00pm to 8:00pm


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