The Office of Marketing and Communications maintains relations with the press and media on behalf of the University, circulating and disseminating information internally and externally while closely monitoring Arcadia’s presence in the world.
MarCom publishes news daily to arcadia.edu/news. News is delivered via a University newsletter to campus community members weekly during the academic year. News also is promoted on Arcadia’s social media platforms and through digital signage. Select in-depth stories are produced for Arcadia, the University’s biannual magazine.
MarCom is the primary press and media relations office on campus. The Communications Team works closely with news media and other external media outlets on publicizing Arcadia news and events; connecting faculty, staff, students, and other campus members with media outlets, when appropriate; and responding to media requests.
MarCom promotes faculty and staff expertise, scholarship, and research and works with faculty and academic deans in updating the Experts Guide. Information in the Guide is used to connect faculty with journalists searching for experts and to proactively pitch faculty and staff experts to media outlets for anticipated news stories.
Arcadia University maintains a presence on various social media sites, publishing relevant news, photos, videos, stories, and emergency communications to the community. The Arcadia University Facebook page has over 10,000 subscribers, including alumni, faculty, staff, parents, media, and current and prospective students worldwide.
Arcadia University maintains a presence on various social media sites:
Our office coordinates and promotes major University events, such as Commencement, Honors Convocation, and special community events sponsored or supported by the University. More about event planning and publicity.
Crisis Communications and Contacts
- Dan DiPrinzio, Director of Communications 215-439-3338
Arcadia disseminates information during a crisis via:
- The Emergency Information site is in the Arcadia Active Alerts box, through Arcadia e-mail, on the Arcadia.edu homepage, and MyArcadia Main Page (password-protected portal).
- SendWordNow Emergency Notification System — Arcadia students and University employees may receive information (emergencies and closings) by text and/or phone message through Arcadia’s Emergency Notification System, SendWordNow.
- Social media channels of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter when appropriate.