New Student Orientation

Through academic exercises and co-curricular activities, Arcadia’s New Student Orientation programs will help you acclimate to the University community, get to know your classmates, and meet staff who will advise and support you throughout your transition.

Starting in August

First-year and new transfer students starting in the fall semester must attend both Summer and Fall Orientation. Participating in both programs ensures that your questions are answered, your enrollment requirements are met, and your first days on campus are fun and informative.

During Arcadia's required Summer Orientation, you’ll select courses, complete placement exams, and participate in activities that introduce you to the University community.

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Summer Orientation

During Arcadia's required Summer Orientation, you’ll select courses, complete placement exams, and participate in activities that introduce you to the University community.

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Before the fall semester begins, members of the Arcadia community will help you move in, meet classmates, adjust to campus life, and explore the city.

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Fall Orientation

Before the fall semester begins, members of the Arcadia community will help you move in, meet classmates, adjust to campus life, and explore the city.

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Starting in January

Full-time students starting in the spring participate in a one-day orientation program to take placement exams, register for classes, and learn more about Arcadia’s academic programs and campus life.

 

Spring Orientation

If you're a new part-time student, contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies at 215-572-4045 for more information.

New Student Orientation

Resources

There's more information (and required forms to complete) on the Next Steps for New Students! In the meantime, below are a few campus resources you'll hear about at orientation:

Summer Orientation
Fall Orientation

Questions?

Engagement & New Student Programs
orientation@arcadia.edu
215-517-2481

New part-time students should contact the Undergraduate Studies Office at 215-572-4045 for more information.