Fall Undergraduate Open Houses

Spend The Day With Us

November 17

  • Meet faculty and discuss academic programs. 
  • Tour campus and talk to students about athletics, clubs, and campus life. 
  • Learn about merit scholarships and financial aid. 
  • Find out why we are ranked #1 for study abroad. 
  • Enter our Scholarship Essay Contest.

Scholarship Essay Contest

A total of $5,000 in scholarships will be awarded during each open house. To enter, bring a composed essay with you (no more than two typed pages, double-spaced) on this topic:  Choose a foreign country that you would like to visit and explain why you find that country so appealing.  Submit your essay during the morning registration in Kuch Center.  Be sure to include your name and high school on your essay. You need not have applied nor been admitted to enter the essay contest.

Coming from a Long Distance?

If you are traveling to the Glenside campus from more than 250 miles away, you might be eligible for the Arcadia University Campus Visit Grant. We know the importance of a campus visit in the college search, and we understand the challenges associated with the costs of traveling from a distance. Learn more about the Campus Visit Grant.

Acting Auditions and Portfolio Review

Students interested in auditioning for the B.F.A. in Acting or concentration in Musical Theater should schedule an audition appointment time prior to the Open House.  Students interested in Acting must come prepared with two memorized monologues from a published play with a combined time of no more than three minutes.  Students interested in Musical Theater must come prepared with approximately 32 bars of a piece taken from the musical theatre canon and one monologue from a published play.  Click here to review additional information about the audition before you attend the open house. 

Students interested in a B.A. or B.F.A in Art and Design major should schedule a portfolio review time prior to the Open House.  Learn more about the Portfolio requirements.    

Open House Schedule

Select the sessions that are of the most interest to you. After Registration and the Welcome, you and your family can attend sessions together or split up to maximize your time on campus.  You can attend as many (or as few) sessions as you would like.

8:45 Registration in Grey Towers Castle

Welcome and Introductory Remarks 

• Hand in your essay for the Essay Contest

9:45 Academic Sessions (Only offered at this time)
10:40–1:00 Lunch. Please attend when convenient for your schedule.
Campus Resource Fair. Please attend when convenient for your schedule.
Tour Esports Arena
Pick up your Arcadia T-Shirt.
 Campus and Art Tours (50 minutes each) 
10:40–11:20 Admissions
Internships and Career Preparation
Secondary Education
Student Life
Study Abroad

Pre-Professional (Graduate) Programs
11:30–12:10 Admissions
Honors Program
Student Life
Study Abroad 
Transfer Students
12:15–12:55 Admissions
Financial Aid
Honors Program
FYSAE (First Year Study Abroad Experience)
Student Life
Study Abroad
1:00–1:40 Admissions
FYSAE (First Year Study Abroad Experience)