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Art Gallery

Arcadia Exhibitions 

215-572-2131

Arcadia Exhibitions Website

 

Arcadia Exhibitions organizes programming for four distinct gallery spaces on campus throughout the calendar year. Its goal is to provide a broad-based community constituency with a stimulating roster of individual and thematic exhibitions of contemporary art ranging in scope and stature from the regional to the international. 

Public lectures, panel discussions, gallery tours, and receptions generate vital contexts for each exhibition while also serving as a forum to encourage dialogue among artists, educators, students, and the general public about contemporary art and its socio-cultural relevance. 

The Gallery Spaces

The Spruance Gallery, a 1,100-square-foot facility housed within an 1892 power station designed by Horace Trumbauer, is a nationally recognized venue for contemporary art in the greater Philadelphia area. Since 1985, this space has provided the region with a stimulating roster of individual and thematic exhibitions, which often travel to other venues and are occasionally accompanied by publications.

The Harrison and Rosedale Galleries host exhibitions that typically focus on the creative, intellectual and cross-disciplinary endeavors of the greater University community, including work by students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as with other academic institutions, both local and international. Located in the University Commons, these venues are home to such events as the Juried Student Biennial, the Alumni Spotlight Exhibition and the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) Juried Student Art Exhibition, which highlights the art of local high school students.

The Judith Taylor Gallery, located in the Landman Library, is a space dedicated to hosting exhibitions organized and created by students, either individually, in groups, or as part of a class. Any student currently enrolled in a university art course may sign out the space to present their own work, or to curate an exhibition of the work of others. For more information, contact exhibitions coordinator Matthew Borgen at 215-572-2629.

Additionally, students have the opportunity to become involved with Arcadia Exhibitions through Arcadia University’s work-study program as well as by enrolling in courses offered through the Department of Art and Design’s minor in Arts Entrepreneurship and Curatorial Studies. 

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Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program

215-572-2629

Consisting of three exhibition spaces located in the University Commons and the Landman Library, the ARC Exhibition Program presents exhibitions focusing on the creative and intellectual endeavors of the greater University community, including work by students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

The Harrison and Rosedale Galleries focus on exhibitions that present cross-disciplinary efforts between the campus art community and other university departments, as well as with other academic institutions, both local and international.

The Judith Taylor Gallery in the Landman Library presents exhibitions generated by Arcadia students.

Activities sponsored by the ARC Exhibition Program include artist lectures, panel discussions, gallery talks, and live performances. For more information, call 215-572-2629.

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Copy Machine

Print Shop
Dining Complex, Ground Floor
215-572-2164
Web Site

Student clubs and organizations should use the copy machine in the Office of Student Engagement in the Commons. Clubs and organizations requiring more than 100 copies of any material are requested to use the Print Shop on campus.

Two coin-operated copy machines are available on campus. A color copier is located in the basement of the library and an additional black and white copier is located on the second floor of the library. You must observe all copyright laws when making copies of any material.

Additionally, any copy or print requests can be hand delivered to the Mail & Print Shop next to the campus bookstore or emailed to mailandprint@arcadia.edu. Print services include: copying, printing, scanning, folding, binding, laminating, and large format printing.

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Kuch Recreation and Athletic Center

Kuch Recreation and
Athletic Center

215-572-2955

Opened in January of 1993, the Harry G. and Catherine M. Kuch Recreation and Athletic Center includes a gymnasium with seating for 1500, an indoor jogging track, a fitness center, a strength training room, an aerobics/dance studio, locker rooms, and a six-lane indoor pool. Hours are posted in the building and on the Athletics website. Students, faculty, and staff are required to present ID to access the Kuch Center and related athletic facilities.

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Library

Landman Library
Library Circulation Desk
215-572-2975

Landman Library is the large, white, modern building on Haber Green opposite Grey Towers Castle. The library is home to five faculty librarians and a suite of services designed to support learning and research at Arcadia. The building contains several private study rooms, a sprawling, light-filled study area on the second floor with a view of the campus and the Castle, two computer labs / classrooms, as well as the largest open-access computer space on campus with over 60 stations and access to printing.

Library Website

The Landman Library website is your springboard to our library catalog and our subscribed online resources. Also located here are our operating hours, access and circulation policies, contact information for our librarians, and subject and research guides to help you get you going.

Library Resources

Landman offers on and off campus access to over 50 online databases and other resources, accessed using your Arcadia login information. These resources range from traditional article databases to online image collections. The library also holds access to over half a million ebooks, over 100,000 streaming videos, contains over 150,000 print books and other materials, and has 45 current print periodicals including daily copies of regional and national newspapers. 

Interlibrary Loan

If we don’t have it, someone does! Materials that are not held in our library collection can be obtained through Tipasa, our interlibrary loan (ILL) service. This service allows us to obtain books and journal articles from other libraries. Most items are usually received in three to five working days, at which time you will be notified via your Arcadia email account. More information about ILL and access to your patron portal can be found here.

Library Faculty & Staff

Five faculty librarians are ready to assist you during any stage of the research process. Librarians are available for one-on-one research consultations by appointment, as well as walk-ins and via email. The library also has an Archivist & Cataloging Manager and a Library Assistant for Technical Services, who oversees acquisitions, serials, cataloging, and interlibrary loan, along with a dedicated staff of student workers and graduate assistants.

Hours

Because our hours are adjusted based on the time of the semester, we recommend you check the library website. You must use your student ID to access the library after 5:00 pm and at any time on the weekends.  Please refer to the Library’s Access Policy for more information.

Open-Access Computers

Over 60 computers are located throughout the library. Many students use the open-access computers to access their courses on Canvas, conduct research, catch up on news, check social media or email between classes, or print out assignments, articles or research papers.

Lower Level

The lower level of the library houses the University Writing Center, the Judith Taylor Art Gallery - Arcadia's student art gallery, vending machines, and a large area with flexible seating for individual or collaborative work. Three classrooms and the University Archives are also located on the lower level.

Circulation Policies: Checking Out, Returning and Everything in Between

Books are checked out for a four-week period. You must present your valid Arcadia University ID card when borrowing materials. Periodicals, microforms, reference books and certain reserve materials must be used in the library. The library’s online catalog is accessible on the landing page of the library website.

Overdue Library Materials

Any library material that is overdue will be subject to fines. When the library is closed, books may be returned in the book depository to the left of the front doors. Note: If, by the end of any given semester, you have not returned borrowed materials or have not paid overdue fines, your grades or transcripts may be withheld by the Registrar’s Office.

Reserves

Your instructor may place items on Reserve at the library. Academic reserve materials are available at the Circulation Desk. Students should ask for the items they need by course number. These items are identified as “On Reserve” in the online catalog.

University Archives & Special Collections

University Archives and Special Collections, which is available by appointment, is located on the lower level and houses historical documents related to the history of the university, as well as rare books and manuscripts, including the Fendley and Bates collections of historic children's literature.

Digital Repository

ScholarWorks@Arcadia is the University’s institutional repository, which collects, preserves, and provides open access to scholarship produced by Arcadia students and faculty, as well as university archival documents. Submission of undergraduate and graduate research papers and projects are welcome. ScholarWorks can accept projects in many different formats, including visual works. ScholarWorks is a great place to archive and share your work. Your work will be preserved, it will gain exposure beyond the Arcadia Community, and it will be discoverable in Google Scholar and other online databases. A faculty member must sponsor all student papers or projects for inclusion, so please talk your instructor or advisor before submitting.

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Lounges

Commuter Lounge
Heinz Hall, Ground Floor
Zach Cramer cramerz@arcadia.edu  

The Commuter Lounge is located on the garden level of Heinz Hall. Students are welcomed to hang out between classes, fix a quick meal, meet other commuter students, and attend an array of commuter focused events.

Services and Amenities

Within the Commuter Lounge, students will find the following amenities and resources:

  • A kitchenette with a refrigerator, microwave, and sink
  • A designated area for quiet study;
  • Lockers for storage;
  • A relaxing gathering and gaming space;
  • Bulletin boards filled with useful campus information and resources;
  • The Commuter Assistant Staff and Staff Office.

Hours of Operation

The Commuter Lounge is available to all commuter students. Students must use their Knight Card to access the lounge via a Heinz Hall entrance. A wheelchair accessible entrance is located in the rear of the building, facing Knight Hall and Taylor Hall.

Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Closed.

Commuter Life Locker Program

All commuter students are welcomed to reserve a locker within the Commuter Lounge for the academic year. To do so, complete the Locker Request Form. Lockers will be reserved on a first-come, first get basis. Once received, the Commuter Assistants will be in contact with you to assign you a locker number. Students are required to provide their own lock. Commuter Life is not responsible for damaged or stolen items stored in lockers. Students are encouraged to purchase property insurance in the event they become victims of theft. (link to renters and property insurance page). 

For more information about the lounge, e-mail the Area Coordinator, Zach Cramer cramerz@arcadia.edu

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Mail Services

Campus Post Office
Dining Complex, Ground Floor
215-572-2109 
 

The Campus Post Office is located on the ground floor of the Dining Hall Complex next to the Bookstore. Arcadia students, faculty members and staff can purchase stamps, envelopes and mail packages during the window hours—weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students have a choice to pay for these services using cash or by charging to their student ID. Student ID charges must have a minimum $5.00 purchase.

All resident students will be assigned a campus mailbox. Mail sent to a resident student at Arcadia University should be addressed as follows:

John Smith – Student
Arcadia University
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038

Commuter students will receive a mailbox upon request. Do NOT instruct the sender to put your mailbox number on your mail and please avoid using nicknames. This will create delays or possible non-delivery from the Post Office. Students will not have the same mailbox every year. Each academic year, any returning student will have a different mailbox than the one from the previous year. Students can pick up their new assignment at Mail and Print Services each September.

Students will be notified via e-mail when a package has arrived for them. The contents of the e-mail will have the student’s name, time package arrived, package carrier (UPS, FedEx, Amazon and USPS), and sender of the package. (Please note that some places like Amazon consider a package delivered when it reaches the Glenside Post Office. They will send you an email stating that your package was delivered even though the Arcadia mailroom will not pick up that package until the following morning at 9am. Once the package is scanned in you will receive the email from mailandprint@arcadia.edu )

Mail and Print Services cannot forward mail to a student’s home address. After the academic year is over, we suggest that students change their address back to their home address for any mail they want to continue to receive during the summer (Netflix, credit card statements etc.). Students can request a summer mailbox at the end of the year if they plan to stay on campus. All first class mail and packages will be returned to the sender if mail is unclaimed or a summer box is not requested. The USPS prohibits mail to be forwarded from a temporary address (Arcadia) to a permanent address (home).

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Observatory

Located atop Boyer Hall, the observatory contains a 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with extensive astrophotography capabilities. The facility is used primarily in astronomy/physics courses and is also open to the campus community.

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Office of Engagement & New Student Programs

Office of Engagement & New Student Programs
Office of Engagement and New Student Programs, University Commons, 215-517-2481
studentengagement@arcadia.edu  

 
The Office of Engagement and New Student Programs (ENSP) supports integrative learning, growth, and development through student organizations, leadership initiatives, and social, educational, and cultural programming for new and current students.  Through fulfilling our mission, students develop five core competencies:

  • Personal development involves an understanding of oneself and is the first step toward personal success and fulfillment. Students will build resiliency and develop an awareness of self, assessing personal strengths and identifying areas of growth for continued development.
  • Interpersonal networks is the development of deep personal connections with others based upon reciprocal honest and direct communication, sincerity, and mutual respect for others. Students will interact effectively with a variety of individuals and groups to create meaningful relationships and communities.
  • Leadership development involves a spectrum of skills and character qualities that result in a well-rounded student prepared to influence positive change on the community. Students will understand that leadership is a lifelong process, is relationship-oriented, and situational in nature.
  • Developing social responsibility and civility require students to demonstrate ethical behavior, take action against injustice, be informed, and be an active, engaged community member. Through these interactions, students will gain an appreciation of diversity, respect for others, and acquire essential skills for their life after college.
  • Students experience professional development which enhances effective leadership, employability, and lifelong learning while fostering intellectual curiosity and an ability to relate knowledge to daily life and larger contexts. Students will create a professional identity by fully integrating and utilizing learning that happens both inside and outside of the classroom.

The Office of Engagement and New Student Programs is located on the first floor of the University Commons. The Student Government Organization (SGO) and Student Programming Board (SPB) also have offices in the University Commons on the second floor, and space is available for all student groups to meet, work on projects, conduct business, and create programming related to their organization. The University Commons also serves as the living room of campus, a place for students to study, unwind, and relax. Housed in the University Commons includes The Chat, Game Room, and Great Room.

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University Bookstore

Templeton Campus Store

Located in the Dining Complex
Tel: 215-572-2971 -  Fax 267.620.4125
Email:  williamsr_01@arcadia.edu or 1723mgr@follett.com
website: www.shoparcadiastore.com
 
As your Campus Store, we do more than sell textbooks. We drive student success and savings by providing convenient access to a wide selection of school supplies, trade books, technology, fan gear and of course, cost-saving textbook options. We're helping make college more affordable with huge inventories of used and rental textbooks as well as year-round buyback and price match programs.

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