Arcadia Lights Up the Night to Cap Homecoming and Family Weekend

By John DeRosier | October 17, 2022

The Arcadia community came together for a weekend filled with school spirit, games, a block party, a theater production of “Into the Woods,” numerous other entertainment options, athletic events, a tribute to the class of 2020, a new mural unveiling, and a drone show that dazzled University and Glenside community members alike. 

The new mural is located in the green space next to the pit parking lot off Church Road. It’s painted by Amir Campbell, the recipient of the 2021 Mural Arts Philadelphia Fellowship for Black Artists and the Public Artist-in-Residence at Arcadia. 

Local celebrity author Kareem Rosser visited campus for a forum on his book, “Crossing the Line,” which details his journey growing up at the “bottom” in Philadelphia to becoming one of the leading polo players in the United States.  

The weekend also featured inductions into the Arcadia Athletics Hall of Fame and impressive showings from several of the Knights athletic teams, including a 3-2 victory for the women’s soccer team against Lycoming College and a 4-1 victory for the Field Hockey team over FDU-Florham. 

The first-ever drone show over Grey Towers Castle and Haber Green highlighted the weekend. The show was unique to Arcadia and celebrated the university’s 170th anniversary. Check out a video of the drone show and photos from the weekend below.