Office of the President: A Video Message from President Nair

By Andrea E. Walls | May 8, 2020

Our community prides itself on tradition. I am reminded of Arcadia University’s legacy each day when I check in on our historic campus, in bloom in the darkness of this pandemic.

Many of our treasured traditions take place in the fall. While we can’t be certain what the future brings, if it is possible to open up our campus and residence halls safely in the fall, we intend to do so by planning carefully and considering every possible scenario.

Though these traditions define and motivate us, we are also a fearless, adaptable community. Knights are always up for the challenge, breaking unprecedented barriers to unite our community, achieve goals, and change lives. 

Today and always, we are #ArcadiaStrong. And so I invite each of you—from incoming students to alumni—to participate in the Innovate to Thrive Challenge, an opportunity to propose a project that will help Arcadia prosper during the COVID-19 disruption. Learn more at

Ajay Nair, Ph.D.