Return to Campus

CORONAVIRUS: University Updates and Information

COVID-19 has caused unprecedented disruptions around our region, the nation, and the world. Despite these challenges, Arcadia faculty and staff have organized and worked throughout the summer to prepare to welcome students and community members this Fall 2020. Arcadia has decided to move all courses this fall semester fully online and suspend on-campus housing for our students for the fall semester. 

We owe it to the world to imagine together how our strengths can intersect more profoundly and more efficiently to help us realize our full potential. As a result, I am sure new strengths will emerge.

8/28 - President Nair's Welcome Back Message Fall 2020

Visit for Montco issues and emergency declarations, data, maps, and resources to stay up to date and informed on the local status of COVID-19.

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For questions about academic and campus life, prevention and self-care, study abroad programs, and more, please refer to our FAQs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fall 2020 Semester Online

After careful consideration, Arcadia has decided to move all courses this fall semester fully online and suspend on-campus housing for our students for the fall semester. Recognizing the importance that an in-person, vibrant campus community has for students, we are working hard toward a January reopening of on-campus living and classes, while closely monitoring all health and safety trends.

COVID-19 Update

Fall 2020 Semester

The following can be applied to the Fall 2020 Semester:


Fall 2020 will be a fully online academic semester. Fall research programs will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.


Campus events planned for the fall will be moved online wherever possible, and possibly suspended, postponed, or canceled. Contact Conference Services if you had any events planned on campus for the fall for revised planning.


The Office of Human Resources provided an update on Sept. 11 for faculty and staff on workforce planning measures.

Arcadia University Education Abroad Program Updates

The University’s International Travel Policy outlines a protocol for consideration of all University-sponsored travel for all students, faculty, and staff. The decision to suspend any course or travel is based on travel health notices identified by the U.S. State Department, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the University’s travel assistance provider – International SOS. 

What if I still have questions?

Contact Information

If you are a member of the University community and need a place to direct your question, our central point of contact is Public Safety at 215-572-2800 or 215-572-2999 (emergency) for more information.

For specific questions, please direct to the following Arcadians:

Preview and GFS

Jan Finn
Associate Dean of International Programs

International Students 

Chelsea Herskovitz
Assistant Director of International Student Services
267-620-4843 or 215-572-2867

Health and Safety at Arcadia Centers Abroad

Hannah Leidich
Assistant Director or Health, Safety, and Security
The College of Global Studies

Study Abroad Programs

Scott Terry
Director of Study Away

Student Health Services

Theresa Smith
Director of Student Health Services

Arcadia Glenside Housing

Susanne Ferrin
Director of Residence and Commuter Life or call 215-572-4076

Student Worker Inquiries

Dennis Darvas, SHRM-SCP
Director, One-Stop Shop & KnightCard Services

Staff and Faculty Employment-Related Questions

Mary Sweeney
AVP of HR and Employee Experience

IT Related Questions or Concerns

Please submit a ticket via

Parent and Family Inquiries

If you are a parent of a current student, please join our email listserv or send any questions to

Press and Media Inquiries

Dan DiPrinzio
Director of Communications