Residence Hall

Screenshot of a Pinterest search for style ideas.

Jasmin Ramirez Jan 7, 2020 1:01 pm

Top 5 Pinterest Boards Every College Student Should Have

1. Decorating Dorm This is going to be your home away from home, so you want it to be your ideal cozy haven. Search pins from all the themes that intrigue you (i.e. Minimalist, Bohemian, Eccentric). After seeing a few themes on Pinterest, I can guarantee one will speak to you! 2....

Two female students sitting on beds in dorm room working on laptops.

Anthony Carbonetta Jan 7, 2020 12:20 pm

The Resident Resolution

Over my three years at Arcadia, my living spaces have varied tremendously. I’ve had the chance to live in a dorm, suite, and an apartment in Oak Summit, and I’ve found that not every approach works for everyone. If you’re considering a change, here are the pros and cons of the room types on campus...

View of a nicely decorated bed and wall in a dorm room.

Victoria Fedorko Jan 3, 2020 11:39 am

Small-Space Living Solved

I remember walking into my first-year dorm, wondering how I could possibly keep a clean and functional space in such small quarters. The room didn’t feel like mine, and I was worried that I wouldn’t make it work for a whole semester. There simply wasn’t enough area to transform it into something...

Nick Schiavo and his roommates

Nicholas Schiavo Oct 15, 2019 5:08 pm

The Odd Man Out

The end of summer is always a bummer. As the weather gets colder and tans fade away, the thing we kids dread the most is, dare I say it, the beginning of school. But my attitude toward school has changed for the better. College is such a great experience; I really love the friends I have, Arcadia’s...

Kathryn Jones Aug 19, 2019 9:54 am

Roommates Guide to Staying Alive

Sharing a living space is something that all of us have done before. But when it comes to residence halls, your living space is just one room instead of a whole house or apartment, and that one room is now shared with a person you most likely have never met. Moving is always a difficult process,...

Submit Work Orders to School Dude

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 13:45

No longer will Resident Assistants be responsible for submitting work orders to the Department of Facilities Management and Capital Planning. This year, all students can register and use the maintenance system School Dude to submit work orders.

All residential students will receive information handouts when they move in on how to... Read More

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Move-in day at Arcadia

Heidi Specht Jun 25, 2019 2:40 pm

8 Things No One Tells You About Move-In Week

The summer before freshman year pretty much looks the same for everyone who’s heading off to college: going to what seems like hundreds of grad parties, saying goodbye to high school friends, and spending hours dorm-shopping at Bed, Bath, & Beyond.  Even though you have three months to...

Nicholas Schiavo Mar 6, 2019 3:03 pm

Sweet Suitemates

As I was still enjoying my time in London, I started getting emails regarding the spring semester. One about housing stood out. I had to find a place and a roommate before the semester started. At first, I did not like the idea of having a roommate. I had a single in London, and I...

Kathryn Jones Dec 21, 2018 9:42 am

Mairin Higgins, RA of 2nd West Kistler

I wanted to live in the castle since I didn’t get in my first year, and being an RA was the only chance I’d get. Part of me thought I’d be good at it, and it’s beneficial to have people who are enthusiastic about the job and Arcadia in general working this position. There are a lot of perks— I like...

Justin Tai Oct 8, 2018 4:26 pm

Laugh a Little, Live a Little

Living as both a resident assistant and student is probably like living as a student-athlete— well, very different, but similar in the level of exhaustion. But not everything has to be solemn, and sometimes a little laughter in between stressful times is necessary. Arriving back on...

Jun 28, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia University Renovates Academic, Residence, and Athletics Facilities

When students return to Arcadia this fall, they will see remodeled bathrooms in the residence halls, updated academic facilities such as an expanded DNA lab and a 3D design studio, and a renovated training center and aerobics rooms. No—Arcadia wasn’t featured on an HGTV home improvement show; these...

Doriane Feinstein Mar 27, 2018 11:08 am

The Great Arcadia Blackout

I walk into the library and head toward the basement like usual, finding an unoccupied computer and scanner to complete my homework. With snow slowly piling up outside the window, inside was the only place to be. I mindlessly log in, the overhead light flashes, and suddenly—  darkness. The...