Orientation

Students volunteer at a dog rescue

Aug 26, 2019 Jennifer Retter

New Students Venture into Community for Day of Service

Organized by Arcadia’s Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC), Day of Service—a tradition designed to introduce new students to the University’s values and service initiatives—led first-years and transfers to 24 locations in Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks counties on Monday, Aug. 26....

Nick Schiavo and his family

Nicholas Schiavo Aug 9, 2019 9:42 am

Home Is Where You Make It

When you leave home for college or to study abroad, you leave a lot behind. And when you come back, the things you left might not be the same.  While these may seem like reasons to be apprehensive about moving away or going abroad, I am going to try my best to clear your doubts so the only...

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...

Kathryn Jones Jun 21, 2019 10:52 am

New Place, Same You

Going to college is a big decision in and of itself, but when you decide to go to an out-of-state university, the decision might seem even more daunting. Depending on what your background is (Are you originally from a big city? Have you moved to a new place before?), a big move to Arcadia’s campus...

Fall orientation at Arcadia

Lashanna Bryant Jun 17, 2019 10:13 am

Welcome to Arcadia

Starting college can be intimidating. It is an entirely new experience, granting you more independence and responsibility—more than you probably had before. If you’re anything like me, a first-generation college student, you may not have background knowledge of what the college experience is...

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...

William Snell Oct 3, 2018 4:12 pm

How Becoming an Orientation Leader Changed Me

A little over three years ago, I stepped onto Arcadia’s campus for the first time, not knowing what to expect. My head was spinning with questions on my first day of fall orientation: Did I have the social abilities to make friends? Would I have fun? Would I like this new place? But...

Aug 30, 2018 Jennifer Retter

New Students Lead Community Service Efforts

“It’s all about being part of the community— being part of something bigger than yourself.” Spencer Hodges ’22, an International Studies major from Long Island, N.Y., summarized Arcadia’s Day of Service as he and his classmates repurposed stones for a new walkway at Awbury Arboretum on Monday,...

Aug 27, 2018 Caitlin Burns

The Class of 2022 Become Knights

Under sunny skies on Aug. 24, hundreds of students moved into residence halls as Arcadia’s newest Knights. Student-athletes and volunteers unloaded mini fridges, bedding, and other University necessities for the Class of 2022, which includes community activists, musicians, international students,...

Olivia Armacost Feb 16, 2018 5:25 am

In Control— or Controlled?

“I am the one thing in life I can control.” Riding the train back to Arcadia for my second semester, this phrase found its way into my mind and lingered (courtesy of the superb lyrics of Lin Manuel Miranda and the ever-powerful delivery of Leslie Odom Jr. in Hamilton). A simple-but-true doctrine...

William Snell Feb 15, 2018 8:04 am

G’Day Mate: A Lone Arcadian Gets a Warm Australian Welcome

Torrential downpours of snow wreaked havoc on the Philadelphia area, and I was the only Arcadian to have my flight survive the wintry blast. I hopped off the 16-hour flight sleep-deprived and hungry— similar to how I feel normally when I wake up early in the morning, but nevertheless,...

Nicole Gieselman Feb 13, 2018 11:00 am

The Ins and Outs of In-Country Orientation

It’s been two weeks since I landed in London. Though at times it’s still hard to believe this vibrant, cosmopolitan city is my new home, I already feel incredibly in sync with the tempo of London life. True, I’m hopelessly lost without the help of Google Maps, and often find myself...