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Presidential Message to Open the Fall 2021 Semester

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 13:45

Dear Arcadia Community,

This week, we welcomed our first-year students to campus. It was great to speak to so many of our newest community members and their families. One of my great joys as president is meeting our new students each fall as we embark on a new academic year full of promise and excitement. 

At our academic year kickoff event earlier today, our first-year students... Read More

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Presidential Message: Vaccine Requirement

Friday, August 27, 2021 - 13:45

Dear Arcadia Community Members,

As many of us have come to appreciate, a fully immersed, in-person semester at Arcadia University is a gratifying educational experience. Each of us—student, faculty, staff—has a role in facilitating this experience, which can only occur with a healthy and safe University community. This is why we will not and cannot compromise on protecting our... Read More

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Arcadia again named to U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges.

Sep 13, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

Arcadia Again Among Top Schools in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

In the highly anticipated 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings, released today, Arcadia University is once again ranked among the top Regional Universities in the North category. Arcadia is ranked 44th, among the top 34 percent of schools in this category and third among colleges and...

Sen. Art Haywood and Arcadia President Ajay Nair hold large cardboard check for $1 million

Jul 30, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia University Presented with $1 Million RACP Grant

Pennsylvania State Senator Art Haywood presented Arcadia University with a $1 million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for construction, renovation, and other related costs for a multi-purpose center on July 28.   “The higher education community and our local...

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Jul 16, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Celebrating 20 Years as Arcadia University

“Our resident assistant (RA) told us that we needed to meet in the chat—now room 107 in the Dining Hall—at midnight,” Assistant Dean of Student Success Bre Donnelly ’04 recalls about the night of Nov. 20, 2000. “It had long been rumored that there was going to be a name change. It was a very unique...

Presidential Message: Celebrating 20 Years as Arcadia University

Friday, July 16, 2021 - 04:00

President Ajay Nair
Celebrating 20 Years as Arcadia University
Friday, July 16

Today marks 20 years as Arcadia University, which builds upon our 168-year-history of Beaver Female Seminary, Beaver College and Musical Institute, and Beaver College. Each iteration of this storied institution has made remarkable strides, advancing us to where we... Read More

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Jul 8, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Examines Curriculum, Professional Development in ABRI and JEDI Framework

Following a year of progression on its 41 Anti-Black Racism Initiatives (ABRI), which were implemented by President Ajay Nair and Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Jeff Rutenbeck in June 2020, Arcadia University faculty and staff are examining curriculum, scholarship, and...

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May 31, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia’s Pandemic Response

Arcadia University took a values-based, community-focused, strategic approach in responding to the disruptions that have been brought by COVID-19 since early 2020. Each initiative enacted and measure taken placed students and those most vulnerable in our community at the center, with...

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May 26, 2021 Caitlin Burns

From the President

Dear Arcadia University Community, Arcadia University is built upon a lineage of traditions, values, social impact, and academic excellence that we can trace back to the mid-19th century. Each class, generation, student, and graduate has carried on this legacy. Since our inception, we have...

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Apr 15, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Nair Reappointed to Five-year Term as President

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Arcadia University has reappointed President Ajay Nair to a second term of five years, beginning July 1, 2021.  “From his first day at Arcadia, President Nair has shown tremendous leadership and a bold vision that will continue our...

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Oct 28, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia’s LOVE Pilot Program Launches

Over 50 faculty, staff, and students gathered on Oct. 9 to launch the newest Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring (CTLM) project: Living Our Values Experience (LOVE) Pilot Program. The LOVE Pilot Program will serve as a much-needed space for Arcadia students to explore issues of identity...