Mar 22, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Poet Sonia Sanchez to Receive Honorary Degree, Address Class of 2022 at Arcadia University Commencement

Arcadia University is proud to announce that renowned poet, activist, and scholar Sonia Sanchez will receive an honorary doctoral degree and address the Class of 2022 at Commencement ceremonies on Thursday and Friday, May 19-20.  Arcadia is one of the first institutions in the nation to...

Arcadia Supports Its Global Community and Ukraine

Monday, February 28, 2022 - 07:00

Dear Arcadia University Community,
At Arcadia University, we are deeply troubled by the news and images coming from Ukraine. As a global institution, our hearts are with our students, scholars, faculty, staff, and partners, as well as all those affected by these events in the region and around the world. War and conflict devastates lives and communities for generations, and we... Read More

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, January 17, 2022 - 14:30

Dear Arcadia Community,

Today, we commemorate the legacy of a Civil Rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I am glad that our celebration is not limited to a day of service, but instead extends through next Tuesday. Just as our programming is not limited to today, we must maintain our commitment to our justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion work every day.

We hope that you... Read More


Feb 8, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Arcadia University, Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announce Agreement of Sale for Former Bishop McDevitt High School Property

Arcadia University and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announce an agreement of sale for Arcadia to purchase the former Bishop McDevitt High School property in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County.  The property includes a total of 18.21 acres, a four-story structure totaling 95,746...

Nov 9, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

Arcadia's ABRI Efforts Featured in Nov. 9 Chronicle of Higher Education

Arcadia University is the feature of the Chronicle of Higher Education's Nov. 9 Race on Campus newsletter. The Chronicle spoke with President Ajay Nair, Provost Jeff Rutenbeck, and Assistant Vice President for Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Angela McNeil, who are all quoted...

Oct 4, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

Arcadia University Receives $2.25 Million Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant

Arcadia University is proud to announce that it is the recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Title III Strengthening Institutions Program Grant for the amount of $2.25 million over five years for work designed to increase student achievement, persistence, and retention. Advancing Retention...

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


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

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