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Members of the Class of 2026 gather for a group photo on Haber Green.

Aug 26, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Move-in Day, Convocation Kicks off Fall 2022 Semester at Arcadia University

by John DeRosier Beginning on Aug. 24, Arcadia University welcomed more than 550 first-year and transfer students to campus for the start of their experiences as Knights. The Class of 2026, many of whom moved into residence halls and participated in icebreaker and educational events...

President's August 2022 Update

Monday, August 22, 2022 - 13:30

Welcome Back, Arcadia!

We are eager to start our fall semester with a campus that is vibrant, in person, and thriving with new opportunities. Students are at the center of everything we do, coming to Arcadia with boundless potential and enthusiasm for what they will accomplish. Whether on Arcadia's campus or beyond, our students will venture into local and global communities, making... Read More

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Arcadia Responds to Roe v. Wade Ruling

Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 22:15

Dear Arcadia Community, 

The Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade is profoundly upsetting for many in our community. This decision to revoke the right for women in the U.S. to make informed, personal health decisions disregards 50 years of legal precedent. This decision is a fundamental challenge to our civil rights and threatens to begin an erosion of many liberties that have... Read More

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Arcadia University Commemorates Juneteenth

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 14:45

Dear Arcadia Community,

Last year, the passage of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act established Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Arcadia University will observe this holiday, which falls this year on Sunday, June 19, by closing offices, where possible, on Monday, June 20. Offices and units essential to regular operations will remain open, and staff who are deemed essential... Read More

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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

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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

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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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