Student Health Services

Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry

Sep 14, 2022 John DeRosier

Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry Open for the Fall Semester

Food insecurity continues to be a problem at many colleges and universities across the country. This problem was exacerbated by the COVID pandemic, increasing food insecurity to 38 percent of students at two-year institutions and 29 percent of students at four-year institutions.  The Food...

Apr 15, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

April 14: Arcadia COVID Indicators And Response Levels

During the pandemic, Arcadia University has implemented varying restrictions and recommendations designed to protect our community. Early on we published a tiered system indicating which actions would likely be taken when certain benchmarks were reached in the pandemic. With new variants of the...

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Elijah Arnold Dec 20, 2021 12:00 am

Reacclimating to In-Person Learning With Social Anxiety

I was doing school online before it was mainstream, so by the time I started at Arcadia, I had been away from school for over two years. That’s a long time to go without regular social interaction, but, as an introvert, I was pretty okay with it. At first, when I got into college, I wanted to...

Fall Semester Welcome Message from Wellness Services

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 12:45

Dear Arcadia Community, 

Wellness Services would like to extend a warm welcome to our new community members, and a welcome back to our returning Arcadia students, staff, and faculty! Counseling Services and Student Health Services have been working over the summer to further develop our services and procedures for the upcoming fall semester and we are beyond excited to see and feel the... Read More

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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 10, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Keeping Campus Healthy and Safe During COVID-19

For more than a year, health practitioners in education have been faced with the question: How can you maintain a safe and healthy college campus during a pandemic as contagious as COVID? While elementary and high schools have their own challenges, universities with residential students...

Student Health Services staff at the Arcadia University COVID vaccine clinic

Apr 26, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Distributes First Dose of COVID Vaccine to Community

On April 8, more than 500 Arcadia University community members took advantage of Rite Aid pharmacists visiting campus to administer the first of two Pfizer COVID vaccine shots.   Student Health Services (SHS) helped transform the Great Room -- which also serves as the surveillance testing...

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Jan 29, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Welcomes Students Back to Campus

Arcadia’s campus, quiet for the past 10 months, again was alive with the sounds and sights of students as 355 approved residential students moved into Oak Summit and residence halls—many at single bedroom occupancy—throughout the week of Jan. 17. In addition to those living on campus, an additional...

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Dec 22, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Health Services Brings Student COVID Testing to Campus

As the phased reopening of Arcadia’s campus continues into the spring semester, Student Health Services (SHS) is ready to provide the required COVID-19 testing for students approved to reside on campus or visit as a commuter.  Through weekly surveillance testing, SHS hopes to limit the...