Campus Life

Softball game during COVID

Madison Costigan Jun 8, 2021 11:14 am

VLOG: My First Game Day During COVID-19

Follow Arcadia University's softball team as we take on a typical day as a college athlete during COVID-19.

Commencement ceremony 2021

Jasmin Ramirez May 30, 2021 8:00 pm

My Favorite (Super Cool) Memory at Arcadia

As graduation approaches, I have spent an immense amount of time reflecting. I think about all the memories I have collected here at Arcadia University. It is strange to think that at 18 years old, I made the choice to attend a school out of state. When I first got to campus, many people were so...

Anthony Devantier in Italy

Anthony Devantier May 13, 2021 12:58 pm

The Road Behind, the Path Ahead

When I first arrived at Arcadia almost four years ago, I was full of expectations. I was 18 and didn't know where my college journey would take me. Now, as a senior, observing those four years in the rear view mirror, I can’t help but laugh to myself: I was full of expectations, but I had no idea...

Ireland Preview

Garrett Davies May 10, 2021 8:00 pm

An Odd and Incomplete Goodbye

The past four years have been an absolute whirlwind. I've learned about myself and the world through crazy opportunities that I am so lucky to have had. The personal growth I've had is no less than amazing, and it's been off the backs of many incredible people I have had the privilege...

Students walking on campus with masks on

Danita Mapes Mar 30, 2021 12:00 am

Living on Campus During a Pandemic

Arcadia’s campus last fall and spring buzzed with life. Living in Knight Hall, not only was I in close proximity to my friends in the same building, I had ample room for social activities. It seemed like every week I ventured off with my gaggle of friends to some campus event or one of our personal...

Drone shot of campus over castle

Micah Gordley Mar 27, 2021 12:00 am

Unexpected Compromise: Studying Abroad From Glenside

A year ago, I had committed to Arcadia and decided to take the opportunity of studying abroad in London as a part of the First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE). Today, I find myself on Arcadia’s campus in Glenside, studying abroad virtually. Though this hasn’t been the ideal outcome, it’s hard...

Students walking in masks

Lashanna Bryant Mar 20, 2021 12:00 am

Yes, You Can Be a Social Butterfly Safely in a Pandemic

If you’re anything like me, the concept of having minimal to non-existent social interaction is quite terrifying. Even if you consider yourself to be somewhat in the middle, between being an introvert and an extrovert, living in campus housing all alone for days on end can be very exhausting and...

Madison Costigan Mar 10, 2021 12:00 am

At Last, Winter Sports Return

With so much uncertainty due to COVID-19, winter sports this semester were questionable. Still, student-athletes came to campus and began practicing, hoping that a season would take place. The long-awaited good news was delivered for both basketball teams and the men’s volleyball...

Knight Hall on campus

Danita Mapes Mar 7, 2021 7:00 pm

Being Disabled On Campus and Striving for Change

Coming to Arcadia in the fall of 2019, I knew it would be daunting as a disabled person. More specifically, I have cerebral palsy and osteogenesis imperfecta. Cerebral palsy occurs when the brain is abnormally developed or damaged and, in my case of spastic hemiplegia, it results in stiff muscles...

Global Cafe in Oak Summit

Madison Costigan Mar 6, 2021 7:00 pm

Staying Connected Amid Socially Distant Dining

For those of us living on campus this spring, there are many new aspects to life at Arcadia. Most classes are still online, so we are attending class in our dorms; access to facilities like the library and fitness center is restricted and tightly monitored; and opportunities to meet other students...

Oak Summit in winter

Micah Gordley Mar 5, 2021 7:00 pm

Moving Into College During a Pandemic (In Seven Days or Less)

“How do I move into college in seven days?” is not something I would have ever thought I would ask myself. Yet here I was, opening an email about First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) that read, “Arcadia Abroad cannot support student travel at this time.”  I read and reread...

Residence hall

Daijah Patton Mar 1, 2021 7:00 pm

VLOG: Residence Hall Tour