Campus Life

Students signing up for a club at the study abroad fair

Areiana Edwards Nov 22, 2021 10:04 am

Three Students, Three Perspectives on Campus Life

COVID, as we all know, put a pause on many aspects of our lives. For me, included in that list is my college experience. Thankfully, we’re at a point where we’re able to be on campus, which is such a privilege. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be here. Campus life allows me to meet new people...

Taylor's ESA Cat

Taylor Wesner Nov 19, 2021 11:24 am

ESAs on Campus: Cats Can Be Knights, Too

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about living on a college campus? A dorm room, tapestries on the walls, an extra-long twin-sized bed? Suite-style living with people you have never met, sharing a shower, a goldfish swimming in a small tank?  When I pictured what...

Students in class using all modes pedagogy.

Brigid Whelihan Nov 19, 2021 10:41 am

Arcadia’s Adaptability in ‘All Modes Ready’

In such an unpredictable past few semesters, Arcadia has really embraced adaptability. We’ve had seamless transitions to online learning—then back again to in-person learning.  In my experience, online learning was just as effective as a pre-pandemic semester thanks to my professors’...

Grey Towers Castle at night

Micah Gordley Nov 4, 2021 4:57 pm

Celebrating Halloween the Arcadia Way

After being at home and remote for the fall semester of my first year, I was eager to spend my favorite season on campus in a new environment. I couldn’t wait for fall to come, between the chilly weather, fall sports, pumpkin carving, apple picking—and Halloween, especially the Arcadia way....

student performing monologue for self tapes in stitler auditorium

Courtney Thoroughgood Nov 1, 2021 10:21 am

Stepping Into Our New Reality

Coming back to school is something we have all been dreaming of since we got sent home over 18 months ago. The past year has been so weird, and there really isn’t anything that can prepare you for a return to in-person classes. As exciting as it has been, it has also been unbelievably overwhelming...

Catherine and her family.

Catherine Portelli Oct 29, 2021 12:57 pm

Homebody (and Happy for It)

When I was looking at colleges, distance from home was one of the biggest factors. I was always a good student, so I wasn’t afraid that I wouldn't be able to get into a college across the country. But I was afraid that if something happened in my family, I wouldn’t be able to get home quickly....

Fireworks over Grey Towers Castle

Sabine Costa Oct 29, 2021 12:10 pm

VLOG: My Day in the Life at Arcadia University
Student at table learning more about getting involved.

Taylor Wesner Oct 29, 2021 11:05 am

SGO: An Evolution from Passive to Active Voice

When I first began at Arcadia, I was content to keep my head down. I was there for one thing and one thing only: to get my degree, and get out.  As someone who hated to speak up and stand out, I was ready to go my four years without making any sort of mark on the University’s community. One...

bulletin board example

Brigid Whelihan Oct 28, 2021 12:00 am

Reconnecting Through Bulletin Boards

Throughout the second floor of Taylor Hall are bulletin boards dedicated to different parts of the English Department. They usually weren’t much to look at. Most were plastered with flyers for events from 2013, old yellowed newspapers with literary articles, or publications from faculty who no...

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...