First-Year Experience

Daijah Patton filming her vlog

Daijah Patton Jan 6, 2021 9:09 am

VLOG: Student Ambassador's Life in a Pandemic

Here, I take you through my day as an Arcadia Ambassador in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. I'm showing you around campus, explaining how visits are currently structured, and sharing how Arcadia is keeping visitors and students safe and secure at this time....

Areiana Edwards recording a vlog

Areiana Edwards Dec 22, 2020 1:18 pm

VLOG: College in Quarantine

Here, I talk about some ways that I manage deadlines and handle school fatigue during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Common Cents event about financial aid at Arcadia

Daijah Patton Nov 24, 2020 6:52 pm

So, You Want to Talk About Financial Aid?

You’ve come to the right place—a safe space to talk about making money moves, Dear Reader. As a high school senior, applying to colleges is a hard decision to make. A campus can have your program, your sport, the atmosphere you’re looking for, and still cost a fortune. For a moment in time, that’s...

Student on their laptop at Easton Pond

Jamie Conlin Nov 24, 2020 6:32 pm

An Extrovert in Isolation

Being isolated from family and friends is difficult for anyone—especially as a freshman in college. Most college freshmen have just become legal adults. Now freed from the constraints of the scheduled life of high school, we seek to make new connections in this next chapter of life.  [...

Orientation leaders at Arcadia

Garrett Davies Nov 17, 2020 7:00 pm

Staying Creative and Connected While Working in a Pandemic

This summer, I worked a full-time job for Arcadia in the Orientation program. Being an Orientation leader was something that I've taken part in the past two years at Arcadia, but this year was different: I had a paid staff position with a lot more responsibilities. The quarantine due...

Areiana Edwards' record player and records

Areiana Edwards Oct 19, 2020 12:00 pm

Now Playing: Areiana’s Quarantine Recs

Being in quarantine is tough to say the least. Not being able to see friends or family, having to do school online, and the constant fear of catching COVID constantly weigh on my mind and bring down my mood.  Trying to take care of my mental health along with my academic...

Madi Costigan with her ballot

Madison Costigan Oct 19, 2020 8:00 am

The Value of Your Vote

With the effects of the division between political parties and the coronavirus pandemic being felt throughout the country, voter turnout for the election in November is a notable concern. As college students and potential youth voters, it is a time when we can make our voices count. However,...

Grey Towers Castle

Denise Glick Jun 23, 2020 8:00 pm

3 Ways College Surprised Me

You’ve heard it from everyone, everywhere: College is a huge adjustment. I had expectations before my first year, and most of them were pretty accurate. Some of them were wrong, though! Here are three ways I was surprised by Arcadia University. 1. An individual experience is just...

Grey Towers Castle

Jessica Derr May 29, 2020 8:00 pm

Finding the ‘Best Years of My Life’

College is often made out to be the thing all young people should aspire to, with phrases thrown around like “the best years of your life” or “the time to really find yourself.” I, on the other hand, moved toward this next chapter of my life like an indigent dog being dragged along on a...

Caitlin Joyce May 19, 2020 7:51 pm

On to the Next Story

While I knew the day would eventually come when I would compose my final blog post for Because Arcadia, I admittedly did not expect to be saying goodbye on such unique terms. As I am writing this, I am living in the same Arcadia apartment that has housed me through junior and senior year, yet the...

Virtual Scarlet & Grey Day

Daijah Patton Apr 7, 2020 8:00 pm

Virtual Scarlet & Grey Day

As an Arcadia Ambassador and an enrollment management student worker, Scarlet and Grey Day is a huge day for me and the rest of my lovely Admissions office. With the ceasing of face-to-face contact due to COVID-19, this Arcadia tradition was transformed to a pretty awesome platform. As...

2 male and 2 female students wearing backpacks walking on campus.

Rikki Rosenthal Mar 4, 2020 10:06 am

The Truth About Transferring From Community College

If you’re in community college, you’re probably wondering what the transition to a four-year institute is really like. In my mind, the transition would be simple—essentially, a university is like community college, except you get to live on campus.  But it wasn’t exactly like I...