First-Year Experience

Knightlife app event

Victoria Fedorko Oct 31, 2019 5:10 pm

5 Must-Have Apps for Every Knight

Navigating college? No doubt, there’s an app for your every need. Many apps, actually. From campus life, to transport, and nearly everything in between, hundreds of unique apps are geared toward making our lives easier as students (and generally, as young adults).  Here’s a handful of (free...

Preview Kick-Off

Denise Glick Oct 31, 2019 3:40 pm

A Kidney Biopsy—and Unexpected Benefits

The last time I was admitted to a hospital was January 2016. Of course, my transplanted kidney decided to wait until the most inconvenient time to throw a fit: the third week of this semester. Which isn’t just any semester, mind you. No, this is my first ever college semester. The transition to...

Erica at community college graduation

Erica Rosenthal Oct 30, 2019 12:07 pm

‘Go Where the Love Is’

As a nontraditional student, I have walked to the beat of my own drum. By my senior year of high school, I had no plans for college. I despised the idea of furthering my education and took some time off. During those six long months, I spent my free time doing nothing but reading everything and...

London

Marc Raffa Oct 27, 2019 8:00 pm

Worlds Away, Let the Adventure Begin!

Deciding where to go on Preview—Arcadia’s one-week travel opportunity for first-year and new transfer students—can be challenging. With such a wide variety of destinations, it can get overwhelming. But if you look at each place in relation to a personality type, it will be easier to find the right...

Ambassadors at castle

Lashanna Bryant Oct 16, 2019 9:53 am

5 Reasons to Be Excited About Open House

Over two years ago, I attended my first Arcadia Open House. I had visited many other schools prior, but I was still incredibly nervous. I knew I really wanted to go to Arcadia, so I wanted everything to be perfect and seamless. I was terrified about the idea of going to college in the first place,...

Kathryn Jones Aug 19, 2019 9:54 am

Roommates Guide to Staying Alive

Sharing a living space is something that all of us have done before. But when it comes to residence halls, your living space is just one room instead of a whole house or apartment, and that one room is now shared with a person you most likely have never met. Moving is always a difficult process,...

Haber Green, Commons, and Castle

Caitlin Joyce Aug 12, 2019 10:01 am

My Favorite Spots on Campus

As I prepare to enter my final fall semester at Arcadia, I’m feeling nostalgic toward specific locations on campus that hold special meaning to me. I’ve always been a creature of habit—I like consistency in my surroundings and get attached to the spaces I frequently visit. Since it’s always a...

Nick Schiavo and his family

Nicholas Schiavo Aug 9, 2019 9:42 am

Home Is Where You Make It

When you leave home for college or to study abroad, you leave a lot behind. And when you come back, the things you left might not be the same.  While these may seem like reasons to be apprehensive about moving away or going abroad, I am going to try my best to clear your doubts so the only...

Chat

Heidi Specht Aug 8, 2019 10:41 am

Arcadia Dining, On and Off Campus

I’ll admit it—the most important part of college, for me and many others, is the food. You eat at least three times a day, not including the 8 a.m. coffees, late-night studying snacks, and protein bars in between classes. What you eat and where you’re eating are essential to having a good college...

First Year Seminar Class

Jessica Derr Jul 31, 2019 4:19 pm

Katniss in the Classroom: My FYS Experience

The Thanksgiving break of my freshman year of college was my first time going home since moving to school. Even though my hometown is a measly 15 minutes away from campus, I was now immersed in two entirely different spheres—my life at Arcadia and my life back in Willow Grove. Suffice to say, my...

English class

Lashanna Bryant Jul 31, 2019 1:43 pm

How to Succeed in Class (While Really Trying)

When I was in high school, I always felt the need to be perfect. I overwhelmed myself with my school work so much that I wasn’t even learning anything anymore—just getting things done. As you may already know, that defeats the point.  When I started college, I still wanted to be good at...

Move-in day at Arcadia

Heidi Specht Jun 25, 2019 2:40 pm

8 Things No One Tells You About Move-In Week

The summer before freshman year pretty much looks the same for everyone who’s heading off to college: going to what seems like hundreds of grad parties, saying goodbye to high school friends, and spending hours dorm-shopping at Bed, Bath, & Beyond.  Even though you have three months to...