Student Life and Services

Staying connected outside of the classroom is essential to your Arcadia experience. We are designing new opportunities for you to engage and socialize virtually. Regardless of where you are, we are committed to helping you get involved.

Housing and Dining

Throughout the summer, Arcadia worked to facilitate an on-campus residential experience for Fall 2020. Unfortunately, ongoing challenges with COVID-19 mitigation precluded us from offering on-campus housing until January, as announced on Aug. 3.

Student Affairs is assisting students who currently live on campus with finding alternative housing arrangements. The University will process a credit for housing and meal plan fees. These credits will be applied automatically to student accounts; any remaining credit will carry forward to the next academic semester, Spring 2021.

For students who are graduating or transferring, these refunds will be processed automatically. Continuing students seeking a refund rather than a credit, or resident students with any financial concerns, should contact One-Stop Shop by phone at 215-517-2339 or by email at

Dining Services are operating on an as-needed basis.

Social Engagement

It's easy to get involved and stimulate your personal growth through our unique campus programs, student organizations, and leadership and service opportunities. We are developing ways to congregate virtually and planning interactive online events.

Check out student organizations and events through the free KnightLife app. Each week, you’ll also receive a “This Week in KnightLife” email that outlines campus events.

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Athletics and Recreation

As of July 24, the MAC suspended all NCAA competition through Dec. 31, 2020. Arcadia Athletics will not compete in any contests until at least January.

All Athletics facilities remain closed until further notice. When it is safe to resume on-campus operations, Athletics will share its plans for reopening with the University community. In the meantime, stay involved with our Knights from home by taking part in our At-Home Workouts, Exercises, and Nutrition Programs.

Health, Wellness, and Student Safety Services

Our mission is to assist you through personal challenges that may interfere with academic success. No matter where you are, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment that is respectful to the diversity of our students.

  • Student Health Services — Self care is important, especially during stressful or uncertain times. Student Health Services is committed to helping you through online appointments.
  • Counseling Services remains open and is able to connect with students through phone consultation, telehealth using Zoom or a phone call, and virtual support groups. We provide confidential, free mental health services for all full-time undergraduate and graduate students to identify problem areas and find creative solutions.
    • Counseling Services and the Alcohol and Other Drug Program also provide educational programs, consultation, and outreach to the larger campus community regarding prevention and overall emotional health and wellness.
  • Title IX Office — Maintaining a learning and working environment free from sexual and gender-based discrimination and harassment remains a top priority.