Spring 2021

Arcadia's Spring 2021 semester will have a limited opening of the campus that includes a selection of courses and academic and co-curricular experiences.  Our plan remains All-Modes Ready to respond to the unpredictable paths of COVID-19 and this season's flu. Our decisions this year have been grounded in the health and safety of the Arcadia community, and that philosophy and our values will continue to drive University decisions moving forward.

Course instruction will resemble the fall 2020 semester and remain fully online for spring 2021, with classes starting January 19. Arcadia will offer on-campus supplemental instruction and experiential opportunities that connect with some of our courses and academic programs. We will provide additional details in the coming weeks about these options.

Classes and Academics

A limited residential living option will be offered this spring in a subset of available space in Oak Summit in a single bedroom occupancy to provide the safest possible residential experience. More information and instructions on applying to live on-campus will be sent shortly. We are very much looking forward to housing every Arcadia student who wishes to live on campus and will do so as soon as we can. Contact housing@arcadia.edu or 215-572-4026 for more information. 

Limited Residential Living Option

In response to the ever-changing course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Provost’s Office and Faculty Senate have approved several changes to the Spring 2021 Academic Calendar.

Changes to the Academic Calendar for Spring 2021

These guidelines are an important part of establishing a common understanding of the University’s expectations for operating in the time of COVID-19 in a way that reduces risk.

Know the Health and Safety Guidelines for Campus

Undergraduate and graduate students not residing on campus in the spring 2021 semester will need to apply for campus usage Commuter Services Application form

Campus Access for Commuter Students

COVID-19 Updates

Success in the gradual resumption of campus operations is dependent on our access to testing, our contact tracing effectiveness and our commitment as a community in remaining ARCADIA STRONG against COVID-19 and the flu.

Spring 2021

Information for Community Members

The community, students, and families will be updated as we have more information and details in the coming weeks. List of topics addressing academics, athletics, study abroad, etc.

Campus Usage

Undergraduate and graduate students not residing on campus in the spring semester will need to apply for campus usage. It is important to reiterate that such access would require strict compliance with all health and safety guidelines, including regular testing. Information and instructions on how to apply will be communicated to students in the coming weeks.

Study Abroad

Arcadia has focused our study abroad opportunities this academic year on programs in the UK, Ireland, and Spain. Anyone interested in study abroad opportunities for spring 2021 should contact the Office of Study Away. The Office of International Programs will share details on Preview and Global Field Study courses soon.

Athletics

Athletics will continue to follow regulations and guidelines from the NCAA and related sports organizations, as well as state and regional public health organizations. The current limited access to the Kuch Center, athletics fields, gym, and workout spaces for fitness and general recreational use for undergraduate students will continue. Athletics will communicate directly with student-athletes and their families once formal decisions are made regarding intercollegiate athletics for winter and spring sports and the possibility of fall sports during the spring semester. We expect to provide an update on winter sports in November.

ARCADIASTRONG Community Commitment to Safe Practices

Success in the gradual resumption of campus operations is dependent on our access to testing, our contact tracing effectiveness, and our commitment as a community in remaining ARCADIA STRONG against COVID-19 and the flu.  To safely expand our campus access and usage, our campus community will commit to a campus compact to protect and respect our community by embracing physical distancing practices, wearing masks, and limiting group gatherings. WEAR A MASK - WASH HANDS - SAFELY DISTANCE - LIMIT GATHERINGS.

On-campus Instruction and Supplemental Programming

Arcadia is offering undergraduate and graduate supplemental programming opportunities in spring 2021 that connect with some of our courses and academic programs. More information on these options, which include access to campus equipment and resources, art and design studios, and exploration of scientific concepts in laboratories, can be found on our Courses and Supplemental Programming Opportunities page. 

ALL-MODES READY

Online Learning

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In the Classroom

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Contact Us

For more information on the institution-wide All-Modes ready strategy, please email allmodes@arcadia.edu.

This page was last updated: Wednesday, Oct. 21.