Benefits & Services

Membership in the University of the Arts Alumni Association is granted upon graduation and is free. We encourage you to take advantage of the member benefits and services listed below:

Alumni Events
From receptions and reunions, to special events with the President and showcasing students, enjoy alumni gatherings in the Philadelphia area and around the country. Check out the calendar of events.

Alumni ID Cards
To receive your permanent alumni ID, email your name, graduation year, permanent address and a digital photo to alumni@uarts.edu. You should receive your ID in the mail within 1-2 weeks. You'll need it to attend UArts events at the student rate, for building access and library privileges, and other alumni benefits. You may also visit the Alumni and Parent Relations Office in Hamilton Hall to receive your alumni ID (320 S. Broad, 2nd Floor, M-F, 9am - 5pm).

Alumni Information
Contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at 215-717-6139 or alumni@uarts.edu to update your contact information. You can also complete a contact information update form online. We’d love to keep you informed of alumni events in your area, but can't send you invitations if we don't know where you live!

Arden Theatre
Enjoy a $5 discount on theatre tickets (based on availability) at Philadelphia's Arden Theatre (Saturday night excluded). Tuesday night preview tickets are also available to alumni for $10. Alumni cards must be presented when picking up tickets at the box office. Call 215-922-1122.

Career Services
Are you looking for a job? Would you like to fill a position or internship? How about sharing your encouragement and know-how as a career mentor? Contact Career Services at 215-717-6075 or careerservices@uarts.edu for information or an appointment. Sign up at no cost for an account on UArtsCareers.com, the online database of jobs, internships and other opportunities.

Continuing Education
Continuing Education supports the mission of the University of the Arts by facilitating access to educational opportunities and resources for adult learners, including credit and non-credit courses, workshops, Certificate Programs, as well as PA Act 48 activity hours designed to meet the changing professional, academic and lifelong learning needs of individuals in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area. Beginning in fall 2011, there is a 25 percent discount for UArts alumni enrolling in Continuing Education courses. Contact 215-717-6095 or ce@uarts.edu for more information and to sign up for that course you've always wanted to take.

Facebook
Be sure to "like" the UArts Alumni Association page on Facebook. It's a great way to chat about arts-related issues and hear about upcoming alumni events!

Fee Waivers and Legacy Scholarship for Children of Alumni
UArts will waive the $60 application fee for children of alumni applying for full-time undergraduate or graduate enrollment. Children or dependents of the University of the Arts alumni are eligible for a Legacy Scholarship, which provides a 10 percent reduction on their tuition. For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 800-616-ARTS or admissions@uarts.edu.

Hotel Discounts
Enjoy a low members-only rate at any of Club Quarters' 12 hotels in London (2), NYC (3), Philadelphia, Chicago (2), San Francisco, Boston, Washington D.C., and Houston. For reservations, contact 212-575-0006 or ClubQuarters.com. The password is UARTS.

The Doubletree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City (237 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107) offers the University of the Arts community a 25 percent discount. Call 215-893-1600 to make your reservation or visit DoubleTree1.Hilton.com. Use the code L-UOA when making your reservation.

The Holiday Inn Express Midtown offers the discounted rate of $124 for a standard room to UArts alumni. Contact Merry Daley at 215-732-2022 or reservations@himidtown.com for your VIP rate or for reservations or questions.

Insurance (Auto, Home & Renters) – Liberty Mutual
Purchase high-quality auto, home and renters insurance at a group discount rate of 10 to 20 percent through Liberty Mutual's Group Savings Plus. Philadelphia residents call William Papa at 215-925-7915 ex. 53253 for a free, no-obligation quote. Or call 800-835-0894 to be directed to the nearest Liberty Mutual office. Request a free quote online at LibertyMutual.com/arts.

Insurance (Life & Medical) - Meyer and Associates
Our partnership with Meyer and Associates offers attractively priced insurance products for alumni and their spouses, domestic partners, parents and children. It includes life insurance along with short-term medical insurance to fill the temporary needs of unemployed alumni, recent graduates, travelers, students and others with gaps in their medical coverage. For more information call 800-635-7801.

Library Privileges
Alumni card holders may use the University Libraries on site at no charge. To borrow materials, a Visa or MasterCard credit card must be on file as a deposit; debit cards cannot be accepted. With the credit card on file, alumni may borrow materials at no charge for the first year after graduation and $20 per year thereafter. For more information visit the University Libraries or call 215-717-6280.

LinkedIn
Join the UArts Alumni Association group on Linkedin. It's a great way to keep up your professional networking!

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST) Artist Registration
UArts, in partnership with The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), invites UArts alumni (both artists and creative workspaces) to participate in the 2014 Open Studio Tour with a 10% discount. In addition to connecting with over 30,000 arts enthusiasts, curators and professionals across the region, your registration includes the following benefits:

  • listing in online and printed full color Tour Directory
  • tools/support materials for marketing
  • opportunities to submit work for special events & promotions
  • consideration for inclusion in special exhibition opportunities
  • year-round career services and opportunities from CFEVA 
  • special discounts offered by partners and event sponsors
  • discount on advertising in the directory - full color ads starting at just $200 

For more information or to advertise in the printed Tour Directory, contact Ann Peltz at ann@cfeva.org. See POST 2013 >>

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (PCMS)
Enjoy a $3 discount on tickets (based on availability) at all chamber concerts throughout the season! Alumni cards must be presented when picking up tickets at the box office. Call 215-569-8080 or visit PCMSConcerts.org.

Programs for Kids and Teens
The University's Pre-College Saturday School (for high school students) and Saturday Arts Lab (for students in grades K through eight) as well as the Pre-College Summer Institute (for high school juniors and seniors) offer outstanding programs for young artists. Children of UArts alumni receive a 10 percent discount on tuition. Additional funds are available for scholarship applicants. For more information on high school programs, e-mail precollege@uarts.edu or call 215-717-6430. For K-8 programs, contact 215-717-6057. Check out the programs at UArts.edu/Precollege.

Publications
Alumni receive the Edge seasonally throughout the year. The publication contains articles about new developments in the arts, spotlights on UArts faculty and students, alumni profiles and class notes (news from our alumni). View the most recent issue of Edge.

In addition, Verge, the University's monthly e-newsletter, contains information about University-related events, programs, awards, recognitions and other items of interest happening on campus and in our creative community. Read current and past issues of Verge and sign up for our mailing list.

Rentals
For information on renting a UArts studio, theater or meeting space please contact Karen Cornell Rosenberg, Director of Campus Events at krosenberg@uarts.edu. Alumni receive a 10% discount off the rental rate.

Replacement Diploma
Visit the Registrar for information on how to receive a copy of your diploma or call the Registrar's Office at 215-717-6420.

School Store
Alumni receive a 10 percent discount on all books and merchandise at the UArts School Store located at 307 S. 13th Street (between Spruce and Pine Streets). Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays until 6 p.m.

Transcripts
Visit the Registrar for information on how to receive a copy of your transcripts. Or call the Registrar's Office at 215-717-6420. The usual fee is $5, and mailing usually takes three to five days.

UArts Events
Continue to enjoy the extraordinary talent and creativity of University students and faculty. Attend UArts theater, music and dance performances at the student rate (usually free) by showing your alumni ID card. View the calendar of events.