Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 7:00am-4:00pm the University residence halls open for incoming students and the start of New Student Orientation. Returning student move starts at 8:00am on Saturday, August 26, 2017.


Welcome to your home away from home!

Ask any UArts student what they like most about living on campus and you will be likely to hear it's a great community in a wonderful location. Our on-campus housing offers apartment-style living in Center City Philadelphia. Not only are you close to classes and the dining hall, you are close to some of the most historic and trendy parts of the city. When you live on campus, you will meet people who impact your life in tremendous ways. It's where you'll have the opportunity to express your art, share your ideas and make a difference in the campus and city community.

While you are here, we hope you learn accountability and responsibility through activities and programs supported by dedicated staff members. Safety is a priority at UArts and each building has a Public Safety Officer at the front desk 24 hours a day. Students who live on campus are required to participate in the Platinum meal plan. Visit the Dining Services page for more information. 

Stop by our office in Gershman Hall, on the 3rd floor, and we can help you with all matters related to housing:

  • housing processes and room changes
  • roommate disputes
  • residential programming
  • transition support
  • and much, much more

The Office of Student Life