International Student Orientation

Welcome International Students of the University of the Arts!

As the Director of International Student Programs, I am looking forward to helping you have a successful and rewarding college experience. Our International Student Orientation is designed to give you a smooth and enjoyable transition to your life in Philadelphia and at the University of the Arts.

Please review the information below carefully, and send me your expected arrival date and time as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Mara Flamm
Director
International Student Programs
mflamm@uarts.edu
215.717.6621

 

Campus Address:

Gershman Hall, Room 412 (4th floor)
Corner of Broad Street & Pine Street


 

International Student Orientation Fall 2017

Monday, August 21 - Wednesday, August 23, 2017

 

Monday, August 21

9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Arrival and Move-In

REQUIRED for all students living in the Residence Halls and ESLI students

Recommended for all off-campus International Students

All International Students:
Please arrive at Gershman Hall 401 South Broad Street (located on Broad Street between Pine and Lombard). Orientation Leaders will welcome you, help you check-in and escort you to your dormitory and International Student Programs Office. 

Your Student ID will be ready if you have sent your photograph according to the instructions available here https://photoid.uarts.edu/.

If you were not able to send your photograph, we will order your ID


5:00 pm – 6:30 pm:  International Dinner

Terra Dining Hall

REQUIRED for all students living in the Residence Halls

Recommended for all off-campus International Students

 

6:45 pm – Meetup for Night Events *optional

Terra Dining Hall

7:00 Movie Theater

7:00 Lucky Strike Bowling

7:00 Gelato at Capogiro

 

Tuesday, August 22

9:00 – 11:00 am: International Breakfast and Navigating UArts and Philadelphia

Location: Gershman Hall, Levitt Foyer, 3rd Floor

•     Overview of F-1 Visa Regulations and Document Registration

•     Strategies for Adapting to life in Philadelphia and at UArts

•     Stories and advice by current international students


12:00 – 1:00 pm:  Lunch

Location: Terra Dining Hall

 

 12:00 – 4:00 pm:  Trolley Tour of Philly and Shopping Trip

Location:  Meet in Gershman Hall lobby by 11:45pm

 

6:00 - 9:00 pm: Dinner and Karaoke Dance Party

Location: Furness Courtyard and Solmssen Court

 

Wednesday, August 23

All International Students MUST go to New Student Check-in and pick up information packet

New Student Orientation will begin on Wednesday, August 23, at Hamilton Hall (320 South Broad Street, at the corner of South Broad and Pine Streets)

 

10:00 am - 12:00 pm:  International Parents Brunch & Information Session

Location: Parc Restaurant (18th & Locust)       

                                                                        

10:00 am - 3:00 pm: English and Writing Proficiency Tests

**REQUIRED for most International students

 

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: English Proficiency Test

Gershman Hall, room 415


12:00 – 1:00 pm:  Lunch Break

*Grab-and-go lunch available for pick up in Gershman 414


1:00 – 3:00 pm:  Writing Test

Gershman Hall, room 415

 

3:00 - 4:00 pm:  New Student Check-in

Hamilton Hall, Solmssen Court

All International Students go to New Student Check-in and pick up information packet.

 


 

IMPORTANT OFFICES AND LOCATIONS DURING ORIENTATION

 

International Student Programs

Gershman Hall, Room 412
Mara Flamm: Director, International Student Programs
411 South Broad Street, Room 412
(Broad Street between Pine and Lombard Streets)
215.717.6621/mflamm@uarts.edu

Gershman Hall, Room 207
Melanie Boston: ESL Coordinator
215.717.6822/mboston@uarts.edu

Office of Student Affairs
Gershman Hall, Room 311
411 South Broad Street
(Broad Street between Pine and Lombard Streets)

Student Life/Residential Life Office
Gershman 302
411 South Broad Street
(Broad Street between Pine and Lombard Streets)

Student Health Services Center
Gershman 306
411 South Broad Street
(Broad Street between Pine and Lombard Streets)