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Prospective & Admitted Students & Families FAQ

This FAQ is specific to our 2021–2022 plan and how it might affect move-in and orientation. 

Prospective & Admitted Students & Families FAQ

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When is New Student Orientation, and how will it be delivered? 

New Student Orientation for spring 2022 will have two components: one virtual and one in person. 

  • The virtual component will run Jan. 18–19. Students will be invited to attend live Zoom presentations; however, if they are unable to attend the live sessions, they will be recorded and made available for students to review at another time.

  • In-person Orientation will take place Jan. 21–22.

  • Residential students will be assigned a move-in time for the morning of Jan. 21, and then will participate in Orientation activities beginning in the afternoon of Jan. 21.

Will parents and families be welcomed at Orientation? 

Parents and support systems will be invited to attend a virtual orientation designed specifically for them, which will be held Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. EST.

To assist with move-in for residential students, students will be able to bring two people with them to assist their move into their residence hall. Details about dates and times are available on the uarts.edu/orientation webpage.

When do new graduate students begin classes?

Most new graduate students starting in the spring 2022 semester will begin classes Jan. 24, and graduate student orientation dates will be communicated by program directors. Additional graduate programs may vary by start date; this information will be shared individually. Graduate students will receive details about the specifics of their schedules over the course of the fall.

What is the policy for visitors and guests to campus?

External guests will be permitted to join in-person, public-facing programming and special events under the following conditions.

Effective April 1, we are no longer requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for campus visitors. All visitors must wear a mask that securely covers their nose and mouth at all times while on campus unless actively eating or drinking.

Please read the UArts Community Health Policy for the latest COVID-19-related practices and developments. 

Note: All visitors must abide by any department-, space- or event-specific requirements. Capacities for certain events might also be limited.

Virtual tours and portfolio reviews will continue throughout the year. Learn more about visiting campus. At this time, after move-in, residential students cannot have non-UArts community members in the residence halls.