Will University of the Arts be offering in-person instruction in the spring?

No. At this time, all instruction will be delivered remotely throughout spring 2021.

Students will receive details on the specifics of their schedule during the registration period in January. We will also continue to post all updates related to our planning in response to the global pandemic at uarts.edu/COVID19 and link to the full Spring 2021 Plan.

When will the spring semester begin?

New, first-year students begin remote classes Monday, Jan. 25. A remote new-student orientation program will begin Jan. 19. Start dates for new transfer and graduate students will vary—this information will be shared individually. View a table of key semester dates. 

When is new student orientation, and how will it be delivered? 

Virtual New Student Orientation will be held Jan. 19–24 for first-year students. Details will be shared with students as they become available at uarts.edu/students/orientation

Will parents and families be welcomed at Orientation? 

Parents and families are invited to attend a Welcome session specifically for them. Details about date and time will be shared on the uarts.edu/students/orientation website in the coming weeks.

When do new graduate students begin classes?

Most new graduate students will begin classes Monday, Jan. 25. Additional graduate programs may vary in start date—this information will be shared individually. Graduate students will receive details about the specifics of their schedule over the course of the fall.

My student has pre-existing health conditions. Who should I talk to?

Any students with concerns about health-related conditions can contact Health Services at healthservices@uarts.edu.

How will updates be communicated? 

Families are encouraged to sign up for the Generations newsletter, through which important public updates will be shared.