Updated October 2020

Academic Calendar Adjustments

  • In light of a fully remote spring semester, we will revert back to our original academic calendar.
    • All courses will begin Monday, Jan. 26.
    • The semester will conclude May 16.
    • Spring break will be observed from Monday, March 15, to Sunday, March 21.

Residential Students & Meal Plans

  • In efforts to reduce the spread of COVID, university housing will remain closed for the spring semester. No students will be permitted to reside on campus. As campus will be closed to all students for the spring semester, dining facilities will not be in service.

Looking ahead, our planning continues. Updates will be made frequently and we encourage all students, faculty and staff to check their email regularly and bookmark uarts.edu/covid19

Residence Life and Community Standards — Spring 2021

The Office of Residence Life and Community Standards (RLCS) will be working remotely for spring 2021. The RLCS staff will respond to questions and send out information via the department email account, reslife@uarts.edu. This spring, RLCS will focus on efforts to educate and respond to students on the Student Code of Conduct and policies and procedures in the Student Handbook. 

The Remote Healthy Promise will be incorporated into the role and responsibility of the campus community. A monthly newsletter will be sent to all students on community, policy and campus resources. As we prepare for the possibility of a fall opening, registration for on-campus housing will be communicated to all students via the department email account, reslife@uarts.edu.

FAQ & Important Information 

What are some off-campus housing resources?

A website we have partnered with, Off-Campus Housing, can help you find out what is available in the city, as well as in other areas around the country. 

Who can I speak to if I’m facing housing insecurity?

Unfortunately, there is no temporary housing on campus during remote learning. Email studentaffairs@uarts.edu about your concerns if you do not have anywhere to go. We know that this is a stressful time for students, and housing and residential staff are available to support you with compassion through this transition. 

When does the resident assistant and community assistant selection process for 2021–2022 begin?

An email to all students will be sent in November with information on the resident assistant (RA) and community assistant (CA) application and selection process for 2021–2022.  For more information on the RA/CA selection process, please email reslife@uarts.edu.  

I’m a returning student. When is housing selection for 2021–2022?

The housing selection process for 20212022 will start at the beginning of the spring 2020 semester. For returning students, information about the housing selection process will be emailed in February 2021. 

I’m a new student. When is housing selection for 2021–2022?

The housing selection process for 20212022 will start at the beginning of the spring 2020 semester. For new students, information about applying for housing will be emailed in early March. 

Still have questions?
Residence Life and Community Standards staff is available to support all students through this transition. 
Email reslife@uarts.edu.
 
Other Resources

Academic Programming
Academic Advising
advising@uarts.edu
215-717-6818
 
Accommodation Plans

Educational Accessibility
access@uarts.edu
215-717-6616
 
Community Standards

Residence Life/Community Standards
reslife@uarts.edu
215-717-6970
 
Counseling Center

Gershman Hall, Room 205
counseling@uarts.edu
 
Dining/Meal Plan

Parkhurst
diningservices@uarts.edu
 
Financial Aid

Student Financial Services
finaid@uarts.edu
215-717-6170
 
Health & Wellness

Health Services
healthservices@uarts.edu
215-717-6652
 

Housing
Residence Life/Community Standards
reslife@uarts.edu
215-717-6970
 
Internships
Career Services
careerservices@uarts.edu
215-717-6075
 
New Student Orientation

Campus Life
campuslife@uarts.edu
215-717-6144
 
Parent & Family Association

Advancement
advancement@uarts.edu
215-717-6140
 
Student Activities

Campus Life
campuslife@uarts.edu
215-717-6144
 
Student Safety

Public Safety
publicsafety@uarts.edu
215-717-6666