Alumni Benefits & Services
Membership in the University of the Arts Alumni Association is granted upon graduation and is free. We encourage you to take advantage of the member benefits and services listed below:
From receptions and reunions, to special events with the President and showcasing students, enjoy alumni gatherings in the Philadelphia area and around the country. Check out the calendar of events.
Alumni ID Cards
To receive your permanent alumni ID, email your name, graduation year, permanent address and a digital photo to email@example.com. You should receive your ID in the mail within 1-2 weeks. You'll need it to attend UArts events at the student rate, for building access and library privileges, and other alumni benefits. You may also visit the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations in Hamilton Hall to receive your alumni ID (320 S. Broad, 1st Floor, M-F, 9am - 5pm).
Contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at 215-717-6140 or firstname.lastname@example.org update your contact information. You can also complete a contact information update form online. We'd love to keep you informed of alumni events in your area, but can't send you invitations if we don't know where you live!
Enjoy a $5 discount on theatre tickets (based on availability) at Philadelphia's Arden Theatre (Saturday night excluded). Tuesday night preview tickets are also available to alumni for $10. Alumni cards must be presented when picking up tickets at the box office. Call 215-922-1122.
Are you looking for a job? Would you like to fill a position or internship? How about sharing your encouragement and know-how as a career mentor? Contact Career Services at 215-717-6075 or email@example.com for information or an appointment. Sign up at no cost for an account on UArtsCareers.com, the online database of jobs, internships and other opportunities.
Continuing Education supports the mission of the University of the Arts by facilitating access to educational opportunities and resources for adult learners, including credit and non-credit courses, workshops, Certificate Programs, as well as PA Act 48 activity hours designed to meet the changing professional, academic and lifelong learning needs of individuals in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area. There is a 25% discount for UArts alumni enrolling in Continuing Education courses. Contact 215-717-6095 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up for that course you've always wanted to take.
Be sure to "like" the UArts Alumni Association page on Facebook. It's a great way to chat about arts-related issues and hear about upcoming alumni events!
Fee Waivers and Legacy Scholarship for Children of Alumni
UArts will waive the $60 application fee for children of alumni applying for full-time undergraduate or graduate enrollment. Children or dependents of the University of the Arts alumni may be eligible for a Legacy Scholarship if they are not receiving a Merit Scholarship. The Legacy Scholarship provides a 10 percent reduction on their tuition. For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 800-616-ARTS or email@example.com.
UArts alumni enjoy discounts at a number of local hotels in Philadelphia, including the Hyatt at the Bellevue, Kimpton Hotels and Club Quarters. See the full list of hotels.
Insurance (Auto, Home & Renters) – Liberty Mutual
Purchase high-quality auto, home and renters insurance at a group discount rate of 10 to 20 percent through Liberty Mutual's Group Savings Plus. Philadelphia residents call William Papa at 215-925-7915 ex. 53253 for a free, no-obligation quote. Or call 800-835-0894 to be directed to the nearest Liberty Mutual office. Request a free quote online at LibertyMutual.com/arts.
Insurance (Life & Medical) - Meyer and Associates
The University of the Arts sponsors an Alumni Insurance Program as a service to alumni. The program offers a variety of attractively-priced insurance products, most of which are available to alumni, students, as well as their spouses, domestic partners, parents, siblings, and children:
- Life Insurance Coverage from $10,000 to $50 million
- Accidental Death Insurance Covers you 24 hours a day, every day of the year, worldwide
- Travel Insurance Travel Medical and Trip Protection for individuals or groups, for personal or business travel
- Long Term Care Insurance Protects your assets while allowing access to quality care in the most appropriate and desirable setting
- Long Term Disability Insurance Protect your income if you become too sick or injured to work
- Pet Insurance Simple, customizable dog and cat insurance plans
- Identity Theft Protection A comprehensive solution to give you peace of mind
- Small Business Insurance An all-in-one simple solution that includes a selection of plans, employee enrollment, and ongoing administration
- Advisory Services Access to licensed insurance professionals who answer questions and provide customized guidance
- Real Estate Referral Program Connects you with a network of hand-selected agents from brand name brokers in your area – and earns you a cash rebate!
- Medicare Health Exchange A combination of sophisticated technology and helpful assistance to help you choose the right Medicare plan for you.
For more information visit http://UArts.MeyerAndAssoc.com/ or contact our program administrator (Meyer and Associates) at 800-635-7801.
Alumni ID holders have on-site access to the University Libraries and borrowing privileges. For complete details, please see Borrowing for Alumni.
*Please note buildings may only be accessed during business hours (M-F 9 am-5 pm)
Join the UArts Alumni Association group on Linkedin. It's a great way to keep up your professional networking!
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST) Artist Registration
UArts, in partnership with The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), invites UArts alumni (both artists and creative workspaces) to participate in the 2014 Open Studio Tour with a 10% discount. In addition to connecting with over 30,000 arts enthusiasts, curators and professionals across the region, your registration includes the following benefits:
- listing in online and printed full-color Tour Directory
- tools/support materials for marketing
- opportunities to submit work for special events & promotions
- consideration for inclusion in special exhibition opportunities
- year-round career services and opportunities from CFEVA
- special discounts offered by partners and event sponsors
- discount on advertising in the directory - full-color ads starting at just $200
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (PCMS)
Enjoy a $3 discount on tickets (based on availability) at all chamber concerts throughout the season! Alumni cards must be presented when picking up tickets at the box office. Call 215-569-8080 or visit PCMSConcerts.org.
Looking to buy a home? Purchasing a home has never been more effortless for University of the Arts alumni thanks to our friends at Princeton Mortgage. Enjoy premium service and low rates with the Princeton Affinity Program. Visit the UArts Affinity page to learn more.
Programs for Kids and Teens
The University's Pre-College Saturday School (for high school students) and Saturday Arts Lab (for students in grades K through eight) as well as the Pre-College Summer Institute (for high school juniors and seniors) offer outstanding programs for young artists. Children of UArts alumni receive a 10 percent discount on tuition. Additional funds are available for scholarship applicants. For more information on high school programs, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-717-6430. For K-8 programs, contact 215-717-6057. Check out the programs at UArts.edu/Precollege.
Alumni receive the Edge seasonally throughout the year. The publication contains articles about new developments in the arts, spotlights on UArts faculty and students, alumni profiles and class notes (news from our alumni). View the most recent issue of Edge.
In addition, Verge, the University's monthly e-newsletter, contains information about University-related events, programs, awards, recognitions and other items of interest happening on campus and in our creative community. Read current and past issues of Verge and sign up for our mailing list.
For information on renting a UArts studio, theater or meeting space please contact Karen Cornell Rosenberg, Director of Campus Events at email@example.com. Alumni receive a 10% discount off the rental rate.
Visit the Registrar for information on how to receive a copy of your diploma or call the Registrar's Office at 215-717-6420.
Alumni receive a 10% discount on all books and merchandise at the UArts School Store located at 307 S. 13th Street (between Spruce and Pine Streets). Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays until 6 p.m.
Visit the Registrar for information on how to receive a copy of your transcripts. Or call the Registrar's Office at 215-717-6420. The usual fee is $5, and mailing usually takes three to five days.
Continue to enjoy the extraordinary talent and creativity of University students and faculty. Attend UArts theater, music and dance performances at the student rate (usually free) by showing your alumni ID card. View the calendar of events.