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Alumni Benefits & Resources

University of the Arts Alumni Association aims to provide alumni with special rates on essentials such as insurance and Center City hotels, as well as discounts on UArts apparel and more. Membership in the University of the Arts Alumni Association is granted upon graduation and is free. We encourage alumni to take advantage of the member benefits and services listed below.

Questions? Contact the Office of Parent and Alumni Relations at 215-717-6140 or alumni@uarts.edu.

UArts Connect

UArts Connect is our official online community, where students, faculty, staff and alumni can seek or offer professional or creative advice and tips, post or search for jobs, internships or events, promote news and businesses, and so much more.

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Show Your UArts Pride

UArts Store Discount

Alumni receive a 10% discount on merchandise* at the UArts Store, located at 307 S. 13th St. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. *Restrictions apply.

Explore the UArts Store

Fee Waivers & 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. Include the fee waiver code LEGACY on the application. Additionally, children or dependents of 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% reduction on tuition.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 800-616-ARTS or admissions@uarts.edu

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Alumni ID Card & Campus Access

Alumni ID Card

To receive your permanent alumni ID Card, visit the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations in Hamilton Hall (320 S. Broad St., 1st floor, Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Alumni must come to campus to have their alumni ID Card printed, as personal identity must be verified. Your alumni ID card will grant you access to limited UArts facilities, including Hamilton Hall to visit the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, Student Financial Services to have the card printed, and the University Library in Anderson Hall only. Additionally, you can show the ID at participating partners to receive special discounts available only to UArts graduates. Questions? Email alumni@uarts.edu.

Alumni visiting campus must abide by all campus policies as outlined in Section 3 of the University Handbook. The university reserves the right to revoke alumni privileges, should an alum be found in violation of any university policy.

Library Privileges

Alumni ID Card holders have onsite access to the University Libraries and borrowing privileges. Note: Buildings may only be accessed during business hours (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

Learn more about Alumni borrowing privileges

UArts Resources

Programs for High School Students

The university’s Pre-College programs Saturday School and Summer Institute offer outstanding programs for young artists in grades 9–12. Children of UArts alumni receive a 10% discount on tuition. Additional funds are available for scholarship applicants.

Check out our high school programs

Replacement Diploma & Transcripts

Looking into a career change or furthering your education? No matter when you graduated, the Office of the Registrar can assist alumni with additional copies of UArts diplomas or transcripts.

Request your diploma or transcript


Alumni receive a 10% discount on the UArts rate for renting a UArts studio, theater or meeting space. For more information, contact Karen Cornell Rosenberg, director of campus events.

Inquire about Rentals

Student Financial Services

Need help with your federal loan repayment? Feel free to reach out to Student Financial Services for help consolidating your loans, selecting a repayment plan, applying for forbearance/deferment, and avoiding delinquency and default. We're here to help even after you graduate!

Contact a loan counselor

Insurance Offers

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Insurance (Auto, Home and 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 can 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.

Insurance (Life and Medical): Meyer and Associates

University of the Arts sponsors an alumni insurance program as a service to alumni. It offers a variety of attractively priced insurance products, most of which are available to alumni and 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, and 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

Explore your options.

Questions? Contact the Meyer and Associates program administrator at 800-635-7801.

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Everyday Savings

Center City Hotel Discounts

UArts alumni enjoy discounts at a number of local hotels in Philadelphia, including the Cambria, 1715 on Rittenhouse, Club Quarters and more.

See the full list of hotels

Crayola Experience Discount

UArts alumni can enjoy more than a 20% discount on general admission tickets to the Crayola Experience in Easton, PA.

Get your tickets today

Pistola’s Discount

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UArts alumni with valid alumni ID cards can enjoy a 10% discount on food and beverages at all three Pistola’s locations.

Jose Pistola’s
263 S. 15th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Pistola’s Del Sur
1934 E. Passyunk Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 1914

Sancho Pistola’s
19 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Pistola’s is proudly owned by Casey Parker BFA ’97 (Acting). 

Princeton Mortgage

Looking to buy a home? It has never been more effortless for University of the Arts alumni, thanks to Princeton Mortgage. Enjoy premium service and low rates with the Princeton Affinity Program.

Apply online today.

Questions? Contact Brett Shapiro, loan specialist, at 844-729-2455 or bshapiro@princetonmortgage.com

Are you an alum or potential partner looking for or willing to offer discounts for UArts alumni? Contact the Office of Parent and Alumni Relations at 215-717-6140 or alumni@uarts.edu.