UArts Response to COVID-19
UArts is fully remote for the spring 2021 semester, with summer programs being handled on a case-by-case basis. We anticipate a fall 2021 in-person return. See our residential FAQ for more information.
Welcome Home, UArtists!
On-campus housing at University of the Arts offers an opportunity to live in the heart of Philadelphia. Not only are you close to your classes and the dining hall, you're also close to the history, culture and food that make Philadelphia famous.
Living on campus is all about community: You’ll have the opportunity to express your art, share your ideas and make a difference in the campus and city. The people you meet will impact your life in profound ways, both personally and professionally.
The Office of Campus Life aims to provide students with an environment in which to learn about themselves and their fellow community members at UArts. As students encounter a range of individual expressions and viewpoints, we hope they use the provided education and resources to support their journey and contribute to the overall UArts community. Under the guidance of the UArts Student Code of Conduct, each student is challenged to nurture, respect and advocate for oneself and each community member.
There are four on-campus student residence halls, featuring various room configurations that range from studio to three-bedroom units. Rooms are grouped into apartments that share common living spaces, except for studio apartments. Each residence hall has resident assistants (RAs) who are undergraduate students who live in the residence halls. They work to create communities that foster experiences of student learning and engagement for residents. In addition to RAs, you have a team of staff members in Campus Life to support you while you live on campus. Each residence hall has a designated public safety officer, working 24/7 to ensure a safe and secure environment for the whole UArts community.
Housing Application Schedule
The availability of on-campus housing is limited. Therefore, housing applications and deposits must be received by the appropriate deadline to guarantee on-campus housing reservations for the fall and spring semesters.
For current students, the housing application process begins on April 30th and applications are due by May 16th to be guaranteed housing for the 2021-2022 academic year. Campus Life will send an email to current students with an application link and additional details.
Newly accepted students will receive a housing application and additional details about the housing process following their acceptance materials. Housing deposits for new students are due May 1. Please note that for newly accepted students, a housing deposit cannot be made before the tuition deposit is submitted.
After these deadlines, housing applications and deposits will continue to be accepted while space remains available. In the event that all campus housing spaces are full, students will be added to a housing waitlist.
Dining Services offers a wide selection of vegan, vegetarian, kosher and dairy-free culinary options and is able to accommodate any dietary restrictions you might have. From freshly prepared salads and deli sandwiches to plentiful pasta dishes and hand-tossed pizzas, you won’t want to eat the same thing every day.
All students are able to use dining services. Students who live on campus are required to have a meal plan. Off-campus and commuter students may choose from a variety of meal plans or simply pay with cash or a card.
Breaks and Residence Hall Closings
Fall break is scheduled for November 24-28, 2021. The residence halls will remain open at this time and events will be offered in each residence hall each day, but University Dining Services will be closed until Sunday, November 28 when Terra Marketplace will reopen for dinner service.
The residence halls close for Winter Break on Friday, December 17 at 5:00 p.m. All residential students vacate the buildings by this date and time. Resident Assistants and Campus Life will share with residents how to prepare their room for break at the beginning of December. Residents can expect that they will need their room clean, all perishables removed from their space, and everything unplugged (with the exception of their fridge).
The residence halls will re-open for returning students on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. and students may return to their residence hall room at that time.
Spring break is scheduled for March 5-13, 2022. The residence halls will remain open at this time and events will be offered in each residence hall each day, but University Dining Services will be closed until Sunday, March 13 when Terra Marketplace will reopen for dinner service.
Housing Policies & Support
Review the Student Handbook to find additional information about housing, including room changes, package and mail distribution, the emotional support animal policy and more.
We are here to help.
If you have a question relating to housing please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to receive a phone call, email your name, phone number and message, and a staff member will get in touch with you.
You can also visit us at our office in Gershman Hall room 309 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.