Your transition to the University of the Arts will be one of the most exciting and thought-provoking times in your life. We have created orientation for new students around one simple idea: to help you transition to UArts so that you can be a successful student-artist.
We look forward to having you as a part of the UArts community!
New Undergraduate Student Orientation for Fall 2019 will take place August 21 - August 25, 2019.
Below is a highlight of the Orientation activities for each day. New students will recieve a detailed and personalized schedule when they arrive at check in on August 21st. Students can also see a more detailed schedule by checking the UArts App' s Orientiaton tile.
Wednesday, August 21st
8:00 am-2:30 pm Residential Student Check-In at Hamilton Hall
- Last Names A-G 8:00am-10:00am
- Last Names H-M 10:00am-12:00pm
- Last Names N-Z 12:00pm-2:30pm
2:30-3:30 pm Commuter Student Check-In at Hamilton Hall
3:45-4:45 pm Commuter Session & Orientation 101: Learn about commuter resources & meet other commuters!
4:00-4:45 pm Mandatory Residence Hall Meetings for Residential Students & Orientation 101: Learn about living on campus & meet your hall!
5:00-6:30 pm Opening Act: Kick-off your journey at UArts by enjoying these student performances and connecting with your First Year Guide.
6:30-8:00 pm Student Mixer/Dinner: Connect with your Orientation Group over dinner!
8:00-9:30 pm Meet Your Neighbor: Get to know the folks living on your hall!
8:00-9:30 pm Commuter Social: Get to know other commuter students!
Thursday, August 22nd - For Families
9:30 am-10:30 am Optional Family Information Fair
10:30 am-11:30 am Optional Campus Tours with Admissions
Thursday, August 22nd - For Students
10:00-11:30 am UArts 101: Academics, Critical Studies, & Digication: Learn about the advising process, class requirements & Digication.
11:30 am-12:30 pm Lunch
12:30-1:30 pm Campus Tours
1:45 pm School Welcome Meetings: Get to know all about your program and meet others in your major.
5:00-7:00 pm Dinner
7:00-10:00 pm Glow Dance Party/Paint Night: Dance the night away in a space where everything glows!
Friday, August 23rd
10:00-11:30 am Keeping it Real: Discuss social justice and diversity on UArts' campus with speaker, Eva Vega.
11:30-1:45 pm Lunch, Student Activities Fair, and Library Open House: Meet UArts' student clubs and orgs and learn about getting involved!
2:00-4:45 pm Know the Code & Life at UArts: Learn campus policies and get to know the resources that are here to support you.
5:15-6:00 pm Campus Employment Information Session (Optional): Get information about employment opportunities on campus.
5:00-7:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm UArts Boardwalk: Join us for fun on inflatable obstacle courses, henna, button making, and more!
Saturday, August 24th
10:00-12:00 pm Sex on a Saturday: Join speaker, Elaine Pasqua, to discuss sex, consent, and safety.
12:00-1:30 pm Lunch BBQ
1:30-3:30 pm Discover UArts: Get a behind the scenes look at some incredible spaces on campus and experience some ways to get involved!
5:00-6:30 pm Dinner
7:00-9:00 pm Open Mic: Sign up to perform at UArts Boardwalk.
Sunday, August 25th
10:30 am Brunch with Your FYG
12:00 pm Dive into Philly: Sign up to explore an incredible area of Philadelphia! Take a look at the options below:
- Cheesesteak/Italian Market Tour
- Magic Gardens
- Museum of the American Revolution
- Franklin Institute
- African American Museum and Reading Terminal Market
- Philadelphia Art Museum
- Philadelphia Mural Arts Tour
- Trolley Tours
- Philadelphia Zoo
- Roller Skating at Penn’s Landing
If you have any questions about the New Student Orientation schedule, please contact the office of Campus Life at 215.717.6144 or via email at email@example.com.