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UArts Response to COVID-19

To slow the spread of the virus, UArts is fully remote during the fall 2020 semester. See our residential FAQs for more information. 

Read our Residential FAQs

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.

Residence Life and Community Standards Mission

The Office of Residence Life and Community Standards 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.

Learn more about Residence Life and Community Standards’ mission and cornerstones.

Residence Halls

There are four on-campus student residence halls, featuring various room configurations that range from single- 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 the offices of Residence Life and Community Standards and 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.

Learn more about residence halls.

Take a virtual tour of our residence halls.

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 in early March. Residence Life will send an email to current students with an application link and additional details. Housing deposits for both new and returning students are due May 1. 

Newly accepted students will receive a housing application and additional details about the housing process following their acceptance materials. 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.

View our academic calendar.

Learn more about our billing schedule.

View the 2020–2021 housing costs.

Housing Checklist

Review the housing checklist for a helpful list of items you don’t have to bring to campus and items you won’t want to forget.

View the housing checklist.

Dining Services

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.

Explore Dining Services at UArts.

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.

Learn more about housing policies and support.

Residence Life and Community Standards is here to help.

Currently, all staff are working remotely. To reach the Office of Residence Life and Community Standards, email reslife@uarts.edu. 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.

When campus reopens, stop by our office on the 3rd floor of Gershman Hall and we can help you with all matters related to housing, including 

  • housing processes and room changes,
  • roommate disputes,
  • residential programming and 
  • transition support.