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Student Affairs administers a diverse range of programs and services designed to foster the success and well-being of all students at the University of the Arts. Our OrientationFirst-Year ExperienceFamily & Alumni Weekend and Commencement programs celebrate and guide students through important transitions in their UArts experience.

We encourage students to become active participants and leaders in our campus community through residence hall programs, leadership training, student clubs and organizations. Comprehensive career and internship counseling is available for all stages of the student's professional development and to all alumni.

Our team is dedicated to ensuring the health and well-being of all students through free and confidential health and counseling services, as well as implementation of the student code of conduct. We provide academic support to help students succeed academically and creatively. Specific programs assist first-year students with their adjustment to college and students on academic probation. Our office works closely with students facing acute difficulties and those exploring taking a leave from the University. We are committed to helping students at UArts be successful.

Call, e-mail, or visit us on the third floor of Gershman Hall at any time if you have questions or if you would like to know how to take advantage of resources for students.

Dr. Maria de Santis, Assistant Vice President for Academic Support Services

Sara Pyle, Assistant Vice President for Student Services

Gigi Giusto, Student Affairs Coordinator

Advising Center

The Advising Center helps students succeed academically and creatively.

Counseling Center

Offers students a confidential place to address issues or concerns that may be hindering their academic performance or everyday life.

Health Services

The University of the Arts is committed to offering care and education to keep you well, providing quality treatment should you become ill.

Career Services

Career Services offers comprehensive resources and individual counseling tailored to the specific needs of students and alumni in the arts.

International Student Programs

We value the cultural experience that international students bring to our creative campus.

Student Activities

Get involved, make new friends and participate in a wide variety of campus activities.


Resources for lesbian, gay, bi and transgender students and members of the UArts community.

Emergency Preparedness

UArts is committed to providing students, faculty, staff and visitors with a safe and secure living and learning environment.


The Conduct System serves to promote a civil educational environment for all community members.

Student Handbook

Learn more about what it means to be a part of UArts, and what is expected of you as a member of our community.

Substance Abuse and Sexual Assault Education Instructions

All students are required to complete a program assisting with thinking critically about activities and behaviors.

Taking Leave from UArts

There are several options available to students needing to take some time away from the University and their studies.

Concerned About a Student?

Contact the Student Affairs Office if you are worried about a student's health or well-being.