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New Undergraduate Student Orientation
We've designed New Student Orientation (NSO) to help you make a smooth transition into college life and to the University of the Arts in particular. NSO will be a fun-filled and enlightening time for you and your fellow incoming students. At NSO, you'll learn practical skills for being a successful college student-artist, experience Philadelphia, and get to know your new classmates and faculty.

New Student Orientation will begin with your arrival on campus on Friday, August 14, 2020, at Hamilton Hall (320 South Broad Street, at the corner of South Broad and Pine Streets) and conclude on Sunday, August 16, 2020; classes begin on Monday, August 17, 2020 for new students.

The UArts NSO experience is particularly smooth for students thanks to the wisdom and enthusiasm of our student staff. The First Year Guides (FYGs) are a group of our best and brightest upperclassmen who work around the clock to make the NSO experience stress-free, fun and full of useful insider information from the point-of-view of UArts students.

If you have questions regarding New Student Orientation, please call the Office of Campus Life at 215-717-6144. We look forward to your arrival in August!