UArts Cares


The UArts Cares Fund was established to ensure that the most vulnerable members of our student community have access to nutrition, housing, transportation and the supplies necessary to succeed at UArts. 

UArts Cares has worked with partners across campus to open a food pantry and provide grocery store gift cards, provide SEPTA passes, offer academic and art supplies, and housing assistance.  


I would be overwhelmed without this support. I am extremely grateful for all the assistance that UArts Cares has provided me. Thank you so very much! 

-Anonymous Illustration Student 

For any concern about a student, whether academic or co-curricular, members of the UArts community should complete a CARE report. Any concern that is shared via Care Report will be routed to Student Affairs and will be handled with the utmost care and sensitivity but will also be investigated fully in order to determine appropriate follow-up.

Visit the CARE report page 

Use these network links to connect to verified sources providing student assistance in your area.

BenePhilly is a free program with direct, one-on-one support to help low-income Philadelphians enroll in critical benefits and services (SNAP, employment, healthcare, etc)

National Network   
Search national resources for obtaining rent, housing, utilities, food pantries in your zip code.

College Student Support    
Search Philadelphia resources for food access, free wi-fi, housing, healthcare, childcare, transportation, legal needs and more.

Free Software

Office location: Gershman Hall, Room 311
Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Students can email to set up an appointment. We will conduct a private 10- to 15-minute intake appointment to identify what services are needed. 

A student who is at risk for homelessness after hours should call UArts’ emergency line at 215-717-6666 (or ext. 6666 if they’re calling from a campus phone). We encourage students to utilize services such as the Philadelphia Hunger Coalition for concerns outside our operating hours. 

Some students may only need help once or twice during a semester; for others, it might be a regular weekly need. Students seeking services should email office to set up an appointment. (Students with meal plans are not eligible to receive services from our campus pantry.)

Gifts that directly assist our students are always welcome - especially now.  Your gift can help us stock our student food pantry; provide grocery store gift cards and SEPTA passes; offer academic and art supplies; provide access to scholarships, emergency monetary grants, work-study replacement funding and housing assistance; and allow us to respond to disasters and other emergencies with as-needed relief assistance.