October 2, 2020


  What is UArts Day? 
UArts Day is a campus-wide celebration and challenge that builds community, expands our connections to Philadelphia and strengthens the creative and professional skills of our students. 

 What happens on UArts Day? 
Students engage in professional practice and collaborative cross-departmental events. 2019 included a line-up of more than 40 workshops, guest speakers, and studio experiences. 

To celebrate UArts Day we host a Block Party from 4-7pm on Pine Street outside Hamilton Hall!

Student Events 
All programming for UArts Day will be listed on the UArts App by September 21. Students must download the UArts App to complete activities during UArts Day. 

Students can download the app here: 

Apple iTunes App Store -  UArts App

Android Google Play Store - UArts App

Any student with issues downloading the app should email studentaffairs@uarts.edu for assistance.


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UArts Day is a campus-wide celebration that builds community, expands our connections to Philadelphia and strengthens the creative and professional skills of our students.

We want to appeal to the full spectrum of our student body from inwardly focused to those more outwardly engaged. We envision UArts Day as an opportunity to get out of the classroom and collaborate in a range of activities, from the analog to the futuristic and the participatory to the reflective. These activities, open to all students, faculty and staff throughout the day, are organized by faculty and staff.

As a reminder, no classes are to take place on Friday, October 2, in order for students to participate in this mandatory day. Tuesday, November 24 will serve as the makeup day for class meetings not held on UArts Day. Additionally, students should not be scheduled for work study hours on UArts Day.

What's new this year?

  • All activities are open to all students, faculty, and staff

Centers. Collaboration. Connections.

Art is about connection. Through events and activities focused on the theme - Centers. Collaboration. Connections., we will work with students to foster a sense of belonging, explore new spaces, and offer opportunities for introspection. 

What sorts of activities can you plan?

  • Workshops, classes, networking events, productions, and more

Next Steps

  • Submit your activity proposal here in this google form by April 17, 2020
  • Proposals will be reviewed by the UArts Day committee, with final notification by May 11, 2020


See the Overview tab for the full schedule.

For programmatic questions, please contact Caitlin Perkins at cperkins@uarts.edu or 215-717-6093.

For budget questions, please contact Sara Pyle at spyle@uarts.edu or 215-717-6627.

General UArts Day questions, uartsday@uarts.edu.