I apologize; I misspoke earlier. Internet is provided free in each UArts dorm via wifi and two internet ports. Students are encouraged to bring their own ethernet cable.
Cable is supplied by Comcast, and pricing / billing information can be received by contacting Comcast directly.
First, I misspoke previously in stating that students purchase internet services through Comcast. Internet is provided free in each UArts apartment via wifi and two internet ports. Students are encouraged to bring their own ethernet cable. I apologize for the confusion.
Regarding cable, interested students sign up through Comcast, so you will need to contact Comcast directly for specifics. Generally, Comcast does bill monthly.
I was mistaken; I apologize. Internet access is provided free in each apartment via wifi and two internet ports. Students are encouraged to bring their own ethernet cable for hookup.
Comcast provides cable service to interested students. As the contract is between the student and Comcast, questions about pricing or service would need to be directed to Comcast.
Surge protectors are acceptable. Please contact the Office of Student Life for specifics.
In general, appliances we don’t allow are things like air conditioners and heaters that run continuously even when no one is in the apartment and are superfluous (as heat and air conditioning are provided in all rooms).
Prescription medications, kept in their original container with your name on the label, are allowed in your possession within the residence halls.
Whoa! I had some bad information—I apologize.
All dorms have wifi and two internet ports. Students are encouraged to bring their own ethernet cables.
Comcast is on campus during move-in to sign students up for cable services.
Internet services may be purchased through Comcast; wifi is not available. A Comcast representative will be on campus during move-in to assist you in signing up for their services (phone, internet, cable).
For our incoming students, The Office of Residential Life has compiled a list of items included in our dorm rooms, items that you should bring, and items that are prohibited in our Residence Halls.
Don’t panic if you forget something, there are many stores in Philadelphia and it is easy to get whatever basics you might need. Additionally, you and your roommates may want to plan for additional items once you have moved in.
Included in Your Room
- 3 drawer dresser
- Air Conditioner (Window units in Furness, Spruce, Pine. There is central air in Juniper.)
- Closet Storage
- Desk chair
- Pantry Storage
What to Bring
- Alarm clock
- Bed linens for extra long twin bed
- Blanket/bed spread
- Mattress pad or foam
- Floor bath mat
- Personal toiletries
- Shower Caddy
- Shower curtain and rings
- Toilet tissue
- Cleaning products
- Dish soap/Dish rack/sponges
- Laundry basket/bag
- Laundry detergent
- Trash can and liners
You will only need limited kitchen items.
- Coffee/tea pot
- Cooking utensils
- Food Storage Items
- Area Rugs
- Cards/board games
- Clothes drying rack
- First Aid kit
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Lamps – There is limited overhead lighting in each apartment but some additional lighting in necessary
- Power Strips with surge protectors
- Quarters for laundry (Juniper only, all other buildings are on add value cards)
- Radio/Stereo Equipment
- Safe/lockbox for valuables
- Sewing kit
- Television – Cable is not provided, you may sign up on move in day or at your leisure
WHAT NOT TO BRING
There are also certain items that are prohibited in the residence halls. Please leave these at home as their possession violates university policy and certain local fire codes.
- Air conditioners
- Drug paraphernalia
- Empty alcohol containers
- Extension cords
- Halogen lamps
- Hot plates
- Microwave ovens
- Pets or animals of any kind (Fish are allowed, maximum size for an aquarium is 15 gallons)
- String lights, rope lights, Christmas lights
- Tattoo equipment
Hi! Great question. Indeed, coffee makers / brewers / Keurigs are welcome in the dorms. The student handbook is a wealth of information, including a list of items prohibited in the dorms, though this is subject to change. A list of items that may / should be brought for the dorms will be mailed to each deposited student with the housing agreement.
Hi, flyawayfromthisplace! Congratulations on your acceptance and invitation to apply for the Honors Program! You may still apply to the Honors Program and may direct any further questions about the program to the director, Associate Provost James Savoie, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2013–2014 course catalog is not available yet, but below is the Web Development & Interaction Design program curriculum. You can search the 2012–2013 course catalog for descriptions of each class. Also included below are program overview, samples of work, alumni and faculty profiles.
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Here’s the scoop on phone jacks: most rooms have them. UArts does not provide phones or phone service, but Comcast is on site during Move In to sign students up for service (cable, internet, phone), and they will install a jack if your room does not have one and you would like phone service. For further information, contact the Office of Student Life or Comcast.
Hi! Thanks for your question. Financial aid works the same for Fall and Spring semesters. While there is only one priority postmark deadline for FAFSA submission of new students (March 1st), we accept FAFSA submissions at any time. Feel feel free to contact Student Financial Services directly for assistance with financial aid.
UPDATE from Student Financial Services: “For students entering in an off-term, all University based financial aid is determined the same as it is s it is for students starting in the fall. However, some federal and state aid may be affected if the student was enrolled at another institution during the same academic year.”
Hey, waytoofunny! Congratulations! Our Directing, Playwriting & Production program holds about 16 students, which is a little more than one quarter of the applications received for DPP.
Absolutely! This is what is so wonderful about electives – exploration of the other arts, which enrich our education and feed our creativity.
Hi! Thanks for your question. Housing assignments are mailed at the end of July.
Thank you for your question!
Full time undergraduates take between 12 and 18 credits per semester. Courses are generally 3 credits, though electives and some core courses are 1.5 credits.
Full time matriculated graduate students must complete between 9 and 18 credits within an academic year.
You can find information about coursework by program in the 2012–2013 catalog. Please keep in mind that this catalog does not reflect the coursework for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Thanks for your question!
There are no winter sessions.
Undergraduate programs do not begin in summer, but a couple of Graduate programs do—namely, MM Music Education and MFA Studio Art.
There are courses offered during summer sessions for student who are already attending the University, which are usually limited to the Liberal Arts, electives and some graduate courses. Students enroll for summer courses on a part-time, per credit basis.
Continuing Education also offers summer courses.
For students in grades 9–12, the University offers a competitive Pre-College Summer Institute.