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Join us for a Summer Open House + BBQ on Thursday, June 27th from 9–1pm. See our campus; mingle with faculty, alumni and current students; and learn about UArts, the admissions process and financial aid options while attending a question & answer panel. The day will culminate in a summer cookout, featuring alumnus-owned Little Baby’s Ice Cream hand-scooped from their mobile cart. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@uarts.edu or 215-717-6049. RSVP by June 21

The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations invites the class of 2017 and their families to join us at a Summer Send-Off event in your hometown. Connect with other members of the UArts community, including other new students and parents, local alumni and staff members, and get all of your last-minute questions about life at UArts answered.

Each event is free for one student and up to three other family members, but pre-registration is requested. Refreshments will be served.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at 215-717-6139 or alumni@uarts.edu.

California
Saturday, July 20
11 a.m.  1 p.m.
Hosted by Mary Dembo BFA ‘85 (Graphic Design) at her home in Pacific Palisades*

Florida
Saturday, August 10
12  2 p.m.
Hosted by the UArts Office of Alumni & Parent Relations
JB’s on the Beach
300 NE 21st Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Illinois
Wednesday, July 31
6:30  8:30 p.m.
Hosted by Bill BFA ‘79 (Fibers) and Sharon Erwin BFA ‘79 (Crafts) at their home in Highland Park*

New York
Tuesday, July 16
6:30  8:30 p.m.
Hosted by Trustee Howard Belk BFA ‘81 (Graphic Design)
Siegel + Gale
625 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10011

Maryland
Sunday, August 4
11 a.m.  1 p.m.
Hosted by the UArts Office of Alumni & Parent Relations
Gertrude’s Restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive at North Charles and 31st Streets
Baltimore, MD 21218

New Jersey
Wednesday, August 7
 8 p.m.
Hosted by Fabian Brown BM ‘01 (Music Performance)
Village Cheese Shop and Bistro
516 Station Avenue
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035

Pennsylvania
Chester County
Wednesday, July 10
6:30  8:30 p.m.
Hosted by Ted and Lisa Albany, parents of Tim Albany ‘16 (Animation) at their home in Chadds Ford, PA*

Philadelphia
Wednesday, July 17
6:30  8:30 p.m.
Hosted by Tom Miles BFA ‘75 (Sculpture) at his home in Philadelphia*

Bucks County
Thursday, July 25
6:30  8:30 p.m.
Hosted Beth and Stephen Lewis, parents of Jarrett Lewis ‘16 (Music Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology), at their home in Meadowbrook*

Montgomery County
Tuesday, August 20
6:30  8:30 p.m.
Hosted by Janine Cappello-Bryant BFA ‘86 (Dance) and David Bryant BM ‘84 (Piano) at their home in Audubon*

Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia Area
Saturday, July 27
 6 p.m.
Hosted by Timothy Worrell BFA ‘87 (Illustration)
Timothy Paul Carpets + Textiles
Mosaic District
2910 District Ave, Suite 140
Fairfax, VA 22031

*The address for events hosted in private homes will be provided when you RSVP.

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.)
  • Bed
  • Closet Storage
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Micro‐fridge
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Storage

What to Bring

Bedroom

  • Alarm clock
  • Bed linens for extra long twin bed
  • Blanket/bed spread
  • Mattress pad or foam
  • Pillows

Bathroom

  • Floor bath mat
  • Personal toiletries
  • Shower Caddy
  • Shower curtain and rings
  • Toilet tissue
  • Towels/washcloths

Cleaning

  • Broom/vacuum/mop
  • Cleaning products
  • Dish soap/Dish rack/sponges
  • Laundry basket/bag
  • Laundry detergent
  • Trash can and liners

Kitchen

You will only need limited kitchen items.

  • Coffee/tea pot
  • Cooking utensils
  • Flatware/silverware
  • Food Storage Items
  • Glasses/cups/mugs
  • Toaster

Miscellaneous

  • Area Rugs
  • Bicycle/lock
  • Cards/board games
  • Clothes drying rack
  • Fan
  • First Aid kit
  • Hangers
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Lamps – There is limited overhead lighting in each apartment but some additional lighting in necessary
  • Medicine
  • 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
  • Umbrella

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
  • Alcohol
  • Candles
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Drugs
  • Empty alcohol containers
  • Extension cords
  • Firearms
  • Fireworks
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hookahs
  • Hot plates
  • Incense
  • Microwave ovens
  • Pets or animals of any kind (Fish are allowed, maximum size for an aquarium is 15 gallons)
  • Refrigerators
  • String lights, rope lights, Christmas lights
  • Tattoo equipment
  • Weapons

"Omigod You Guys!" Miss the UArts Ira Brind School of Theater sensation, "Legally Blonde," on stage? Enjoy this energetic number online!

Who’s excited about Open House on Saturday?! #UArtsOH

We are pleased to announce that in addition to weekday portfolio reviews, department faculty members and admission counselors will be on campus from 9 am – 12 pm on the following Saturdays to review portfolios:

January 26    |    February 16    |    March 2    |    March 23    |    April 20

First: Submit your application, making use of our application checklist.

Then: Schedule your review by contacting the Office of Admission at admissions@uarts.edu or 215‑717‑6049.

Saturday portfolio reviews require a previously submitted application. If you’d like a preliminary review, schedule an appointment between 10 am – 3 pm on a Monday or Friday.

On-the-spot acceptance may be offered to applicants who show an acceptable portfolio, provided all application materials have been received at least two weeks prior to review, and who meet all UArts’ admission criteria.

Please note there are no tours of the campus available on Saturdays. If you would like a tour, please call the Office of Admission to schedule during the week.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
is the FASFA required before you can get the decision letter back?
uartsadmissions uartsadmissions Said:

The FAFSA is not required for the application, so you will receive a decision without having submitted the FAFSA.

We encourage every applicant’s family to complete the FAFSA, as there may be loans or grants available that they qualify for. In addition, the FAFSA determines eligibility for the Federal Work Study program, and having Federal Work Study makes finding a job on campus easier. The University of the Arts’ postmark deadline for submission of the FAFSA is March 1, but the earlier the better. Incoming students are considered on a rolling, funds-available basis after the March 1 deadline. The UArts Title IV Code is 003350.

Learn more about undergraduate financial aid.

The Harlem Shake, ANIMATED by UArts students. 

Accepted Students: Finding your email in the UArts Portal
Email is accessed by clicking the Gmail icon (red / white envelope) near the top left of the screen. 
Add your new @uarts.edu email address to your Facebook account and join the Class of 2017 conversation! https://facebook.com/groups/uarts2017
Note that, as the name suggests, “Emergency Alerts and Important Notices” IS important. You won’t find your regular emails there, but you will need to pay attention to this section.

Accepted Students: Finding your email in the UArts Portal

Email is accessed by clicking the Gmail icon (red / white envelope) near the top left of the screen. 

Add your new @uarts.edu email address to your Facebook account and join the Class of 2017 conversation! https://facebook.com/groups/uarts2017

Note that, as the name suggests, “Emergency Alerts and Important Notices” IS important. You won’t find your regular emails there, but you will need to pay attention to this section.

Online Chat: ON YOUR WAY TO A DECISION!
Thursday, February 21, 2013  |  7 – 9 P.M. EST
Have questions about the UArts application process—from what supplementary materials are required to how to prepare for a portfolio review or audition? Join our chat! Admission counselors and current students will be on hand to provide you with immediate answers.Register / join the chat ** If you do not already have a Username and Password to our Future Student Portal, you should register at the above link in advance of the chat event. If you already have a Username and Password to our Future Student Portal, simply log in at the above link at the scheduled time to join the chat.

Online Chat: ON YOUR WAY TO A DECISION!

Thursday, February 21, 2013  |  7 – 9 P.M. EST

Have questions about the UArts application process—from what supplementary materials are required to how to prepare for a portfolio review or audition? Join our chat! Admission counselors and current students will be on hand to provide you with immediate answers.

Register / join the chat *

* If you do not already have a Username and Password to our Future Student Portal, you should register at the above link in advance of the chat event. If you already have a Username and Password to our Future Student Portal, simply log in at the above link at the scheduled time to join the chat.