Arcadia University Name Change
On July 16, 2001, the Beaver College community celebrated its official change to Arcadia University at an on-campus ceremony on the lawn in front of Grey Towers Castle. Over 700 dignitaries and members of the University community attended this historic event. Thousands of people outside of the Philadelphia area were able to participate via a live Web cast of the event on our web site.
The celebration was the culmination of more than 18 months of planning and research. "Arcadia University is a name fitting of the caliber of our students, alumni, faculty, staff and programs," said Former President Bette E. Landman. "Our new name reflects our foundation and the kind of learning environment we aim to foster."