New Student Resources
for First-Year Students
New Student Forms
Please fill out your forms online on MyArcadia, or call the Office of Enrollment Management at 215-572-2910 if you do not have Internet access. Click here for Health Forms.
If you require any accommodations due to a disability, you must complete the Special Services Survey. This form is also available on MyArcadia.
Contact an Arcadia student who is majoring in your academic area of interest so you can find out what the major is like—from someone who really knows! You can also ask questions about extra-curricular activities and campus life.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a First-Year Student?
As you transition, you will note that equality of students is a very important part of campus culture. We use the term “first-year student” when referring to students entering college for the first time. The term “first-year” addresses all students with no differentiation between gender, age or working status. As you view information about New Student Orientation and life on campus, you will see this transition.
Is Housing Guaranteed?
Yes. Arcadia students are guaranteed housing for four years. Living on campus is not required but can enhance your Arcadia experience. Arcadia also has a strong Commuter Life program.
How Are Housing Assignments Made?
Access the Arcadia University Online Housing Portal on MyArcadia to complete your housing registration. We use that form, plus preference based upon the date of receipt of your deposit to the University, in making housing assignments. Housing assignments are mailed in August.
How Do I Register for Classes?
At Summer Orientation, you’ll take some placement inventories and indicate your course selections. You can take practice placement inventories at www.arcadia.edu/newstudent.
Can I Talk to Other Students to Learn More?
Yes. Join the Arcadia University Class of 2017 Admitted Students group on Facebook.
Contact Tamara Lapman, Senior Assistant Director of Enrollment Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.