Summer Institute : Housing + Meals

Residence Halls + Community Advisors Security
Apartment + Roommate Assignment Housing Orientation
Supervision Dining + Meals
Residential Check-In Weekends

Residence Halls + Community Advisors
The residence halls at UArts are apartment style with bedrooms, a living room, kitchenettes and private bath. Students can expect to share a bedroom with one or two other students. Residence halls at the University have recently been updated and include new furniture and air conditioning. The Pre-College lounge includes couches and chairs, flat screen TVs, game consoles, movies and magazines, a foosball table and an eating area. In order to provide the best possible atmosphere for success in this program, males and females reside in separate residence halls and a security guard is at the door 24-7.

All residence halls are supervised by professional Pre-College staff, including Community Advisors (CAs), Area Coordinators and a Resident Director. You will become well acquainted with your CA, who will provide guidance about the city, the school or life in general.

For photos of the Residence Halls, visit our Flickr page.

Apartment + Roommate Assignment
Housing assignments are based on gender, program length, academic program, and the student comments on the housing form. Female students will live in the Juniper Residence Hall, located one block east of Broad Street, behind Anderson Hall; and males will live in the Spruce Residence Hall located at 1228 Spruce Street.

It is impossible to give out roommate information prior to move-in due to student privacy. Every effort is made to accommodate mutual requests for students to reside together. In such cases, each student's name must appear on the other student’s housing form and be signed by the parents.

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Supervision
There are a number of undergraduate students and professional staff members who reside in the residential halls and supervise students in the Pre-College Summer Institute. All Residential Life staff members ultimately report to the Director of Student Life, who is actively engaged in the welfare of Pre-College Summer Institute students.

All residence halls are supervised by professional Pre-College staff, including Community Advisors (CAs), Area Coordinators and a Resident Director. You will become well acquainted with your CA, who will provide guidance about the city, the school or life in general.

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Residential Check-In
For their own safety, all students are required to observe a weekday and weekend residential check-in. Check-in time is 10:30 pm on weekdays and weekends. Students who miss check-in are in violation of the Student Code of Conduct and may be dismissed.

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Security
Each UArts Residence Hall is staffed with a security officer 24 hours per day. Only the students who live in a particular building may enter that building. Students must wear University issued ID cards around their necks with their photographs and residential hall as identification. No guests are permitted in the residential halls at any time, with the exception of parents on move-in and move-out days only.

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Housing Orientation
Separate orientations for parents and students are held on the evening of move-in. The parent orientation is optional, though highly recommended. It takes place simultaneous to the CA floor meeting which residential students attend at 5:00 pm on Sunday, July 6. The parent orientation addresses issues of safety, security and student life, as well as academic issues.

All students attend a mandatory housing orientation designed to provide residential students with information regarding campus resources, rules and regulations pertinent to residential life, as well as personal safety on and around the University campus.

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Dining + Meals
There are several dining areas on campus, including the main dining facility in Terra Hall, where all Pre-College students dine. The menu includes items that meet the needs of every type of diet including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free. Students attending the Summer Institute program are required to participate in a meal plan offered by the University Dining Services. (Meal plans are only optional for students attending the One-Week Intensives.) The Dining Services team is committed to providing high-quality food for all types of dietary needs and lifestyles. The meal plan for residents includes breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, as well as brunch and dinner on weekends. The commuter student meal plan includes lunch on weekdays. 

Student who do not purchase the meal plan cannot eat in the dining hall.  If your student's class is held in Anderson they can eat their packed lunch on the Mezzanine level and if they are in Terra they can eat on the 16th floor.  There are tables and chair for students to enjoy their meals comfortably on campus.  Also, students may go to Hamilton Hall and enjoy our shaded, outdoor courtyard at one of the picnic tables.

In addition to the meal plan, you can enjoy take out or dining from one of the many restaurants Philadelphia has to offer.

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Weekends
All students are expected to attend classes and rehearsals scheduled on Saturdays. Sunday activities are optional.  All residential students are expected to stay on campus for the duration of each weekend. There is no weekend release. Please visit our policies page to view the full Weekend Release Policy.