FAQs

  1. Do I have to go to Orientation?
    Yes! Orientation is mandatory. Students are required to attend all orientation sessions in order to help them prepare for their specific major and lives as student artists at UArts.
  2. What if I can't check in during the allotted time?
    These times are highly encouraged. However, we do understand if travel arrangements cause you to arrive earlier or later. Check-in will close at 4pm! Be sure to plan your arrival before 4pm.
  3. What happens at orientation check-in?
    The check-in process at New Student Orientation is a little like going shopping and stopping at every store. You will be given a packet of orientation information and your student ID. You will check-in with Health Services, Student Billing (if necessary), and have the opportunity to pick up information from local businesses.
  4. Do I have to move in on August 20th?
    Yes! Move-in for new students is from 8am to 4pm on August 20th. If you absolutely cannot move in on this day, please contact the Office of Student Life at studentlife@uarts.edu.
  5. When will I receive my class schedule?
    New students register for classes at different times depending on program of student and enrollment status. Although some new students may not register until advising day, all new students can expect to receive information from the Office of the Registrarby late July to early August. The Office of the Registrar sends all registration information to UArts email accounts only; be sure to check your University email account regularly.
  6. When will I get my orientation schedule?
    A generic schedule will be available on the orientation web page in early August. You will get a personalized orientation schedule when you check in on August 20th.
  7. Can my parents attend orientation with me?
    Parents can attend the check-in portion of orientation. Students are encouraged to use orientation as a time to meet other new students and become adjusted to life in Philadelphia. There is also a specific Parent and Family orientation on Thursday August 21st that parents and family members are encouraged to attend.
  8. Is there a dress code for orientation?
    No. Dress comfortably as you may be walking around a lot.
  9. Do I need to sign up for orientation or pay a fee?
    No. As orientation is mandatory for everyone, you are already "signed-up." There is no additional fee for orientation.
  10. What should I bring to orientation?
    Photo ID (state issued or previous school ID). You'll be required to show proof of identification to pick up your school ID.

If you have additional questions, please contact New Student Programming Coordinator Lyndsey Williams-Mayweather at 215-717-6615 or lmayweather@uarts.edu.