International Student Orientation

Welcome International Students of the University of the Arts!

As the director of International Student Programs, I am looking forward to helping you have a successful and rewarding college experience. Our International Student Orientation is designed to give you a smooth and enjoyable transition to your life in Philadelphia and at the University of the Arts.

Please review the information below carefully, and send me your expected arrival date and time as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Mara Flamm
Director
International Student Programs
mflamm@uarts.edu
215.717.6621

Mailing Address:
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Campus Address:
Gershman Hall, Room 412 (4th floor)
Corner of Broad Street & Pine Street


International Student Orientation - Fall 2014

Monday, August 18


9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Arrival and Move-In

**REQUIRED for all students living in the Residence Halls and ESLI students

**Recommended for all off-campus International Students

  • Off-Campus Students: Please arrive at Hamilton Hall 320 South Broad Street, Broad btwn Pine and Lombard. Orientation Leaders will welcome you, help you check-in and escort you to the International Student Programs Office.
  • On-Campus Students: Please arrive at your assigned Residence Hall. An International Student Orientation Leader will be there to accompany you to Hamilton Hall and the office of International Student Programs so that you can complete your check-in.

 *Your ID will be ready if you have sent your photograph according to the instructions available here https://photoid.uarts.edu/.

If you were not able to send your photograph, we will order your ID

 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm:  Dinner and Residence Hall Meeting

Location: Jamaican Jerk Hut (15th & South)

**REQUIRED for all students living in the Residence Halls

**Recommended for all off-campus International Students

 

Tuesday, August 19

 

8:00 – 10:00 am: International Breakfast REQUIRED

Location: Gershman Hall, Levitt Auditorium, 3rd Floor

  • Overview of F-1 Visa Regulations and Document Registration
  • Strategies for Adapting to life in Philadelphia and at UArts
  • Stories and advice by current international students

 

11:30 am – 1:00 pm:  Lunch

Location: Terra Dining Hall

 

1:00 – 5:00 pm:  Trolley Tour of Philly and Shopping Trip

Location:  Meet in Gershman Hall lobby by 12:45pm

 

6:00 – 8:00 pm:  Optional Evening Events Various Locations (Phillies game, movies, & more)

 

Wednesday, August 20

 

10:00 am - 12:00 pm:  International Parents Brunch & Information Session

Location: Parc Restaurant (18th & Locust)                                                                               

10:00 am - 3:00 pm: English and Writing Proficiency Tests

**REQUIRED for most International students

 

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: English Proficiency Test

Location: Gershman Hall, room 415

 

12:00 – 1:00 pm:  Lunch

Location: Gershman Hall, Levitt Foyer, 3rd Floor

 

1:00 – 3:00 pm:  Writing Test

Location: Gershman Hall, room 415

 

3:00 - 4:00 pm:  New Student Check-in

Location: Hamilton Hall, Solmssen Court

*All International Students go to New Student Check-in and pick up information packet.

 

IMPORTANT OFFICES AND LOCATIONS DURING ORIENTATION

International Student Programs
Gershman Hall, Room 412
Mara Flamm: Director, International Student Programs
411 South Broad Street, Room 412
(Broad Street between Pine and Lombard Streets)
215.717.6621/mflamm@uarts.edu
Report here for questions and updates regarding International Student Orientation

Student Affairs Office
Gershman Hall, Room 311

411 South Broad Street
(Broad Street between Pine and Lombard Streets)
Report here for questions and updates regarding International Student Orientation

Academic Support Center
Pine Hall
, Suite 101 – 103
Melanie Boston: ESL Coordinator
1500 Pine Street, Room 103
215.717.6822/mboston@uarts.edu
Report here for questions and updates regarding International Student Orientation

Student Life/Residential Life Office
Gershman 302

411 South Broad Street
(Broad Street between Pine and Lombard Streets)

Student Health Services Center
Gershman 306

411 South Broad Street
(Broad Street between Pine and Lombard Streets)