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



Summer ESLI Orientation 2015

Monday, June 22nd - Wednesday, June 24th 2015


Monday, June 22nd

9:00 am – 5:00 pm - Move in at UArts Dormitories and Check-in

On-Campus Students: International Orientation Leaders will meet you at your UArts Dormitory to help you move-in and escort you to the International Student Programs Office.

Off-campus students: Please report directly to International Student Programs, Gershman 412.

The International Student Programs office is located in UArts’ Gershman Y building: 401 S. Broad Street (Broad Street between Lombard and Pine Street).

 

6:00  - 8:00 pm - Welcome Dinner

Gershman Hall, Levitt Foyer, 3rd Floor


Tuesday, June  23rd

 

10:00 am – 1:00 pm -  English Placement Testing

Gershman Hall, Room 411

1:00 – 5:00 pm - Trolley Tour of Philadelphia and Shopping at Ikea/Target

 

6:00 – 8:00 pm -  Dinner

More Than Just Ice Cream, 1119 Locust St (11th and Locust)


Wednesday, June 24th

 

10:00 am – 1:00 pm - Placement Meetings

Gershman Hall, 4th Floor

 

12:30 – 1:30 pm -  Lunch

Gershman Hall, Levitt Foyer, 3rd Floor

2:00 – 4:00 pm -  Magic Gardens Tour (10th and South Street)

 

5:00 – 7:00 pm -  Mara’s House for International BBQ


Thursday, June 25th: ESLI Classes begin! (See your class schedule for times)

 

 

 



International Student Orientation Fall 2015

Monday, August 24th - Wednesday, August 26th, 2015


Monday, August 24th

 

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

•    All International Students: Please arrive at Gershman Hall 401 South Broad Street (located on Broad Street between Pine and Lombard). Orientation Leaders will welcome you, help you check-in and escort you to your dormitory and International Student Programs Office.

*Your Student 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

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm:  International Dinner

Gershman Hall, Levitt Foyer, 3rd Floor

**REQUIRED for all students living in the Residence Halls

**Recommended for all off-campus International Students

 

6:45 pm – Meetup for Night Events *optional

Hamilton Hall, Solmesson Court

7:00 Phillies Baseball Game

7:00 Lucky Strike Bowling

7:00 Gelato at Capogiro


Tuesday, August 25th

 

9:00 – 10:00 am: International Breakfast and Navigating UArts and Philadelphia

Location: Gershman Hall, Levitt Foyer, 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

10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Navigating UArts and Philadelphia Continues

Gershman Hall, Room 414

 

12:00 – 1:00 pm:  Lunch

Terra Dining Hall

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

Meet in Gershman Hall lobby by 12:45pm

6:00 - 9:00 pm: Dinner and Karaoke Dance Party

Furness Courtyard and Solmssen Court


Wednesday, August 26th

 

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

New Student Orientation will begin on Wednesday, August 26,  2015, at Hamilton Hall (320 South Broad Street, at the corner of South Broad and Pine Streets) and conclude on Sunday, August 30th, 2015; classes begin on Monday, August 31st, 2015.

 

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

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

Gershman Hall, room 415

 

12:00 – 1:00 pm:  Lunch

Gershman Hall, Levitt Foyer, 3rd Floor

 

1:00 – 3:00 pm:  Writing Test

Gershman Hall, room 415


3:00 - 4:00 pm:  New Student Check-in

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

International Student Programs
Gershman Hall, Room 402

Melanie Boston: ESL Coordinator
215.717.6822/mboston@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

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)