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 Spring 2015 Schedule

Tuesday, January 13th- Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

 

Tuesday, January 13th

 

9:00am - 5:00pm:  Arrival and Move-In

**REQUIRED for all students living in the Residence Halls

**Recommended for all off-campus International Students. Off-Campus students should report to 412 Gershman Hall for check-in.

 

Please arrive at your assigned Residence Hall. An International Student Orientation Leader will be there to help you move in and accompany you to the office of International Student Programs so that you can complete your check-in, which includes:

 

Receiving Orientation packet with important updates and event locations

Obtaining your student ID - 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

Campus Tour

Document Registration

 

6pm - 8pm:  Dinner  

 Levitt Foyer, 3rd Floor Gershman Hall

 

**REQUIRED for all students living in the Residence Halls

**Recommended for all off-campus International Students

 

-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

 

Wednesday, January 14th

 

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

**REQUIRED for most International students

 

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

Location: 415 Gershman Hall

 

12:00pm - 1:00pm:  Lunch

Location: Levitt Foyer, 3rd Floor Gershman Hall

 

1:00pm - 3:00pm:  Writing Test

Location:  415 Gershman Hall

 

 3:00-7:00 PM: Philadelphia City Tour, Shopping Trip, and Dinner


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

New Student Orientation will begin on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Hamilton Hall (320 South Broad Street, at the corner of South Broad and Pine Streets) and conclude on Monday, January 19, 2015; classes begin on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. 



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)