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 2015

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

 

Monday, August 24th

 

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

Gershman Hall, 401 South Broad Street  (Broad Street between Pine and Lombard)

**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. Orientation Leaders will welcome you, help you check-in and escort you to your dormitory and International Student Programs Office (Gershman 412).

*Your Student ID will be ready if you have sent your photograph according to the instructions available herehttps://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 and Photo Project

Terra Dining Hall

211 South Broad Street (Broad and Walnut Street)

**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


6:30 pm : Meetup for Night Events *optional

Terra Dining Hall

 

7:00 pm:  Phillies Baseball Game

7:00 pm: Lucky Strike Bowling

7:00 pm:  Gelato at Capogiro

 

Tuesday, August 25th

 

8:30 am: Breakfast

Gershman Hall, Room 415

 

9:00 am - 12:00: English Placement Test

Gershman Hall, Room 415

**REQUIRED for most International students


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

Gershman Hall Lobby - Meet  by 12:45pm

 

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

Hamilton Hall, Furness Courtyard and Solmssen Court

 

Wednesday, August 26th

New Student Orientation

**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.

 

9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Navigating UArts and Philly *Optional

Gershman 412/414


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

Parc Restaurant (18th & Locust)       

                                                                        

12:00 - 3:45 pm:  New Student Check-in

Hamilton Hall, Solmssen Court

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

 

5:30 pm: Opening Act

Merriam Theater, 250 S.Broad St (Broad and Locust Streets)

    *All students will meet their Orientation Leaders/NSO events begin.

 



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)