New Undergraduate Student Orientation
We've designed New Student Orientation (NSO) to help you make a smooth transition into college life and to the University of the Arts in particular. NSO will be a fun-filled and enlightening time for you and your fellow incoming students. At NSO, you'll learn practical skills for being a successful college student-artist, experience first hand Philadelphia sights and sounds, and get to know your new classmates and faculty.
New Student Orientation will begin with your arrival on campus on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at Hamilton Hall (320 South Broad Street, at the corner of South Broad and Pine Streets) and conclude on Tuesday, September 3, 2013; classes begin on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.
The UArts NSO experience is particularly smooth for students thanks to the wisdom and enthusiasm of our student staff. The Orientation Leaders (OLs) are a group of our best and brightest upperclassmen who work around the clock to make the NSO experience stress-free, fun and full of useful insider information from the point-of-view of UArts students.
Click the image above to view the NSO brochure or download it as a PDF
If you have questions regarding New Student Orientation, please call the Office of Student Life at 215-717-6970. We look forward to your arrival in August!
International Student Orientation will begin on August 26, 2013. For more information, please view the International Student Orientation Schedule.
Dates to Remember
Thursday, August 29
- Check-in and Move-in
- Opening Act (Students and Parents invited)
- Student Family Mixer
Friday, August 30
- Family Orientation (Parents and Families)
- Meet your Orientation Leader (OL)
- Academic Workshops
- Academic Advising (First Year and Transfer)
- Campus Tours
- Glow Party
Saturday, August 31
- Business of My Art
- Community Standards
- Monte Carlo Night
Sunday, September 1
- Sex and Excess
- Tour of the City/Trolley Tour
- Urban Survival Skills
- Carnival Hodge Podge NightNight
Monday, September 2
- Scavenger Hunt
- Open Mic Night
Tuesday, September 3
- Commuter Session
- Graduate Orientation
- University Libraries Open House
- Campus Involvement Fair
- Laptop Software Installation
Wednesday, September 4
- First Day of Classes!
- Part-Time Job Fair
- Honors Program Lunch