What's Next?

Next Steps for New Students

Venture to Arcadia this August! Our multi-day welcome extravaganza includes interactive sessions and events that will help you acclimate to life at Arcadia, socialize and make friends, and get to know our community.
students at semester kickoff

Before Venturing to Arcadia:

  • Complete all tasks in Atlas (Log in through PortalGuard).
  • Instaduce” yourself to classmates.
  • Mark your calendar with your arrival time: 
    • Wednesday, Aug. 25 (1 to 3:30 p.m.): Students with last names A-L move in.
    • Thursday, Aug. 26 (8 to 10:30 a.m.): Students with last names M-Z move in.
    • Thursday, Aug. 26 (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.): Commuter students check in.
  • Apply for a passport. If you have one, check the expiration date. Processing time for U.S. passports currently takes up to 18 weeks.
  • Submit your student health forms and COVID vaccine documentation in your Patient Portal.
  • Dive into this year’s Common Read, Good Talk by Mira Jacob.

Venture to Arcadia

In addition to exploring campus, Glenside, and Philadelphia, you’ll also get your KnightCard (student ID); discover ways to get involved; learn more about academic resources and expectations; and connect with returning students, faculty, and staff. Be sure to regularly check your Arcadia email for Venture details.


Division of Student Success