Return to Campus

Fall 2020 Campus Life and Dining Services

Campus Life

Arcadia values how essential meaningful and engaging student life is to the University experience, and our Student Affairs team has created fun and engaging ways for students to stay connected both outside of the classroom and in an online environment. In addition to recently welcoming our new Knights into the Arcadia family through our online Summer Orientation, we have designed new opportunities for students to engage and socialize digitally. Regardless of where you are, we are committed to opportunities for you to get involved.

Dining Services and Housing

We worked hard and planned to facilitate an on-campus residential experience for our students in the Fall 2020 semester. Unfortunately, health and safety reasons preclude us from offering that to our students this fall, as the University announced on Aug. 3 that we were suspending on-campus housing until January. 

We will work with students who currently live on campus to assist with finding alternative housing arrangements. Student Affairs staff will be in touch with these individuals soon with additional information. We are working hard toward a January reopening of campus, while monitoring health and safety trends. 

The University will process a credit for housing and meal plan fees. These credits will apply automatically to student accounts; any remaining credit will carry forward to the next academic semester, Spring 2021. For students who are graduating or transferring, these refunds will be processed automatically. Continuing students seeking a refund rather than a credit, or resident students with any financial concerns, should contact One-Stop Shop (215-517-2339,

Dining Services operations are operating on an as-needed basis. 

Athletics and Recreation

All Athletics facilities remain closed until further notice. When it is safe to resume on-campus operations, Athletics will inform the University community on its plans for reopening.