Our faculty and staff have organized and worked throughout the summer to prepare to welcome students and community members this Fall 2020. After careful consideration, Arcadia has decided to move all courses this fall semester fully online and suspend on-campus housing for our students for the fall semester. Recognizing the importance that an in-person, vibrant campus community has for students, we are working hard toward a January reopening of on-campus living and classes, while closely monitoring all health and safety trends.

View our guidelines on how to stay healthy and safe to mitigate COVID-19 while on campus.

健康和安全 Plans

We are designing opportunities and ensuring that you have an engaging student life.

校园生活 and 用餐

Arcadia 全模式准备好了吗 Approach

Up-to-Date Information

This web page is a centralized place to find information on our approach to the classroom and student life. 

Upcoming Info Sessions

Webinar: 全模式准备好了吗 with President Nair and 领导

Thursday, August 6, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

As we approach the start of classes, learn about our plans from University leadership in a webinar for students and their families. 参加网络研讨会. 

Recent 2020 通讯

President Nair's August 3 message giving an important Fall 2020 Semester Update to move to fully online. 

教务长 Jeff Rutenbeck's July 24 message with an academic update for 全模式准备好了吗. 

Dean Goretsky's July 24 update on Housing and Residential Assignments and needed forms. 

President Ajay Nair's June 29 letter to the University community detailing Arcadia's plans on reopening campus in the fall. 


Important Information for All Arcadia Students


Our entire campus community has been mobilized to provide high-quality student experiences and programs this coming academic year, regardless of the mode of delivery. Therefore, tuition and fees will remain the same for 2020-21, as academic credit, learning, and a wide range of non-academic services will be provided. We will review financial aid packages in light of the economic impact COVID-19 might be having on students and their families. Arcadia University works hard to meet the economic needs of its students through financial aid, and we remain committed to providing access and opportunity.


On July 24, the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Presidents made the difficult decision to suspend all intercollegiate athletics competitions through the fall semester in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All Athletics facilities remain closed until further notice. When it is safe to resume on-campus operations, 竞技 will inform the University community on its plans for reopening. An update regarding specific campus offices, hours, and operations will be shared with the University community shortly.


The London Center offers an enticing array of courses taught by our Arcadia in London faculty.  The Fall 2020 program combines online and in-person opportunities in two six-week teaching blocks. In addition to online courses, Arcadia students may enhance their credentials and gain valuable professional experience through our 实习生费城 program this fall. For more information on both these opportunities, contact Scott Terry and/or Ashley Knueppel in the Arcadia Office of Study Away.

Plans are underway for those students who were deferred from spring 2020 to 2021 Preview. Arcadia is also working on decisions for incoming student's spring Preview and GFS courses. 

International Students

Arcadia will be in touch with our International students shortly regarding fall 2020. Recent restrictions announced by the U.S. government are antithetical to our mission and values as an inclusive, global community. Read the full message from the Office of International 程式.


To support a fully online modality, students will need a device (laptop or tablet) with a camera and microphone that can run applications such as 放大 and platforms such as 帆布 (for in-class sessions, you will need earbuds with a built-in microphone). Students will also need regular access to a high-speed internet connection. If you don’t have the required technology or internet access, students can contact the Help Desk (helpdesk@arcadia.edu) to discuss options.


Any student with questions or inquiries about accessibility should contact Disability Specialist Jessica Holdren (215-572-4033, holdrenj@arcadia.edu)


Arcadia values how essential meaningful and engaging student life is to the University experience, and our 学生事务 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 夏季 方向, 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.

Housing and Meal Plan Fees

大学 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 一站式商店 (215-517-2339, onestop@arcadia.edu).

We will work with students who currently live on campus to assist with finding alternative housing arrangements. 学生事务 staff will be in touch with these individuals soon with additional information.

基本 of the 健康和安全 Guidelines

Requirements for Arcadia's Campus

Returning to campus this fall, we will work together to secure the health of the Arcadia community. Please read the full Fall 2020 健康和安全 Guidelines for Returning to Campus to familiarize yourself with the details.


Below are the basic protective health 要求 我们的校园:


All are required to wear a mask. (Cover your nose and mouth, indoors and outdoors.)  

Socially distance six feet apart.


Monitor your health daily.

Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.

Wash your hands as frequently as possible.

Minimize gatherings and meetings.

This fall, Arcadia University’s “全模式准备好了吗” approach will support your experience inside and outside the classroom.


We have worked to compiling housing and move-in information to safely welcome our resident students back to campus.


新冠病毒: Updates and Information

The spread of the 新冠病毒 COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation. Arcadia University is monitoring resources and updating the community regularly.

Making Informed Decisions

We believe that ongoing challenges with COVID-19 testing, the uncertain delivery date for an effective vaccine, and the likelihood of future surges of infection mean that we must do everything possible to adapt to the current reality rather than just wait for it to pass. Most reasonable estimates suggest a 12 to 24-month time frame, which still depends on the development and deployment of an effective vaccine. 

We anticipate that some students who are concerned about possible exposure will opt to participate remotely and online. The same will likely be true for faculty who are members of high-risk groups or who have members of their household who are high risk. Arcadia’s all-modes approach allows us to put care for others at the forefront of all that we do, while also maintaining maximum discretion for each individual to make the choice that is right for them.

COVID-19 Decision Tree for Arcadia Experience
Government Restrictions Campus/Residence Halls 学籍 教师地位 员工状态 课程形式 Supplemental Instruction/学术支持
没有 开放的,没有任何限制 全部人 亲自 Variable (role dependent) 全部人* 亲自
一些 Open, 一些 Restrictions Some on Campus, 一些 混合 亲自 Variable (role dependent) - 亲自 (with restrictions)
- 混合
- 全面上线
亲自 (with restrictions)
一些 Open, 一些 Restrictions Some on Campus, 一些 混合 混合 Variable (role dependent) 全面上线 亲自 (with restrictions)
关闭 混合 混合 大多混纺 全面上线 混合

*Pre-existing online/hybrid/blended courses are free to operate as before, though must conform to government restriction levels



For more information on the institution-wide All-Modes ready strategy, please email allmodes@arcadia.edu




For more information on the institution-wide All-Modes ready strategy, please email allmodes@arcadia.edu


This page is updated regularly by Arcadia University. Last updated Wednesday, August 5, 2020. 

全模式准备好了吗 Identity Guide

As we approach the fall semester, all units and departments are communicating plans and important information across the Arcadia University community. To keep content consistent and within the University brand, we have created an 全模式准备好了吗 Identity Guide for use on any Arcadia publications and presentations.


Since Montgomery County entered Pennsylvania’s green phase on June 26, Arcadia employees continue to telework where possible. 雇员 will keep their unit plans and communicate with their supervisor.