First-Year Experience


Welcome to Arcadia!

Whether you are a freshman or transfer student, your first year at Arcadia sets the stage for your educational career. You will study interesting topics, become immersed in campus life, work alongside classmates and faculty, and engage in local and global communities to make a difference.

 Look forward to making new friends and getting to know the community, starting Wednesday, Aug. 25 and Thursday, Aug. 26.

Venture to Arcadia

All first-year students read the same Summer Reading book before arriving on campus to spark conversation.

Common Read

Choose from dozens of different courses designed to spark intellectual curiosity and build relationships.

First-Year Seminar

In the spring, you'll take a course that includes a week of study abroad during your semester break.

PREVIEW the World
Student talking to an employer at Arcadia's Career Fair.

Career Preparation Begins in Your First Year

It's never too early to meet with the Office of Career Education. From day one, Arcadia students can explore and develop career options using a variety of resources, including KnightLink.

Career Education Events

The office runs events throughout the academic year including job fairs, resume building, career education, and internship opportunities. 

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Apply to Arcadia

Enrollment Management
1-877-ARCADIA (1-877-272-2342)

How to Apply

Visit Us

Join us for an Information Sessions and Campus Tour, or attend an Open House. 

Plan Your Visit

Contact Us

Office of Undergraduate Studies
Taylor Hall, Room 112