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New Student Orientation Spring 2013

Welcome New Students Greetings from the University of the Arts! Here in Philadelphia, we are already eagerly anticipating and preparing for your arrival in January. Your transition to UArts will be one of the most exciting and thought-provoking times of your life. We have created orientation for new students around one simple idea – to help you transition so you will be more likely to succeed as a student-artist. We welcome this student-centered experience with our 2012-2013 New Student Orientation (NSO) theme, ARTpocalypse. The Office of Student Life is here to help guide and support you on your journey to becoming a student-artist. In addition to working with New Student Programs, the Office of Student Life (OSL) is also comprised of Housing, Student Activities, and Student Conduct. Inside this booklet you will find everything you need for a successful start to your college career and to prepare yourself for UArts’ New Student Orientation program (NSO). You will find important information that ALL students need to complete, which includes: • The Health Information Form • Health Insurance Waiver process • Submission of Photo for Student ID We’ve designed New Student Orientation, and your first year, to help you make a smooth transition into college life and to UArts, in particular. As you will see from this packet, 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 be held from Wednesday, January 16 to Friday, January 18; classes begin on Tuesday, January 22. If you have questions regarding New Student Orientation, please call the Office of Student Life at 215-717-6970 or visit us online at w w w.uarts.edu/orientation. We look for ward to your arrival in January!

The University of the Arts


NSO Schedule at a glance: A d e t a i l e d s c h e d u l e w i l l b e g i v e n a t c h e c k- i n

Wednesday, January 16 • New Student Orientation (NSO) Check-in & Move-in

Thursday, January 17 • Academic preparation meet your department • Registration • Campus & City Tour

Friday, January 18 • Skills for College Life

Tuesday, January 22 • Classes begin

Have Questions? Contact Us!

Dr. Greg Nayor Dean of Students

Kathleen Embleton Director of Student Life

Lyndsey Mayweather New Student Programs Coord.


The First Act

New Student Orientation will teach you the skills you’ll need to make the most of your time and help you learn to face those inevitable challenges. Orientation workshops will focus on topics such as time and money management, safety tips for the urban environment, and healthy choices to make the most of your potential as an artist. You’ll also get a complete overview of your academic program and learn your responsibilities in the classroom, practice room, lab and studio.

Meet Your Orientation Leaders

You’ll be starting your life at UArts with about 50 other new student-artists—each with his or her unique talents and backgrounds. Everything you experience at Orientation will be new, and sometimes a little nerve-racking. Our goal is to help you get to know many of your fellow new students so you can rely on one another through the fun and challenging experiences college offers. The UArts NSO experience is particularly smooth for students thanks to the wisdom and enthusiasm of our student staff. The Orientation Leaders (we call them OL’s) are a group of our best and brightest upperclassmen who work to make the NSO experience stress-free, fun, and full of useful insider information from the UArts students’ point-of-view. Some of these students will stay in touch with you throughout the year as a Peer Mentor.

Your Surroundings

Lots of Orientation will be devoted to fun and interactive sessions all over campus where you’ll meet our staff and see where to go for health & wellness assistance, tutoring, counseling, and career advice, among many other services provided to students. We’ll also give you up-close and personal tours of Center City Philadelphia to experience everything that it has to offer: from eateries and convenience stores to arts venues and supplies stores.


TO DO List Complete the following before December 17, 2012 (or if you deposit after December 17, before arriving for Orientation) Set up your UArts Student email account Complete Health Information Form (See form inside) Health Insurance Waiver at myuarts.uarts.edu/ahpins Meningitis waiver (if applicable/see form inside) Housing preferences and sign housing agreement (if living on campus) at https:// housing.uarts.edu Contact your new roomates. Its always a great idea to make contact with your new roommates so you can coordinate who is bringing what Submit picture for your Student ID by December 17 to http://photoid.uarts.edu

Useful Information Check-in Your arrival on campus will be on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. Check-in will be from 8am–4pm at Hamilton Hall (320 S. Broad Street, at the corner of South Broad and Pine Streets). Residential students will go to Hamilton Hall for checkin, where the last station will be to pick up your key. If you are living on campus, you can check in anytime between 8am–3pm. Commuter students can check in between 2–4pm; the check-in process for commuters will only take about 20mins. The first Orientation session will start at 5pm.

Residential Students Residential students will receive their housing assignment and room information to their UArts e-mail account before December 17, 2012. Students should review the Student Life web site for other pertinent information such as mailing addresses, suggested items to bring to campus, tips for living with roommates and residential policies.


Useful Information

{ Mail & Packages }

Shipping Information

Each apartment is assigned a mailbox in the residence hall. Your address for all United States Postal Service mail and Each apartment is assigned one mailbox in the residence hall. Your address for all United packages is based on your apartment number and building of residence.

States Postal Service mail and packages is based on your apartment number and building of residence.

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*All mail and packages shipped via the USPS must be sent to the address below.* Please use the format listed below, as appropriate to your housing assignment. Please use your full name as registered to the University - (no nicknames please ).

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Nearby Hotels Best Western Center City Marriott Hotel The Doubletree Hotel The Park Hyatt Embassy Suites Hotel Hampton Inn Holiday Inn Express The Latham Warwick Hotel

501 N. 22nd Street 1201 Market Street 237 S. Broad Street 200 S. Broad Street 1776 Ben Franklin Pkwy. 1301 Race Street 1305 Walnut Street 135 S. 17th Street 1701 Locust Street

215-568-8300 215-625-2900 215-893-1600 215-893-1234 215-561-1776 215-665-9100 215-735-9300 215-563-7474 215-735-6000

Special rates for the UArts community may be available at these hotels. Reservations may be made directly with the hotel.

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FAQ’s about Orientation Do I have to go to Orientation? Yes! Orientation is mandatory. Students are required to attend all orientation sessions in order to help them prepare for their specific major and lives as student-artists at UArts.

What if I can’t check in during the allotted time? These times are highly encouraged. However, we do understand if travel arrangements cause you to arrive earlier or later. Check-in will close at 3pm! Be sure to plan your arrival before 3pm.

What happens at orientation check-in? The check-in process at New Student Orientation is a little like going shopping and stopping at every department. You will be given a packet of Orientation information and your student ID. You check-in with Health Services, Student Billing (if necessary), and have the opportunity to check out information from local businesses.

Do I have to move in on January 16th? Yes! Residential move in for new students is from 8am–3pm on January 16th. If you absolutely cannot move in on this day, please contact the Office of Student Life at studentlife@uarts.edu

When will I receive my class schedule? New students register for classes at different times depending on program of study and enrollment status. Although some new students may not register until January, all new students can expect to receive information from the Office of the Registrar (registrar@uarts.edu) by late December. The Office of the Registrar sends all registration information to UArts. edu email accounts only and students should be sure to check their university email accounts regularly.

Is Orientation just for freshmen? All new undergraduate students, including transfers, are expected to attend New Student Orientation. Campus tours, information about services available to students and information about academic programs are helpful to anyone new to campus. We specifically refer to orientation as New Student Orientation instead of Freshman Orientation for this very reason.

When will I get my orientation schedule? A generic schedule will be available on the orientation website in early January. You will get a personalized orientation schedule when you check in on the 16th.

Can my Parents attend orientation with me? Parents can attend the check-in portion of orientation. Students are encouraged to use orientation as a time to meet other new students.

Is there a dress code for orientation? No. We recommend you dress comfortably and warm as you may be walking around a lot.

Do I need to sign up for orientation or pay a fee? No. As orientation is mandatory for everyone, you are already signed up. There is no additional fee for orientation.

What should I bring to orientation? Photo id (state issued see page 11). You’ll be required to show proof of identification in order to pick up your school ID.


Common Financial Aid Questions Will my financial aid be credited on the tuition bill? Yes, if: • PELL: You are eligible to receive a Pell Grant • PHEAA: Your state agency notifies you that you were awarded a state grant. • UArts Aid: You received your award letter and returned all of the necessary paperwork to the Student Financial Services (SFS office).

If the Finance Office has not received my student loan proceeds, will I be allowed to register? Yes, if you have completed your MPN (Master Promissory Note) and Entrance Counseling for your Direct Loan (Subsidized or Unsubsidized)/Direct Plus Loan and/or an alternative loan, the SFS office will check the status of your loan with the lender to see if it has been approved. You will be given credit for the funds as longs as the loan has been approved by your lending institution.

Is it too late to apply for Financial aid? No, however, if you applied for aid after January 1, you may not be eligible for certain types of University funding. You may still receive a Pell Grant and loans if eligible. Although funds from the University will be limited, you will be given every possible consideration.

Where can I find answers to all of my financial aid questions? uarts.edu/admission/finaid The Tuition and Financial Aid Web site should be the first place you look for all of your questions. If you still need help, please call or email at finaid@uarts.edu or 215.717.6170. You can also find information about your University bills and payments by logging into the Portal and checking your account. Note: in all financial matters, we suggest making photocopies of all forms and payments mailed to aid agencies or to the University. If you have questions regarding financial aid, please call 215.717.6170


Local Information Places to Bank:

Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank—1600 Chestnut Street - 888.742.5275 TD Bank—1032 Chestnut Street; 1726 Walnut Street; 121 S. Broad Street - 888.751.9000 Wells Fargo—1712 Walnut St.; 123 S. Broad Street; 1500 Market Street - 215.985.8237 Bank of America—1501 Locust Street - 215.446.9601 Citizens Bank—1417 Walnut Street; 1515 Market Street; 1234 Market Street - 888.910.4100 Trumark Financial Credit Union—1811 John f. Kennedy Blvd. - 215.952.6300 PNC Bank—230 S. Broad Street; 1511 Walnut Street - 888.762.2265 Places to Buy Groceries

SuperFresh—10th & South Street Whole Foods—10th & South Street Trader Joes—2121 Market Street CVS—15th & Spruce Places to buy Art Supplies:

Blick—1330 Chestnut Street

HAMILTON HALL


Health Insurance at UArts Good health during college is an essential part of being a successful student. This letter will inform you about health services available at the University of the Arts and make you aware of health related requirements for which you will be responsible prior to your arrival on Campus in January.

Health Insurance at UArts The University of the Arts requires that all students carry health insurance either through their own insurance company or through a plan offered by Academic Health Plans and billed through UArts. Information detailing the Academic Health Plans insurance coverage is available at www.ahpcare. com/uarts. This plan would provide health coverage whether at school or not during the period from August 15, 2012 through August 14, 2013 at a cost of $911. Student who are admitted for the spring semester and who use this plan will have coverage from January 1, 2013 through August 14, 2013 at the rate of $684. As you consider the Academic Health Plans insurance option or you own, please keep in mind that you must have health coverage with a major medical plan, Also, since costs of specialists, X-rays, laboratory work, ambulance service and emergency room visits are not covered by UArts Health Services or our partners at Jefferson Family Medicine Associates, it is essential that your health insurance policy cover these specific expenses. In order to ensure health coverage for all students and expedite the process efficiently, the University implements its insurance coverage on an opt out basis. In other words, the University’s Academic Health Plans option will automatically be charged on your bill if you are registered for six or more credit hours unless you complete the online health insurance information form at http://myuarts.uarts.edu/ahpins Immunizations and the UArts Health Form The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires that all colleges and universities screen first time students for immunizations. Therefore, as an entering student, you must schedule a physical exam, have a physician fill out the enclosed University of the Arts Health Form, and return it to the Health Services office by January 3, 2013. IF you are living in the residence halls, you are also required by Pennsylvania law to fill out the enclosed Meningitis Waiver Form. The University is not able to allow students to move into University housing or attend classes without proper health information (including immunizations) filed with Health Services. To assist in making your transition to college smooth we have some suggestions for you: • Plan ahead! At this time of year, it can be difficult to get a timely appointment with your physician due to the increase demand during flu and cold season. • Know about your health insurance policy! Have the card with you, and find out how to use it. If you are relocating from outside the Philadelphia region you may want to check that your health insurance provider will cover services such as labs and x-rays outside of your networks. • Long term conditions. If you are being treated for any long term medical or psychological conditions and you will be far from home, we suggest that you discuss making connections to physicians and/or therapists near school to ensure continuation of care while you are away. Please feel free to contact Health Services at 215.717.6230, if you have any questions.


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CONFIDeNTIAl Health Information Form

Office of Health Services • 215-717-6230

320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 • 215-717-6000 • www.uarts.edu

you have been accepted. information will not be used to influence your situation at the University. it will be used, if necessary, solely as an aid to provide necessary health care while you are a student. this information is strictly for the use of the health services office and will not be released to anyone without your knowledge or consent.

entrance Date: ❏ Fall semester 20 _____ ❏ spring semester 20 _____ PleASe PrINT CleArly name (last)

(first)

(middle)

social security #

❏ male

❏ Female

state

Zip code

home address city

county

country (if other than U.s.)

telephone (

)

Date of Birth student cell phone:

student e-mail address:

In an emergency notify:

Relationship:

city

state

home telephone (

)

Business telephone (

Allergy INFOrMATION Do you have any allergies? ❏ yes if yes, please indicate below.

Zip code

)

❏ no

mEDication allERGiEs:

FooD allERGiEs:

HeAlTH INSUrANCe INFOrMATION name of insurance company: insurance company phone number: subscriber's name:

subscribers Date of Birth:

subscribers social security # iD #

Group #

Relationship to subscriber:

Failure to complete this form with complete and accurate information is considered a violation of the University's student code of conduct.


to be completed by student or guardian

EyE

URinaRy pRoBlEms

corrective lenses or contacts

❏ yes

❏ no

Kidney stones

❏ yes

❏ no

other problems

❏ yes

❏ no

Urinary tract infections

❏ yes

❏ no

other

❏ yes

❏ no

❏ yes

❏ no

Remarks: Ent

Remarks:

Ear problem

❏ yes

❏ no

mUscUlosKElEtal

nose

❏ yes

❏ no

Back problems

❏ yes

❏ no

throat

❏ yes

❏ no

Disease or injury of Joints

❏ yes

❏ no

❏ yes

❏ no

❏ yes

❏ no

Remarks:

Remarks:

hEaRt DisEasE

hEmatoloGical/oncoloGical

high Blood pressure

❏ yes

❏ no

Remarks:

palpitations

❏ yes

❏ no

nEURoloGical/psycholoGical

heart murmur

❏ yes

❏ no

Remarks:

Remarks:

GynEcoloGical pRoBlEms

REspiRatoRy systEms

Remarks:

shortness of Breath

❏ yes

❏ no

aBDominal pRoBlEms Remarks:

asthma

❏ yes

❏ no

Bronchitis

❏ yes

❏ no

other

❏ yes

❏ no

Remarks:

please comment on all positive answers in the space provided (or on an additional sheet). Have you ever been treated for: Frequent or severe headaches

❏ yes

❏ no

Remarks:

seizure or seizure disorder

❏ yes

❏ no

Remarks:

skin disorder

❏ yes

❏ no

Remarks:

tuberculosis

❏ yes

❏ no

Remarks:

Frequent respiratory infection

❏ yes

❏ no

Remarks:

stomach/intestinal problems

❏ yes

❏ no

Remarks:

hepatitis

❏ yes

❏ no

Remarks:

infectious mononucleosis

❏ yes

❏ no

Remarks:

anemia or blood disorders

❏ yes

❏ no

Remarks:

Diabetes

❏ yes

❏ no

Remarks:

anxiety or depression

❏ yes

❏ no

Remarks:

are you taking any herbal, vitamin, or dietary supplements on a regular basis? (list) medications: Family histoRy age

state of health

occupation

age of Death

cause of Death

Father mother number of Brothers:

number of sisters:

have either of your parents ever had: (check all that apply) ❏ tuberculosis ❏ cancer (what types?)

❏ Kidney disease

❏ Diabetes ❏ heart disease/high blood pressure

❏ other

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pERsonal histoRy


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physical Examination

height:

to be completed by physician

Weight:

Bp:

Eyes

❏ Wnl

Remarks:

Ent

❏ Wnl

Remarks:

neck

❏ Wnl

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lungs

❏ Wnl

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heart

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abdomen

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psychiatric

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G.U.

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skin

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neuro

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musculoskeletal

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pulse:

medications:

additional Remarks: IMMUNIZATION polio

❏ completed primary series of polio immunizations

Date of last booster:

Diphtheria

❏ completed primary series of Diphtheria

Date of last booster:

tetanus

❏ completed primary series of tetanus

Date of last booster:

mmR

❏ two immuizations after 12 months of age Date of dose 1:

Date of dose 2:

or titer:

hepatitis B Vaccine

Date 1:

Date 2:

meningococcal Vaccine

Date:

1 dose covers 3-5 years

Varicella ❏ Vaccinated (chickenpox)

Date 1:

Date 2:

Date 3: oR

❏ was diagnosed with disease

Date:

other is there a history of any psychological concerns that may affect the students performance in class and/or living situation? if so, how may the university help?

is this student medically qualified to participate in our vigorous dance and musical theater programs?

❏ yes

❏ no

❏ n/a

after considering the history and physical examination, in your professional opinion, is this student able to meet the physical and emotional demands of college?

physician's signature:

telephone number:

address print last name: Date Examination was completed: physician's stamp:

Fax number:


pennsylvania state law (specifically 35 p.s. section 10101) requires any minor who is eighteen years of age or older, or has graduated from high school, or has married, or has been pregnant, may give effective consent to medical, dental and health services for himself or herself, and the consent of no other person shall be necessary. i hereby consent to and authorize the health office to release information about my medical condition to my parents/legal guardians. Purpose of the Disclosure: the information may be released in order to keep my parents/legal guardians informed about my general health and medical attention. i authorize disclosure to my parents/guardians of all information contained in my medical records. My authorization may be revoked at any time.

signature: printed name: social security number: Date:

please return to: Health Services Office the University of the arts 320 south Broad street philadelphia, pa 19102-9762 hF6/11

telephone: 215-717-6230 Fax: 215-717-6237 www.uarts.edu

320 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 215-717-6000 www.uarts.edu

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aUthoRiZation FoR thE RElEasE oF mEDical inFoRmation


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OFFICE OF HEALTH SERVICES • 215.717.6230   

Meningitis Waiver Form

      320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 • healthservices@uarts.edu 

            ABOUT MENINGITIS  What is Meningitis?  Meningitis is an inflammation and infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord caused by either a virus  or bacteria.     Viral Meningitis is more common than bacterial meningitis and usually occurs in late spring and summer.  Signs and symptoms of viral meningitis may include stiff neck, headache, nausea, vomiting and rash. Most  causes of viral meningitis run a short, uneventful course. Since the causative agent is a virus, antibiotics are  not effective. Persons who have had contact with an individual with viral meningitis do not require any  treatment.     Bacterial Meningitis occurs rarely and sporadically throughout the year, although outbreaks tend to occur in  late winter and early spring. Bacterial meningitis in college age students may be due to an organism called  meningococcal bacteria. Because meningococcal meningitis can cause grave illness and rapidly progress to  death, it requires early diagnosis and treatment. Persons who have had intimate contact with someone who  has been diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis should seek medical attention so they may get  prophylactic therapy, which is a course of antibiotics. Untreated meningococcal meningitis can be fatal.     Where does it come from and how is it transmitted?  The meningococcal bacteria is found in nasal and oral secretions. People may harbor this organism, but never  become ill. Others get quiet ill with meningitis. This organism can be transmitted through close personal  contact such as:   • Sharing drinking utensils  • Sharing the mouthpiece of a musical instrument  • Sneezing or coughing on someone  • Kissing on the lips  • Sharing lipstick or chapstick  • Sharing cigarettes, cigars or pipes  Most people who become infected simply carry the organism harmlessly, without illness, and eliminate it  from the nose and throat within a short time by developing natural immunity. At any one time, up to 10% of  the normal populations may be found carrying meningococcus without illness or symptoms. There is a  vaccine available which covers you for 1‐5 years. It is effective for strains A‐C‐Y and W‐135 meningitis. These  types account for two‐thirds of meningitis cases among college students.     “I have read the above information about meningitis disease, the effectiveness of the vaccine, and the  availability of a meningitis vaccine.”  ˆ yes  ˆ no    ˆ “I have already received the meningitis vaccine.”    ˆ “I have decided to receive the meningitis vaccine now or at some future time.”    ˆ “I have decided not to receive the meningitis vaccine.”    ˆ “I am undecided about whether or not to receive the meningitis vaccine”    Print Student Name Here: ___________________________________________________________________    Student Signature (REQUIRED): _____________________________________ Date:_____________________   


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Campus Resources University Website–www.uarts.edu University Main Number–215.717.6000 Student Affairs/Dean of Students– Gershman Hall 311; 215.717.6617 (General Student Questions) Registrar–Hamilton Hall; 215.717.6420; registrar@uarts.edu (Class schedules, transfer information) Student Financial Services– Hamilton Hall 2nd floor; 215.717.6170; finaid@uarts.edu (Scholarships, grants, loans, PMT plans) Health Services—Gershman Hall 307; 215.717.6230; healthservices@uarts.edu (insurance plans, medical forms) Counseling Services– Gershman Hall 306215.717.6630 Education Accessibility– Gershman Hall 402; 215.717.6616 (Accommodations for learning and physical disabilities) Student Life– Gershman Hall 309; 215.6970; studentlife@uarts.edu (housing assignment, new student programs, student activities, student conduct) Office of the Provost–Hamilton Hall 1st floor; 215.717.6390 (general academic information) Advising Center–Pine Hall; 215.717.6818 Career Services–Gershman Hall 312; 215.717.6075; careerservices@uarts.edu Dining Services–215.717.6664; diningservices@uarts.edu International Student Services—Gershman Hall 412; 215.717. 6621 Information about additional student services can be found online at http://uarts.edu/ students/student-services


Student Rights & Responsibilities As members of the UArts community, regardless of whether you are a first year student or senior, live on or off campus, or are 18 or 35, all students are held to the same values and expectations. The Student Handbook and the Code of Conduct has been designed to both empower students while holding them accountable. Any community must have a set of guiding values; this handbook is meant to serve as a guide not only for our students, but also for faculty, staff and administrators to ensure that all members of our community, including faculty and staff, are informed about policies, procedures, rights and privileges. We encourage all students to review the information in the Student Handbook to not only know what is expected of them as members of the University of the Arts community, but also to know their rights. Each section of the handbook is marked and divisions within each section are clearly identified and linked to the appropriate page. We have also provided electronic links to the flipbook versions with specific pages for those students that find it easier to read as a book. The student Handbook can be found online at http://uarts.edu/students/student-handbook Throughout Orientation there will be conversations about your rights and responsibilities as a student artist at the University.

Important Photo ID Information All Faculty, staff and students at The University of the Arts are required to have and carry their University picture ID badges. These badges are necessary for gaining access to University buildings, checking out books at the library, linking up funds from FreedomPay and Dining Services among other processes. In order to prepare the ID before you arrive, we require the following: 1. Please upload a digital in portrait format (4w x 6h) as a jpeg file at http://photoid.uarts.edu by December 17th. 2. Photos should be a color head shot from the shoulders up with a plain background. Photos with hats or sunglasses will not be accepted. 3. To pick up your student ID during check in please bring a valid government issued ID so that we may verify your identity. The only acceptable forms of ID are your Driver’s Licenses, a State issued ID card, a passport, or military ID Once we have your photo, we will produce your card and have it waiting at Hamilton Hall when you check-in on January 16, 2013. Note that we reserve the right not to use any photo that we do not believe is appropriate. All photos will be digitally stored in the University computer system.

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Safety on Campus & in the City The University of the Arts is a very urban campus located right in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. Our aim is to provide a safe and secure atmosphere for our students, faculty, and staff. Please keep these tips in mind to stay safe on campus and in the city 1. Be aware of your surroundings. Take note of what is going on around you, be alert. 2. Don’t leave your belongings unattended. 3. Carry your Student ID with you at all times. It is University policy that students, faculty, and staff show their ID to gain entry into university buildings. 4. Put emergency numbers in your cell phone. It is useful to have emergency numbers such as Public Safety in your phone to cut down on time spent looking the number up. 5. Use the buddy system. If you are going somewhere at night or to a new place you’ve never been before it is best to go with a buddy. Public Safety is available at night to escort you to campus buildings. For more information about safety on campus please visit uarts.edu/about/public-safety

Tips for a Successful First Year We are extremely excited that you have decided to join the UArts community. We hope that you will have a successful first year. Here are a few tips to help you on your journey: 1. Ask Questions! Don’t be afraid to ask questions, there is no such thing as a stupid question. If you are wondering there are probably others wondering the exact same thing. 2. Go to Class! UArts has a very accomplished faculty but they can only teach you if you are in class and ready to learn. 3. Get involved! The Office of Student Life is here for YOU! Take advantage of the resources and activities they offer. 4. Sign up for a Peer Mentor! Whether through your academic department or through the Office of Student Life, there are many upper class students who want to help you transition into your first year as a college student 5. Talk with your RA! If you live on campus, you have a great resource living in your hall, and that person is your RA. They will be planning fun and informative floor events for you to attend and meet others on your floor. 6. Tutoring! Having a tutor is not just for those who don’t understand the material. Tutors can help you organize your schedule or make great study partner. The academic advising center in Pine Hall can match you with a tutor OR if you live in a residence hall, take advantage of your live in Residential Peer Tutor (RPT). 7. Have Fun! This will be your only first year at UArts! Whether you are new to college or are transferring from another institution, we want to make this year a memorable experience for you.


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Guide for University of the Arts Students entering in Spring 2013.

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