Schedule your visit to Philadelphia University today!

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Sometimes when you are just looking at colleges through printed books or websites, it’s hard to tell one from the other. To really see what a school is like and if you feel comfortable there, it’s best to visit.

Visiting can help you to get a real sense of the campus and its community.

We offer a number of different ways to explore the PhilaU campus…

Campus Tour & Meeting with an Admissions Counselor (Monday – Friday) (http://bit NULL.ly/1xTpMWg)

White Corners is home to the Office of Admissions.

Join a small group of other visiting families and take a two-part tour of campus with one of our student Rambassadors. You will tour one half of campus for 45 minutes, meet with an admissions counselor for about 20 minutes, and then tour the second half of campus for approximately 45 minutes. You may also be able to schedule a meeting with a faculty member or athletic coach.

Saturday Information Session (https://philau NULL.edu NULL.185r NULL.net/Event/page2 NULL.php?e=1)

At the Saturday Information Session, Admissions Counselors and current students will provide you with an overview of the admissions and financial aid processes, academic programs, student life, as well as internship and study abroad opportunities. You’ll also take a tour with one of our student Rambassadors which will last about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
– December 10, 2016
– January 28, 2017
– February 11, 2017
– March 25, 2017
– April 8, 2017

Shadow a current student
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Our shadowing program provides students who have been accepted to the University with an opportunity to participate in the PhilaU student experience—attend classes, meet professors, eat meals in the dining hall, and spend time with current students. Shadowing appointments run February through April.

 

Ready to schedule your visit?  You can schedule online by clicking here. (http://www NULL.philau NULL.edu/undergrad/PlanYourVisit/index NULL.html)  If you need additional information, please contact our Visit Coordinator, Patricia Coleman, at 215.951.2921 or 1.800.951.7287.

Applying to PhilaU

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Applying to colleges can be an intimidating process – if you let it be. It can also be a perfect time to stop and reflect on how far you have come, where you want to go and if you feel there are adjustments that need to made. Are you doing your best work?

At PhilaU we treat your application as a way to get to know you and to help us to learn what brought you to this moment. What are you proud of? What would you have done differently? Most importantly, what have you learned to make the days ahead better for yourself and others with whom you interact? We aim to welcome students to PhilaU who are eager to better themselves and the world around them.

Take some time to think and then apply to Philadelphia University (http://www NULL.philau NULL.edu/undergrad/Apply/index NULL.html).

Discover Fashion and Textiles Day – Tuesday, Oct. 25

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Calling all students interested in Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising and Management, and Textile Design! fashionFrom international programs and New York Immersion Week, to pop-up shops and exclusive internships, learn what makes PhilaU a fashion and textile powerhouse. The day’s schedule includes a fashion challenge, as well as information sessions and campus tour.

Also, be one of the first to experience our brand new Fashion and Textiles Future Center. To register, visit: http://bit.ly/DiscoverFashionTextilesDay (http://bit NULL.ly/DiscoverFashionTextilesDay)

 

 

 

 

Kanbar College Scholarship Day 2016 – September 17th

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Calling all students entering in Fall 2017 who are interested in a career in design, engineering, or business!  You are invited to visit Philadelphia University on Saturday, September 17, 2016 for our Kanbar College Scholarship Day. You will work on a collaborative group project with fellow prospective students and professors. You also have the opportunity to be considered for a full-tuition scholarship!

To find out more information and to register click here (http://www NULL.philau NULL.edu/undergrad/PlanYourVisit/KanbarScholarshipDay NULL.html).

Please note that this event is only open to students who are interested in programs within Philadelphia University’s Kanbar College of Design, Engineering, and Commerce (http://bit NULL.ly/KanbarDEC).  If you have any questions, please contact the PhilaU Admissions office at 215-951-2800 or Admiss@PhilaU.edu ( Admissions null@null philau NULL.edu).

The Secret: Get Involved

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Involvement Fair

 

It’s been a very busy week on campus for new students. Getting moved in, settling in, meeting your fellow classmates, finding your classes, and many other new experiences. It can be a lot.

Hopefully, as you start getting used to your routine, you also begin to feel more at ease. Believe me – this will feel like home very soon.

With anything in life – what you put in, is what you get out. You get to choose. I suggest you pay attention to what you put in. Take that step and you won’t regret it.

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Men’s Club Lacrosse

 

One way – possibly the biggest way – of acclimating to PhilaU, is getting involved. Get involved. In something. In anything. If you attended the Involvement Fair today, you saw there are many, many clubs and organizations you can join.

Do you like to play sports? Check. Do you like to act? Check. Do you like to do community service? Check. If you have an idea for a club – start one. Go see the good folks in Student Activities. (http://www NULL.philau NULL.edu/studentengagement/)

 

 

 

 

 

Move-in day is approaching. What to bring:

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Believe me, we are not trying to rush summer along, but we just wanted to make sure you had a little help with making those decisions about what to bring to PhilaU.

Most of the items on my list below can be purchased at the PhilaU bookstore on campus (http://www NULL.philaucampusstore NULL.com/).  On the bookstore’s website, they also offer links to software requirements and art and architecture supply companies.  If you can’t find what you need on campus, there are stores nearby and there is always Amazon. :)

You will most likely NEED…

  • Pillows, sheets, blankets, and comforter (Extra-Long mattress size!)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Shower flip flops
  • Full-length mirror
  • Hangers
  • Toiletries and shower caddy
  • Desk lamp
  • Cleaning supplies
  • First aid kit with cold medicine, pain relievers, and bandages
  • Clothes for all occasions
    • Business/business casual attire (You will be surprised how often you will need to be somewhat dressed up for class presentations or events.)
    • Rain coat, boots, and umbrella
  • School supplies (Pack most of this in your backpack for easy moving)
    • Power strip
    • Duct tape
    • Flash drive
    • 3 hole punch, stapler (with staples, obviously), and tape
    • Fun-tac for hanging photos and posters
    • Trashcan
  • Simple dishes and utensils (store them all in a giant popcorn bowl)
    • Can opener
    • Filter water bottle or pitcher
    • Pantry basics (peanut butter, popcorn, soup, oatmeal)
    • Under-the-bed storage bins
    • Pop-up laundry hamper and laundry supplies (Hello, Tide To Go!)
    • Plug-in style air freshener

You might want…

  • “Soccer mom” chairs (This was my mom’s brilliant idea! You can fold them up and throw them in a closet when your guests leave.)
  • Bathrobe
  • Mini toolkit
  • Mattress topper
  • Bike, helmet, and bike lock
  • Athletic equipment (basketball, volleyball, Frisbee, Yoga mat, etc)
  • Gym bag/overnight bag
  • Reading pillow
  • Curtains

You should coordinate with roommate about these things…

  • Refrigerator and MicroFridge (These can be rented through the university’s vendor
  • Television
  • Board games and card games
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Clothes Drying Rack
  • Floor lamp
  • Area rug (Students may bring their own carpet or purchase one through the University vendor. If a carpet is pre-purchased, the carpet will be delivered to the room prior to move in day.)
  • Mini vacuum

Leave at home

  • Air conditioners
  • Halogen lamps and sunlamps
  • Hot plates, heating coils
  • Microwave ovens (except in townhouses and apartments)
  • Open-flame items (No candles and incense; get a plug-in style air freshener)
  • Pets (except for small fish)
  • Toaster ovens
  • Waterbeds

Plan Your Summer Visit to PhilaU

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For many, summer is a time to slow down a bit, get outside a little more, maybe take a family vacation. Though, somehow, those slower days seem to fly by.

Before we’re are looking back on Summer 2016, take some time today to make your plans to visit Philadelphia University. There are definitely less people on campus, but it will give you the opportunity to get a great look of our beautiful location and learn more PhilaU and the admissions process.

We offer tours Monday through Friday at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm and also a couple of Saturdays (July 23 and August 27).

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We are still accepting applications for Fall 2016

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philauAlthough May 1st has come and gone, that does not mean it is too late to apply (or deposit) to Philadelphia University. Since we operate on a rolling admission policy, we will accept applications (with the exception of Physician Assistant) until the programs are filled.

Click here (http://www NULL.philau NULL.edu/undergrad/Apply/index NULL.html) to apply now to Philadelphia University!

May 1st has passed

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As you may know, traditionally, May 1st is Decision Day for many colleges.

philauAt Philadelphia University, we have what is called rolling admissions. Meaning, we accept deposits after May 1st,  as well as continue to accept applications for the incoming semester.

While this can be very helpful to those who have not made a decision, we do want to encourage you to make your deposit, if accepted, as soon as possible to reserve your spot and any financial aid you may have received. The resident student deposit is $550 and the commuter student deposit is $300.

We also suggest you apply as soon as possible, as spaces can fill.

To deposit to PhilaU, please visit your WebAdvisor Account
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If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Office of Admissions at 215.951.2800.

How to Read your Financial Aid Packet from Philadelphia University

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When comparing financial aid packages from different schools, you need to make sure you understand just what it is you are looking at. Not all packages are the same and it can be difficult to compare “apples to apples” without some knowledge of Financial Aid. We recently hosted a webinar offering helpful tips about how to read your financial aid packet.  If you were unable to watch, you can still watch a recording of the webinar here (https://philau NULL.adobeconnect NULL.com/_a825389009/p7acr5il6nw/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal).

Would you like some one-on-one time to review your financial aid package with a counselor?  Feel free to give us a call at 800-951-7287 and ask to speak with your Admissions Counselor. The more you know, the better you can understand financial aid.