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SADI Program FAQ


When do I attend class? 
Classes are Mon-Fri, 9 am-4 pm with a 1-hour lunch break from noon–1 pm.
Where are classes held? 
Classes take place in Moore’s BFA classrooms and labs – unique, modern facilities with state of the art equipment and technology.
Who teaches in Summer Intensive Studies? 
Courses are taught by Moore faculty and a select group of Philadelphia-based artists and designers.|
How many students are in each class? 
Each class has an average of 16 students.
Will I have homework? 
Students should expect to have two hours of homework a day.
Will I receive a grade in the course?
Yes, grades are issued for all students enrolled in Summer Art & Design Institute.
Will I earn college credit?
Students who successfully complete SADI receive 3 undergraduate level credits. Students are graded for each class. These grades are averaged for the final 3 credits.
Am I allowed to be absent?
Students are expected to attend classes regularly and arrive on time. If you must miss a class session, you should notify your faculty in advance and arrange to make up all missed work.
What should I bring for the first day of class? 

  • Moore provides the art supplies for all SADI classes.
  • If you are taking Digital Photography & Imaging, you must bring a DSLR digital camera.
  • You should bring a 32GB flash drive to save any digital work.


Am I required to live in the residence halls? 
Where are the dormitories in relation to the classrooms?
Moore College consists of three buildings; Stahl Hall, Wilson Hall and Sarah Peter Hall. Students reside in Stahl Hall. Classes take place in Wilson and Sarah Peter Halls. All three buildings are connected. Students do not need to go outside to go to the dining hall or to class.
What amenities are available in the residence halls?
All rooms are arranged in two-bedroom suites with an adjoining bathroom in the middle. Each room is equipped with built-in dressers and closets, two twin beds, two desk units and chairs, air conditioner and a micro-fridge (microwave and refrigerator/freezer unit). The windows are sectioned into three parts with opening windows on the outer sides. There are blinds on each window. Two students share each room, 4 students share a suite. There is a lounge on the top floor with a kitchen and two televisions. A coin-operated laundry room is located on each floor. Food and beverage machines are located in the Dining Hall. Please bring quarters.
Are the residence halls safe? 
Security is on duty 24 hours a day. Entry to the College and to the residence hall is carefully regulated.
Are there staff members in the residence halls? 
There are always staff members on duty in the residence halls. Resident Assistants live in the building, along with the residents. The live-in staff members are Moore students and are supervised by the Summer Residence Life Coordinator. In addition, there is 24-hour security coverage 7 days per week.
Will I have a curfew? 
SADI students have a 9:30 p.m. curfew every night.
Am I allowed to have visitors and guests? 
Yes. All guests, including parents, guardians, and siblings, must leave a photo ID and register in the guest log when visiting. With the exception of check-in and check-out days, male visitors are not permitted into Stahl residence hall. Male family members can go into Wilson or Peter Halls and the dining hall. Overnight guests are not permitted and visitors must leave by curfew each night. Curfew is 9:30 pm.
Is there a meal plan?

  • All meals are provided by Moore College.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served Monday through Friday.
  • Brunch and Dinner are served on Saturday and Sunday.


What student activities are offered outside of class? 
Activities scheduled outside of class provide opportunities to meet other students, become better acquainted with the College, and discover Philadelphia. Some events relate to admission to degree programs and career exploration. All students will be given a calendar with all extracurricular activities during orientation on the first day of the program.
What will I do on weekends? 

  • Friday Evenings: Participate in group visits to galleries and museums.
  • Saturdays: Experience Philadelphia on supervised field trips!
  • Sundays: Relax, catch up on sleep, do homework on this unscheduled day

What about the rest of my free time? Will I be all alone?
During class hours, you will be with faculty members and classmates. At lunch break, you can go to one of the student meeting areas, the dining locations, or a nearby restaurant or deli. After class and before the 9:30 p.m. curfew, you will do homework (two hours a day), eat, and enjoy leisure time. Students generally connect very quickly with one another and participate in groups. 

Will I be able to see Philadelphia while I am studying there? 
Visits to museums, exhibitions, and other places of interest are scheduled during class hours to provide inspiration for your work.
Will I be safe in Philadelphia? 
Moore is in a safe location. Because Philadelphia is a cosmopolitan city, it is essential that students take safety precautions, such as walking with groups and being aware of their surroundings.


Are scholarships available? 
Scholarships are not available for SADI.
Can I pay for the program in installments? 
Yes, provided full tuition is received by the deadline of June 1.


Do I need to apply for a student visa? 
Is there a language requirement
Students whose first language is not English must submit TOEFL or SAT scores.
Whom should I speak with if I have more questions?
Questions about the TOEFL or obtaining a student visa should be directed to the Admission Office at or 215-965-4015.


What should I bring with me? 
Sheets, pillows, blankets, clothes, rain jacket, umbrella, cell phone and charger, laundry detergent and dryer sheets, laundry bag, quarters for washer and dryer, towels, personal hygiene products, sunscreen, sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes (sneakers), 32GB flash drive, heavy-duty orange extension cord (thin white or brown extension cords are not permitted). Convenience and drug stores are within walking distance should you forget anything or need refills.
Can I mail supplies and other items to the College? 
Unfortunately, since there is no storage space for student belongings, we cannot accept packages.


What is the schedule for moving in on Sunday, July 12?

  • 9 – 10 am: Parents and students arrive and move into Residence hall.
  • 10 am: Welcome brunch for parents and students
  • 10:45 am: Parent orientation (students go to dorm rooms to continue unpacking)
  • 11 am – 1:30 pm: Parents and students finish unpacking and say goodbye
  • 2 – 4 pm: Student orientation and tour of Moore
  • 5 – 6 pm: Dinner
  • 6 pm: Residence assistants meet with students for evening activity

What is the schedule for moving out on Saturday, August 8?

  • 11:30 am Closing Ceremony & Presentation of Certificates in Graham Auditorium  (Ceremony begins promptly at 11:30 am)
  • 12 – 1 pm Buffet Lunch in Graham Auditorium & Exhibition in Graham Galler
  • 1 – 3 pm Move out/check out of Residence Hall


I know that I will earn three credits at Moore by successfully completing my course. Will these credits transfer to my college? 
Most colleges accept the earned credits for SADI.
How can I get my grade and transcript? 
At the end of the program, your grade will be mailed to you. Official Transcripts must be requested from the Registrar's Office and there is a link for this on the website.