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The SADI Experience


SADI students reside in Stahl Hall, a residence hall, on Moore’s campus in close proximity to classroom studios and other college facilities. The strong sense of community that develops between students, faculty and staff is one of the wonderful components that makes SADI unique. The spirit of creativity and collaboration continues in the residence hall at the end of each day and during the weekends. The Residence Life Staff, which lives on-campus with the SADI participants, provide opportunities for programming and activities for personal growth. Students live in suites which consist of two double occupancy bedrooms that share a bathroom. Laundry facilities, lounge areas, and vending machines are located throughout the residence hall. Security and residence life staff are on duty 24-hours a day. The residential portion of the SADI program contributes greatly to the overall experience and college-like atmosphere created for the students.


SADI students gain the experience of working in large, well-lighted, fully equipped studios with professional visual artists. After dinner, students typically have evening studio time. One of the goals of SADI is that students develop finished work, which can only be accomplished with additional studio time. Evening studio work tends to be a motivating and fun time of interaction with other SADI students. The studio experience is a high point of the program.


Independent studio time, field trips, and other organized ventures provide an enriching experience. After the weekday studio class, students may have free time or enjoy after-class activities designed to introduce opportunities that complement the program. Organized social and cultural activities also take place on Saturdays. These events encourage students to explore Philadelphia in a structured format while socializing and taking a break. Sample outings include gallery openings, city tour of Philadelphia, performance events, film screenings, shopping and daytrips. Sundays are unscheduled days to provide time for relaxing, catching up on sleep, or enjoying extra time in the studio. 


One of the nation’s oldest cities, cosmopolitan Philadelphia is small enough to be completely accessible.  Moore is located in Philadelphia’s energetic cultural center on The Benjamin Franklin Parkway surrounded by world renowned museums, restaurants and shops and other attractions, as well as the beautiful Schuykill River and Fairmount Park with more than 9,000 acres of open space. During free time each week, SADI students are able to take advantage of the many outstanding activities that Philadelphia has to offer. 


Students may use free time as desired within the parameters of program safety policies. For reasons of safety and security, there are curfew hours and visitor restrictions. Students may not leave the college without another person and there is a process for checking in during free time.