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During the Summer we ask that you choose one of six dates to visit campus to meet with your advisor and register for classes.
Incoming freshman will be informed via their Widener email account if they have to complete the online mathematics assessment.
Congratulations on your acceptance to Widener University. Now that you have made your enrollment and housing deposit, we ask that you complete the on-line housing application. The application is designed to help us make the best possible placement for your "home away from home". Please remember that all freshman, sophomores and juniors are required to live on campus unless they commute from home (within 25 miles of campus).
The Office of Admissions emailed you information regarding your Widener email account and provided instructions for accessing the system. If you have not received this information, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 610-499-1047. Once you log into your Widener email account, please follow these directions to complete your housing application:
- Click on the WebAdvisor tab
- Student Services
- Under the New Students menu at the left, click on the Housing Application link
- Complete the application
- Print your confirmation page at the end of the application process
We will begin notifying students of their housing assignments via your Widener email account on or before August 1st. If you have any difficulty completing the application, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 610-499-4390.
For a list of frequently asked questions, please refer to the following link: Residence Life Office
You can now create your student ID card at home. Go to https://optic.widener.edu, log in with your Widener credentials, and click on Submit Photo ID. You will be guided through the creation process and will receive your Campus1Card during Pride Experience Two.
Don't forget to submit your health documentation prior to arriving on campus for the start of school.
Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
if you have completed an Advanced Placement (AP) course while in high school please forward the official scores from the standardized AP exam to Widener's Undergraduate Admissions Office. A list of Widener course equivalencies can be found on the admitted student web page.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Courses
The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is a comprehensive and challenging two year pre-university course of study for students ages 16-19. Students take written exams at the end of their coursework, which are graded by external moderators. Scores are given on a scale of one through seven for each course.
Please refer to the list of Science IB exam scores required to obtain credit.
Please refer to the list of Humanities and Social Science IB exam scores required to obtain credit.
Please request from your school counselor to send Widener your final high school transcript.
With 3 governing councils and 12 fraternities and sororities, including 4 culturally based organizations, fraternity and sorority life provides a unique opportunity for students to be a part of campus tradition that will last a lifetime! Fraternal organizations provide great mentoring opportunities and resources, as well as scholarships and access to employment.
Our Fall Orientation program is designed to help all students make a smooth transition into college. All first-year students are required to attend Fall Orientation in August.
During the Orientation Program, students will attend a series of academic and co-curricular events aimed to prepare students for a successful experience at Widener University.
New students will be guided through each day of Orientation by their assigned CREW Leader. CREW Leaders are upperclassmen student leaders who are invested in the success of your first year at Widener and trained to assist with your transition into Widener.
Fall Orientation will be on Tuesday, August 22 – Sunday, August 27, 2017.
At the convocation on Friday, August 25 beginning at 9:30 am, your academic career at Widener University officially begins. In addition to the ceremony, you'll keep our traditions alive by touching the Pride statues. Family and friends can witness this joyous occasion by tuning in to our Facebook page and watching the event live. Make sure to also follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
Leave the unpacking for later, and join the Pride Activities Council as they host the first big event of the year that marks the beginning of Welcome Week. There will be food, fun, music, giveaways, inflatables, and much more!
Come out and get involved! This themed event occurs every semester and gives our 80+ student organizations and clubs the opportunity to showcase their group and recruit interested students.
Fun in the Sun with FSL (Fraternity & Sorority Life). Meet all the chapters of our Greek-lettered general fraternities and sororities.
Pride Activities Council's CollegeFest Excursion, over 5,000 Philadelphia-area college students will "meet" Philly at CollegeFest 2017 sponsored annually by campusphilly.
Mark your calendar for the first home football game! Join your peers in cheering on the Widener Pride football team, high five Chester and Melrose, and sing the fight song with the Pep Band. The full Widener Pride Varsity Athletics schedule can be found at www.widenerpride.com
Home is where the Pride is! Kick off Homecoming week (October 9 - 14) with the pep rally, meet the homecoming court, and cheer on our athletic teams as they compete for the PRIDE!