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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 create your student ID card at home. Go to https://optic.widener.edu, log in with your Widener username and password, and click on Submit Photo ID. You will be guided through the creation process and will receive your Campus1Card during Pride Experience Two: Orientation.
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 AP/IB 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 your final high school transcript to the Office of Admissions.
With 5 chapters and 1 governing body, fraternity 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 August Orientation.
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 21 – Sunday, August 26, 2018.
At the convocation on Friday, August 24 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 kickoff Welcome Week with one of the largest events of the semester, Welcome Back Bash! Come enjoy music, yummy food, freebies and spend some time playing on inflatables! You’ll want to slide right into the start of semester after taking a trip down the water slide! There’s no better way to start the semester off than at Welcome Back Bash!
Start your college journey off right by participating in our exciting Welcome Week Programs sponsored by Pride Activities Council! The full list is below:
- Monday, August 27- Make It Take It Monday- Plant Your Own Succulent-12:00 P.M. University Center Patio
- Tuesday, August 28- Bubble Soccer- Memorial Field- 2:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
- Wednesday, August 29- Widener Unplugged-8:00 P.M.- University Center Atrium
- Thursday, August 30- Outdoor Movie Featuring Black Panther- 9:00 P.M.
- Friday, August 31- P.A.C. Prize Patrol- Beginning at Noon
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.
Pride Activities Council's CollegeFest Excursion, over 5,000 Philadelphia-area college students will "meet" Philly at CollegeFest 2018 sponsored annually by campusphilly.
Pride Activities Council presents the hilarious Chloé Hilliard.
Home is where the Pride is! Homecoming Week runs October 8-13. Don’t miss the homecoming football game on October 13th vs Stevenson, parents and alums are invited. Visit the Homecoming Block Party, sing your heart out at Live Band Karaoke, win amazing Prizes at HOCO Bingo, challenge your friends to an EPIC laser tag battle, and show your PRIDE at our Annual Pep Rally! Throughout the week you’ll also get to meet the Homecoming Court and more.