Shadow A Student
Have you heard the old expression: “Only the shadow knows?”
Please note that Fall 2013 Shadow Student visits have closed. The Spring 2014 Shadow Student registration will be available in January.
Please note we request at least 5 business days advance notice of a shadow visit date.
The Final Cut
Shadowing one of our current students, during either our fall or spring semester, is a good choice when you’re ready to seal the deal on a college or university. Here’s what you can do with your shadow:
- Take a campus tour.
- See if you have enough potential for your potential major by sitting in on a class.
- Chat and chew with current students to get the real deal about living on campus or commuting, campus events and activities. Lunch is on us, by the way.
- Talk with professors about their class assignments, student research they conduct, and their commitment to the Chester community.
So, register to shadow a current student (give us at least five days notice); then get up close and personal.
We guarantee that only the shadow knows (as the expression says, after all). If they don’t know, they have to go back to shadow school for remedial shadowing.
Main Campus Tour
Let your fingers do the walking with our interactive virtual tour.
Get maps, see our 360s, watch our videos, and review our photos of campus life.
The 1821 Experience
In this pre-orientation program, you will explore how multiculturalism adds to the college experience and connect with other students on campus.
This multi-day backpacking trip, led by members of the Outdoor Adventure Club, offers incoming Widener students a chance to build self-confidence and a social network of like-minded students on campus while having fun in the Appalachian Mountains.
This student life leadership program, Enhancing Leadership Experience Via Activities, Training, and Engagement, aka ELEVATE, allows you to build or hone your leadership skills with learning tracks for emerging student leaders.
The Oskin Leaders program inspires and equips Widener undergraduates to courageously leverage their passion and leadership skills to create significant, positive change.
University College student Dale Kerns Jr. established the Little Angels Foundation, which provides financial and emotional support for children suffering from cancer, tumors, and other deadly diseases.
College of Arts & Sciences
Chemistry Major Anna Miller ‘12, from East Prospect, PA, served as site team leader at CityTeam International in Chester, where she coordinated the efforts of 10 other PSC students.
College of Arts & Sciences
Anthropology Major Sara E. McManus ’13 has been named a 2012 Newman Civic Fellow, an award that recognizes inspiring college student leaders who have worked to find solutions for challenges facing their communities.
Alternative Spring Break
Anthropology Major Jess Viscuso ’12 and Nursing Major Devin Weesner ’13 coordinated Alternative Spring Break efforts for 87 students and faculty and staff chaperones at six locations throughout the U.S.
Institute of Physical Therapy Education
Doctoral Student Scott Cheney serves on the board of the Society for Student-run Medical Clinics, where he is one of five national directors charged with planning the society’s international conference.
President James T. Harris III has been appointed chair of the Board Directors for the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) for 2012–13. Harris has served on the AICUP Board of Directors since 2007, most recently as vice-chair.
Dr. Harry Augensen, associate dean of science and professor of physics and astronomy, helped alumnus Dominic Liberto ’08 arrange a private moment during a public viewing at the Widener University Observatory to propose to his girlfriend, Jenn. She said yes!