Weekday Campus Tour & Information Session
Guests interested in visiting campus can register online for a weekday tour and information session or call 610-499-4126. Make an appointment for one of the following:
- Information Session Monday - Friday starting at: 10:30 a.m. or 1:30pm (until May 8th)
- Tour times Monday - Friday starting at: 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. (until May 8th)
Summer Visit Options (May 11th - August 21st):
- May 11th - May 29th:
- Information Session at 10 a.m. Tour at 10:30 a.m.
- June 1st - July 20th:
- Information Session at 9:30 a.m. Tour at 10 a.m.
- July 21st and August 5th: Summer Open House
- July 22nd - August 21st:
- Information Session at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
- Tours at 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
*Please be aware that Widener University will be closed on all Fridays between June 1st and August 8th.
Weekday tours are guided by a student ambassador and offered through the Office of
Admissions by appointment. In addition, an Admissions Counselor will conduct a 30
minute presentation, give an overview of the university and discuss the admissions
process at Widener University.
* Visitors should expect to be on campus for 2 hours.
Group Visit Requests
Widener University’s Undergraduate Admissions is pleased to host campus visits geared toward groups of college-bound students.
Group visits are available Monday - Friday at 10:00am & 1:00pm. Group visits are not available on weekends.
To schedule a group visit please contact Laura Strickland at (610) 499-4462 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the high number of visitors to the Widener University Main Campus, groups planning to visit should follow these guidelines:
- Reservations should be made at least 2 weeks in advance.
- Students should be in grades 9-12.
- Groups must provide at least one chaperone for every 10 students visiting the campus.
- Maximum group size is 50 students plus chaperones.
The group visit agenda offers:
- Widener University information session
- Campus tour (dress comfortably)
- Optional lunch (all you can eat with a wide variety of options). Lunch is $7.25 per person. Cash, credit and checks (made payable to Aramark) are accepted upon arrival.
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!