Weekday Campus Tour & Information Session
Guests interested in visiting campus can register online or schedule a visit by calling 610-499-4126. Make an appointment for one of the following:
- Information session Monday - Friday starting at: 10:30 a.m. or 1:30pm
- Tour times Monday - Friday starting at: 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
Please register online for a weekday campus tour and information session.
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.
Weekend Group Sessions
For more information and to register online please visit the weekend group session web page.
Weekend group sessions, offered in the fall and spring semesters, provide the following:
- Admissions presentation: Learn about the application and scholarship process.
- Academic presentation: Hear from a faculty member about the Widener academic experience.
- Campus Tour: Take a tour of the Main Campus, led by a current student.
- Lunch: Sample the food in the dining hall. Try Millie's pizza.
Instant Decision Days
Join us at 10:00am during one of our Instant Decision Days in the fall to speak with a Counselor and receive an instant admissions decision. High school seniors need to bring an official, sealed transcript and official, sealed standardized test scores. Guests will receive an information session, campus tour, and lunch. Registration for an Instant Decision Day for Fall 2014 will be available this summer.
Fall 2014 Instant Decision Day dates TBD.
Summer Open House
Widener will offer summer open houses. Online registration will be available in the spring for our summer 2014 open houses.
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!