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Campus Life

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Experience Philadelphia

Within 20 minutes, our students can experience the rich culture of Philadelphia. Learn more.

Endless Ways to Get Involved

Student life at Widener is second to none, proving that you don't have to go to a big university to be part of a vibrant campus life. You can pursue an abundance of exciting options without ever leaving campus.

Or you can venture off campus to enjoy esteemed museums, major metropolitan theatre and dance companies, professional sports teams such as the Philadelphia Eagles or the Philadelphia Phillies, and world-class shopping–all within minutes from campus.

When you become part of the Pride, no matter who you are, where you're from, or where your passions and talents lie, you're bound to feel at home.






Why Widener

Make the most of your college experience by taking advantage of everything Widener has to offer in and out of the classroom. Want a quick look into opportunities that pique your interest? Create a personalized digital viewbook.

Clubs and Organizations

Our more than 80 student clubs and organizations let you explore almost any interest. You can write for the Blue&Gold, step out with the Widener Dance Company, lead in student government, or create campus events with the Pride Activities Council.

Sports and Recreation

Whether you're a competitive athlete or just want to keep fit, you'll enjoy our modern recreational facilities, group fitness classes, and a variety of intramurals and club sports.


You can have the best of both worlds–life on a scenic, 110-acre campus and easy access to all the amenities of the metro Philadelphia area. Whether you prefer the city, sand, or mountains, you're only a short drive to the New Jersey or Delaware beaches, New York City, Washington, D.C, Baltimore, and the Pocono Mountains.


You'll be welcomed into a diverse and inclusive community where all backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives are respected and embraced.

Student Life

There are a variety of campus events for resident, commuter, and international students to mix and mingle. Our residence halls are great places to relax with friends. And our dining options are perfect for chowing down or stocking up on snacks.

Art and Culture

You can express yourself through a wide array of offerings on campus, including art, dance, literature, music, media, and theatre. There's also an on-campus art gallery, museum, and observatory.

Leadership and Civic Engagement

You'll learn leadership skills that take you out of your comfort zone and prepare you to become a strategic leader and responsible citizen. In addition, you'll join a community committed to making the world a better place, both locally and around the world.

Health and Support

Students are our first priority, which is why you'll have access to resources and services to ensure you stay healthy and feel supported mentally and academically. Our campus is also proud to be tobacco-free.

Widener is Home

Schedule a visit to learn more about campus life at Widener.