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Freshman Check-In

Mandatory Program

freshman orientation

Fall Freshman Orientation

The Fall Freshman Orientation is considered an academic requirement, and therefore, mandatory for all new students. Attendance is required.

We are very excited for your arrival to Widener University this fall!

Check-in is on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

Check-in for ALL new students is located inside the University Center (UCTR) Atrium, located across from Old Main on 14th Street. There you will receive your keys, Campus1Card, and your Orientation Program schedule.

Resident Check-In Schedule

Below is the tentative 2018 check-in schedule for when you arrive on campus. Please review this webpage again prior to move-in day for the final schedule.

Last Name Begins With:  Check-In Time
D, S, U, V, Z 9:00 am
H, J, K, N 10:00 am
A, O, T, W 11:00 am
E, G, I, P 11:30 am
C, M, Q, X, Y 12:00 pm
B, F, L, R 12:30 pm

Note: Check-in will relocate from the UCTR Atrium into the Residence Life Office from 2:00–5:00 p.m.

Commuter Check-In Schedule

Check-in for new commuter students will start at 3:00 p.m. in the University Center Atrium on August 21, 2018.

The purpose of this check-in is to confirm your arrival for Orientation, and pick-up the orientation schedule. The Orientation Program will officially start at 4:00 p.m. with the Pride BBQ. Commuter students are permitted to arrive earlier than 3:00 p.m. if they need to conduct any necessary business on campus with the Enrollment Services Center in Lipka Hall, purchase a parking permit, or visit the Widener University Bookstore. All commuter students will receive their student ID card during the check-in process starting at 3:00 p.m.


Your first fall freshmen orientation activity begins at 4:00 p.m. with the Pride BBQ.