Need more information about Fall Orientation? Check out the information below for each day of Orientation and what to expect as an incoming student.
Transfer Students: Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions webpage for information on your check-in date.
What happens during Orientation?
Events listed below are subject to change.
Day One - Wednesday, August 20 (Mandatory)
Orientation programs begin after freshman check-in. All new students are requested to attend welcome remarks by President Harris. After families say goodbye, the day continues with a freshmen BBQ and a brief explanation of university expectations.
Day Two - Thursday, August 21 (Mandatory)
The second day of Fall Orientation focuses on getting adjusted to campus and learning about our University Mission. The day includes first-year workshops hosted by C.R.E.W. Leaders and university staff on topics such as service initiatives, the ABC's of Fraternity & Sorority Life, decorating your own room, and making good social decisions. Some students will have the opportunity to participate in The Common Freshmen Experience. The evening includes exciting entertainment and opportunities to get to know your new classmates.
Day Three - Friday, August 22 (Mandatory)
Convocation will begin the day’s events, marking your formal entrance to collegiate life at Widener. Enjoy your evening with friends by participating in your first Pride Night!
Day Four- Saturday, August 23 (Optional)
Day Five- Sunday, August 24 (Optional)
These days are optional and consist of a bus trip to King of Prussia Mall, as well as shuttles to Wal-Mart and Target. Spend the days setting up your own room and preparing for your first day of classes. On day five, join the Widener Activities Council for food, fun, and excitement as they kick off the school year with the annual Welcome Back Bash!