Office of Student Life
- University Center,
- Lower Level
- tel: 610-499-4411
- fax: 610-499-1275
- Assistant Dean
- for Student Life
- tel: 610-499-4411
- fax: 610-499-1275
Pride Experience III: Spring Orientation
SPRING into the school new year this January!
Spring Orientation, also known as Pride Experience III, is required for incoming freshmen and transfer students starting at Widener during the spring semester.
The program is designed to help you prepare for success at Widener – connecting you with new classmates, helpful resources, and professional staff to ensure a smooth transition to university life.
Orientation Event Information
Date: Friday, January 11, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: University Center – Webb Room
Registration: Stay tuned – Registration will open in December 2018.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
- Is Spring Orientation required?
- How do I register and is there a cost?
- What is the schedule of events?
- How do I schedule my classes for the semester?
- Can my family also attend?
- When do I move into my residence hall if I am living on campus?
- What do I need to do to prepare for orientation?
- Where should I park for orientation?
- What happens if I miss orientation?
Spring Orientation is required for new incoming freshman and transfer students starting at Widener during the spring semester.
All students that will start their academic career at Widener University in January will receive notification from the Office of Admissions to register for and attend Spring Orientation. Students can register by clicking the link above. There is no cost to attend Spring Orientation.
Spring Orientation is a full, engaging day of information and will provide time for students to visit important business offices as needed.
Students will review:
- How to engage on campus through clubs and organizations, multicultural activities, service opportunities, and much more.
- Tips and resources for staying healthy on campus.
- Managing your student finances.
- Academic resources and tips for success.
- How to navigate your way around campus.
View a sample Spring Orientation schedule. Information is subject to change and a final copy of the schedule will be provided at check-in.
Academic scheduling is not part of the orientation experience. After you have received your admittance letter, we strongly encourage you to schedule an academic advising meeting prior to your orientation session. Please reference your admission packet for advising meeting instructions.
Yes, parents and family members are able to attend the student sessions. However, please be advised that a special parent orientation session is not available for Spring Orientation in January.
New or transfer students that will be starting at Widener University in January and
have been assigned to a residence hall will move in on the Sunday immediately before
the first day of classes in the spring semester. For detailed move-in information,
please contact the Office of Residence Life at 610-499-4390.
• Preview the Spring Orientation schedule. Information is subject to change and a final copy of the schedule will be provided
• Obtain your parking permit decal and Campus1Card at Lipka Hall.
• Review your housing assignment and list of items to bring.
•Complete all Student Health Services requirements such as Alcohol EDU and HAVEN assessments, which are emailed to incoming students prior to orientation.
Please review the Chester campus parking page for more details.
Students who miss Spring Orientation are encouraged to setup an appointment with the Office of Student Life to review missed materials to ensure a successful start at Widener University. It is important to ensure any employment does not conflict with the orientation schedule, as work conflicts are not a valid excuse for missing orientation.