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  • Office of Student Life

  • Austin Duckett

  • Campus Contacts

    • Bookstore
    • 610-499-7012
    • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    • Residence Life
    • Housing options
    • 610-499-4390
    • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    • Enrollment Services
    • Financial aid, payments,
      & Campus1Card
    • 610-499-4161
    • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    • Campus Safety
    • Parking passes
      & student ID cards
    • 610-499-4200
    • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Transfer Transitions

Making a Smooth Transition to Life at Widener

Attending the Transfer Transitions orientation program is required for incoming transfer students starting at Widener University in the fall semester.

Transfer students are an important part of the undergraduate community, and we want you to be successful at Widener University – feeling prepared and connected to the campus community. Therefore, all transfer students are required to complete an orientation program based on the number of credits earned.

Orientation Event Information

Date: Friday, August 17, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: University Center, Room C

Frequently Asked Questions   


Am I required to attend orientation?     

All transfer students are required to complete an orientation program based on the number of credits earned before entering Widener. The Office of Admissions will notify you by the end of June which orientation program you are required to attend.

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Which orientation program is right for me?    

Transfer students entering Widener University in the fall semester will be assigned to Group A or Group B, based on the number of credits transferred from their previous institution.

  • Students assigned to Group A must attend the full Fall Orientation program.
  • Students assigned to Group B must attend the one-day Transfer Transitions program. 

Transfer students starting in the spring semester are required to attend Spring Orientation.

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What is the schedule of events?      

Transfer Transitions is a one-day program that provides fall transfer students the opportunity to explore helpful resources and make connections with students – a full week before the start of class!

Below is a list of topics generally covered during orientation. Students will receive the official orientation schedule during check-in.

Students will review:

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How do I schedule my classes for the semester?      

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.

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When do I move into my residence hall if I am living on campus?      

Please refer to the Transfer Student Check-In page for more information.

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Where do I park for orientation?     

Please review the Chester campus parking page for more details.

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