Department & Office Directory
Undergraduate Transfer Admissions Office
The Undergraduate Transfer Admissions Office provides assistance to students whom have completed college coursework at another college or university and are interested in transferring into one of our undergraduate programs.
University Advancement includes an integrated team that is responsible for all the marketing and communication efforts of the university, as well as public relations, brand management, alumni outreach, annual giving, campaign fundraising, and obtaining donations from corporations, foundations, and private organizations.
Widener's large state-of-the-art student center offers a variety of activities every single day. The University Center is the heart of student life with facilities such as: the Pride Café, post office, bank and ATMs, convenience store for groceries, toiletries etc., food court featuring multiple restaurants, ping-pong and pool tables, multicultural student lounge, and the residence life and student engagement offices.
The Office of University Relations directs internal and external communications for Widener University. The office manages the university brand, graphic standards, marketing, advertising, design, publications, website, and public relations. It publishes the Widener Magazine and the Widener Insider.
Old Main, 2nd Floor
Visual & Performing Arts Department
The Visual & Performing Arts Department prepares students to communicate through words, and abstractly, in culturally meaningful ways with music, visual art, and dance.
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Widener Child Development Center
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Widener Child Development Center is one of the hallmarks of our community outreach effort to create a learning environment that connects our curriculum with societal issues through civic engagement.
Widener Community Connections (CCC)
Widener Community Connections was developed in partnership with Widener’s community services and clinics. This team provides therapeutic case management and resource navigation services to clinic clients. This clinic is staffed by generalist social work interns equipped with the knowledge to assist those served by our clinics with the support they need to overcome barriers in obtaining support services.
Widener Intimacy, Sexuality, Education, and Relationships (WISER) Clinic
The WISER Clinic was established to provide professional mental health counseling that specializes in all areas of sexual well-being. Our focus is to increase awareness of sexual health within the community, and to increase positive coverage and support for human sexuality as a whole. We are committed to providing exceptional, affordable therapy for adults, couples, and families.
Widener Law Commonwealth
Widener Law Commonwealth is a close-knit community offering an exceptional law school experience that is personal, practical, and professional. Consider the strengths that set us apart and put you on the inside track.
Widener Leadership Institute
The Widener Leadership Institute inspires students to be strategic leaders and responsible citizens who possess the character, courage, and competencies to affect positive change.
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At the Widener University Observatory on our Main Campus in Chester, students in our Physics Department use a 16-inch computerized Meade Cassegrain reflecting telescope and several, smaller, 12-inch telescopes to get first-hand experience viewing planets, stars, nebulae, clusters, and galaxies.
Widener Partnership Charter School
Widener Partnership Charter School (WPCS) strives to develop urban elementary (K-8) students with the behaviors, task commitment and creativity to succeed in the current educational environment. Through holistic cultivation of children’s resources, WPCS will enable students to become self-motivated, competent, and lifelong learners. The school aims to educate its students to become citizens of character who can contribute to the vitality and well-being of the region.
Widener Reads/Widener Counts Tutoring Program
Widener Reads/Widener Counts Tutoring Program is a federally-funded effort committed to helping America's children become better readers through extra academic help and building relationships. Tutors provide children with one-on-one or small-group instruction in reading, phonics, and comprehension and serve as vital role models to the children that they mentor. Widener Reads is open to work-study eligible undergraduate and graduate students.
503 E. 13th Street
Chester, PA 19013
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The Writing Center provides one-on-one instruction for any writing assignment, regardless of the course. Instruction is designed to deal with individual needs. Faculty at the center assist with selecting research topics, outlining, editing, revising, and brainstorming. Instruction is free and scheduled at the student’s convenience. Students may drop in or schedule appointments for a later date.