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Undergraduate Accepted Students

Congratulations, you're in! We hope you're as proud as we are.

Already submitted your deposit? Follow these next steps:

The following checklist items will give you an overview of all of the steps that will need to be completed before you begin your academic and student journey as part of the Widener family. For interactive, real-time next steps, access your Applicant Status Portal

  • Complete the priority steps detailed above.    
  • Apply for housing
    Ready to call Widener home? Submit your online housing application by logging onto the housing portal using your myWidener email and password. Once you log in, you will see "housing application" on the left. Follow the steps and be sure to print out your confirmation once finished. You will receive an official letter from the Office of Residence Life via email indicating your housing assignment information by August 1
    Start your housing application
    Explore our residence halls 
  • Complete the math assessment
    Completing a mathematics assessment is optional for students who wish to challenge their math placement. Engineering or science majors will be notified directly if completing the math assessment is required. The deadline for completion is one week prior to attending Pride Experience I
    Learn more about the math assessment
  • Submit final transcript
    Request your high school counselor send your transcripts directly to Widener Admissions by August 1. We'll take it from there! 
  • Forward college credit scores
    Did you complete AP, IB, or dual enrollment classes? Make sure you get credit by sending your scores by August 1.
    Learn more about college credit scores 
  • Create your new student ID (Campus1Card)
    Log into the system using your myWidener username and password. You will receive your student ID card during the check-in process for Fall Orientation. This task must be completed prior to attending your Pride Experience One: Summer Registration session. If you experience any issues creating your ID, please email campus1card@widener.edu.
    Create your student ID
  • Submit student health information online
    Once you’re here, you’ll have access to our Student Health Services Clinic. Please take a moment to access our online Student Health Services Portal to submit all required health and immunization documentation. Students participating in Widener Athletics have additional required health forms and should contact their coaches directly for more information. Students interested in participating in club sports also have additional health requirements. Details are provided through the Pride Recreation Center office.
    Access student health services portal
  • Create your campus alert account
    This free, online alert system is used to communicate urgent news—like campus emergencies and class cancelations—directly to your cell phone or email account.
    Create your campus alert account
  • Complete Online Orientation Modules and Register for Advising Session
    These steps will help you prepare for Pride Experience I: Summer Registration and are required in order to register for classes. 
    Access Your Guide to Summer Registration
  • Complete the Alcohol Education and Sexual Misconduct Awareness health and safety courses
    Information detailing how to complete both courses will be sent to your Widener email address.

The following checklist items will give you an overview of all of the steps that will need to be completed before you begin your academic and student journey as part of the Widener family. For interactive, real-time next steps, access your Applicant Status Portal

  • Complete the priority steps detailed above.
  • Complete online orientation modules and register for orientation session.
    These steps will help you prepare for the Pride Experience 3: Transfer Transition Program and are required in order to start on the right path at Widener University.
    Access your online orientation modules  
  • Meet your advisor and register for classes (not required for Accelerated Nursing Students)
    Log in to the application portal to view your transfer credit statement and request a meeting with an advisor. Your advisor will help you get a clear understanding of what credits will transfer, when you can expect to graduate, and how to register for classes. Please note that you may be required to take a math assessment prior to meeting with your advisor. 
    Access the application portal 
    Request a meeting with an advisor
    Learn more about the math assessment 
  • Apply for housing
    Ready to call Widener home? Please complete our convenient, online housing application. Log onto the housing portal using your new Widener email and password. Once you log in, you will see "housing application" on the left. Follow the steps and be sure to print out your confirmation once finished. You will receive an official letter from the Office of Residence Life via email indicating your housing assignment information by August 1

    In addition to our many residence halls, Widener also offers transfer students the unique opportunity to live with other transfer students in the "transfer house". Contact the Office of Residence Life for more information. 
    Start your housing application
    Explore our residence halls 
  • Submit final transcript
    Request your previous college/university send your transcripts directly to Widener before classes start. We'll take it from there
  • Create your new student ID (Campus1Card)
    Log into the system using your myWidener username and password. You will receive your student ID card during the check-in process for Fall Orientation. This task must be completed prior to attending your Pride Experience One: Summer Registration session. If you experience any issues creating your ID, please email campus1card@widener.edu.
    Create your student ID
  • Submit student health information online
    Once you’re here, you’ll have access to our Student Health Services Clinic. Please take a moment to access our online Student Health Services Portal to submit all required health and immunization documentation. Students participating in Widener Athletics have additional required health forms and should contact their coaches directly for more information. Students interested in participating in club sports also have additional health requirements. Details are provided through the Pride Recreation Center office.
    Access student health services portal
  • Create your campus alert account
    This free, online alert system is used to communicate urgent news—like campus emergencies and class cancelations—directly to your cell phone or email account.
    Create your campus alert account
  • Complete the Alcohol Education and Sexual Misconduct Awareness health and safety courses
    Information detailing how to complete both courses will be sent to your Widener email address.

Special Requirements by Program

ACCELERATED NURSING PROGRAM

  • Registering for Classes
    Accelerated Nursing students will meet their advisor and register for classes during orientation held in June and July.
  • Laptops
    All incoming students are required to bring their laptop to orientation to access Widener's system and register for fall semester courses.
    View laptop requirements
  • Uniforms & Equipment
    All incoming students are required to have proper uniform and equipment to participate in labs and clinical. Vendors will be on-site during orientation to provide students with the option to order or purchase items the same day. Cash and credit card are accepted
    Download order form
  • CastleBranch Background Check
    All incoming students are required to complete an FBI background, child abuse, and health requirements check, monitored by CastleBranch, a background screening and document tracking company used by Widener University.
    Castlebranch Instructions for Chester Campus
    Castlebranch Instructions for Harrisburg Campus

Welcome to the Pride! Your journey as a Widener student starts now. Find information and resources to inform, empower, and prepare you for the start of your college career.

Check out new student resources 

Have a question? Your go-to support teams are here to help!

New Student Orientation


Ask Us About:
- Fall, Spring, & Transfer Orientations
- Pre-Orientation Experiences
- Student life on campus

C.R.E.W. Leaders


Ask Us About:
- Anything & everything!
- Get the inside scoop directly from students

Residence Life


Ask Us About:
- Room assignments 
- Check-in/move-in
- Housing policies

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Personally Connect with Widener

Now that you've been accepted to Widener, there are two sites just for you!

We've created a one-stop digital hub featuring many ways you can get to know Widener virtually. You can sign up for virtual info sessions with various experts across campus, access on-demand info sessions, and watch behind-the-scenes videos.
Access the Accepted Student Hub

At choose.widener.edu, you can play games, discover all things Widener through videos and interactive quizzes, and even win prizes! 
Visit the Choose Widener site

Attend Special Events for Accepted & Incoming Students

These unique programs are designed to prepare you for a successful college experience, and offer engaging ways to discover what it means to be part of the Pride–academically, socially, and personally.

Mark Your Calendar

Accepted Student Day

Virtual Sessions for Accepted Students

Visit the Admitted Student Hub to sign up for information sessions and group chats, or request a personal meeting.  

Open to: all accepted students and their families
When: ongoing, immersive experience
 

Summer Registration

Pride Experience I: Summer Registration

A full-day session to get you prepared for life at Widener in advance of fall orientation.

Open to: incoming new students who paid their deposit
Attendance: required to attend one day
Available Dates: June 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 2020
*Registration is required

nursing students

Nursing Transfer Orientation

Accelerating your nursing career starts now!

Open to: incoming transfer students in the Accelerated Nursing program
Attendance: required
When: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 & Thursday, July 16, 2020
*Registration is required

Pre Orientation Experiences

Pre-Orientation Experiences

Start with Pride—start prepared! Get a head start before school begins.

Open to: all incoming new students & transfer students
Attendance: highly recommended
When: August 13-18, 2020; directly before Fall Orientation
*Registration is required if you choose to participate

New Student Move In

New Student Move-In/Check-In

Widener, here we come! Time to get your ID and resident students move in.

Open to: incoming new students & their families
Attendance: required for all incoming students
When: Wednesday, August 19, 2020*
*You will be notified with an exact time to move in. 

Fall Orientation CREW Leaders

Pride Experience II: Fall Orientation

So long summer–and hello new school year!

Open to: incoming freshmen and transfer students assigned to Group A
Attendance: required
When: August 19-21, 2020

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Pride Experience III: Transfer Orientation

Making a smooth transition to life at Widener.

Open to: incoming transfer students assigned to Group B starting the fall semester
Attendance: required
When: August 14, 2020
*Registration is required

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Spring Orientation

SPRING into school this January!

Open to: incoming new and transfer students starting the spring semester
Attendance: required
When: Friday, January 8, 2021
*Registration is required

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