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Undergraduate Accepted Students

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

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

Attend Special Events for Accepted & Incoming Students

We can't wait to welcome you to campus! That's why we've created a series of special events that get you on campus before classes begin. These unique programs are designed to prepare new students for a successful college experience, and offer engaging ways to discover what it means to be part of the Pride–academically, socially, and personally.

Be sure to register in advance for all required events*

Mark Your Calendar

Accepted Student Day

Accepted Student Days

A fun-filled day to mingle with the campus community and explore life at Widener.

Open to: all accepted students and their families
Attendance: highly recommended
When: select Saturdays in March & April
*Registration is required

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 
When: select weekdays in June & July
*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 15-19, directly before Fall Orientation
*Registration is required

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: typically before pre-orientation or orientation programs*
*view check-in/move-in details for exact dates and times

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 20-23 with optional extended weekend dates

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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 16
*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: June 11 & July 18
*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: January 8
*Registration is required

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