Pride Experience 2: Fall Orientation

- Virtual Orientation Experience
Open to:
  • Accepted & Incoming Undergraduate Students
fall orientation crew leaders

So long summer–and hello new school year! Widener Pride, here we come!

Open to: incoming freshmen and transfer students assigned to Group A
Attendance: required
When: Thursday, August 20 - Friday, August 21 (Mandatory)
Registration: Not required; All first year students are required to attend.

What can you expect at Fall Orientation? Well, lots!

Fall Orientation, also known as Pride Experience II, is your official welcome to Widener University. The program will be held in a 100% virtual and online format and is designed to give students the opportunity to meet new classmates virtually, get connected to campus resources, and make a smooth transition into college. The Pride Experience II: Fall Orientation Program will kick off our Weeks of Welcome initiative for first-year students. Our Weeks of Welcome Program will expand through September and October. New students are required to attend or participate in 1 - 2 workshops each week held in the evening hours after classes.

Fall Orientation is led by the Student Engagement Orientation Team with the help of our student C.R.E.W. Leaders. Have a question about Orientation? There are your go-to teams for support.

Preparing for Orientation

Be sure to complete your new student checklist in advance of orientation. There are important steps to take in advance of Fall Orientation so that you are prepared to start your Widener journey on the right foot.

Access Checklist

Information for Transfer Students

All transfer students are required to attend an orientation program based on the number of credits earned before entering Widener. You may be required to attend Fall Orientation or Transfer Orientation. The Undergraduate Admissions Office will notify you by the end of June which orientation program you are required to attend.

Can't make it to orientation?

Students who miss orientation are required to view a recording and take a small quiz to ensure that new information will not be missed in the first week of the fall semester.

Contact Info

Office of Student Engagement