Pride Experience II: Fall Orientation

- Widener University Main Campus
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: August 19- August 21 (Mandatory)
Registration: Not required; All first year students are required to attend.
Cost: a one-time orientation fee will be added to your first semester bill and covers the cost of all orientation materials and staffing, including your new student ID

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

Fall Orientation, also known as Pride Experience II, is your official welcome to Widener University. Directly following freshman check-in/move-in, this multi-day event gives students the opportunity to meet new classmates, get connected to campus resources, and make a smooth transition into college. From celebrations and seminars to convocation and the annual Welcome Back Bash, you're sure to have a good time making new memories.

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? These teams are your go-to 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.

Information for Commuter Students

In addition to Fall Orientation, there are a few sessions tailored for commuter students that accommodates any potential need for evening travel. Please review the times and dates for commuter student check-in.

Can't make it to orientation?

Students who miss orientation are required to participate in a make-up session one weekend in September. It is important to ensure any employment does not conflict with the orientation schedule, as work conflicts are not a valid excuse for missing orientation.

Additional Resources

View more information for Accepted Students.

Contact Info

Office of Student Engagement