Widener Day Virtual Open House

- Widener University Main Campus
Open to:
  • Prospective Undergraduate Students
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Welcome to our Virtual Widener Day event.  Our goal is to provide a comprehensive look at the reasons why you should attend Widener University. The itinerary is listed below, and the zoom links will be added 48 hours prior to the event.  Because we want to know who attended each session, we ask that you fill out your name and email address on the form as you enter each discussion.  You can either do this in the 48 hours prior to the event to have the links delivered to your email or may do it at the time of the event, and you will be directed straight to the session.  To show our appreciation for completing this extra step, you will be entered in a drawing for each session you attend.  Multiple prizes will be awarded, including the grand prize of a $100 Amazon gift card. 

Please attend as many sessions as you feel necessary while also enjoying your breakfast and morning coffee.  For the first time ever, we’re bringing our Widener Day Open House to you. 

Register Here

Virtual Widener Day Agenda  

Welcome Remarks (9-9:35 am)

Grab your breakfast and join us for an overview of both Widener and the agenda for the day.  Speakers will include... 

  • Dr. Julie E. Wollman, President of Widener University 
  • Mr. Timothy J. Cairy, Director of Student Success and Retention
  • Ms. Courtney H. Kelly, Executive Director of Admissions
  • Xavier Ross, Current Widener Student
  • Bridget Dombrowski, Current Widener Student 

Academic Information Sessions (9:35 am)

Hear directly from the faculty and current students of the respective programs on topics such as curriculum, experiential learning opportunities and outcomes. 

Arts and Sciences 

  • Computing and Informatics: Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Digital Media Informatics  

  • Humanities: Creative Writing, English, French, History, Spanish, Visual & Performing Arts  

  • Social Sciences: Anthropology, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Gender & Women’s Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology 

  • Sciences: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics 

Business: Accounting, Business Analytics, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management (Financial, Human Resources, Operations), Sport and Event Management, Marketing 

Education: Elementary Education & Special Education (for Secondary Education, please attend the appropriate Arts & Sciences session, then come back for the Secondary Education pathway session at 11:00am) 

Engineering: Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Robotics 

Exploratory Studies: Undecided 


Social Work 

Ongoing for your convenience (11am - 1pm)

The following areas will offer Open Zoom Rooms for questions and brief introductions to the services offered:

  • Apply Now with an admissions counselor  
  • Civic and Global Engagement 
  • Esports 
  • Financial Aid 
  • Freshmen Admissions 
  • International Admissions  
  • Multicultural Student Affairs
  • Music 
  • ROTC 
  • Student Engagement with campus clubs and organizations
  • Student Health 
  • Transfer Admissions  
  • Widener Dining 

Other Session Opportunities:

11:30-12:00 Academic Support Services: Learn more about student accessibility and other support services available to you as a Widener student. 

10:30-11:00 OR 12:00-12:30 Admissions, Scholarships, and More: This whole Widener thing sounds great! What are my next steps to become one of these awesome Widener students? Come to this session to learn directly from the Admissions staff how to apply, what scholarships are available, and what you should be doing in the coming months. 

12:00-12:30 Honors Program in General Education (HPGE): Meet the Director of the Honors Program and current HPGE students to learn more about what it means to be an Honors student at Widener. 

11:00-11:30 OR 12:30-1:00 Living at Widener with Residence Hall Tour: Hear directly from a member of our Residence Life team about on-campus living and our various Living Learning Communities (LLCs) at Widener. Parents, we think you should attend this session to speak to the actual people who will be there for your student when you can’t be. We know you have questions. Students, you can come too to ease some of your fears about living away from home. The best part, this session takes place in the lounge of one of our first-year residence halls! 

11:30-12:00  How we can help score your dream job: Our Career Design and Development office will walk you through the steps to get from your first day at Widener to the first day of your career (and beyond).  We’ll discuss items such as experiential learning opportunities, putting together a resume, and acing an interview.  

1:00-1:30 Widener Pride Athletics: Do you want to be a part of our (athletics) Pride? Here you will meet one of our coaches to discover the demands of being a Division III athlete at Widener. (Please note: you may not be able to meet with the actual coach of your sport, but you will have the opportunity to meet a coach of one of our teams.) 

11:00-11:30 Pathway Programs: Are you interested in continuing your education beyond an undergraduate major or want to teach at a secondary level?  These sessions will give you the information you need to see how Widener can help you on your pathway. 

  • Pre-Health Professions (Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-Dentistry) 

  • Pre-Physical Therapy/Pre-Occupational Therapy 

  • Pre-Law 

  • Secondary Education


  • Campus Virtual Tours 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 

  • Where at WU Instagram Live Tours Ongoing by Location 


Contact Info

Undergraduate Admissions Office