Top Five Ways to Connect with Undergraduate Admissions

Mary Allen, director of communications
Widener student talking with prospective student and family on campus tour
Small-group campus tours are available to prospective students.

As the need for social distancing continues to affect how people interact, the undergraduate Admissions Office at Widener has enhanced its options for connecting with prospective students. High school seniors or potential transfer students who are interested in learning more about the university, its powerhouse programs, and how faculty build strong mentoring relationships that help put students on the inside track to successful careers, have multiple ways to get to know Widener.
Here are the top five for fall.

Girl in bedroom studying laptop screen
Widener Days help prospective students learn more about the university.

Widener Days, Oct. 11 and Nov. 14
This popular virtual open house program introduces students and their families to our academic programs, provides open zoom rooms to gather information on everything from Widener dining, transfer admissions, Student Health Services, financial aid, and more. The event also includes information on how we prepare students for their dream jobs, academic support services, and a live look inside a residence hall. Students meet key people, including the president, the director of student success and retention, and current students. Online registration is available for the Oct. 11 event and the Nov. 14 event.

WU to You
The Widener admissions team has nearly 500 virtual high school visits, college fairs and panels scheduled, and more are being added every day. Students should check with their school counseling office to see when Widener might be in their virtual neighborhood. 


On-campus tours
The Admissions Office is conducting in-person campus tours five times a day. Each tour involves a guide, one prospective student and up to two guests. Everyone who takes part must wear a mask, in keeping with Widener’s policies designed to promote health and safety. Contact the office to book a tour.

Virtual campus tours
For prospective students who are too far away to visit, or for those who prefer to look from a distance, we conduct virtual campus tours on Facebook Fridays this fall. A Widener student guide walks around campus and shows academic buildings like Kirkbride Hall, a residence hall, and the University Center, Widener’s main hub for dining and Student Affairs. Participants may book the tour in advance.

Student on phone with text caption reading "Hey, I'm Sam. I'm a sophomore at Widener."
When Widener exchanges texts with a prospective student, there's always a live person on our end of the conversation.

Daily virtual admissions session
Our admissions staff hosts virtual information sessions every weekday at 2 p.m. where prospective students can explore the Widener community and gather more information university academics, programs, and student life. Contact the office to set up a meeting

Text with Widener
Gathering information about Widener over text is easy, and there are no bots involved! Widener students represent the university on the other end of text conversations, so participants can rest assured that a caring individual is hearing their questions and responding with information about campus life, academic programs and more. Share your number with admissions to start texting.

There are many more ways to connect with the Admissions Office, including at multiple upcoming virtual events. Check back often for updates!