Widener Class of 2020 Undergrads: A Look Back
Widener's departing undergraduates have much to look forward to, but before they earn their diplomas and bid the university farewell, a little nostalgia is in order.
From the moment they arrived on campus, these students became part of the Widener family, and their legacy will live on. The Class of 2020’s energy and dedication has led them to overcome challenges and meet their goals. They depart having developed the skills, networks and experiences needed to start successful careers. There are many reasons to be proud.
When they arrived on campus in August of 2016, Class of 2020 undergraduates received a warm welcome from faculty members, staff, and returning student volunteers, who helped the newcomers move into their residence halls.
Class of 2020 undergraduates spent their first days on campus getting acclimated to Widener and meeting new people. On a bright sunny day without a cloud in the sky, first-year students experienced the university’s Convocation ceremony, officially welcoming them into the academic community.
During their first year on campus, Widener started the tradition of Courage Day, a student-led event that challenges the campus community to be courageous in their everyday lives.
Nursing Uniform Ceremony
During their sophomore year, Class of 2020 nursing students marked a milestone when they received those well-known blue Widener uniforms.
Global & Civic Engagement
Research & Scholarship
Over their summers and during the semesters, members of the class engaged in research projects with faculty mentors, applying their course knowledge to their professional fields, building skills, and preparing for successful careers.
Walk A Mile
Students took part in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, making it a favorite annual event. Their contributions pushed the 2019 event to a record level of student participation. Several clubs and organizations were represented, as students walked a mile on campus in high-heeled shoes, raising awareness of sexual assault and confronting gender stereotypes.
During their time at Widener, Class of 2020 student-athletes smashed records, racked up honors, won championships, and made nine appearances in NCAA championships. Go Pride!
Homecoming is a highlight of every academic year, but the festivities in October 2019 – the class’ final year as undergraduates – were especially memorable as the now-seniors were elected to Homecoming Court.
The members of Class of 2020 now look forward to the next chapter in their lives, building careers, families, and more memories. As its members officially become alumni, they will forever be part of the Pride. The entire Widener community can’t wait to see the positive impact they make on the world. Congratulations!