Wednesday, august 20, 2014 (Mandatory) 9: 00 am – 2: 00 pm Residence Hall Check-in: “Welcome Home



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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014 (Mandatory)
9:00 am – 2:00 pm Residence Hall Check-in: Welcome Home (University Center Atrium)

New students residing on campus will pick up their residence hall keys from the Residence Life staff. Widener faculty, staff, and student leaders will help move students into their residence halls.
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Lunch (Dining Hall)

(Don’t forget to bring your ID!) Lunch will be provided to family and friends on a cash basis. Commuters can check in with the Office of Student Life to pick up a meal pass.
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Commuter Student Check-In (Lathem Hall )

New Commuter Students will check in and pick up their Orientation schedules. This is also an

opportunity to meet the CREW and ask questions prior to going to the Commuter Meeting
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm Commuter Meeting (Lathem Hall)

New commuter students may pick up their schedule for Fall Orientation at the University Center Atrium, as well as address any questions regarding the week’s events.
3:30 pm Welcome Remarks by President James Harris

(Outside Old Main /Rain Location: Dining Hall)

This marks the beginning of the Fall Orientation program. Students, family and friends are invited to join President James Harris as he welcomes you to the Widener University community.

3:50 pm Families Say Goodbye (Outside Old Main /Rain Location: Dining Hall)

Take this time to kiss your family goodbye! It’s now time to embark on your Widener Experience!
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Pride BBQ (Freshmen Quads)

Come out to the Freshman Quads and enjoy a BBQ while meeting your fellow classmates and participating in fun games and activities.
7:40 pm Widener Welcome: Session I (Alumni Auditorium) – Groups 1 - 8

Get excited and pumped about Orientation! Learn what to expect during the first day of Orientation and hear from the Office of Student Life.
7:40 pm Widener Welcome: Session 2 (Lathem Hall) – Groups 9 - 16

Get excited and pumped about Orientation! Learn what to expect during the first day Orientation and hear from the Office of Student Life.
8:30 pm Widener Welcome: Session 3 (Alumni Auditorium) – Groups 17 - 24

Get excited and pumped about Orientation! Learn what to expect during the first day Orientation and hear from the Office of Student Life.
8:30 pm Widener Welcome: Session 4 (Lathem Hall) – Groups 25 - 30

Get excited and pumped about Orientation! Learn what to expect during the first day Orientation and hear from the Office of Student Life.

8:30 pm Residence Life Floor Meetings (Residence Halls)

Students will meet briefly with their residence hall assistants in a mandatory floor meeting. During this meeting Resident Assistants discuss the expectations and policies associated with living in a residence hall.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014 (Mandatory)
7:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast (Dining Hall)

Breakfast will be provided free of charge for new students. (Don’t forget to bring your ID!) Lunch will be provided to family and friends on a cash basis. Commuters can check in with the Office of Student Life to pick up meal passes prior to each meal.
9:00 am Widener Welcome: Session 1 (Alumni Auditorium) – Groups 1 - 8

Get excited and learn what to expect during Orientation Day 2!
9:00 am Widener Welcome: Session 2 (Lathem Hall) – Groups 9 - 16

Get excited and learn what to expect during Orientation Day 2!
9:30 am Widener Welcome: Session 3 (Alumni Auditorium) – Groups 17 - 24

Get excited and learn what to expect during Orientation Day 2!
9:30 am Widener Welcome: Session 4 (Lathem Hall) – Groups 25 - 30

Get excited and learn what to expect during Orientation Day 2!
9:45 am, 10:20 am Freshman Workshops (Various Locations)

& 11:00 am Learn about the resources and tools essential to your success as a Widener student. Workshops include Campus Cruiser tutorial, Experience Widener, Academic Success, Social Media Do’s & Don’ts, So you’re in College… now what? 10 tips for success, Speed Meeting / Ice Breakers Galore

11:00 am Honors Program in General Education Meeting (By Invitation Only)

This event is for all freshmen students who are accepted into the Widener Honors Program.
11:15 am – 1:00 pm Lunch (Dining Hall)

Don’t forget to bring your ID! Commuters can check in with the Office of Student Life to pick up a meal pass.
1:15pm, 2:15pm Experience Widener Workshops (Various Locations)

and 3:00pm Come out and learn about the following ways to get involved and Experience Widener: Student

Government Association, Commuter Student Association, Fraternity/Sorority Life, Alternative

Spring Break, Pride Activities Council and other opportunities for involvement. Each 45 minute session is offered three times!

3:00 pm Hospitality Management Freshmen Bonding Excursion (By invitation only)

This event is for all freshmen who are majoring in Hospitality Management.
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner (Dining Hall)

Don’t forget to bring your ID


7:00 pm – 10:00 p.m. GameZone (UCTR and Lathem Hall)

Come out and enjoy a night of gaming and painting. Check your detailed schedule for more information
Tentative Activities:

CREW will be hosting games of Capture The Flag, ManHunt, Minute to Win It Games

Paint Nite

Video Game Zone or Truck

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014 (Mandatory)

7:30 am – 9:00 am Breakfast (Dining Hall)

(Don’t forget to bring your ID!) Commuters can check in with the Office of Student Life to pick up a meal pass.

9:30 am – 10:45am Convocation (Bown Garden)

Convocation marks the official start of your academic career at Widener, and serves as the bookend to Commencement. Faculty will be present in academic regalia; please dress appropriately for this event. Immediately following Convocation, students will remain seated for the official class of 2015 picture!
11:00 am – 1:00 pm First Year Student Advising Sessions



Arts & Sciences Alumni Auditorium

Education Hyatt Hall Conference Room

Business Administration Kapelski Learning Center Lecture Hall 1

Engineering Kirkbride 149

Exploratory Studies Old Main Annex 201

Hospitality Management Marriott Dining Room, Academic Center North

Social Work Bruce 122

Nursing Founder’s Hall


12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch (Dining Hall)

During this time, students will also be able to purchase parking decals, visit Lipka Hall to look into Student ID cards, Financial Aid, and Employment, visit the Bookstore, Residence Life, or take care of other business at Widener University.

12:30 pm Honors Lunch (Lawn next to Honors Building)


Lunch for students who have been accepted in the Honors Program.
2:00 pm & 4:00pm Sex Signals

An alcohol awareness and sex education program from the perspective of a former college student. The session mixes creativity and humor, as well as sharing personal stories and others’ exploits while under the influence.
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Dining Hall (Dining Hall)

Dinner will be provided free of charge for new students. (Don’t forget to bring your ID)
7:00 pm & 9:00 pm ADAM TRENT (Alumni Auditorium)

Come and enjoy a wonderful night of magic, comedy, and illusion with Adam Trent! He was named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Youths by US News & World Report Magazine. He is truly unlike any magician working today and here at Widener with us to usher in a new year!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2014 (Optional)
10:00 am – 1:30pm Brunch (Dining Hall)

Brunch will be provided free of charge for new students. (Don’t forget to bring your ID!) Lunch will be provided to family and friends on a cash basis. Commuters can check in with the Office of Student Life to pick up meal passes prior to each meal.
11:00 am Shuttles to Wal-Mart, King of Prussia Mall
12:00 pm Volleyball Game (UCTR Sand Volleyball Court)
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Movie Marathon (Founders 109)
4:30 pm – 7:00pm Dinner (Dining Hall)

Don’t forget to bring your ID

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm FREE TIME

9:00 pm – 12:00 pm FOAM DANCE PARTY (Memorial Field)

Join fellow classmates at Memorial Field for an unforgettable Foam Dance Party experience!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014 (Optional)
10:00 am – 1:30pm Brunch (Dining Hall)

Brunch will be provided free of charge for new students. (Don’t forget to bring your ID!) Lunch will be provided to family and friends on a cash basis. Commuters can check in with the Office of Student Life to pick up meal passes prior to each meal.
3:00 pm – 7:00pm Welcome Back Bash (Kapelski Portico Behind Kapelski Learning Center)

Join the Pride Activities Council as it welcomes back the entire Widener University community for dinner, live music, entertainment, and giveaways throughout the night.
4:00 pm Reception for Humanities Majors (PMC Museum – Alumni Auditorium)

Join the faculty from the various Humanities departments for a small reception



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