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Students and Staff working a table at the Philadelphia Union stadium

April 2024

Winding down the spring semester and preparing for commencement, Widener launches new mySuccess page, Career Design & Development launch new Canvas course, and important dates for the summer. 

Students in ASC 101

February 2024

Starting the spring semester, Experience MORE! Opportunities and donor funded internships, College of Arts and Sciences ASC 101 series, support for families with 2024-2025 FAFSA, and important dates for the spring semester. 

Chartering Members of Kappa Alpha Psi Inc.

November 2023

Entering the new semester and welcoming the new dean of our School of Engineering, Pamela McCauley. Two historically black fraternities are reinstated. Explore the clinical and co-op opportunities available to students, Widener as presenting partner for the Philadelphia Union, and important dates in the latter half of the winter semester.

Moes Renovations

August 2023

Widener Nursing is recognized as a Center of Excellence, campus renovations, welcoming the new class to the pride, Student health resources, Homecoming festivities, and more. 

stacey robertson inauguration

April 2023

We officially installed President Stacey Robertson to her leadership role and announced many new updates! Check out the latest in dining enhancements including new dining options and an on-campus Registered Dietician. Dig into parent resources for talking to your student about mental health, academic success, being a good roommate, and more.

Two students kneel next to a blue lawn sign advertising a mental health survey

February 2023

Welcome our new Interim Dean of Students Sarah Swager, read about a dynamic new partnership between Widener and the Jed Foundation (JED), the nation’s leading organization dedicated to young adult mental health, and explore the many exciting events planned for this spring.

collage of student photos celebrating Widener's 200th anniversary — students with bubbles, dj, balloon hats, and surfing

May 2022

Get to know Widener's Center for Civic and Global Engagement and the opportunities available to your student. Explore a spotlight on Fraternity and Sorority life, family perspectives of the Widener pride, employees who make Widener feel like a second home, see pics from our first-ever Pride-A-Palooza, and more.

Widener Received Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award 2022

November 2022

Widener recognized for Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, welcoming your students home for the holidays and talking to them about applying classroom knowledge to real-world experience, getting involved, emergency contacts, and more.

President Stacey M. Robertson

September 2022

Meet our new president, Dr. Stacey Robinson, explore the balance of athletics and academic success, see the new collaborative learning environments in our renovated health sciences building, and decipher between internships, co-ops, and externships.