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Stay Informed. Get Involved. Discover What's New.
Widener is home to a vibrant, engaged community. We make it easy for you to keep up—and connect—with us on-campus and around the world. Here, you'll get an insider's look at Widener news and student achievements. And—as a valued part of the Pride, you're invited to many of our campus and community events!
We can't wait to welcome you back to campus!
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Food for thought: New Widener Dining Dietitian is a Resource for Students
Widener students have an exceptional new health-focused resource available to them beginning this spring. Registered dietician Nora Abraham is now part of the Widener Dining program.
How Sweet it is: Widener Chef is Tops in Mid Atlantic
What’s cooking? Widener Dining’s own Executive Chef Matthew Clarke recently took home top honors at the Aramark Culinary Excellence competition for the mid-Atlantic region.
Large Philadelphia-Area Employers Support Widener Students Through Scholarships
Two new grant opportunities demonstrate how Widener’s partnerships with high-profile Philadelphia-area employers benefit students in pursuit of their degrees.
Our students achieve great things—and they have fun doing it! We love featuring their Widener journeys. Here are a few of the latest stories from the Pride!
“Speaking at TEDx has given me confidence to speak on large-scale social issues. I am thrilled I was able to bring awareness to human trafficking, and will devote my nursing practice to creating positive change that empowers survivors.”
Natalie SassiNatalie's Story
Being able to have these internships and experiences outside of the classroom makes me feel happy because not only am I able to build connections, but I’m getting experience and understanding with the career that I want.
Ariana Hurtado-DayAriana's Story
It’s an understanding at Widener that the faculty and staff want their students to succeed.
Michael FehrleMichael's Story
When I’m here I feel I am welcomed in the community. That’s what has guided me.
Maritza GarciaMaritza's Story
One thing that Widener did so well was teach me how to adapt to different programming languages and user systems. I definitely was prepared to take on that challenge.
Alex KristellerAlex's Story
It’s really important to me to be involved in setting an image, especially for first-generation students or people who are shy or minority students on campus. I want to use my voice.
Adonijah AllsupAdonijah's Story
Guess What? You're Invited!
Cheer On Our Athletics Teams
Grab your Widener gear and cheer on the Pride at a sporting event. Fair warning: We’re a lively crowd! With 25 varsity teams, Widener competes at the NCAA Division III Intercollegiate level and is a member of the Middle Atlantic Conference—the country’s oldest and largest.
Our Campus is Your Campus!
At Widener, there are TONS of events happening each year—and you're invited to many of them! We'll share the latest and greatest upcoming events in our quarterly newsletter, but you're welcome to keep an eye out on our main event calendar as well as our student-driven calendar. Whether it's a theatre show, music ensemble, open mic night, academic conference, or other fun event—we can't wait to welcome you back to campus.
Attend One of Our Many Annual Celebrations
Join Us at Homecoming & Family Week
Homecoming is our can’t-miss celebration each fall. All week long we celebrate the Pride with students, alumni, family, and friends with virtual and in-person events. The spotlight Saturday event brings the entire Widener community to campus for a beer garden, food, live music, family activities, and the main-event Pride football game.
Grab Your Tissues & Get Ready for Commencement!
Save the date! Commencement ceremonies at our Chester campus will take place May 9-11 under a tent on Memorial Field.
Celebrate Founder's Day
We have more than 200 years to celebrate! Founder's Day honors Widener's past, present, and future.
TEDxWidenerUniversity Takes the Stage
Thought-provoking speakers and bold, inspiring ideas converge as we bring the beloved TEDx to Widener. Stay tuned for details about our 2023 event!