News & Events
Here's what's happening at Widener!
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!
Staying in the Loop Couldn't Be Easier:
Access Widener Calendars
Personalized coaching services, including the new First-Year-Experience Coaching for incoming first-year students, provide academic guidance, well-being support and a strong campus network.
A new series of events this July and August introduced the class of 2027 and their families to the strong alumni Pride network.
Widener University's Counseling and Psychological Services and Athletics departments have teamed up to create a new resource for athletes to support mental health and wellbeing.
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!
It is important to participate in service learning courses because it gives you so many benefits. Students can gain personal growth, improve character values and traits, and responsible behaviors.
Jessica MereshenskyJessica's Story
This year really opened my eyes to other fields. I was really able to explore and bridge into different areas to see what I like and see what I don't like. I learned a lot about what I want to do in the future.
Daniël van der SpoelDaniël's Story
Coach Liberati was the only coach that answered me and gave me an opportunity to play for him. He played a major role in my choice because it showed me that the staff really cared about me.
Tiernan JohnsonTiernan's Story
Before doing this summer research experience, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I’ve been trying to narrow it down, and this has opened me up to aerospace engineering.
Vinny CsercsevitsVinny's Story
“I didn’t have a clue about the people behind the games and on TV. Widener opened my eyes to the professional positions out there and helped me see that it was achievable."
Andrew ProctorAndrew's Story
“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
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.
Join us IN PERSON for an out-of-this-world event! Enjoy the wonders of the evening sky with your friends and family at Widener's Observatory! Registration in advance is required!
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!