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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!

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Pride Perspectives

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!

Niko Dinoulis wears a blue suit and poses in front of the union stadium overlooking a bridge and river

My time at Widener was filled with hands-on experiences and connections that shaped my journey to working for the Philadelphia Union.

Niko Dinoulis

Niko's Story
Jess Mereshensky poses in a green dress in front of conference banners

Having the opportunities that my mentor Dr. Robin Goldberg-Glen gave me—to speak at two symposiums as well as a conference with a full crowded room—helps me with networking and connections and puts me out of my comfort zone.

Jessica Mereshensky

Jessica's Story
Daniël van der Spoel

My time at Widener was my very first interaction with chemical engineering and the medical side of things. I really like this and want to look into whether I can get a job in the future in this area.

Daniël van der Spoel

Daniël's Story
Tiernan poses holding a Philadelphia Eagles jersey that reads "gameday staff"

The professors in SBA were phenomenal, and the staff in the athletic center were also amazing. The culture that was being built made my experience so special and made me feel included and welcomed although I came in two years late to the program.

Tiernan Johnson

Tiernan's Story
Vinny Csercsevits

Before my summer research experience exploring hypersonic vehicles for space missions, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. My research project opened me up to aerospace engineering.

Vinny Csercsevits

Vinny's Story
Alumnus Andrew Proctor stands on the field at the Washington Commanders football stadium

“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 Proctor

Andrew's Story

Guess What? You're Invited!

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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.

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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.

Upcoming Events

Attend One of Our Many Annual Celebrations

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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.

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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!