Founded in 1821, Widener is among the nation’s top universities for civic engagement.
We have a long history of turning out leaders with a formula that works. At Widener, we believe that academic excellence, career preparation, and civic engagement lead to success.
As early as freshman year, you'll have the opportunity to apply what you're learning in the classroom to independent research projects that will put you way ahead of the game when you apply for jobs or graduate school. Our faculty members love their subjects and can't wait to share that enthusiasm with their students. Providing one-on-one mentoring and guidance for your student research project is one of their favorite ways to do that.
From the day a student enrolls at Widener University, Career Services is the one-stop destination for learning-based career exploration and professional development.
Operating from a strengths-based philosophy, we guide students through a deep process of inquiry and hands-on skills cultivation, providing them with the lifelong ability to connect their passions with work that is both meaningful and economically sustaining.
Reflecting the University’s central missions of civic engagement and leadership, we empower students to become the leaders of their own destinies.
Student Affairs coordinates many processes to get students started.
Becoming a part of the Widener University Pride includes registering for classes once accepted, the option to participate in a pre-orientation experience, and attending orientation before classes start.
All undergraduates are guaranteed housing in one of Widener's:
You might like living here so much that you never move off-campus.
Wolfgram Memorial Library houses an extensive collection of print, periodical, audiovisual and multimedia materials and on-line services, including our sexuality archives.
In order to support an individual’s achievement of optimal health and wellness, Widener University Student Health Services operates under a holistic philosophy which promotes a healthy mind, body and spirit.
Student Health Services strives to educate students to responsibly seek appropriate health care for wellness, illness and injury using Healthy Campus 2020 clinically evidenced best practices.
Widener's motto is Mens Sana in Corpore Sano, which translates into "a sound mind in a sound body." So it should come as no surprise that at Widener, we believe that physical activity is just as important to your overall success as academic, civic, and social engagement. Whether you're a competitive athlete or just want to keep fit, you'll enjoy our modern recreational facilities and a variety of co-ed intramural and club sports.
Our 80 student clubs and organizations let you explore almost any interest. You can host a radio show, step out with the Widener Dance Company, or lead in student government. We do community service too, with literacy, neighborhood clean-up, and other outreach projects in Chester and around the world.