, is a great place to live, study and have fun. Widener University has a close-knit, supportive, high-energy community where you'll find something to capture your interest every day.
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Dynamic student activities
Campus life at Widener University reflects the diverse interests and talents of its students - who come from 26 countries. About 30% of first years play on an athletic team, and 41% of students are involved in student-run clubs, or campus leadership activities. An inspiring cultural atmosphere offers creative outlets - theater, music, creative writing, exhibitions - for performers and visual artists.
Excellent campus facilities and services
The University offers many facilities and resources for students, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, award-winning dining halls and on-site art gallery and observatory. Here are some of the places that will be important to you as you start your life as an international student at University in Philadelphia:
|International Study Center
||The International Study Center has two locations, conveniently located in the same area of campus. The buildings have classrooms and an international student lounge. You will spend the majority of your time here!
||When you first arrive, you will join New Student Orientation programs at the Learning Center. Orientation gives you the information you need to adjust to student life in the USA.
||This is the main residence hall for International Study Center students. If you are in the International First Year, you may well be living here. More about student housing.
||Student Health Services gives treatment if you are sick, and support with the healthcare system in the USA. They refer you to off-campus specialists or hospitals if you need more care.
||If you are feeling homesick, having trouble adjusting to student life in the USA, Student Counseling Services will help you get back on track! More about services for student support
||The HUB is just off-campus but so close it feels like part of the University! There is a convenience store, bank, 60-room hotel, police substation, and off-campus housing (available to graduate student at the International Study Center). The hotel is the best place for visiting family to stay.
||The University's fitness center is perfect for a workout before or after classes. There is also a climbing wall!
||The University Library is the best place to find a quiet place to study, search for books and materials to support your studies, or browse the audio and multimedia collections.
||Widener University's student center has it all! Dining services, bookstore, post office, student lounge, and residence offices. It's a 'one-stop-shop' for many of your daily needs.
||Home to many important offices including Campus Safety, Registration Services, and Student Accounts Office.
||The heart of Widener University and the most impressive building on campus. The University President's office is also located here.
Open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, Campus Safety Services provides:
A student shuttle bus runs both on and off campus. Buses circulate around the main campus, 3 times an hour (6pm-1am on weekdays, until 2am on weekends).
For details on how to get to and from Philadelphia and other big cities in the USA, please visit our Maps and travel page.
- Closed circuit surveillance cameras
- 58 emergency call boxes across campus
- Late night escort service for individual protection
- Emergency transportation to nearby medical facilities
- Emergency notification system (E2Campus Alerts)
- Bike patrol unit
- Evening student patrol
- Card access control for residence halls