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Student Engagement

Welcome Week

Welcome Week is a continuation of the New Student Orientation experience. Over four days there are many opportunities to connect with other new students and with the University and Philadelphia community.

Welcome Week 2019 will occur from Thursday to Sunday August 22-25, 2019. 

Welcome Week is mandatory for all new first year students and highly suggested for transfer students. 

Family members and guests are invited to attend New Student Convocation and the Welcome Reception on Thursday, August 22, 2019.

Commuter students are provided with meal tickets for meals from Thursday dinner through Sunday dinner. 

An example schedule from previous Welcome Week programs:

Resident student move-in
Commuter student check-in
Meet up with the First Year Seminar section
New Student Convocation
Welcome Reception
Building/Floor meetings 
Commuter Event
Evening Entertainment sponsored by the Campus Activities Board (CAB)

College Welcome
Academic Programs
We Are Jefferson Program
PLUNGE Day of Service
Welcome Picnic
CAB sponsored program

Exploring Philly Program
Get to Know Jefferson East Falls Workshops
Trips to local stores for supplies
Game Show
Trolley tour of Philadelphia
CAB sponsored program

Trips to local stores for supplies
Yoga classes
Walking Tour of East Falls
Welcome Week Closing Program
Floor meetings
Commuter event
Where Are My Classes Campus Tour
CAB sponsored program