Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

University Orientation

The Office of Student Life and Engagement is responsible for coordinating the orientation of incoming students.  Our goals for orientation are:

  • To assist students in making a successful transition to Jefferson.
  • To introduce students to campus services and resources that will enhance their academic success and overall college experience.
  • To educate students on policies, their rights, and the expectations of conduct while at Jefferson.
  • To welcome new students and provide opportunities for them to connect with other new students, staff, faculty, and returning students.
Student Orientation Leaders assist in welcoming our new students to Jefferson. Student Orientation Leaders assist in welcoming our new students to Jefferson.

Completion of University Orientation is mandatory; students are expected to stay for the entire duration of the in-person orientation program. 

Accepted students are sent specific information regarding their scheduled orientation approximately four to six weeks prior to the program date, or as soon as they are accepted if that date is less than four weeks prior to orientation.  The Orientation Packet will be emailed to the Jefferson email and primary alternate email on file with the Admissions Office - if that information is incorrect, please contact our office. Please note that this is a separate information packet from the acceptance packet sent to you from the Office of Admissions. You may also receive a packet from your academic area.

University Orientation is designed specifically for students. We are not able to accommodate parents and guests. Students must submit an online RSVP to the University Orientation program. Please wait to submit your RSVP until you have received your Orientation Packet and reviewed all of the materials within.

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