Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Upcoming Programs

The Upcoming Programs page lists information on a variety of programs taking place at Jefferson.  Programs are added to this page at the request of the sponsoring Jefferson entity. If you would like your event added, please complete the Request for Inclusion Form.

PLEASE NOTE: In line with our mission, all Office of Student Life and Engagement programs are only open to matriculated Jefferson students unless otherwise noted.  For ticketed programs, please note that it is ONE ticket per matriculated Jefferson student.  For ticketed programs where the student cancels after the posted deadline, does not pick up their ticket, or is a no show at the event, a $25 cancellation fee will be assessed.

For more information on any events sponsored by our office, please feel free to contact us at StudentLife@jefferson.edu or 215-503-7743 or visit us in Jefferson Alumni Hall, Suite 105.

Denim Day

April 27th

Denim Day is a campaign to bring awareness to sexual assault. Wear your denim on April 27 th to bring awareness to sexual assault.


Please be sure to also check out our Upcoming Humanities & Health Programs

FEBRUARY

Time: 2:00pm - Women's Game & 4:00pm - Men's Game
Location:
 Gallagher Athletic Center on East Falls Campus: 4201 Henry Ave. Philadelphia PA, 19144-45 
Sponsored by:
 Athletics / Student Government Association

RSVP by Thursday, February 22 for transportation accommodation

On February 24 we wil be celebrating our seniors on their last home games of their collegiate career. We will be playing our rivals from Holy Family. We will be distributing Ram t-shirts to those who come from Center City and providing light refreshments. For those interested, we can give a tour of our campus. Join us in celebrating this exciting time for our basketball teams. Go Rams!

Contact Student Government Association for more information 

Time: 2/24 - 7:00pm & 2/25 - 3:00pm
Location:
 Connelly Auditorium, Hamilton Building
Sponsored by:
 JeffSOAR 

JeffSOAR is proud to present Thomas Jefferson University's "The Vagina Monologues!" Get out of your confort zone and come enjoy a performance full of passion, tears, and laughter as we hear about the sexual and nonsexual experiences of a group of women with varying ages, backgrounds, and sexualities! *Non-Profit designation announcement coming soon!*

Contact Kanika Ramchandani for questions and information.

Time: See Details Below
Location:
 Hamilton Building - 4th Floor Lobby & Terrace
Sponsored by:
 Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) 

Ticketed Event (Registration Required via Eventbrite): Registration Opens February 12th at 8:00am - Click on the corresponding link below for the session you want to attend

With the help of our teaching artist, you'll create your own unique masterpiece. Everything you need is provided: canvas, paints, and brushes.  Complimentary appetizers and snacks will also be provided at the start of the session.

PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE TWO DIFFERENT SESSIONS BASED UPON YOUR SKILL LEVEL. PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE APPROPRIATE SESSION.

Session 1: 4:00pm - 5:30pm (BEGINNER - GUIDED PAINTING) - The 4:00pm session is for students new to painting.  Our teaching artist will guide you through the steps to create your own version of the inspiration painting.  Register for the 4:00pm BEGINNER Session.

Session 2: 6:30pm - 8:00pm (ADVANCED - FREE PAINT) - The 6:30pm session is for students that have some prior experience with painting, and who want to bring their own inspiration picture.  Our teaching artist will walk around the room answering individual questions and providing direction for advanced techniques specific to the inspiration picture you have brought. Register for the 6:30pm ADVANCED Session.

MARCH

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

SESSION TITLE: Go the Extra MILLENNIAL Mile (1LC)

RSVP Requested

Presenters: Morgan Portugal, MSEd and Tep Ros, MPA 

Leadership Curriculum: Personal and Professional Development

  • Monday, March 5th – 5:30pm-6:30pm – JAH, Brent Auditorium
  • Tuesday, March 6th - 12:00pm-1:00pm – JAH, Brent Auditorium

Millennials are the fastest-growing generation in the workforce but when it comes to the workplace, millennials sometimes get a bad reputation. In this session we will take an authentic look at the stereotypes and trends of millennials and discuss how to overcome these challenges. We aim to empower participants to use their millennial assets to exceed expectations of workplace bias. Additionally, participants will receive a guide with tips to help navigate life. #winning

 

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

SESSION TITLE: Talk Less, Listen More: Active Listening and Effective Communication (1LC)

RSVP Requested

Presenter: Briana Schwartz, MA

Leadership Curriculum: Personal and Professional Development, Principles of Leadership, Teamwork

  • Monday, March 19th  – 12:00pm-1:00pm – JAH, Eakins Lounge
  • Tuesday, March 20th - 5:30pm-6:30pm – JAH, Brent Auditorium

Effective, empathetic communication is a crucial aspect of leadership, and such communication depends on the ability to listen actively and learn from those around us without interruption or judgment. This session will discuss some of the underlying principles and benefits of active listening while providing attendees with tools to improve their own active listening skills in academic, professional, and personal settings.

 

Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm
Location: 
Jefferson Alumni Hall 307
Sponsored by:
 Student Occupational Therapy Association and Autism Interest Club

The ASERT collaborative and the Philadelphia Autism Project are offering a FREE training to help individuals learn more about autism. The training will provide information about understanding autism, finding resources in your area, supporting individuals with autism and their families and more! All Jefferson staff, students and hospital employee are welcome to join.

Contact Molly Sullivan and Carly Rosenthal for questions and information.

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location:
 Jefferson Alumni Hall, Atrium
Sponsored by:
 Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) 

It's that time of the year when everywhere you go, sports fans are focused on college basketball.  What are we focused on? YOU!  Join us for a fun stress-relieving event to get you through the mid-semester hump. We'll have some yummy food and fun activities including our basketball toss competition games - go head to head with your friends and compete for prizes.  We'll also have a bracket game of our very own with a special Jefferson twist to it - fill out the bracket for your chance to win prizes throughout the event. Winning brackets will be announced at 11:40am, 12:10pm, and 12:40pm.  And don't miss your chance to meet Jefferson's Mascot - Phil the Ram as he hangs with us at the event. Come join us for our own version of March Madness!

re you a sports fan? Whether you enjoy footballbaseballsoccer, or one of the many other sports around the world, there are many chances each week to sit back and enjoy a game or two on television.

If you're a fan of basketball, in particular, there's a time of year that's extra special. It's that time when everywhere you turn, sports fanatics are talking about bubble teams, brackets, and buzzer beaters. What are we talking about? March Madness, of course!

March Madness refers to that time of year (usually mid-March through the beginning of April) when the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men's and women's college basketballtournaments are held.

 

Are you a sports fan? Whether you enjoy footballbaseballsoccer, or one of the many other sports around the world, there are many chances each week to sit back and enjoy a game or two on television.

If you're a fan of basketball, in particular, there's a time of year that's extra special. It's that time when everywhere you turn, sports fanatics are talking about bubble teams, brackets, and buzzer beaters. What are we talking about? March Madness, of course!

March Madness refers to that time of year (usually mid-March through the beginning of April) when the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men's and women's college basketballtournaments are held.

Time: 7:00pm 
Location:
 Connelly Auditorium, Hamilton Building
Sponsored by:
 The Arrhythmias

The annual Philadelphia All-Med Concert features performances by musical groups from Jefferson and other Philadelphia medical schools.  Admission is $5.00. All proceeds go to Rock to the Future, an organization that provides free music programs for underserved students in the Philadelphia area. The concert will be followed by a reception, so please bring your ID! 

If you have any questions, please contact Georgette Hattier.  

Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location:
 Jefferson Alumni Hall, Atrium
Sponsored by:
 Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) 

Join us for a screening of the award winning documentary, EQUAL MEANS EQUAL, while you enjoy a complimentary dinner.  We’ll begin the evening hearing from the Executive Director of New Century Trust, a local community organization that works to end the political and economic inequalities facing women and girls in Greater Philadelphia.  She’ll share some of the work that New Century Trust is doing and give an introduction to the film that we’ll be screening. 

"Equal Means Equal presents an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. By following both real life stories and precedent setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez discovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace matters to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, the healthcare system and the legal system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws in place that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights amendment."

NOTE: This event will count towards the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate.

APRIL

Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Location:
 Hamilton, Connelly Auditorium and Lobby
Sponsored by:
 Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

Participants who earn their Leadership Certificate during the 2017-18 academic year will be invited to attend the the Leadership Ceremony.  The program includes an opening reception with themed food stations, followed by the kynote address, student leader reflections, and presentation of Certificates.  Please note this event is only open to those students earning their Leadership Certificate, thank you for your understanding.  

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location:
 Jefferson Alumni Hall, Outside by Jefferson Statue
Sponsored by:
 Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) 

It's Jefferson's birthday - what a way to kick off Spring Fling!  Join us for yummy desserts and prizes.

Check back later for more information about TJ's Birthday Bash.

Time: 11:00am-1:00 pm
Location:
Jefferson Alumni Hall, Atrium
Sponsored by:
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) 

Take some time to focus on your wellness and join us for a healthy start to the summer season! We'll have a cooking demonstration and a variety of food stations where you'll be able to sample some delicious (yet healthy) quick and easy meals to inspire your summer cooking.  We'll also have a Make Your Own Trail Mix station, an easy Make Your Own Herb Garden station, where you can choose from parsley, chive, and basil, plus many other activity stations. 

Time: 7:45am-9:30am
Location:
 Hamilton, Lobby
Co-Sponsored by:
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) and Campus Currency

Join OSLE for a free “cup of joe” before class to start your day off right!  Plus discover all of the ways Campus Currency can benefit you as a student.

There’s no need to carry cash around campus. Now all you need is Campus Currency to make purchases on campus and at your favorite local merchants. Employees and students can use their Jefferson ID badge, and our patients or families can purchase Campus Currency cards. Choose the amount and payment method that works best for you.  Learn more about Campus Currency.

 

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location:
Lubert Plaza
Sponsored by:
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) 

Don't miss the biggest Spring Fling event of all - our Carnival! This annual tradition brings you a variety of delicious carnival food to satisfy your sweet tooth, and your salty tooth too. Enjoy pizza, corn dogs, hot dogs, falafel, mac n' cheese balls, water ice, pretzels, popcorn, watermelon slices, and more! And be sure to visit all of our carnival games - many of which will offer you the chance to win a prize, such as the coveted "I Heart Jefferson" t-shirt. Don't miss games such as Basketball Toss, Plinko, Fish Bowl, What Would Jefferson Say?, Bean Bag Toss, Giant Jenga and Giant Connect Four, Hole in One Mini Golf, and more.

Time:  7:05pm (first pitch)
Location:
 Citizens Bank Park
Sponsored by:
 Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) 

Ticketed Event (Registration Required via Eventbrite): Registration Opens April 2nd at 8:00am.  Register for Jefferson Night at the Phillies.

Join OSLE for a night at the ballpark as the Fightin' Phils take on the Pittsburgh Pirate's! Plus, it's a theme night with a Salute to Jackie Robinson.

Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Location:
Jefferson Alumni Hall, Atrium and Courtyard
Sponsored by:
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

More information coming soon! 

Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location:
 Jefferson Alumni Hall, Atrium
Sponsored by:
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) 

Student organization leaders will be invited to join us as we celebrate their hard work and all that our amazing student organizations have accomplished this year. While enjoying a delicious dinner, we'll share highlights from this academic year, hear reflections from a few of our student leaders, and present the winners of the Annual Student Organization Awards. 

MAY

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location:
 Jefferson Alumni Hall, Atrium
Sponsored by:
 Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) 

Come join us as we LAUGH OUT LOUD while the Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) performs Maestro for us. Maestro is a comedy competition. The improv performers will fight for the audience's affection until only one Maestro champion is left standing.  Be prepared to laugh uncontrollably during this 90 minute show that is fun, fast, and walk-in/out friendly.  And of course, it wouldn't be an OSLE event without some yummy food. Join us for laughs over lunch - they say that laughter is the best medicine for relieving stress, come see if that's true!