Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Events & Programming

Residence Life Programming

2018 Paint Night at a local restaurant near campus!
Paint Night at a local restaurant near campus!

The Residence Life staff work very hard to make your experience living on-campus enjoyable and fun! The Resident Assistant (RA) staff plan many events and programs on campus or in the nearby community. We encourage all of the students living on-campus to come out to an event or program!

Some past events have included:

  • New Student Mixers
  • Movies at Penns Landing
  • 76ers games
  • DHRL Halloween Mixer
  • Ice Cream Socials
  • Chinese New Year Celebration
  • DIY Events
  • Local Museums 
  • And much, much more!

Upcoming Residence Life Events


Get ready to give some and win some! Come to OHRL's Friendsgiving Food Drive to enjoy a turkey dinner with friends, donate non-perishables to local food drives, and participate in some fun activities. Each non-perishable counts as one raffle ticket towards our Black Friday gift card prizes, so bring all of your leftover foods for the end of the semester!

Due to popular demand, RAs Tana and Lili present BYOB Trivia Night 2.0! Join us on Thursday Nov 8th at 6:30pm in the Martin Basement Lounge for another fun evening of food, drinks, and good company - all while teasing your brain with new and revamped trivia questions! People will be split into teams of three. What’s at stake aside from bragging rights? Prizes include $15.00 Chipotle gift cards, holiday themed fleece throw blankets, and OHRL to-go mugs! Pizza and dessert will also be served to those who come and join in on the fun! OHRL will be providing non-alcoholic beverages only, and IDs will be checked upon entry to the event if you BYOB! Questions? Email Tana ( or Lili at ( See you there!

A taste of Philly! Come Join RA Antonio as we taste 2 of the top 10 best Philly cheesesteaks in the city! Maps will be given out as well to get a good stratgy on where the best cheese steaks are! As well as a small dessert of the one and only Beilers Donuts!

Does cable cost too much? Are you feeling too lazy to head to a bar on a Sunday night to watch the game? OHRL has an answer. Come down to the Martin basement on November 11th at 8pm to watch your Philadelphia Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. RAs Nick and Sean will be providing some pizza, chips + dip, and beverages. Feel free to BYOB if you are 21+. Feel free to come by for a few minutes or stay for the whole game. Hope to see you there. Food will be limited and provided on a first come first serve basis.

Please join OHRL and The Career Development Center in a night of professionalism do’s and don’ts. We are working together to plan a program to educate you on the interview techniques and provide professional tips to help you succeed in your future career plans. OHRL will also be addressing some key traits we will be looking for in recruiting for the 19-20 Resident Assistant Staff. Take advantage to ask any lingering questions you have had in your job search to land your dream job! We will also be providing light refreshments! 


Enjoy some tea and snacks while creating a personalized collage with RA Abby P on Nov. 13th in the Martin Basement!

Do you enjoy playing ping pong and want the chance to win prizes for doing so? Think you have what it takes to walk away our champion? Sign-up by emailing RA Patrick ( Tournament will be held in the Martin basement on Thursday, November 15th at 8 pm. Snacks and refreshments included, just bring your 'A' game!

Hello Residents. Join us on an outing to a Sixers game on Friday, November 16th. We will be watching Sixers battle the Utah Jazz in a thrilling match up between Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell. Whether you are a die hard Sixers fan or have never been to an NBA game, this is your opportunity. Come out and lets have fun! We will be meeting at the ox at 6:15PM and traveling together using the SEPTA. $15 will get you the tickets + transportation to and from the arena. Spots are limited so RSVP ASAP! E-mail RA Harry ( if you have any questions or are interested.

Feeling in the Christmas mood? Want to experience a holiday market modeled after traditional Christmas markets in Germany? Then come join RA Tyler on a holiday trip to experience the "Christmas Market" in Philly's Love Park on Sunday, November 25th at 4pm. If interested email tyler at

Join RA Abby P in the Martin Basement on Nov. 27th to decorate your own coffee mug! Mugs will be provided on a first come first serve basis along with some snacks.

Join RA Sean in a night of celebrating the great cultural diversity of the Jefferson student body through a residence-wide potluck. Taste test different foods from a variety of cultures that are provided! A potluck is a dinner event in which each person attending brings their own dish and everyone gets to experience new cuisines they might not have tried before. This potluck will be culturally relevant; bring a dish that you feel represents either who you are as a person, your culture, or simply a dish that you feel the world needs to try! You must bring a dish, store bought or home-cooked, in order to participate. Please email Sean ( if interested to sign up for what you plan on bringing or with any questions.

Finding time to buy clothes as a college student is not the easiest task. Come bring items you don't wear as much anymore and swap them for some new ones! The more people that come the more clothes we have to swap and the more new clothes you guys get to leave with! Any clothes you want to ditch completely and no one else wants to take will be donated to Goodwill. Hope to see you there!

Bows, glitter, pom-poms, oh my! Come decorate your very own ugly holiday sweater with RA Abby while enjoying some holiday music and light refreshments. A large variety of decorating supplies will be provided. You can choose to bring your own clothing to decorate, or order a crewneck sweatshirt from RA Abby for $15. Please email with your size (unisex) and preferred color and submit cash payment to the housing office or venmo @abegale-nelson by 11/22.

Office of Student Life & Engagement

Besides events and programs hosted by the Residence Life staff, DHRL often collaborates with the Office of Student Life and Engagement or helps to promote their calendar of events. The Office of Student Life and Engagement has several opportunities for students to get involved on campus outside of the residence halls. Make sure to check out their upcoming events if you are looking for something to do around campus!