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Completion of the University Orientation program is mandatory for all incoming students.  Based upon your academic program, your University Orientation program will either take place in-person or will be completed through an online module.  To check whether your University Orientation program will take place in-person, please visit http://www.jefferson.edu/content/tju/university/ academic-affairs/schools/student-life/orientation.html and select your academic program.

Yes, completion of the Orientation Program is mandatory; students are expected to stay for the entire duration of the in-person orientation program.

Attending the University Orientation program is mandatory.  If you are unable to attend your scheduled University Orientation due to extenuating circumstances, then you must attend the Make-Up Orientation. You will use the online RSVP system (http://www.jefferson.edu/content/tju/university/ academic-affairs/schools/student-life/orientation.html) to submit this information to the Office of Student Life. 

Based upon your academic program, your University Orientation program will either take place in-person or will be completed through an online module.  To check whether your University Orientation program will take place in-person, please visit http://www.jefferson.edu/content/tju/university/ academic-affairs/schools/student-life/orientation.html and select your academic program.

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Please contact the Office of Student Life at 215-503-8189 or StudentLife@jefferson.edu

We don’t have a specific dress code for Orientation.  Please feel free to dress comfortably for Orientation, but appropriately for a setting where you’ll be interacting with faculty and staff (e.g. no ripped jeans or t-shirts with offensive messages, etc.). 

Yes, lunch is provided at your University Orientation.  We’ll be serving boxed lunches, each with a wrap, an apple, a bag of chips, and a dessert item.  There are vegetarian wraps available as well as some gluten free options.  There will be stickers on the box to identify what is inside.  

The Department of Housing and Residence Life reserves space in our Martin Residence Hall for short-term housing accommodations available to visiting or current students, residents' family, and TJUH patients' family*. Eligible persons include patients, patient-family, visiting students, current students and employees of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Wills Eye Hospital or Methodist Hospital. 

 

All reservations must be made through Don Morrissey, the Assistant Director, Housing Operations, at 215-955-6479 or Don.Morrissey@jefferson.edu. For additional information, please visit http://www.jefferson.edu/content/tju/
university/housing/options/short_term.htm
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The University Orientation program is designed specifically for students to give you the best possible start for your time at Jefferson.  We are unable to accommodate parents and guests at the Orientation program, but encourage them to visit our website for information (http://www.jefferson.edu/content/tju/university/academic-affairs/schools/student-life.html.)

Students are sent 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 - 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.

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