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Stay fit, help the environment and enjoy convenient bike transportation throughout the city. The new rental service from Indego will start this afternoon and two locations are right on the Jefferson campus.

Now our staff and students have another way to enhance wellness, get around the city conveniently, and help the environment at the same time. Indego, Philadelphia’s first bike-share program, which is scheduled to launch today, features hundreds of bikes for rent and 70 locations throughout the city -- two of which are right on the Jefferson campus.

The Indego station at 925 Chestnut Street was installed on April 8, and another station at 923 Locust Street, near Jefferson Alumni Hall, was installed last week. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will appear at the Indego opening ceremony scheduled for today at Eakins Oval, located at 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, when all locations will formally open.

How the Indego Bike Share Works
You can check out a bike at any Indego station with a credit card for a flat-fee of $4 per half hour, no membership required. Two membership options are available for those who plan on riding more often: Indego30 is $15 per month with the first hour of each trip free ($4 an hour for trips lasting longer than an hour); IndegoFlex is $10 per year with a flat-fee of $4 per hour.

Each station will include an electronic map of the surrounding area so that you can plan your trip, and a secure docking system where you can retrieve and return your rental. Once your trip is complete, drop the bike off at any Indego station in the city. Stations will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing a convenient way to travel at any time, every day of the year.

“I believe our students and staff will truly enjoy the chance to engage in Indego’s new bike-share system,” said Richard Webster, RN, MSN, Chief Operating Officer, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. “As an active and eco-friendly organization, we’ve been exploring the idea of implementing more bike-friendly options here at Jefferson, so I’m eager to see our institution take part in this new initiative.”

Ride Your Own Bike to Jefferson and Get VIP Parking
Jefferson has been supporting bike travel for some time, with bike racks at various locations on campus and space for more than 20 bikes available in the Hamilton Garage, located on the corner of 11th and Locust Street. The weather-protected racks in the P1 section of the Hamilton Garage are offered free of charge.

See a full list of Jefferson Bike Rack locations.

Register for Indego

Jefferson's Blood Donor Center invites you to help save a life this semester, and donate a pint of blood for those in need.  Your donation goes a long way!

Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome as well. Click here to sign up online.

It's not too late to join a SOS group!
Organization: Student Personal Counseling Center (SPCC)
|Contact Shawn Blue, PsyD for questions.

The Students Offering Support (SOS) groups at the Student Personal Counseling Center are beginning to form. If you are interested in finding out about joining a group, please email Dr. Blue. 

Right now the SPCC is offering the following three SOS groups:

  • Coping with the Stress of an Illness as a Jefferson Student
  • Don't Grieve Alone - Loss and Bereavement Group
  • Building Bonds

Free, Covered Parking in Hamilton Garage
In continuing support of wellness and healthy lifestyles for our staff and students, Jefferson has committed significant storage space on campus for bicycles. In addition to other locations on campus, the Hamilton Garage on 11th Street, between Walnut and Locust, now includes dedicated space and bike racks that will accommodate more than 100 bikes.

How to Locate the Hamilton Bike Racks
The racks are on level P1, the first level as you enter the garage, on the far right side -- past the Garage cashier office.  When you pass the office, turn to the right. In that vicinity, along the perimeter wall, racks for motorcycle parking are also available.

See the Jefferson Bicycle Racks Location List and Map.

Get bike maps of Philadelphia, learn about bike laws and more – visit the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia website. Learn about the many wellness programs available at Jefferson – and earn points towards a discount on your Jefferson health plan. From the campus network, visit the LiveWell@Jeff section on the HR website.

Jefferson Student Interprofessional Hotspotting Program
Program Wrap-Up: March 2018
Patient Graduation: December 2017
Capstone/Research Opportunities: Spring Semester
Time Commitment: Variable (4-8 hours/week)

Hotspotting is a new and emerging method for reducing healthcare cost while improving patient health and patient experience. Students will be responsible to work in teams to identify patients, attend skill workshops, complete online curriculum and organize team meetings. Students will participate in patient interactions, including home visits, accompaniment to physician offices/hospital visits and navigation of community resources. Students will also provide hands-on intervention to reduce hospitalizations.

Event: Thomas Jefferson Choir
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Eakins Lounge
Sponsoring Jefferson Organization: TJU Choir
Contact Peggy Baroody for more information or questions

Come join the Thomas Jefferson University Choir on any Wednesday evening at 7:00pm in Eakins Lounge as we prepare for our 40th season of joyful music making. No Audition Required. Weekly attendance NOT mandatory. The choir is open to all members of the Jefferson community including students, physicians, nurses, patients, spouses and all other emplyees as well as your friends!


Student Organizations

We are a club of medical, pharmacy, OT, PhD (you name it) students who also happen to love to dance. We get together weekly for a few hours to socialize, dance, and learn from each other! We perform at various events around campus through out the year and put on a show in the spring semester. If this is something you might be interested in you can email us. 

Jeff Cares for Kids

Volunteer with Jeff Cares for Kids at HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Jeff Cares for Kids aims to provide members of the Jefferson community with unique opportunities to work with children with disabilities. Activitie4s include weekly volunteering at the HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy, shadowing at Jefferson and the Cerebral Palsy Clinic at the A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, and educational dinners featuring patients with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. 

Contact Joely Mass for questions or if you wish to volunteer

For more information, please contact the Office of Student Life and Engagement at
(215) 503-7743 or visit us in Suites 105 and 163 in Jefferson Alumni Hall.