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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 the ticket after the posted deadline 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 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.


Tuesday, April 18th
11:00am-1:00pm - Lubert Plaza
Sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Engagement (

To kick off Spring Fling, OSLE Prize Patrol will be set up with a tent on Lubert Plaza on the lookout for anyone wearing their Jefferson Spirit Gear! Show your pride and wear your Jefferson branded t-shirt, sweatshirt, hat or other Jefferson clothing item and come visit our table for a prize!*

(Sorry, required attired such as scrubs and uniforms don't count!)

*while supplies last


Event: Self Defense Workshop from Philadelphia Self Defense
Date: Wednesday, April 19
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Martin Building

Sponsoring Organization: Student Affairs and Department of Housing and Residence Life
Contact Jennifer Fogerty for questions

Description: Personal empowerment and self-advocacy can involve learning any number of personal protection strategies. Some people feel more empowered to navigate their daily lives after having completed a self-defense class. This self-defense course is designed to make you more aware, prepared, and ready for any situation that may occur in your everyday life. Space is Limited, so please RSVP here:

Event name: JeffHELP SERV Snack Chat!

Date: Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month
Location: Library Café
Sponsoring Jefferson Organization: JeffHELP

Join us for free coffee & snacks, and stay to chat with a JeffHELP SERV peer listener.
For more information, please contact

Wednesday, April 19th - 11:00am - 1:00pm - Lubert Plaza

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Engagement (

Don't miss the biggest Spring Fling event - our Carnival!  This annual tradition brings you a variety delicious carnival food to satisfy your sweet tooth and your salty tooth too.  Enjoy corn dogs and hot dogs, water ice, pretzels, popcorn, corn on a stick, falafel, watermelon slices, fresh fruit, french fries, and more!

And be sure to visit all of 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, and Hole in One Mini Golf.

Join us for a day of fun in the sun to celebrate the coming of the warm season!

(Rain Location: Jefferson Alumni Hall Atrium)


Thursday, April 20th - 7:45am - 9:30am - Hamilton Lobby

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Engagement (
Join OSLE for a free cup of joe before class to to start your day off right!
For more information, please contact


Thursday, April 20th - 5:00pm - Time Restaurant (1315 Sansom Street)

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Engagement (

Join OSLE for a high energy, all request, sing along, clap along, rock n roll, comedy piano show where the audience is just as much a part of the show as the entertainers.  Hear live musicians battle it out for a night of off-campus fun.  Check out the fun at!

A variety of yummy appetizers will be provided.


Friday, April 21, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:00pm - JAH Center Atrium

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Engagement (

Identity Day is a celebration of the people that make Jefferson diverse.  We hope to bring the Jefferson community together with our student based identity groups, the institutional counterparts that support diversity at Jefferson, and our community partners who represent the population of Philadelphia.

Participants can increase their understanding of various identities, the resources that exist, and ways to get involved.  Food and entertainment will be inspired by the diverse cultures represented here at Jefferson.

Friday, April 21st - 7:05pm first pitch - Citizens Bank Park

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Engagement (
Join OSLE for a night at the ballpark as the Fightin' Phils take on the Atlanta Braves!

Free Tickets - Pre-Registration Required via EventBrite here starting 3/29/17.  Ticket pickup information will be sent in advance of the event.


Event: From Innovation to Commercialization: How (and Why) Academic Discoveries Make it to Market

Date: Friday, April 21

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Location: JAH 307

Sponsoring Student Organization: BizBio

Contact BizBio for more information. 

Join BizBio to hear from Heather M. Rose, PhD, JD, Director of Technology Licensing at TJU. Dr. Rose will discuss what it takes to move an idea from it's early research of prototype stage to commercialization. This talk is geared towards students and postdocs who want to learn more about the patent process.

Event: Science in the Park for Philadelphia Science Festival
Date: Saturday, April 22
Time: 12pm-4pm
Location: Hunting Park, 900 Hunting Park Avenue

Sponsoring Jefferson Organization: Science Outreach Network (SON)\
Contact Liza Dorfman for questions

As part of the Philadelphia Science festival, we will be conducting a stereognosis activity and strawberry DNA extraction. Stereognosis is the ability to perceive, understand and identify the form and nature of objects by the sense of touch; which includes an activity where various objects are placed in a container filled with rice and participants are asked to touch the objects and try to distinguish what they are.  We also conduct our popular Strawberry DNA extraction. 

More information and to sign up is found on

Event: Be a Doctor Day at jefferson
Date: Sunday, April 23
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Thomas Jefferson University Dorrance Hamilton Building, 1001 Locust Street

Sponsoring Organization: Science Outreach Network (SON)
Contact Liza Dorfman with questions

Description: As part of the Philadelphia Science festival, participants can go behind the scenes of Jefferson to witness healthcare professionals and medical technology in action. Participants will be guided through the various uses of micropipettes and then they will be able to load their own agarose gel.

More information and to sign up is found on

Tuesday, April 25th - 11:00am - 1:00pm - Lubert Plaza (Courtyard)

Join OSLE & JRFC for a Courtyard Cookout & Field Day as a part of our annual Spring Fling programming!

 OSLE & JRFC will be in Lubert Plaza for a good old fashioned Courtyard Cookout with tailgate games like Ladder Golf and Can Jam, our Volleyball Net up, and Bocce Ball all on the Plaza.  Stop by the check-in-table for your food ticket with choice of a tasty hamburger or black bean burger, with chips and a cookie and release some endorphins and get your blood pumping with a day of outdoor activity!

For more information, please contact


Event: The ABC's of healthy relationships: A Discussion of Assertiveness, Boundaries, and Communication

Date: Tuesday, April 25 

Time: 4:00pm

Location: 833 Chestnut Building Room 2034

Sponsoring Jefferson Organization: Student Personal Counseling Center

Contact James Hagenbaugh to RSVP or get additional information

Description: This presentation will focus on elements essential for the development and maintenance of healthy relationships. The presentation will cover how to communicate better in relationships, develop healthy boundaries, and how to assert yourself in relationships. 

Wednesday, 4/26/17
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Lubert Plaza

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Engagement (

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 AND take away the corresponding recipe card so you can replicate it at home.  We'll also have an easy Make Your Own Herb Garden station, where you can choose from parsley, chive, and basil.

Jump into an abbreviated outdoor circuit class or take a moment for mindfulness by learning some new breathing exercises to reduce stress.  Sign up for cooking classes, play some games to identify which foods to add to your shopping list and which to avoid, and more!

(Rain Location: Jefferson Alumni Hall, Atrium)

Event: Science Carnival for the Philadelphia Science Festival
Date: Saturday, April 29
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

Sponsoring Organization: Science Outreach Network (SON)
Contact Liza Dorfman for more information

Description: As part of the Philadelphia Science festival, we will be conducting a strawberry DNA extraction activity. Participants walk up to the booth and are guided through the process of DNA extraction. It is an easy process and slightly messy but the kids and volunteers have a rewarding experience. A shirt will be provided with the Jefferson logo. 

More information and to sign up is found on

Event: Ripped PHL Workout Class hosted by Global Health Brigades
Date: Sunday, April 30
Time: 12:15pm
Location: Ripped PHL 1519 Walnut Street 

Sponsoring Jefferson Organization: Global Health Brigades
Contact Emily Bollinger for questions.

Description: Global Health Brigades is sponsoring a work out event at Ripped PHL gym. This one hour class will be a dynamic high intensity workout combining both cardio and strength. 100% of class donations will go towards providing medical supplies and employing medical staff at the medical clinic GHB students will be visiting and volunteering in Nicaragua in June. Come sweat it out with us while donating towards a great cause!


Monday, May 1st - 5:00pm-7:00pm - Jefferson Alumni Hall, Atrium

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Engagement (

OSLE knows how hard our student organizations work to enhance the student experience at Jefferson and to impact the community and we want to celebrate those efforts!  Student organizations officers will be invited to attend this event which will recognize our student leaders and all of the wonderful things accomplished by our student organizations. 

The program will include highlights from this academic year, a dinner, and the presentation of the following awards

  • Student Organization of the Year
  • Event of the Year
  • Collaborative Effort of the Year
  • Community Service Award

Information on the application process for awards will be posted shortly.

For more information, please contact