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In line with our mission, all Office of Student Life and Engagement programs are only open to matriculated Jefferson students unless otherwise noted.  Thank you for your understanding.

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.


Start at noon on Wednesday 6/22/16, stop by OSLE for your choice of free admission to one of two events at the Blue Cross River Rink SummerFest compliments of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation!

Your choice of:
VIP Admission to the Roller Skating Rink
Free Round of Mini Golf at the Artful Golfer


Need some in person assistance with the Student Organization Operating changes for the 2016-2017 Academic Year? No problem!  OSLE heard your feedback for in person trainings and we've scheduled two opportunities when it's convenient for you! Join us!

Tuesday, September 6
11:30am - 1:00pm ~ Jefferson Alumni Hall, Room M24
For more information, please contact

Members of OSLE will be around campus looking for people showing their Jefferson Pride. If they find you wearing TJU gear (sorry, scrubs or other work related clothing does not count) you will be eligible for a prize!

Need some in person assistance with the Student Organization Operating changes for the 2016-2017 Academic Year? No problem!  OSLE heard your feedback for in person trainings and we've scheduled two opportunities when it's convenient for you! Join us!

Thursday, September 8
6:00pm -7:00pm ~ Jefferson Alumni Hall, Room M24
For more information, please contact

Open House & Courtyard Cookout - Friday, 9/9 11:30am - 1:00pm

11:30am-1pm, Jefferson Alumni Hall, outside of Solis-Cohen Auditorium

Come out & join the OSLE Team for an open house and BBQ! See the OSLE offices in Jefferson Alumni Hall and learn about the exciting programs planned for the year.

Meet Philly on September 10

Join Campus Philly from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dilworth Park next to Philadelphia City Hall for CollegeFest - Campus Philly's all-day welcome event for new and returning students.

CollegeFest celebrates exploring Philadelphia by bringing together 5,000+ students from 100+ colleges and universities to enjoy giveaways, games, music, free museums and more. Campus Philly introduces everything off-campus that makes our region the best place in the world to be a student.  Be sure to bring your valid Jefferson Student ID to access the fun and freebies!

Visit to RSVP and share with friends!


7:00am, Hamilton Lobby & Lubert Plaza
Join the OSLE Team for a cup of joe before heading into class!

Co-sponsored by Saxby's

Join Instructors from the JRFC for a sampler of the awesome group fitness classes that are offered throughout the year!

Tuesday, 9/13/16 3pm-5pm ~ Lubert Plaza

NIGHT @ THE PHILLIES ~ Tuesday, 9/13/16

7:05pm game time, Citizen’s Bank Park

FREE Tickets Available Starting August 29, via EventBrite link here.

Ticket pickup (with valid ID starting Tuesday, 9/6/16 @ 9am)

Enjoy a night at the ballpark with your classmates and watch the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.


11:30am-1:30pm, Lubert Plaza

The Welcome to Philly/Involvement Fair will introduce our students to the wonderful opportunities that Philadelphia and Thomas Jefferson University offer. The event will include “all things Philadelphia” - food, history, great live music, community service opportunities, and the arts.  It's also a great chance to learn about our 100+ Student Organizations! Come out and learn how to get involved on campus and in your community.

Thursday, 9/15 5pm - Strangelove's

Grba your friends and join us for Quizzo at our campus partner, Strangelove's! Free food sponsored by OSLE and additional specials available at the restaurant!

Constitution Day, Lubert Plaza, 12:00 noon - 1:00pm

Celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution and learn more about this important document than you ever knew before! A very special guest will read excerpts from the Constitution on Lubert Plaza at noon.

Taste of the Neighborhood ~ Lubert Plaza, 12pm - 1pm

The many excellent restaurants in our area come to Jefferson so you can sample their cuisine.  Experience the unique flavors of Philadelphia from our neighborhood restaurants and cafes by sampling some of their most famous dishes!  Student Wristbands are $5 and all proceeds go to local food based charities and Jefferson Student Organizations.  (Exact change highly suggested)

Monday, September 19, 2016 & Wednesday, September 21, 2016 ~ 12 noon

Lubert Plaza

The themes of coping, compassion, and understanding various communities and socioeconomic groups appear very often within the works of Shakespeare.  A series of vignettes from these Shakespearean works will be presented live.

For more information, please contact

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Friday, September 23, 2016 6:30pm ~ Pre Show Jefferson Reception; 8pm ~ Curtain

The Ritz Theatre Company, Haddon Township, NJ

This Chekhovian play focuses in on the theme of lost chances, characters struggling with aging and self-pit, and the Chekhovian theme of people's inability to communicate.  The viewers will learn to identify with characters coping with the aforementioned issues and understand their struggles.

FREE ~ Pre-registration required via EventBrite here.

For more information, please contact

FLU FEST 2016 – The Flu Awakens!

Wednesday 9/28 @ 11am-6pm – Conrady Lobby, Hamilton Building

Thursday 9/29 @ 7am-1pm – Conrady Lobby, Hamilton Building

Fulfill your flu vaccination requirement, have some fun AND enjoy a healthy snack as a reward!  FREE, with valid Jefferson STUDENT ID.

Please review the following regarding the mandatory influenza vaccination policy for all students:

  • All students who have direct patient care contact are required to undergo the annual seasonal influenza vaccination.
  • UHS provides the vaccine free of charge to all students.
  • Flu Fest will be held in the Conrady Lobby of the Hamilton Building.

    Join the Alliance & Fight Influenza - The Flu Awakens.  
    Join the fun and get your vaccine.
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 11am – 6pm
    Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 7am – 1pm

  • A schedule of campus events (including Saturday hours) with times and locations will be available in the coming months on the UHS website,
  • Students who opt to be vaccinated elsewhere must provide UHS with appropriate documentation of the vaccine.  Appropriate documentation includes the brand, lot number, expiration date, date of administration and the provider’s information.  The general email address to submit proof of vaccination is:
  • Religious and medical exemptions are considered.  Requests for medical and religious exemptions must be submitted on the appropriate forms – available soon on the UHS website.  Please check the updated website, when available, for the appropriate deadlines.


PAINT NITE @ Strangelove's

Tuesday, October 18 ~ 4pm and 7pm

In just about an hour and a half, an artist will guide you through a painting to create your own unique masterpiece. At the end of the night you will be amazed at what YOU created! Everything you need is provided: canvas, paints, and brushes

It's simple and completely stress free!
FREE. All supplies included.

SPACE IS LIMITED!  Pre-registration required via EventBrite. 

To Register for the 4pm Session, click here starting September 29.

To Register for the 7pm Session, click here starting September 29.

For more information, please contact

Colin Carr, cello and Thomas Sauer, piano
Thursday, October 20th, 2016 - 8:00 PM
American Philosophical Society
427 Chestnut Street

Renowned cellist Colin Carr returns to PCMS for a recital with pianist Thomas Sauer, a highly sought-after soloist and chamber musician. In a wonderfully crafted program of pieces rarely (if ever) heard on our series, Carr and Sauer pair solo and duo works by two British composers. Of particular note is Thomas Adès’s Lieux retrouvés, a characteristically thrilling tour de force in which the writing for the cello reaches uncharted levels of virtuosity.

Britten: Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 65
Adès: Traced Overhead for Solo Piano
Britten: Suite No. 3 for Solo Cello
Adès: Lieux Retrouvés

Reserve Free Tickets Online

“The Other Place”

Friday October 28, 2016 ~ 7:30pm Curtain

The Walnut Street Theatre Studio 3

The play is about a successful neurologist whose life is becoming unhinged.  Her work life is unquestioned, but her home life is falling apart.  Her mother died of a brain tumor at an early age.  Could this happen to her too?  This play hits on the themes coping and impact of illness on a person’s life.

FREE ~ Pre-registration required via EventBrite here starting September 23.

For more information, please contact


Augustin Hadelich, violin and Pablo Villegas, guitar
Thursday, November 10th, 2016 - 8:00 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center
300 South Broad Street

Praised for his “gorgeous tone” (The New York Times), Augustin Hadelich is well placed in the top echelon of young violinists. He is joined by the dynamic guitarist Pablo Villegas, who has been lauded for putting “a warm, beautifully rounded guitar tone at the service of the music” (The New York Times). The recital they have put together has Hadelich and Villegas performing several works together, including pieces by Piazzolla, de Falla and Biber. Interspersed are solo works: Villegas in Rodrigo’s Invocación y Danza and Dyen’s Tango en skai, and Hadelich in Ysaÿe’s monumental Sixth Solo Violin Sonata. The program concludes with the duo performing one of Paganini’s most beloved compositions, Mosè Fantasia, a dazzling set of variations on Dal tuo stellate from Rossini’s Moses in Egypt.

de Falla: Cinco Canciones Populares Españolas
Rodrigo: Invocavión y Danza (Hommage a M. de Falla)
L. Palomo: Duo [Philadelphia Premiere]
Ysaÿe: Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 26, No. 6
Dyens: Tango en skai
Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango
Sarasate: Romanza Andaluza, Op. 22
Paganini: Mosè Fantasia

Reserve Free Tickets Online

Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950  

Friday, November 11, 2016 ~ Time TBD

Philadelphia Museum of Art

From the start of the Mexican Revolution to the aftermath of World War II, artists and intellectuals in Mexico were at the center of a great debate about their country’s destiny. The exhibition tells the story of this exhilarating period through a remarkable range of images, from masterpieces by Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Frida Kahlo, and Rufino Tamayo to transfixing works by their contemporaries Dr. Atl, María Izquierdo, Roberto Montenegro, Carlos Mérida, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, and many others.  Join Michael Angelo, University Archivist for a guided tour and discussion.

Sign Up Information available soon.
For more information, please contact

Join OSLE and your fellow classmates for a FREE Thanksgiving-style meal before heading off to break!

Tuesday, 11/22/16, 5pm ~ Conrady Lobby, Hamilton Building

For more information, please contact

The Jefferson Community is cordially invited to the

Opening Reception of the Jefferson Art Show
Monday, November 30
5:00 p.m.
Conrady Lobby, Hamilton Building

For more information, please contact


Jefferson faculty, students and staff are encouraged to display drawings, photographs, paintings, textiles, or jewelry in the Jefferson Art Show.

Monday, November 28 – Friday, December 2
Conrady Lobby, Hamilton Building

The Jefferson Community is cordially invited to the
Opening Reception
Monday, November 28
5:00 p.m.
Conrady Lobby, Hamilton Building

Jefferson faculty, students and staff interested in submitting artwork for this show must complete a Liability Release Form, available soon in The Office of Student Life and Engagement, Room 105, Jefferson Alumni Hall.  Please note – this is not a juried show.

For questions or additional information, please contact The Office of Student Life and Engagement at 215.503.7743 or visit The Office of Student Life and Engagement website at

Sponsored by The Office of Student Life and Engagement and University Art Committee


The AIDS Quilt

Thursday, December 1, 2016 WORLD AIDS DAY ~ Noon – 6pm

Hamilton Lobby

A portion of the AIDS Quilt will be displayed in Hamilton Lobby throughout the week of November 28 - December 2.  Throughout its 25 year history, The Quilt has been used to fight prejudice, raise awareness and funding, as a means to link hands with the global community in the fight against AIDS. Whether The Quilt is displayed as a single section in an elementary school or 1,000 of blocks on the national mall in Washington, it provides balm for the painful wounds of grief, pours oil into the waters made turbulent by controversy, opens eyes that refuse to see and enlists every person who experiences it to play a role in stopping the pandemic.

For more information, please contact

Friday, December 2, 2016

7:00pm reception ~ 8:00pm curtain ~ Wilma Theatre

Starting at 7pm, we invite you to a complimentary reception with delectable bites and enjoy a selection of FREE beverages! 
Right before curtain, refresh your beverages - Jefferson guests can bring them into the theater to enjoy during the show. After the show, we’ll have more free beverages for you at the theater and a chance to meet members of the cast!

Performed worldwide, this semi-autobiographical, tour de force performance comes from Lebanese-Canadian artist Wajdi Mouawad, whose play Scorched was a hit at the Wilma in 2009. Seuls uses stunning imagery and physicality to tell the powerful story of a man who, as a child, moved to a new country from his home to escape civil war. As he loses himself in a new context and language, he soon realizes that his childhood emigration has begun to compromise his own sense of self—along with his capacity for happiness. Over the course of his performance, the character overcomes his self-doubt and finds release through color, sensation, and dream.

Performed in French with projected English titles.

"[Mouawad] works his way into the depths of your soul... the latest piece by this native Lebanese artist had the effect of an exploding bomb." —Le journal de Montreal

FREE. Pre-Registration required via EventBrite here starting on October 31

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 ~ 5pm

Center Atrium, Jefferson Alumni Hall

Take a break from studying for finals to de-stress!  Join OSLE for a FREE late night breakfast, some board games, art therapy with fun adult coloring books and everyone's favorite, THERAPY DOGS from Tri-State K9 Crisis Response Team.

For more information, please contact Student



Please click here for additional information about Summer Student Lockers.

Visit the Office of Student Life and Engagement in Jefferson Alumni Hall, Room 105
or call (215) 503-7743

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