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Upcoming Programs

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 after the posted deadline, does not pick up their ticket, 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 StudentLife@jefferson.edu 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.


Please be sure to also check out our Upcoming Humanities & Health Programs

DECEMBER

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location:
Jefferson Alumni Hall (JAH) 207
Sponsoring Jefferson Organization:
Jefferson Christian Fellowship
Description:
We'll talk about how Christians/non-Christians engage with the Christmas season from different perspectives, such as pop-culture (think Elf) as well as from a historical perspective (A Christmas Carol) and spiritual (birth of Jesus).

All students are invited and Famous 4th Street Cookies wil be provided!

Contact Benjamin Lampe for more information

Time: 8:00pm
Location: St. Luke and The Epiphany / 330 S. 13th Street
Description: The Thomas Jefferson University Choir and Orchestra present the 41st Annual Holiday Concert including: Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria, Carols of the Season & Handel's Hallelujah Chorus.
Conductor: Robert Thayer Sataloff, MD, DMA
Associate Conductors: Margaret M. Baroody, MM and Michael Mahla, MD

Admission is Free!

Contact Jennifer Raab, MS for more information

Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm  
Location:
833 Chestut Street / Suite 300
Sponsoring Jefferson Organization:
JeffReads
Description:
JeffReads is an organization devoted to promoting literacy in pediatric patients, both in the outpatient waiting room and inpatient pediatric unit. We are hosting our Winter Reading Party for a fun day of reading with the kids and doing winter themed crafts. This is a great volunteering opportunity and all of the kids and their families love it! 

The event is open to ALL Jefferson students.

Contact JeffReads for more information 

JANUARY

Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Location:
Jefferson Alumni Hall, Atrium
Sponsored by:
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) 

Start your semester off right and join OSLE for some tasty treats! If you want a heartier option, eat some yummy vegetarian chili first, then enjoy your s'mores and sip on some hot cocoa.

Relax at the round tables and play some favorite board games or challenge your classmates to a face off with our many GIANT games at the event. 

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

SESSION TITLE: Shaping a Vision and Leading Forward: A Conversation with the Vice Provost of Student Affairs (1LC)

RSVP Requested

Presenter: Charles A. Pohl, MD

Leadership Curriculum: Integrity, Personal and Professional Development, Principles of Leadership

Wednesday, January 10th – 5:30pm-7:00pm – College, Foerderer Auditorium

Become a visionary leader by learning how to frame one's thoughts and use forward vision thinking to develop and execute a strategic plan.

 

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

SESSION TITLE: Put Some “Respeck” aka Respect On It (1LC) 

RSVP Requested

Presenter: La’Verne Webb, MA and Guest Presenter: Sabrina Umstead-Smith, MS

Leadership Curriculum: Principles of Leadership

  • Monday, January 22nd  – 12:00pm-1:00pm – JAH, Eakins Lounge
  • Tuesday, January 23rd  – 5:30pm-6:30pm – JAH, Brent Auditorium

Respect.  What is it?  This session will explore the meaning of respect in human relationships and its importance in overcoming the negative impact of prejudice, bias, racism, and stereotypes. Students will engage in group activities that demonstrate the importance of appreciating the diversities of others and welcoming the qualities that cultural inclusion brings.

 

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location:
Jefferson Alumni Hall, Atrium
Sponsored by:
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

Idenity 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 and the institutional counterparts that support diversity at Jefferson. 

Participants can increase their understanding of various identities, the resources that exist, and ways to get involved. Plus, enjoy some delicious food and exciting entertainment inspired by the diverse cultures represented here at Jefferson. 

Students may also opt to participate in a special immersive activity followed by a dessert-filled reflection area. 

 

FEBRUARY

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

SPECIAL EVENT – Building Coalitions: Advocacy & Political Action as a Student (2LC)

RSVP Requested

Presenters: James Dyksen, MSEd, Lisa Kozlowski, PhD, Anna Miller, MBA, and Tep Ros, MPA

Leadership Curriculum: Personal and Professional Development, Principles of Leadership, Service, Teamwork.

  • Monday, February 5th – 5:30pm-7:30pm – Hamilton, Connelly Auditorium

The current political climate has individuals paying special attention to issues that affect our country’s citizens at personal, local, and national levels.  Additionally, Jefferson encourages students to take on leadership roles within one’s community or chosen profession.  Have you felt moved to speak up, advocate, or otherwise take action on one or more issues of importance, but felt unsure about what steps to take to organize, to garner support, to form coalitions, or to effectively promote real change – while being a busy full-time student in a challenging Jefferson program? 

During this event you will have the opportunity to hear from a panel predominantly made up of Jefferson students who have worked to organize, advocate, and/or take political action. The panel will discuss issues related to advocacy and political action efforts while a student, and will respond to questions. In addition to the panel discussion, participants will also engage in a workshop focused on appropriate and effective coalition building.

 

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location:
Jefferson Alumni Hall, Atrium
Sponsored by:
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

Help us share the love at this self-care and community building event. Join OSLE for a lunchtime break filled with comfort food and activities to help you de-stress and boost your wellness. Write a positive message on our wall of affirmations, spend some quality time with the K-9 Therapy Dogs, make a Valentine’s Day card to brighten someone’s day, or spread some love by making Boo Boo Bunnies for children in the hospital.

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

SESSION TITLE: Stereotype Awareness and Identity (1LC)

RSVP Requested

Presenters: Everette Nichols, MA and Kenneth Lastowka, MS

Leadership Curriculum: Diversity, Integrity, Personal and Professional Development.

  • Monday, February 19th  – 12:00pm-1:00pm – JAH, Eakins Lounge
  • Tuesday, February 20th – 5:30pm-6:30pm – JAH, Brent Auditorium

Students will learn about personal identities, perception of self, and how those thoughts can sometimes influence the way that we view others and ourselves.  Discussion will include topics such as gender gaps in test scores, success in math and science, the perceived higher levels of athleticism of Black men compared to their White counterparts, etc.  Looking at several resources and experiments this presentation will address the wide ranging and real effects of stereotyping. Additionally, this session will teach students how to combat the pressures of stereotype threat and how students can help make a difference in their communities as leaders.

 

MARCH

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

SESSION TITLE: Go the Extra MILLENNIAL Mile (1LC)

RSVP Requested

Presenters: Morgan Portugal, MSEd and Tep Ros, MPA 

Leadership Curriculum: Personal and Professional Development

  • Monday, March 5th – 5:30pm-6:30pm – JAH, Brent Auditorium
  • Tuesday, March 6th - 12:00pm-1:00pm – JAH, Brent Auditorium

Millennials are the fastest-growing generation in the workforce but when it comes to the workplace, millennials sometimes get a bad reputation. In this session we will take an authentic look at the stereotypes and trends of millennials and discuss how to overcome these challenges. We aim to empower participants to use their millennial assets to exceed expectations of workplace bias. Additionally, participants will receive a guide with tips to help navigate life. #winning

 

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

SESSION TITLE: Talk Less, Listen More: Active Listening and Effective Communication (1LC)

RSVP Requested

Presenter: Briana Schwartz, MA

Leadership Curriculum: Personal and Professional Development, Principles of Leadership, Teamwork

  • Monday, March 19th  – 12:00pm-1:00pm – JAH, Eakins Lounge
  • Tuesday, March 20th - 5:30pm-6:30pm – JAH, Brent Auditorium

Effective, empathetic communication is a crucial aspect of leadership, and such communication depends on the ability to listen actively and learn from those around us without interruption or judgment. This session will discuss some of the underlying principles and benefits of active listening while providing attendees with tools to improve their own active listening skills in academic, professional, and personal settings.

 

APRIL

Time: 11:00am - 1:00 pm
Location:
Jefferson Alumni Hall, Atrium
Sponsored by:
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) 

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 to inspire your summer cooking.  We'll also have a Make Your Own Trail Mix station, an easy Make Your Own Herb Garden station, where you can choose from parsley, chive, and basil, plus many other activity stations. 

Time: 7:45am-9:30am
Location:
 Hamilton, Lobby
Sponsored by:
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

Join OSLE for a free “cup of joe” before class to start your day off right!

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location:
Lubert Plaza
Sponsored by:
Office of Student Life and Engagemnet (OSLE) 

Don't miss the biggest Spring Fling event of all - our Carnival! This annual tradition brings you a variety of delicious carnival food to satisfy your sweet tooth, and your salty tooth too. Enjoy pizza, corn dogs, hot dogs, falafel, mac n' cheese balls, water ice, pretzels, popcorn, watermelon slices, and more! And be sure to visit all of our 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, Hole in One Mini Golf, and more.

Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Location:
Jefferson Alumni Hall, Atrium and Courtyard
Sponsored by:
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE)

More information coming soon! 

Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location:
By Invitation
Sponsored by:
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) 

More information coming soon!