Life at Jefferson

Our distinctive academic curriculum is just one of the many reasons our students enroll at Jefferson. They are motivated to learn about the world around them in a community of curious creators. With residential campuses in and around the Philadelphia area offering student athletics, activities and access to the culture, art and cuisine of one of the most diverse cities in the country, there is no shortage of inspiration, things to do, and fun.


Housing & Dining

Whether Jefferson students choose to call one of our many campuses home or decide to commute to school, they will not have to look far to access a variety of housing and dining options. Here, students can experience Philadelphia’s vibrant food and lifestyle scenes through neighborhood cafes and events, on-campus food trucks, meal plans and activities, and much more.

College of Life Sciences students smiling during appreciation week

Activities & Organizations

Through charity groups and events, social organizations, diversity programs and industry outings, our students gain priceless fellowship with their peers and build pathways toward a better, more inclusive future.


Athletics & Recreation

With 17 men’s and women’s varsity teams, countless intramural and athletic clubs, yoga and meditation classes and state-of-the-art facilities, we ensure that students are exercising their mind, body and spirit.

MLK day community service

Leadership & Community Service

Our student organizations are driven by leaders who know what it takes to change the future—through charitable causes, spearheading diversity, and participating in programs that further educational enhancement.

City Life

Philadelphia is one of the most diverse cities in the country, home to a large population of college students, historic attractions like the Liberty Bell and the Constitution Center, a thriving food, music and arts scene, and countless neighborhoods and city suburbs that boast scenic hiking trails and parks.

East Falls Campus from above

Department of Public Safety

Our Public Safety departments strive to provide a safe and secure environment for all students, staff, faculty and persons visiting our campus. A security officer can always be reached and a 24-hour escort service is available to anyone walking on campus.


University Catalog & Handbooks

Our extensive Catalog & Handbooks site features policies that relate to student life at Thomas Jefferson University, governing academic activities, explaining expectations for membership in the university community, and providing resources for health and safety. Our site also includes the 2020-2021 Academic Catalog, updated Course Descriptions, Checksheets and more.

Students sitting in a lounge

Student Resources & Services

Check out extensive resource directories for student life, including student engagement programming, scholarships and financial aid, housing information, academic resources, campus life, life in the historical hub of Philadelphia and safety on our campuses.

I love living at Jefferson because I can immerse myself in my studies and really get involved in the events held on campus. It is also a great opportunity to be a part of the city and the Jefferson community! There is always something to do here! 

Leyna Sassani - Bachelor of Radiologic Sciences student, College of Health Professions, Class of 2019

Consumer Information Disclosures

The United States Department of Education requires universities to make institutional information and data readily available to help students make informed decisions about their education. Jefferson is committed to complying with the federal and state laws to keep our students and community informed, and do so by presenting the information in the Consumer Information Disclosures webpage.