Thomas Jefferson University

Events & Programming

Residence Life Programming

2018 Paint Night at a local restaurant near campus!
Paint Night at a local restaurant near campus!

The Residence Life staff work very hard to make your experience living on-campus enjoyable and fun! The Resident Assistant (RA) staff plan many events and programs on campus or in the nearby community. We encourage all of the students living on-campus to come out to an event or program!

For the 20-21 Academic Year ORL has created a variety of virtual opportunities for residents through our Instagram to win awesome prizes! We have raffled off Kindles, Echo Dots, Uber gift cards and so much more! Follow ORL on instagram @tju_orl_cc to learn more about virtual engagement! 

Some past events have included:

  • New Student Mixers
  • Movies at Penns Landing
  • 76ers games
  • ORL Halloween Mixer
  • Ice Cream Socials
  • Chinese New Year Celebration
  • DIY Events
  • Local Museums 
  • And much, much more!

Past Residence Life Events

A taste of Philly! Come Join us as we taste 2 of the top 10 best Philly cheesesteaks in the city! Maps will be given out as well to get a good stratgy on where the best cheese steaks are! As well as a small dessert of the one and only Beilers Donuts!

Does cable cost too much? Are you feeling too lazy to head to a bar on a Sunday night to watch the game? ORL has an answer. Come down to the Martin basement on November 11th at 8pm to watch your Philadelphia Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. We will be providing some pizza, chips + dip, and beverages. Feel free to BYOB if you are 21+. Feel free to come by for a few minutes or stay for the whole game. Hope to see you there. Food will be limited and provided on a first come first serve basis.

Please join ORL and The Career Development Center in a night of professionalism do’s and don’ts. We are working together to plan a program to educate you on the interview techniques and provide professional tips to help you succeed in your future career plans. ORL will also be addressing some key traits we will be looking for in recruiting for the Resident Assistant Staff. Take advantage to ask any lingering questions you have had in your job search to land your dream job! We will also be providing light refreshments! 


Enjoy some tea and snacks while creating a personalized collage with us on Nov. 13th in the Martin Basement!

Join us on an outing to a Sixers game! We will be watching Sixers battle the Utah Jazz in a thrilling match up between Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell. Whether you are a die hard Sixers fan or have never been to an NBA game, this is your opportunity. Come out and lets have fun! We will be meeting at the ox at 6:15PM and traveling together using the SEPTA. $15 will get you the tickets + transportation to and from the arena. 

Feeling in the Christmas mood? Want to experience a holiday market modeled after traditional Christmas markets in Germany? Then come join us on a holiday trip to experience the "Christmas Market" in Philly's Love Park!

Join us in the Martin Basement to decorate your own coffee mug! Mugs will be provided on a first come first serve basis along with some snacks.

Join us in a night of celebrating the great cultural diversity of the Jefferson student body through a residence-wide potluck. Taste test different foods from a variety of cultures that are provided! A potluck is a dinner event in which each person attending brings their own dish and everyone gets to experience new cuisines they might not have tried before. This potluck will be culturally relevant; bring a dish that you feel represents either who you are as a person, your culture, or simply a dish that you feel the world needs to try! You must bring a dish, store bought or home-cooked, in order to participate. 

Finding time to buy clothes as a college student is not the easiest task. Come bring items you don't wear as much anymore and swap them for some new ones! The more people that come the more clothes we have to swap and the more new clothes you guys get to leave with! Any clothes you want to ditch completely and no one else wants to take will be donated to Goodwill. Hope to see you there!

Bows, glitter, pom-poms, oh my! Come decorate your very own ugly holiday sweater with us while enjoying some holiday music and light refreshments. A large variety of decorating supplies will be provided. You can choose to bring your own clothing to decorate, or order a crewneck sweatshirt from for $15. 

Office of Student Life & Engagement

Besides events and programs hosted by the Residence Life staff, ORL often collaborates with the Office of Student Life and Engagement or helps to promote their calendar of events. The Office of Student Life and Engagement has several opportunities for students to get involved on campus outside of the residence halls. Make sure to check out their upcoming events if you are looking for something to do around campus!