Thomas Jefferson University

Upcoming Programs

This page contains information on upcoming programs sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division.  In line with our mission, all Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division programs are only open to matriculated Jefferson students unless otherwise noted (must have valid Jefferson STUDENT ID).

To view additional information for an event, just click on the event name.  If you have any questions about events sponsored by our office, please feel free to contact us at StudentLife@jefferson.edu or 215-503-7743.


UPCOMING PROGRAMS

More information is added throughout the year, so check back often!

JANUARY 2022

Date and Time:  1/3/22 

Location: Access via Leadership LIVE Canvas Course in the On Demand Sessions section

Description:  Organizations can sometimes be seen as “factories, families, jungles, or carnivals.”  Having multiple frames in which to view a situation helps leaders to make sense of the world around them.  With the world changing rapidly, it is imperative that leaders be able to see and understand a situation, effectively analyze it, and take action. Bolman and Deal’s Four-Frame Model helps leaders in this process and gives them the tools to move their organization forward.

Date and Time: 1/5/22 – All Day (contest ends at 11:59pm)

Location: OSLE Instagram (@jeffOSLE)

Description: OSLE’s Spring Thing Ticket Series is a monthly series of activities in our local Philadelphia community.  The series runs throughout the semester and offers different activities for which you can win tickets to and enjoy with your fellow Jefferson students. Check your Jefferson email or our OSLE Instagram (@jeffOSLE) for more information and to access the contest link each month.

Round 1 – Wonderspaces (January)

·       Activity Information: https://philadelphia.wonderspaces.com/

·       Contest Date: 1/5/22 (all day through 11:59pm)

·       Prize: Free ticket to the Wonderspaces

·       # of Prizes Available: 125

·       Enter Contest and view full rules and eligibility: Access the contest link from the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs Canvas Course or see the "TODAY" email sent on this date

 

Prizes for this week’s OSLE Trivia Night: $25 Target e-Gift Cards

Date and Time: 1/20/22 - 7:00pm-8:30pm

Location: Access the private Zoom link from the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs  Canvas Course see the "TODAY" email sent on this date

Join us for OSLE Trivia Night – put your trivia knowledge to the test and take a chance at winning some exciting prizes.  Our Trivia Night will consist of five rounds of entertaining trivia.  Each round will have a category theme (e.g. Popular Movies, Brand Logos, Famous Cities, On Broadway, The Olympics, Theme Songs, etc.).  The top three winners of that round will win a prize.  Let’s break that down…FIVE rounds x THREE prizes per round = 15 prizes up for grabs!

What you need to play: You will need TWO devices to play (e.g. laptop, iPad, cell phone)

Device 1: Participants will engage in the OSLE Trivia Night via Zoom to see the questions on the screen (we recommend using your laptop or iPad for this

Device 2: Participants will access the Kahoot game where they will see possible answers on their screen and will select from those (we recommend using your cell phone for this)

If you can’t log on right at the start, it’s okay to join us at anytime during the event.  If we’re in the middle of a round, you’ll just need to wait a couple of minutes and then you can join in on the next round.

OSLE's Pop Up Swag Shack: Tech Essentials

Date and Time : 1/28/22 – 10:00am-2:00pm

Location: Jefferson Alumni Hall, Atrium 

It’s time for another OSLE giveaway for our wonderful students.  Our free Tech Essentials giveaway pack includes the following Jefferson branded items: a pill capsule-shaped USB flash drive, power bank to recharge your devices on the go, a case for your wireless earbuds, and a wall plug to use with your USB charging cords.  Just stop on by our Pop Up Swag Shack to claim your own Tech Essentials giveaway pack.

PLEASE NOTE: Available while supplies last. Must be present to claim. Limit one per student. Must show your valid Jefferson STUDENT ID badge to claim.

Date and Time: 1/31/22 – All Day (contest ends at 11:59pm)

Location: OSLE Instagram

Description:  Hey students - we want to hear from you!  Let us know what you think by taking this week’s OSLE Instagram Poll and you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win a $25 CVS e-Gift Card.  This week’s poll: Do you prefer cooking or being cooked for?

FEBRUARY 2022

Date and Time: 2/1/22

Location: Access via Leadership LIVE Canvas Course in the On Demand Sessions section

Description:  The year 2020 has produced two public health crises – one new, COVID-19, and one that has been present in our country for more than 400 years, racism. Amidst the challenges we are facing, the need for servant leaders who listen, build community, and have a vision of a better future is more critical now than ever before. This session will discuss servant leadership and its applicability in both your personal and professional life. Participants will leave the session understanding what servant leadership is, how it applies to them, and how to develop and exhibit the qualities of a servant leader.

Date and Time: 2/2/22 – 6:00pm-7:30pm 

Location: JAH, Atrium

Description:  Ever wanted to learn some basic African style dance moves? Come join your fellow Jefferson students in a fun and judgement free zone as we gather for this 60-75 minute intro class perfect for beginners.  Wear attire and footwear suitable for fitness/movement.  All participants will be required to sign a waiver.

Register in advance: Access the private registration link from the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs Canvas Course or see the "TODAY" email sent on this date

Date and Time: 2/9/22 – All Day (contest ends at 11:59pm) 

Location: OSLE Instagram (@jeffOSLE)

Description: OSLE’s Spring Thing Ticket Series is a monthly series of activities in our local Philadelphia community.  The series runs throughout the semester and offers different activities for which you can win tickets to and enjoy with your fellow Jefferson students. Check your Jefferson email or our OSLE Instagram (@jeffOSLE) for more information and to access the contest link each month.

Round 2 – Adventure Aquarium (February)

·         Activity Information: https://www.adventureaquarium.com/

·         Contest Date: 2/9/22 (all day through 11:59pm)

·         Prize: Free ticket to Adventure Aquarium

·         # of Prizes Available: 125

·         Enter Contest and view full rules and eligibility: Access the contest link from the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs Canvas Course or see the "TODAY" email sent on this date

Prizes for this week’s OSLE Trivia Night: $25 DoorDash e-Gift Card

Date and Time: 2/10/22 - 7:00pm-8:30pm

Location: Access the private Zoom link from the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs  Canvas Course or see the "TODAY" email sent on this date

Join us for OSLE Trivia Night – put your trivia knowledge to the test and take a chance at winning some exciting prizes.  Our Trivia Night will consist of five rounds of entertaining trivia.  Each round will have a category theme (e.g. Popular Movies, Brand Logos, Famous Cities, On Broadway, The Olympics, Theme Songs, etc.).  The top three winners of that round will win a prize.  Let’s break that down…FIVE rounds x THREE prizes per round = 15 prizes up for grabs!

What you need to play: You will need TWO devices to play (e.g. laptop, iPad, cell phone)

Device 1: Participants will engage in the OSLE Trivia Night via Zoom to see the questions on the screen (we recommend using your laptop or iPad for this

Device 2: Participants will access the Kahoot game where they will see possible answers on their screen and will select from those (we recommend using your cell phone for this)

If you can’t log on right at the start, it’s okay to join us at anytime during the event.  If we’re in the middle of a round, you’ll just need to wait a couple of minutes and then you can join in on the next round.

Date and Time: 2/14/22 – 10:00am-1:00pm

Location: Check-In: Jefferson Alumni Hall, Lobby

Description:  Who doesn't need a little pick me up? In that spirit, the Office of Student Life and Engagement is hosting our annual Share the Love event.  This is event is all about spreading some kindness.  We’re here to brighten your day, and we encourage you to pay it forward and brighten someone else’s day.

It’s Get a Cookie, Give a Cookie time!  Stop by the JAH Lobby and pick up a yummy (and safely packaged) Famous 4th Street Cookie for yourself to enjoy AND one additional cookie to give to someone else.  While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up your Dove chocolate treat bag and a pair of warm winter socks.  If you don’t want the socks for yourself, please pass them on to someone in need.

Plus, press the pause button on your stress and come find your happy place with some adorable therapy dogs.  These dogs are ready to kick your stress to the curb with their puppy love.

PLEASE NOTE: Must be present to claim.  Must show your valid Jefferson STUDENT ID badge to claim and participate in event. 

Date and Time: 2/17/22 – All Day (contest ends at 11:59pm) 

Location: OSLE Instagram

Description: Visit @JeffOSLE on Instagram and look for today’s post to see photos from past events.  Tell us what caption you think would fit the photo best.  The best captions will be featured in JeffOSLE’s Instagram story and those students will have a chance to win $25 Grub Hub e-gift cards. View our Instagram post for more information and contest rules.

Date and Time: 2/22/22 – All Day (contest ends 11:59pm) 

Location: OSLE Instagram

Two is the lucky number of the day in honor of it being 2/22/22, so tag a friend that’s a fellow Jefferson student and if your name is selected then BOTH you and your friend win!  We’re giving away a bunch of $25 Taco Bell e-gift cards (redeemable in app) so don’t miss out on your chance to snag this crave worthy prize.

Date and Time: 2/23/22 – 11:00am-1:00pm

Location: Jefferson Alumni Hall (Check-in at Lobby)

Description:  Jefferson’s mascot, Phil the Ram, will be onsite to bring some school spirit to your spring semester and will be giving away some awesome Jefferson Rams knit beanies to all students in attendance.  After you meet Phil, fill up your “to go” lunch bag with the following…

FIRE - We're serving up some hearty chili and tomato soup alongside corn muffins and hot chocolate to warm you up. 

ICE – So what if it’s cold outside? True ice cream lovers enjoy this yummy treat all year round.  Be sure to claim your Free Scoop card from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams while at the event. It's good for a cup or cone and can be redeemed at your convenience.

We hope you'll have a blast as we celebrate the start of a new year with our wonderful students!

PLEASE NOTE: Rams beanies and food available while supplies last. Must be present to claim. Limit one beanie per student. Must show your valid Jefferson STUDENT ID to enter the event. 

Date and Time: 2/28/22 – All Day (contest ends at 11:59pm)

Location: OSLE Instagram

Description:  Description:  Hey students - we want to hear from you!  Let us know what you think by taking this week’s OSLE Instagram Poll and you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win a $25 CVS e-Gift Card.  This week’s poll: French Fries or Sweet Potato Fries?

MARCH 2022

Date and Time: 3/1/22

Location: Access via Leadership LIVE Canvas Course in the On Demand Sessions section

Description:  Dr. Derald W. Sue defines the term microaggressions as "The everyday slights, indignities, put downs and insults that people of color, women, LGBT populations or those who are marginalized experiences in their day-to-day interactions with people.” Microaggressions in the classroom towards diverse student populations continues to be a challenge in many colleges. An alarming number of students continue to report they are often subjected to microinsults and microinvalidations by faculty based on ethnicity, race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, age, socioeconomic status, and other diverse dimensions. This session will create a consciousness surrounding the common incidents of microaggressions.  Participants will discover the effects associated with experiencing microaggressions,  learn methods to decrease the occurrence of microaggressions, and identify ways  to respond when someone has been “microaggressive.”

Date and Time: 3/1/22 – 7:00am-3:00pm 

Location: Federal Donuts (21 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia – this location ONLY)

NOTE: Dixon Campus Students, please alternately visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3-1-22-Donuts

Description: Did you know that donuts are a Mardi Gras (“Fat Tuesday”) tradition that began with the need to use up all the sugar and butter in the house before the start of Lent? To help you get your YUMMM on for Mardi Gras, we’re giving away some tasty treats from Federal Donuts today. Stop by the Federal Donuts location above to pick up your complimentary “3 Hot Donuts” pack which includes one of each of these famously delicious donuts: Cinnamon Brown Sugar, Cookies N Cream, and Strawberry Lavender.

How to Claim: Just visit the Federal Donuts location above and show your Jefferson STUDENT ID to receive your 3 Hot Donuts pack as described above.

PLEASE NOTE: Must be present to claim.  Limit one claim per student.  Must show your valid Jefferson STUDENT ID badge to claim.

Prizes for this week’s OSLE Trivia Night: $25 Best Buy e-Gift Card

Date and Time: 3/3/22 - 7:00pm-8:30pm

Location: Access the private Zoom link from the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs  Canvas Course or see the "TODAY" email sent on this date

Join us for OSLE Trivia Night – put your trivia knowledge to the test and take a chance at winning some exciting prizes.  Our Trivia Night will consist of five rounds of entertaining trivia.  Each round will have a category theme (e.g. Popular Movies, Brand Logos, Famous Cities, On Broadway, The Olympics, Theme Songs, etc.).  The top three winners of that round will win a prize.  Let’s break that down…FIVE rounds x THREE prizes per round = 15 prizes up for grabs!

What you need to play: You will need TWO devices to play (e.g. laptop, iPad, cell phone)

Device 1: Participants will engage in the OSLE Trivia Night via Zoom to see the questions on the screen (we recommend using your laptop or iPad for this

Device 2: Participants will access the Kahoot game where they will see possible answers on their screen and will select from those (we recommend using your cell phone for this)

If you can’t log on right at the start, it’s okay to join us at anytime during the event.  If we’re in the middle of a round, you’ll just need to wait a couple of minutes and then you can join in on the next round.

Date and Time: 3/9/22 – 10:30am-1:30pm 

Location:  Jefferson Alumni Hall (Check-In: JAH, Lobby)

Description:  Feeling lucky? Come together with your fellow students to take your turn on our prize wheel to win gift cards, tickets, or Jefferson branded giveaways.  A preview of just SOME of the giveaways is below…

·         Gift cards: $25 Dicks Sporting Goods, $10 Starbucks, $25 Apple iTunes

·         Jefferson branded swag: t-shirts, lunch pack sets, umbrellas

·         Tickets: AMC “Black” free movie ticket

All prize wheels will start out the event with the same prizes and chances of winning a specific prize.  EVERY SPIN IS A WIN! That’s right – if you get your chance to spin the wheel, you are guaranteed a prize.

PLEASE NOTE: Must be present to play.  Limit one spin and prize per student; no exchanges.  Must show your valid Jefferson STUDENT ID badge to claim.

Date and Time: 3/28/22 – All Day (Contest Ends at 11:59pm)

Location: OSLE Instagram

Description:  Hey students - we want to hear from you!  Let us know what you think by taking this week’s OSLE Instagram Poll and you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win a $25 CVS e-Gift Card.  This week’s poll: Apple or Android?

Prizes for this week’s OSLE Trivia Night: $25 Lyft e-Gift Cards

Date and Time: 3/31/22 - 7:00pm-8:30pm

Location: Access the private Zoom link from the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs  Canvas Course or see the "TODAY" email sent on this date

Join us for OSLE Trivia Night – put your trivia knowledge to the test and take a chance at winning some exciting prizes.  Our Trivia Night will consist of five rounds of entertaining trivia.  Each round will have a category theme (e.g. Popular Movies, Brand Logos, Famous Cities, On Broadway, The Olympics, Theme Songs, etc.).  The top three winners of that round will win a prize.  Let’s break that down…FIVE rounds x THREE prizes per round = 15 prizes up for grabs!

What you need to play: You will need TWO devices to play (e.g. laptop, iPad, cell phone)

Device 1: Participants will engage in the OSLE Trivia Night via Zoom to see the questions on the screen (we recommend using your laptop or iPad for this

Device 2: Participants will access the Kahoot game where they will see possible answers on their screen and will select from those (we recommend using your cell phone for this)

If you can’t log on right at the start, it’s okay to join us at anytime during the event.  If we’re in the middle of a round, you’ll just need to wait a couple of minutes and then you can join in on the next round.

APRIL 2022

Date and Time: 4/1/22 – 11:00am-2:00pm

Location: Top Tomato (116 S. 11th Street)

NOTE: Dixon Campus Students, please alternately visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/4-1-22-FSF

Description:  Pizza and Fridays just seem to go together, so we’re celebrating with another Free Slice Friday.  Stop by the Top Tomato location listed above for a free slice of pizza AND a bottle of water between the hours of 11:00am and 2:00pm today.  Show your Jefferson STUDENT ID and say “OSLE Free Slice Friday” to receive this promotion as noted above. Slice selection is limited to what Top Tomato has available in their display case.

PLEASE NOTE: Must be present to claim. Limit one slice of pizza and bottle of water per student. Must show your valid Jefferson Student ID to claim.  Only Jefferson STUDENT IDs will be honored for the free slice of pizza and bottle of water. 

Date and Time: 4/4/22 - 10:30am-1:30pm

Location: Check-in at Jefferson Alumni Hall, Lobby

Description: More info coming soon!

Date and Time: 4/5/22 – 10:00am-1:00pm 

Location: JAH, Lobby OR Lubert Plaza

Description:  OSLE is giving away kits that make starting your own herb garden easy and fun.  Join us for this Grab and Go event where you can pick up your free Herb Garden Kit.  The Herb Garden giveaway contains three self-contained kits and resources to start growing your own herbs. Each box varies but contains three different herb kits from among the following options: Basil, Cumin, Jalapeño, Mint, and Oregano. Also make sure to pick up a bag of tasty Trail Mix on your way out to keep you fueled up throughout the week.

PLEASE NOTE: Available while supplies last.  Must be present to claim.  Limit one per student.  Must show your valid Jefferson STUDENT ID badge to claim.

Date and Time: 4/8/22 – 10:00am-1:00pm

Location: Lubert Plaza OR Hamilton Lobby

Description:  It’s time for another OSLE giveaway for our wonderful students.  This time we’re giving away a Jefferson branded beach towel and sunglasses, all in a fun mesh bag to tote your stuff to the shore and back.

Just stop on by our Pop Up Swag Shack to claim your beachy giveaway.

PLEASE NOTE: Available while supplies last.  Must be present to claim.  Limit one per student.  Must show your valid Jefferson STUDENT ID badge to claim.

Date and Time: 4/13/22 – 6:00pm-7:30pm

Location: Jefferson Alumni Hall, Atrium

Description:  Ever wanted to learn some basic belly dancing moves? Come join your fellow Jefferson students in a fun and judgement free zone as we gather for this 60-75 minute intro class perfect for beginners.  Wear attire and footwear suitable for fitness/movement.  All participants will be required to sign a waiver.

Register in advance at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IntroToBellyDancing

MAY 2022

Date and Time: 5/2/22 – All Day (contest ends at 11:59pm)

Location: OSLE Instagram

Description:  Hey students - we want to hear from you!  Let us know what you think by taking this week’s OSLE Instagram Poll and you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win a $25 CVS e-Gift Card.  This week’s poll: This or That Spring Edition