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.

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.


Time: 11:30am-1:30pm
Location:
 Lubert Plaza, (Rain Location: JAH NE Common Area)
Sponsored by:
 SOTA - Student Occupational Therapy Association

Come to SOTA's Check out (OT) her Professions event to learn about how OTs work with a diverse clientele. You'll get a chance to roll the dice and see what fun activities OT has in store for you, and how we enable clients to do the things they do everyday! Get there early enough and you might just get a soft pretzel!

For more information contact Rebecca Schuck.   

Time: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Chipotle Mexican Grill (1200 Walnut Street, Philadelphia)
Sponsored by: 
Jefferson Elder Care in accordance with the Walk To End Alzheimer's Event

Contact Courtney Wagner 

Hi OT friends and faculty! 

There is a fundraiser happening at Chipotle Mexican Grill. Bring in the flyer that is attached or show from your smartphone or even tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

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

OCTOBER

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

Description: Leadership is based on relationships and the ability to influence others in the pursuit of goals from anywhere within a system or organization. Meaningful and effective leadership does not require titles. There are nine key principles to effectively lead from the middle that will be discussed throughout this interactive module.  Students can expect to gain skills and strategies that will allow them to practice effective leadership despite their position in a system or organization.

Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Location: Zoom / Kahoot - Register in Advance on Zoom - access the private Zoom link from the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs Canvas Course

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

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.

Time: All Day

Location: online (varied) - see below 

Sunday, October 11, 2020 will mark the 32nd anniversary of National Coming Out Day.  As the Human Rights Campaign notes, "The day is observed as a reminder that one of the most basic tools is the power of coming out.  Coming out - whether it is as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or allied - STILL MATTERS. When people know someone who is LGBTQ, they are far more likely to support equality under the law."

In recognition of National Coming Out Day, please join us in any of the following activities.

  • Attending the JeffLGBTQ Virtual Social (LIVE - 6:00pm-7:30pm) - Join JeffLGBTQ for a virtual social event in honor of National Coming Out Day! This will be a great chance to get to know other LGBTQ members of the Jefferson community. Access the Zoom link to the virtual banner from the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs Canvas Course

  • Changing your profile picture - simply copy or save any of the temporary profile picture images we've posted on this page and use on your own social media accounts

  • Reading through and sharing the resources posted - resources include: Guide to Pride Flags, Genderbread Person, Making Your Office LGBTQ Friendly, and more

  • Signing our virtual banner - In celebration of National Coming Out Day, please take a moment to share a message with others - whether a personal story, a message of hope and support, sharing how you self-identify, messages of pride, etc.  Personalize your message with choice of font type and color, placement within the banner, and use of graphics (pictures, emojis, etc.).  Access the link to the virtual banner from the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs Canvas Course

Location: OSLE Instagram

Hey students - we want to hear from you!  Let us know what you think by taking this week’s OSLE Poll and you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win a $25 Hulu e-Gift Card Prize.

Time: Choose From Session 1: 6:00pm-7:00pm OR Session 2: 7:30pm-8:30pm

Location: Zoom - Register in Advance on Zoom - access the private Zoom link from the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs Canvas Course

With the help of our teaching artist, you'll create your own unique artistic masterpiece (or at least something you might want to hang on your own wall). Our teaching artist will be providing a facilitated painting experience, guiding participants through the steps to create their own version of the inspiration painting.  No prior painting experience or skill level is required - both students new to painting as well as those with more experience are welcome to join us.  

IMPORTANT: Art Supplies for this event

  • Students must register for the event at least seven days in advance (by Monday, October 5th) AND be one of the first 135 students to register in order to receive the “Art Supplies Pack” for this event, which will be mailed to the address you indicate on the registration form.  The “Art Supplies Pack” includes the following: one 12” x 16” canvas, four paint brushes (varying thickness), and five colors of acrylic paints (white, blue, black, red, and yellow).  Students will need to provide the following supplies themselves: newspapers or similar to cover your work space, paper towels, a paper plate (for mixing paint), a plastic cup filled with water (to clean brushes).

  • Those signing up less than seven days in advance or after 135 students have registered will need to obtain ALL art supplies on their own at their own expense.  
  • After registering, students will receive an immediate confirmation email from Zoom that they have registered for the event.  Students will then receive another email within a couple of days from OSLE confirming whether the student will be receiving the Art Supplies Pack OR if they will need to obtain the art supplies on their own.

NOTE: Students may only sign up for one session of Paint Nite (either Session 1 or 2).  We ask that you only sign up if you truly intend to attend as art supplies and space are limited.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

Location: OSLE Instagram or view from the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs Canvas Course

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of our lives.  Over the last six months, three student employees in the Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) were asked to create artwork reflecting what they saw going on in the world during these unprecedented times. These artwork pieces have been combined into a brief yet powerful video that we would like to share with you.

Artists: Gargi Deshmukh, Nupur Baheti, and Gargi Shahane; Video Editor: Ariana Reynolds

Time: 9:30am-1:30pm

Location: Lubert Plaza

Hey students - it’s that time of year again and OSLE just loves to celebrate Halloween!  While we can’t host our annual walkthrough Halloween experience in our office this year, we are bringing you this fun alternative.  Just stop by our station on Lubert Plaza to pick up your Grab and Go Halloween Treat bag - we’ve filled it with six fun Jefferson swag and OSLE giveaway items (spoiler alert - one of the items in the bag is a reusable Jefferson branded water bottle).  We want to make sure everyone gets in on the fun, so we’re limiting it to one treat bag per student.  We hope you enjoy this small treat.  OSLE wishes you a safe and Happy Halloween!

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Location: Zoom - Register in Advance on Zoom - access the private Zoom link from the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs Canvas Course OR through our Leadership LIVE Canvas Course (in the LIVE Leadership Chat section)

What is advocacy and how is it done? Join us for this open conversation with community advocate / activist Cherlyn Borjes, Esq. about the different types of advocacy and how to effectively accomplish your goals.

Since we can't provide you lunch or dinner for our virtual events, we're going to do the next best thing and raffle off some Grub Hub gift cards so you can order your own meal.  Students in attendance will have the chance to win one of five $25 Grub Hub e-gift cards.

Presenter Bio: Cherlyn Walden Borjes is an attorney, businesswoman, and advocate passionate about learning, growing, and teaching the importance of diversity and inclusion in making a positive impact in her community and beyond. Cherlyn was born and raised in Washington state, and early on struggled to find her place as a multiracial being in the homogenous worlds around her. What started as a journey of self-discovery and understanding, quickly turned into a passion and calling to serve her community in ways big and small to promote and create a more just and inclusive environment around her.

Cherlyn graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and went on to serve two years of national service through the AmeriCorps*VISTA program in Seattle, Washington promoting the importance of literacy through capacity building, community outreach, and sustainable programing. Her experiences working with and recruiting other volunteers from around the country, tutoring and mentoring youth from low income and communities of color, facilitating trainings on systemic racism and the importance of anti-racist approaches to serving in communities of color inspired her to pursue a social justice career in law.

Cherlyn graduated cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law and has passed the bar in Washington state, Maryland, Washington, DC, and South Carolina. She has worked at the Washington State House of Representatives, served as the first Assistant City Attorney of the city of Sumner in Washington state; General Counsel for Soto Assisted Living Group in Augusta, GA; City Prosecutor for the city of Columbia, SC and currently serves as the General Counsel for the South Carolina Procurement Review Panel. She continues to volunteer and serve on various bar committees that focus on Diversity, Literacy and Youth Empowerment and facilitates trainings on Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Outreach. Cherlyn is married to Matthew Borjes, founder and President of Space Saving Solutions and co-owns a local Lexington, SC watering hole and event venue, The DAM House with him.

View more information on LIVE Leadership Chats or the Leadership LIVE program

Time: 9:30am-1:30pm

Location: Lubert Plaza

Hey students - it’s that time of year again and OSLE just loves to celebrate Halloween!  While we can’t host our annual walkthrough Halloween experience in our office this year, we are bringing you this fun alternative.  Just stop by our station on Lubert Plaza to pick up your Grab and Go Halloween Treat bag - we’ve filled it with six fun Jefferson swag and OSLE giveaway items (spoiler alert - one of the items in the bag is a reusable Jefferson branded water bottle).  We want to make sure everyone gets in on the fun, so we’re limiting it to one treat bag per student.  We hope you enjoy this small treat.  OSLE wishes you a safe and Happy Halloween!

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: Zoom - Register in Advance on Zoom - access the private Zoom link from the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs Canvas Course OR through our Leadership LIVE Canvas Course (in the LIVE Leadership Chat section)

What is advocacy and how is it done? Join us for this open conversation with community advocate / activist Cherlyn Borjes, Esq. about the different types of advocacy and how to effectively accomplish your goals.

Since we can't provide you lunch or dinner for our virtual events, we're going to do the next best thing and raffle off some Grub Hub gift cards so you can order your own meal.  Students in attendance will have the chance to win one of five $25 Grub Hub e-gift cards.

Presenter Bio: Cherlyn Walden Borjes is an attorney, businesswoman, and advocate passionate about learning, growing, and teaching the importance of diversity and inclusion in making a positive impact in her community and beyond. Cherlyn was born and raised in Washington state, and early on struggled to find her place as a multiracial being in the homogenous worlds around her. What started as a journey of self-discovery and understanding, quickly turned into a passion and calling to serve her community in ways big and small to promote and create a more just and inclusive environment around her.

Cherlyn graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and went on to serve two years of national service through the AmeriCorps*VISTA program in Seattle, Washington promoting the importance of literacy through capacity building, community outreach, and sustainable programing. Her experiences working with and recruiting other volunteers from around the country, tutoring and mentoring youth from low income and communities of color, facilitating trainings on systemic racism and the importance of anti-racist approaches to serving in communities of color inspired her to pursue a social justice career in law.

Cherlyn graduated cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law and has passed the bar in Washington state, Maryland, Washington, DC, and South Carolina. She has worked at the Washington State House of Representatives, served as the first Assistant City Attorney of the city of Sumner in Washington state; General Counsel for Soto Assisted Living Group in Augusta, GA; City Prosecutor for the city of Columbia, SC and currently serves as the General Counsel for the South Carolina Procurement Review Panel. She continues to volunteer and serve on various bar committees that focus on Diversity, Literacy and Youth Empowerment and facilitates trainings on Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Outreach. Cherlyn is married to Matthew Borjes, founder and President of Space Saving Solutions and co-owns a local Lexington, SC watering hole and event venue, The DAM House with him.

View more information on LIVE Leadership Chats or the Leadership LIVE program

Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Location: Zoom / Kahoot - Register in Advance on Zoom - access the private Zoom link from the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs Canvas Course

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

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.

Time: 9:30am-1:30pm

Location: Lubert Plaza

Hey students - it’s that time of year again and OSLE just loves to celebrate Halloween!  While we can’t host our annual walkthrough Halloween experience in our office this year, we are bringing you this fun alternative.  Just stop by our station on Lubert Plaza to pick up your Grab and Go Halloween Treat bag - we’ve filled it with six fun Jefferson swag and OSLE giveaway items (spoiler alert - one of the items in the bag is a reusable Jefferson branded water bottle).  We want to make sure everyone gets in on the fun, so we’re limiting it to one treat bag per student.  We hope you enjoy this small treat.  OSLE wishes you a safe and Happy Halloween!

Location: OSLE Instagram

Hey students - we want to hear from you!  Let us know what you think by taking this week’s OSLE Poll and you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win a $25 Hulu e-Gift Card Prize.

Poll Topic: Dia de los Muertos

Time: 11:00am-8:00pm

Location: Top Tomato (1107 Walnut Street, Philadelphia - this location ONLY); NOTE: Dixon Campus Students, please alternately visit the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs Canvas Course to find a link for you to claim a corresponding gift from our office.

Pizza and Fridays just seem to go together, so we’re celebrating with a Halloween edition of Free Slice Friday (renamed to “Freaky” Free Slice Friday for the day).  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 8:00pm 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.

NOTE: Only Jefferson STUDENT IDs will be honored for the free slice of pizza.  Thank you for your understanding.

NOVEMBER

Time: 9:00am-6:00pm

Location: OSLE Instagram

We heard that you loved Megaprize Monday when we ran it as part of Welcome Week, so we decided to bring it back and give you more chances to win some great prizes.  The Office of Student Life and Engagement will be giving away TEN prizes EVERY HOUR on the hour from 9:00am - 6:00pm.  Prizes include an assortment of $25 gift cards and I heart Jefferson t-shirts, plus one Grand Prize winner every hour who will get to choose between Apple Airpods or a Fitbit.

To enter, just follow the Office of Student Life and Engagement on Instagram (@JeffOSLE) and like our Return of Megaprize Monday post.  The earlier you enter, the more chances you’ll have to win throughout the day.

 

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

Description: How do our past experiences prepare us for the future? As philosopher and educator John Dewey said, “We do not learn from experience; we learn from reflecting on experience.” In this on demand session, you’ll create a journey line to pinpoint your defining moments, and identify your strengths by reflecting on personal and career experiences. By recognizing your leadership qualities, you’ll learn how to boost your confidence at work, lead great teams, and prepare for interviews…all through the power of reflection.

Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Location: Zoom / Kahoot - Register in Advance on Zoom - access the private Zoom link from the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs Canvas Course

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

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.

Location: OSLE Instagram

Hey students - we want to hear from you!  Let us know what you think by taking this week’s OSLE Poll and you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win a $25 Hulu e-Gift Card Prize.

Time: Contest ends Thursday, November 19th at 11:59pm.

LocationOSLE Instagram

International Education Week celebrates the benefits of cultural and academic exchange programs around the world. In recognition of International Education Week, Center City Office of International Affairs and OSLE invite you to partake in our Photos from Abroad Contest.  As with any good contest, we’ll be awarding some exciting prizes.

Help us promote global and cultural competency and inclusion through sharing images of the world from your perspective.  Photo submissions must either be international students’ or scholars’ perspective on the U.S. OR a U.S. resident’s perspective on a foreign location.  There’s only one submission allowed per individual so give your choice some careful consideration before posting. Five winning submissions will be selected to receive a $50 Amazon e-gift card.

Contest Rules: 

  • Photo must be taken by the individual submitting
  • Must caption the photo with: the date the photo was taken and the location (including country and specific location)
  • One submission per individual
  • Must either be international students’ or scholars’ perspective on the U.S. OR a U.S. resident’s perspective on a foreign location
  • TO ENTER: Post submissions to Instagram with the hashtag #JeffIEW2020 OR use your Jefferson email to send your captioned photo to StudentLife@jefferson.edu
  • Contest ends Thursday, November 19th at 11:59pm
  • NOTE: By submitting your photo, you give us permission to repost as part of the event.

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Location: Zoom - Register in Advance on Zoom - access the private Zoom link from the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs Canvas Course OR through our Leadership LIVE Canvas Course (in the LIVE Special Events section)

Join Jefferson’s Chief Diversity Officer Lisette Martinez for an engaging and interactive discussion on influencing institutional culture from a diversity and inclusion perspective. As members of a workforce and as consumers we have the power to affect institutional culture by either cultivating inclusion or keeping with the status quo. In this special event students will learn about how to identify institutional culture, how it affects institutions both internally and externally, who has the power to effect change, and how.

View more information on LIVE Special Events or the Leadership LIVE program

Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Location: Zoom / Kahoot - Register in Advance on Zoom - access the private Zoom link from the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs Canvas Course

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

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 - this week we’re collaborating with the Office of International Affairs in celebration of International Education Week, so all categories will fall into the “Global Edition” theme. 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.

Location: OSLE Instagram

Hey students - we want to hear from you!  Let us know what you think by taking this week’s OSLE Poll and you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win a $25 Hulu e-Gift Card Prize.

DECEMBER

Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Location: Zoom / Kahoot - Register in Advance on Zoom - access the private Zoom link from the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs Canvas Course

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

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.

Location: OSLE Instagram

Hey students - we want to hear from you!  Let us know what you think by taking this week’s OSLE Poll and you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win a $25 Hulu e-Gift Card Prize.