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!

AUGUST 2021

Get Your Grub On – Round 1

Date and Time: 8/2/21 - All Day (contest ends at 11:59pm)

Location: OSLE Instagram

It’s OSLE Giveaway Time! The Office of Student Life and Engagement wants to help you to kick off the fall semester with a chance to win one of our $25 e-gift cards to Grub Hub.

To enter, just do these three easy steps:

1.       Follow us on Instagram (@JeffOSLE)

2.       Like our “Get Your Grub On” post

3.       Tag three other Jefferson students (from any of our campuses)

Three winners will be selected; must be a current matriculated Jefferson student to win.

Get Your Grub On – Round 2

Date and Time: 8/23/21 – All Day (contest ends at 11:59pm)

Location: OSLE Instagram

It’s OSLE Giveaway Time! The Office of Student Life and Engagement wants to help you to kick off the fall semester with a chance to win one of our $25 e-gift cards to Grub Hub.

To enter, just do these three easy steps:

1.       Follow us on Instagram (@JeffOSLE)

2.       Like our “Get Your Grub On” post

3.       Tag three other Jefferson students (from any of our campuses)

Three winners will be selected; must be a current matriculated Jefferson student to win.

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

Date and Time: 8/26/21 - 7:00pm-8:30pm 

Location: Access the private Zoom link from the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs  Canvas Course or request it from studentlife@jefferson.edu

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.

Pop Up Swag Shack - Laundry Essentials 

Date and Time: 8/30/21 – 10:00am - 2:00pm

Location: Jefferson Alumni Hall, Lobby

Doing your own laundry? Not fun.  What can make it better? Some Jefferson branded swag items to help you do your laundry in style.  Our free Laundry Essentials giveaway pack includes: a reusable laundry bag, Febreeze to Go spray, mini lint roller, and Tide to Go stain remover pen.  Stop on by our Pop Up Swag Shack to claim your own Laundry Essentials giveaway pack.

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

SEPTEMBER 2021

Dates: September 1st - September 30th

Location: Division of Student Affairs Canvas Hub

Division of Student Affairs September Canvas Contest: As we kick off the Fall semester, the Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) is giving away four $100 gift cards to STARR Restaurants.  To enter this month’s contest, just head over to Canvas and click on the Division of Student Affairs Hub.  Find the Discussion board and share with us one or more ways YOU plan to get involved and engage as a student at Jefferson this fall semester.  Post your response in the discussion labeled “OSLE”.

Leadership LIVE On Demand Session 1 (Getting Started: Your Leadership Journey) 

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

In this first session, we will provide an overview of the Leadership LIVE program and consider the question, "What is Leadership?".  We will review different ideas and philosophies of leadership, including an overview of The Ten Fundamental Truths of Leadership (Kouses and Posner).  From there we will transition into a conversation on values and self-awareness, a foundational topic in leadership.  Self-awareness is essential for leaders, and one way to increase self-awareness is through knowing your values and reflecting upon how they influence your beliefs and actions.  We’ll lead participants through an exercise to identify their core values and then briefly discuss the principles of values-based leadership.

NOTE: Although this session will be available to view at any time during the program year, it is recommended that all participants start with this session.

OSLE’s Fall for Philly Ticket Series – Round 1 – Philadelphia City Sightseeing Tours

Date and Time: Wednesday, 9/8 – All Day (contest ends at 11:59pm) 

Location: Enter on Survey Monkey

OSLE’s Fall for Philly 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 – Philadelphia City Sightseeing Tours (September)

Activity Information: https://www.philadelphiasightseeingtours.com/ 

Contest Date: Wednesday, September 8th (all day through 11:59pm)

Prize: Free ticket for a 1-day, 90-minute tour of Philadelphia

# of Prizes Available: 120

Enter Contest and view full rules and eligibility at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FFP-BusTour

 

Get Your Grub On – Round 3

Date and Time: 9/13/21 – All Day (contest ends at 11:59pm)

Location: OSLE Instagram

It’s OSLE Giveaway Time! The Office of Student Life and Engagement wants to help you to kick off the fall semester with a chance to win one of our $25 e-gift cards to Grub Hub.

To enter, just do these three easy steps:

1.       Follow us on Instagram (@JeffOSLE)

2.       Like our “Get Your Grub On” post

3.       Tag three other Jefferson students (from any of our campuses)

Three winners will be selected; must be a current matriculated Jefferson student to win.

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

Date and Time: 9/16/21 - 7:00pm-8:30pm

Location: Access the private Zoom link from the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs  Canvas Course or request it from studentlife@jefferson.edu 

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 Loves You a Latte: Free Coffee Event at Saxby’s (a Fall Fest event)

Date and Time: 9/20/21 - 9/24/21 – Daily – 7:00am-2:00pm

Location: Saxby’s (11th and Locust location only)

NOTE: Dixon Campus Students, please alternately visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FF-OSLELovesYouALatte

OSLE has partnered with our local neighborhood Saxby’s to bring you this “perk” me up event.  Visit Saxby’s to receive your choice of a medium hot coffee or cold brew coffee EVERY DAY this week.  That’s right, OSLE is giving you a full week of freebies to fuel you up and get you through your day.

To claim your free medium hot coffee or cold brew coffee: Just stop by the Saxby’s location listed above and show your Jefferson STUDENT ID then order your choice of hot coffee or cold brew coffee.

NOTE: The free coffee is only for Jefferson STUDENTS.  Thank you for your understanding.

OSLE’s Pop Up Swag Shack: Coffee Tumbler Giveaway (a Fall Fest event)

Date and Time: 9/20/21 - 9:00am-1:00pm

Location: Jefferson Alumni Hall, Lobby

It’s time for another OSLE giveaway for our wonderful students.  This time we’re giving away a Jefferson branded insulated travel tumbler to keep your hot or cold beverages at just the right temperature wherever you go.  Just stop on by our Pop Up Swag Shack to claim your travel tumbler…and once you have it, head on over to Saxby’s* for the free medium hot or cold brew coffee we’re giving away every day this week.

We’ll also be giving out a pack of Pop-Tarts to everyone that comes by – with your choice of five yummy flavors.

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

*11th and Locust Street location only (part of the OSLE Loves You a Latte event)

Jeff Spirit Day - T-Shirt Time (a Fall Fest event)

Date and Time: 9/21/21 – 10:30am–1:30pm 

Location: Lubert Plaza

Show off your school pride by wearing some Jefferson gear.  Don’t have any Jeff gear or want to add to your collection? We can help with that!  All current Jefferson students are invited to stop by the Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) tents on the Plaza to get your complimentary I [heart] Jefferson t-shirt.  We have a brand new shirt style and colors for this year, so don’t miss your chance to claim one!

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

Chill with Phil at Farewell to Summer (a Fall Fest event)

Date and Time: 9/22/21 – 11:00am-1:00pm

Location: Jefferson Alumni Hall, Check In at Lobby; (plus lawn games on Lubert Plaza)

We know that Labor Day is widely considered the unofficial end of summer, but according to the calendar today (September 22nd) is actually the last day of summer.  Join us as we throw a farewell party to the summer and enjoy the things we love about summer one last time. 

Jefferson’s mascot, Phil the Ram, will be onsite to meet and greet and will be giving away some awesome Rams baseball caps to all students in attendance. 

After you meet Phil, fill up your to go lunch bag with some of your favorite summer eats including hot dogs, salads, fresh sorbet, grapes and crackers, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Tastykakes, and more.

Then head out to Lubert Plaza to mingle with other students while you play some lawn games like volleyball, cornhole, ladder golf, flip cup, giant Jenga, giant Connect Four, and bag toss.  Come together with your classmates or find some new friends at the event - either way we hope you'll have a blast as we celebrate our favorite things about summer. 

PLEASE NOTE: Rams baseball caps available while supplies last. Must be present to claim. Limit one per student. Must show valid Jefferson Student ID to enter the event.  

OSLE’s Pop Up Snack Shack (a Fall Fest event)

Date and Time: 9/23/21 – 10:00am – 1:00pm 

Location: Lubert Plaza

Make your mid-morning break great by stopping by OSLE’s Pop-Up Snack Shack! Drop by and pick up your choice of two snacks with options including fresh fruit with peanut butter or caramel dip, Skinny Pop popcorn, Rice Krispies treats, cracker packs, Oreo cookies, Pringles, and more.  Get your afternoon off to a great start with some yummy snacks!

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

Student Organization Fair (a Fall Fest event)

Date and Time: 9/24/21 – 11:00am-2:00pm

Location: Jefferson Alumni Hall, Check In at Lobby

Hey students - here’s your chance to discover more ways to get involved at Jefferson! Join us for this opportunity to learn about and engage with our Jefferson student organizations.  Student leaders from our various student organizations will be available to talk to you about what they do and how to get involved.

From academic to governing to identity based to service to social student organizations, explore the many options that exist.  And if you don’t find one that meets your needs or interests, we’ll help you start a new student organization.

Plus enjoy a yummy Philly themed snack while you’re there!

PLEASE NOTE: Must show valid Jefferson Student ID to enter the event.

Poll and Prize (1)

Date and Time : 9/27/20 – All Day (contest ends at 11:59pm)

Location: OSLE Instagram

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 e-Gift Card. This week’s poll: It's officially the Fall season! Which do you prefer? Crisp and Cool or Warm and Sunny?

October 2021

Date and Time: 10/01/21 - 11am - 2pm

Location: Top Tomato (1107 Walnut Street, Philadelphia - this location ONLY)

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.

NOTE: Must be present to claim. Limit one slice of pizza and bottle of water per student. Must show 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: Monday, 10/4 – All Day (contest ends at 11:59pm) 

Location: Enter on Survey Monkey

OSLE’s Fall for Philly 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 – Eastern State Penitentiary – Halloween Nights (October)

Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary is an immersive experience that transforms Eastern State’s ten-acre complex into a sprawling festival featuring haunted houses,  historic tours, immersive walkthroughs, themed bars, and more.  Choose your own adventure ranging from outright scary to playful and even educational. Halloween Nights is perfect for anyone looking to get into the spirit of the fall season.

  • Contest Date: Monday, October 4th (all day through 11:59pm)
  • Prize: Free ticket to 2021 Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary (excluding Saturdays in October)
  • # of Prizes Available: 120
  • Enter Contest and view full rules and eligibility at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FFP-EasternState

Leadership LIVE On Demand Session 2  (Leading from the Middle ) 

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

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.

 

Dance Class: Latin Style Dancing

Date and Time: 10/6/21 - 6:00pm-7:30pm

Location: Hamilton Building, First Floor Lobby

Ever wanted to learn some basic Latin 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 at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Latin-Dance

 

Poll and Prize (2)

Date and Time : 10/18/21 – All Day (contest ends at 11:59pm)

Location: OSLE Instagram

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 e-Gift Card. This week’s poll:  Which would you rather have : Infinate chocolate or Infinite coffee?

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

Date and Time: 10/21/21 - 7:00pm-8:30pm

Location: Access the private Zoom link from the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs  Canvas Course or request it from studentlife@jefferson.edu 

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.

November 2021

Leadership LIVE On Demand Session 3  ( Defining Moments ) 

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

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.

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

Date and Time: 11/18/21 - 7:00pm-8:30pm

Location: Access the private Zoom link from the event listing in our Division of Student Affairs  Canvas Course or request it from studentlife@jefferson.edu 

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.

Poll and Prize (3)

Date and Time : 11/22/21 – All Day (contest ends at 11:59pm)

Location: OSLE Instagram

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 e-Gift Card. This week’s poll: Vacationing: At the beach or in the city?

The AIDS Memorial Quilt Display

Date and Time: 11/29/21 - 12/3/21  All Day

Location: Jefferson Alumni Hall, Lobby

The 33rd Anniversary of World AIDS Day will take place on December 1st.  In observance, we will be displaying a section of The AIDS Memorial Quilt in the JAH Lobby during the week of December 3rd in partnership with AIDS Fund.  We encourage all members of the Jefferson community to stop by and take a moment to reflect on the lives lost to AIDS and the impact AIDS has had in the world.

History of The AIDS Memorial Quilt

The AIDS Memorial Quilt was conceived in November 1985 by long-time San Francisco gay rights activist Cleve Jones. Public response to The Quilt was immediate. People in the U.S. cities most affected by AIDS — Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco — sent panels to the San Francisco workshop. Generous donors rapidly supplied sewing machines, equipment and other materials, and many volunteered tirelessly. Families have been able to share stories of their loved ones, as they cut and sewed the fabric. The AIDS Memorial Quilt has been a way to reveal the “humanity behind the statistics.”

There are only five instances where The Quilt has been featured in its entirety. The Quilt was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, was declared an official American Treasure in 2005, and remains the largest community art project in the world. The Quilt has been the subject of countless books, films, scholarly papers, articles, and theatrical, artistic and musical performances, including “Common Threads: Stories From The Quilt” which won the Academy Award as the best feature-length documentary film of 1989.

The AIDS Memorial Quilt has redefined the tradition of quilt-making in response to contemporary circumstances. A memorial, a tool for education and a work of art, The Quilt is a unique creation, an uncommon and uplifting response to the tragic loss of human life.

AIDS Fund

AIDS Fund is the local affiliate of The NAMES Project Foundation, which is the international, non-governmental organization that is the custodian of The AIDS Memorial Quilt and its associated document and media archive. Today The NAMES Project has chapters across the United States and independent quilt affiliates around the world.  Since 1987, over 14 million people have visited The Quilt at thousands of displays worldwide. Through such displays, The NAMES Project Foundation has raised over $3 million for AIDS service organizations throughout North America.

December 2021

Date and Time : 12/6/21 – All Day (contest ends at 11:59pm)

Location: OSLE Instagram

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 e-Gift Card. This week’s poll: This or That? Holiday Edition