Homecoming/Family Weekend FAQs

Can I pay at the door for a Reunion event?
We strongly encourage pre-registration for all events that require payment; to ensure proper space and meal planning. Walk-ins will be accommodated based on available space only.  Registration is required for paid events so please register early!

What’s on the menu?
Most events have a buffet, with a wide variety of options.

Are there vegetarian food options?
Yes, at all buffet meals, there will be vegetarian selections. Please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Engagement at 610-499-1154 prior to Homecoming/Family Weekend with any special needs. We will do all we can to accommodate special dietary needs.

Can I reserve a table at an event?
Our experience has been that assigning seating and/or reserving tables in advance does not work well due to varied group sizing and space limitations. Class and affinity group banners and table cards will indicate seating areas to facilitate locating your fellow alumni. At all events there will be extra seating so that you and your friends should be able to sit together. On-time arrival will help assure your seating preferences.

Accommodations

Where can I stay overnight?
The Office of Development and Alumni Engagement encourage alumni to stay at the hotels where we have room blocks set up for the Homecoming/Family Weekend. However, alumni are welcome to stay at other hotels.  For a List of hotels options, please see the Hotel Information page of the Homecoming website.

Will Widener University provide a shuttle from my hotel to campus?
No, unfortunately there is not shuttle service between Widener University and hotels. Attendees are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from campus.

Guests

Are guests invited?
Yes, spouses, children, other family members and guests are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Are any of the events child-friendly?
Yes, children are welcome at all of the daytime events.

What about evening activities for teenagers?
Although most of the events being held are adult events, teenagers are welcome to attend with their parents. 

Registration

How will I know that my registration has been received and processed?
If you register online you will receive an automatic confirmation via the email address you registered with.

Can I find out who else is attending?
You can find out who is attending by calling the Office of Development and Alumni Engagement at 610-499-1154.  We can let you know who from your class will be there!

Are refunds allowed?
Cancellations up until the registration deadline, October 4, 2019, will be refunded. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after the registration deadline.

Parking

Where should I park?
A map of all parking areas is located on the Map & Directions page of the Homecoming website. Street parking is also available.  

Attire

What is the suggested attire?
Most of the weekend requires casual attire, but certain dinner events such as the Alumni Awards Ceremony and the All PMC Dinner Dance require business attire.

Widener University Bookstore

Where is the Widener University bookstore located?
The Widener University bookstore has changed locations and is no longer located in the University Center. The bookstore is now located at 1440 Providence Ave, Chester, PA, 19013. You may also access the bookstore via its webpage: Widener University Bookstore

Does the Widener University bookstore sell apparel?
Yes, the Widener University bookstore sells apparel and many other Widener University branded items.

Does the Widener University bookstore sell Pennsylvania Military College merchandise?
No, unfortunately the Widener University bookstore does not sell Pennsylvania Military College (PMC) merchandise. To order PMC apparel and merchandise, please contact Appco's Sports World at 610-328-1976.

Miscellaneous

How do I purchase football tickets for the Homecoming Game?
Football tickets are available for purchase online and at the stadium gate entrance ticket booth.  Tickets cost $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for non-Widener students and free for Widener students.  To purchase Homecoming game day tickets online go to alumni.widener.edu/HCfootballtix.

Are pets allowed?
No (except for service animals)

Is smoking allowed on campus?
Widener is a tobacco free campus, which means that smoking is prohibited in all buildings and campus grounds.

Are the Homecoming/Family events handicapped accessible?
Yes, but please notify the Office of Development and Alumni Engagement of special needs by calling 610-499-1154 in advance. We would be happy to answer all questions regarding handicapped accessibility.