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Widener University Delaware Law School is monitoring the coronavirus situation. This page will offer updates and resources to assist law school students, faculty, and staff. This page will be updated with additional information as it becomes available.

Widener University COVID-19 Positive Cases by Campus

Positive COVID-19 Cases by Campus

The information available in the above reflects weekly and monthly data on the number of individuals who have reported positive test results for COVID-19 within 14 days of being present on one of our campuses. All students and staff must report symptoms and positive test results to Student Health Services at 610-499-1183 or [email protected]

Last Modified: This page was last updated on October 23, 2020 at 12:52 p.m.

Dean's Letter to Students - Reopening Announcement for the Spring 2021 Semester

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Dear Members of the Law School Community:

I write to announce that the Widener Delaware Law School will continue to conduct its academic program in the spring 2021 semester in the remote format under which we have been operating in the fall.

We have reached this difficult decision after carefully weighing all the competing considerations.  Most significantly, the health and safety protocols appropriately required in contending with the COVID-19 pandemic would have severely limited the Law School’s ability to offer in-person classes.  Many law school courses have enrollments greater than 25, the maximum safe capacity for even our largest classroom spaces, so that even as to the small number of courses that could be in-person, most students would attend class in-person for only one session a week.  All professors would be required to wear masks while teaching.  Additionally, all students and faculty would be required to wear masks and socially distance at all times, outdoors and indoors, on the campus, and be tested for COVID every four days.  Against this backdrop, we reached the difficult judgment that intellectually and socially, this model of education would be inferior to our current fall experience with remote learning.

We will continue to monitor pandemic conditions and the recommendation of health officials and experts.  If conditions were to change substantially as the spring semester progresses, easing restrictions, we remain open to permitting more voluntary on-campus classes and activities.

Please note that you should monitor communications from the Delaware Dean’s Office specific to the Delaware Campus.  Announcements targeted at the Widener undergraduate programs in Chester do not always apply to the Delaware Campus.  For example, the University has postponed the start date for undergraduates by two weeks and eliminated the spring break for undergraduates, so as to put in place a two-week quarantine after the holidays before undergraduate classes commence.  In contrast, Delaware Law School is adhering to its original start date of January 6, 2021, and we will continue with our planned Spring Break, in the first week of March.


Dean's Letter to Students - Revised Plan on Opening for the Fall 2020 Semester

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Dear Delaware Law School Students:

I am writing to convey the news that all Widener University Delaware Law School JD courses for the fall 2020 semester will now be taught in a remote format. This decision, which is a change from our prior planning, is aligned with the new policies announced today by Widener University President Julie Wollman. Unlike some other academic disciplines, which can only be taught physically in an on-campus environment, law school instruction can be delivered with genuine excellence in remote formats.

This decision has been made to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Recent surges in the COVID-19 pandemic pose serious public health risks. The course of the pandemic in the coming weeks and months is extremely uncertain and difficult to predict. We have reached the judgment that the prudent course is to continue the remote learning formats that we have been using during our summer terms through this coming fall.

The move to the remote teaching and learning of law parallels the move to the remote practice of law that now exists throughout much of the legal system. Across the nation, lawyers and judges are conducting the business of the law heavily through remote platforms.


Dean's Original Fall 2020 Announcement and Guidance (06/22 at 9:45 a.m.)

Dear Members of the Widener Delaware Law School Community:

I write to elaborate on the plans for opening the Law School for the Fall Semester, consistent with the University-wide announcement of President Wollman this morning.

Academic Calendar

The Widener Delaware Law School will open for the fall semester on the dates previously planned.  First-year student orientation will be August 11-13, and classes will commence on August 17.  Because there is very little of the academic calendar remaining following the Thanksgiving Break, all classes, review sessions for courses, reading periods, and examinations following the Thanksgiving Break will be remote.  Thus, while the semester will continue following the Thanksgiving Break, all academic activity following the Thanksgiving Break for the Delaware Law School will be conducted remotely. 

Bar Exam Week

The Delaware Law School is the only available forum in the State of Delaware for the administration of the Delaware Bar Exam.  Notwithstanding any other schedule arrangements, the Law School will conduct all classes remotely during the week of the postponed Delaware Bar Exam in September as necessary to accommodate administration of the exam.

Opening in On-Campus, Hybrid, and Remote Configurations

We will open in three configurations: (1) entirely on-campus classes; (2) hybrid classes, with some on-campus and some remote class experiences; and (3) classes that are conducted entirely remotely. 

The Factors Germane to the Configuration Option

The blend among the three configuration options will reflect: (1) the physical capacity of the campus to provide on-campus classes consist with legal requirements and best practices; (2) staffing availability, taking into account that some faculty members are not able, for health or family reasons, to teach on-campus; and (3) the preferences of individual students for on-campus or remote experiences.

Accommodations for Students Opting for Remote Instruction

Every student who cannot for personal health or family reasons attend classes on campus will be accommodated and permitted to attend classes remotely.  All students will receive instructions soon under a separate message containing a link to which you must reply declaring whether you opt for entirely remote courses for your fall schedule.  (Note that we fully understand and will attempt accommodate changes of plans as circumstances may require.  Our purpose in requiring this early designation is to maximize our time for making the necessary logistical arrangements.) 

First-Year Orientation

The first-year orientation will be conducted remotely.

First-Year Course Schedule

The course schedule for first-year students, in both the regular and extended divisions, is a “set piece,” in that the curriculum is already prescribed.  We are thus able to describe exactly what the first-year experience will be.  Every first-year student will have available at least one day, and in some cases two days, of on-campus classes.  To the maximum extent possible, the on-campus days available for first-year students will be limited to one-day per week, though in some cases two days per week.  Any students wishing for an entirely remote experience, however, may opt to do so.  We will attempt to group those students together.

First-Year Extended Division Schedule

In the Extended Division, the only evening for which on-campus classes will be available is Monday evening.  Thus, if you are a first-year Extended Division student, the only evening you need plan to be on campus is Monday evenings.  You may elect, however, to attend some or all of those Monday evening classes remotely if you choose.

First-Year Regular Division Schedule

All Regular Division first-year students will be provided the opportunity for at least one day of on-campus classes, in some cases two days.  These days will vary depending on the subsection to which a student is assigned.

Upper-Class Regular Division and Extended Division Schedules

For upper-class students, the scheduling of classes is more complex, because upper-class students are not on a uniform schedule, and each upper-class student’s particular regimen of classes may be unique.  All upper-class students will soon be receiving information regarding the courses in which you are currently registered. 

It is important to emphasize that for all upper-class students, you have the option of attending any course in which you are registered remotely.  Some of the courses for which upper-class students are enrolled will only be available remotely.  Some will be entirely available on campus.  Some will be available in a hybrid format, both on-campus and remotely. 

All upper-class students will be sent information soon on the courses in which you are currently registered that will allow you to see how, given the current configuration of your courses, your fall schedule is currently aligned. 

Upper class students will also receive a message with a link that you must complete informing us if at present you intend to attend in the fall entirely remotely.   Again, this will facilitate our mapping out classroom and scheduling logistics.

Grading and Curves

Grading and curves for courses will return to the letter grades and course curve rules that existed prior to the emergency pandemic measures adopted mid-way through the spring 2020 semester.  We are adopting technological platforms that allow for secure examinations that are remotely administered.

Housing

We have students who commute each day or evening to the campus for classes, and then return to their own housing.  We also have students who live on campus in our campus housing. 

We know that for all of our students, it is important to gauge whether it is sensible to simply commute back and forth from their housing, or seek to rent apartments close to the Delaware Law School campus, or whether to seek on-campus housing. 

While not yet entirely certain, as we await additional guidance from public authorities, we currently anticipate that we will have capacity for housing approximately 90 students on the Delaware campus. 

There is likely no “one size fits all” appropriate recommendation for students.  Even so, because for many students, the time required to be on campus will range from zero (because any student may elect to attend remotely) to occasional (most students will likely only have classes available on campus 1-3 days per week), for students “on the cusp” trying to decide whether it is worth it to lease housing close by the campus, the best guidance may be “no.”  Again, there is no likely “perfect answer” that works for everyone.

The Quality of Education  

When the pandemic first hit, the legal profession, and the world of education, were confronted with whether the sudden move from in-person to remote experiences resulted in a substantial degrading of the quality of the experience. 

We have all been asking ourselves this question with regard to many aspects of our lives.  My own experience is that the answer varies greatly, as I ask the question in relation to various relationships and communities that form my life—my family, my friendships, my community, my profession, my spiritual world.

Of course, I miss what Bruce Springsteen called the “human touch.”  I miss close-by connection to family, friends, students, colleagues, clients, judges, co-counsel, and opposing counsel.  Yet realistically, I must say, life goes on.  I have been astonished at the extent to which, educationally and professionally, quality has triumphed over the virus.  I have participated in dozens of rich and vibrant educational experiences remotely, involving exchanges of ideas and viewpoints as rigorous and animated as in any in-person setting.  I include the wonderful experience I had teaching the first-year Constitutional Law students in the spring of 2020.  My fellow lawyers and I have been involved in counseling sessions with clients and co-counsel, conferrals with opposing counsel, and hearings before courts, all done remotely, all done without, in my view, any appreciable decline in the quality of justice. 

I share these observations with all of you to impress upon you that we are likely entering a “new normal.”  As lawyers, our obligation to the system of justice is to be resolute in insisting that we can administer true justice notwithstanding the challenges that face humanity.  Even if a miraculous vaccine for this particular virus emerges, we are likely going to find the practice of law forever changed.  I do not believe this portends any retreat from of our profession’s great values.  I urge everyone in our community, and most especially our students, to embrace the future with optimism, creativity, resolution, and courage.

Guiding Health and Safety Protocols  

President Julie Wollman today announced many University-wide protocols and values.  I reiterate those points here that are particularly salient to the Delaware Law School.  Our opening in the fall will include:

  • Education about how to protect one’s own and others’ health on campus, reinforced by campus signage and clear community expectations.
  • Enhanced disinfecting of classrooms and buildings that exceeds CDC requirements for living, learning, and working.
  • Hand sanitizer available in academic and administrative buildings, as well as hand sanitizer refill stations in key locations to refill personal sanitizer bottles.
  • Masks covering the nose and mouth will be required. (ADA exceptions will be reviewed as needed.)
  • Social distancing will be required in all campus spaces.
  • With input from the faculty, classroom configuration and capacity will be adjusted to provide the best educational experience while maintaining safety.
  • Properly configured workspaces will be available on campus for student use.
  • Everyone living on or coming to campus will participate in daily health self-assessments using a screening tool provided by the university, and will be required to report any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Contact tracing will be conducted with the assistance of public health officials.
  • Meetings and events will not take place in person, except for approved classroom instruction.
  • Even if meeting participants are on campus, one-on-one and larger meetings will be held electronically; individuals will not gather in offices or meeting rooms.
  • Whenever feasible, faculty and staff will work remotely.
  • Offices will be staffed in shifts to reduce density.
  • We will not host visitors on campus, with the exception of official, scheduled individual or small group student recruiting that maintains required precautions.
  • Faculty and staff will attend meetings off campus only through electronic means.
  • Anyone experiencing symptoms, anyone testing positive for COVID-19, or anyone who has been in close contact (within 6 feet for more than for 10 minutes) with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 will follow mandated quarantine requirements.
  • The university is prepared should positive cases of COVID-19 arise. Testing will be provided for anyone who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or has been in close contact with a person who has tested positive. Anyone who is not symptomatic but wants to be tested will be directed to available services.

Conclusion

I hope this statement provides sufficient guidance for most members of our law school community to begin to make concrete plans regarding the opening of the Law School in the fall.  I also fully understand that the more detail the better, and the sooner the better.  My commitment to the community is to elaborate on these principles with as much detail as possible as  quickly as possible.

Sincerely,

Dean Rod Smolla


Original Spring 2020 Information Follows:


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Message from Dean Smolla Regarding Commencement (Monday, 04/06/20):

Due to extenuating circumstances caused by COVID-19, the May 2020 commencement ceremony for the Widener University Delaware Law School has been postponed until 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 4, 2020.

While we recognize and share in the disappointment of this announcement, this decision will safeguard the health and well-being of our graduates, their guests, and the Widener Delaware Law School community.

We will be providing additional announcements soon on the venue for the December 4 Delaware Law School commencement.  We understand that some international students and other students may not be able to attend, and we will provide opportunities to participate “virtually” for those not able to attend in person.

While the Delaware Law School is physically closed at this time pursuant to the directives of state authorities, we continue to function remotely, and to that end will be adopting appropriate protocols to ensure that degrees and transcripts are available to our graduating students as expeditiously as reasonably possible, once final grades are completed, to ensure that graduates may proceed with their bar admission and/or employment processes.  Many bar authorities have already relaxed some of the formalities connected to such documentation, accepting those documents in electronic format generated by law schools.

--Dean Rod Smolla

Message from Dean Smolla (Friday, 03/13/20):

I write with an update on our protocols and programming in light of the coronavirus.

Let me first commend you and my faculty colleagues for your extraordinary calm and professionalism. As lawyers, and those soon to join the legal profession, we play a special leadership role in this time of national and international crisis. Much as our great-grandparents and grandparents approached the Great Depression and World War II with resolve and dedication, and as other generations have persevered through other great tests, such as the aftermath of 9/11, as a country we are all now called upon to approach this uninvited and unexpected health crisis with intelligence, fortitude, and optimism.

As members of the legal profession, we are particularly well-equipped to deal with conflict and crisis, as we are trained in adaptability, conflict-resolution, creativity, and professionalism.

I have been so impressed with how professional, calm, and measured our law students have been in the last days. I have been equally impressed with the instant and intense efforts of our faculty, administrative leadership, and staff.

You will be receiving numerous emails in coming days. I have decided that it is best to send emails out separately, under distinct headings, rather than bombard you with omnibus emails that contain too much information on too many topics at once. So please, be attentive to your email inboxes.

Here is the first important message: Commencing on Thursday March 19, please plan to be available at all your normal class times, to attend class virtually. This will, for most classes, be executed through the University Zoom platform, and you will receive specific instructions on how to participate in classes via Zoom. Depending on the course, some courses may involve a blend of live classes conducted via Zoom, and lectures that you may view at any time, via Panopto. Courses that are skills-intensive, such as Legal Methods or Clinics, will require special instructions. Faculty members may use email, Canvas, or TWEN, or any combination of those platforms, to communicate with you. The most important take-away from this message is that you should plan to be present “virtually” for your currently scheduled class times, beginning on March 19.

Again, thank you all for your leadership and professionalism—you are wonderful exemplars of the highest traditions of our profession.

Sincerely,

Dean Rod Smolla


CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

Widener University received funds as a result of the CARES Act to support students with expenses related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic during the Spring 2020 semester. Instead of requiring students to apply for funds, Widener is automatically sending Emergency Financial Aid Grants to those students who meet eligibility requirements.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ELIGIBILITY AND DISTRIBUTION OF CARES ACT FUNDS


General Information:

 

Academics

  • At the Main Campus, and at both law schools, all face-to-face classes will be suspended beginning Thursday, March 12. They will resume electronically beginning Thursday, March 19 and will continue in this manner to the end of the spring semester. Students should plan to be present “virtually” for all currently scheduled class times, beginning on March 19.
  • The law school will continue to provide instructions for its students outlining the delivery methods for their courses and other learning experiences (e.g., clinicals, internships, student teaching). Please monitor your university email account vigilantly.
  • In light of the Widener University coronavirus precautions, the Delaware Law School has cancelled the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (“ITAP”) scheduled for May 2020. The ITAP program falls within the ambit of the University-wide cancellation of in-person instruction for the remainder of the academic term.
  • Please Note: Our Trial Admissions Program (TAP) is a conditional admissions program for select applicants and is unrelated to ITAP. At this time, we intend to proceed with TAP as planned beginning on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. If any changes are made to TAP, applicants will be notified directly by the Admissions Office via email.
  • Students with questions or concerns can address them to the Office of Student Affairs.
  • Effective immediately and through at least April 4, 2020, the Delaware Law School will cancel or postpone all non-essential major extracurricular or social events. These include the symposium scheduled for March 19, the law review symposium scheduled for March 20, accepted student day on March 21, the major alumni event scheduled for March 26, the Food and Drug Association symposium on April 1, the Jeop-BAR-dy event on April 2, and the Barristers' Ball on April 4.

Updated Grading Policy for Spring 2020 Semester

  • (1) No academic dismissals will take place at the end of this semester. Students with grade point averages that otherwise would have required dismissal will not be dismissed. Instead, dismissals, if any, will not take place until the end of the fall 2020 semester, taking into account the grades that a student receives in fall 2020.
  • (2) Effective immediately, all grades in all courses for all students this semester, with the exception of “module” courses already completed in the first seven weeks of the semester, will be either “credit” or “no credit.” The move to this simple pass / fail system will, we hope, reduce the stresses and difficulties attendant to keeping our traditional letter grades and mandatory curves, given the myriad adjustments we have been required to implement because of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • (3) The “credit / no-credit” grades assigned this semester will not be calculated into grade point averages. Grades of “credit” will count toward the credits required for graduation but will not be calculated into a student’s grade point average. A grade of no-credit will not be counted negatively in a student’s grade point average (and thus will not be counted as a letter grade of “F” would have counted), but a no-credit grade will mean that course cannot be counted as among the credits required to graduate, and if it is a required course, would have to be re-taken.

Housing and Campus Life

  • In keeping with the CDC’s guidelines regarding social distancing, residence halls will close on Sunday, March 15. All students will need to vacate their rooms in Concord and Shipley Halls by Sunday, March 15th. Any resident who is not able to meet this deadline must notify the Campus Services office immediately.  Please be specific in listing the reason why you are not able to vacate the premises by March 15th. Our office will review your request and let you know if an extension will be granted.
  • All personal items must be removed from the room. Be sure to turn off the heater/air conditioner, empty your kitchen cabinets, empty and defrost the refrigerator, wipe down all the appliances, shut off the lights, and remove any trash to the service room.
  • When you are ready to leave campus, your room key should be returned to the Campus Services office.  The office will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, and 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday. If you leave when the office is closed, please return the room key at the Campus Safety information desk in Concord lobby.
  • If you are returning for classes in the summer or fall, please keep your mailbox key.  If you’d like to have your mail forwarded while you are away, please stop by or contact the mailroom to give them your forwarding address.
  • Students who have questions should contact campus services at [email protected] or 302-477-2029.
  • Refunds for room and board accounts are being determined.
  • Notice Regarding the Delaware Law School Campus: As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 24th, all non-essential businesses in Delaware are ordered to close. All Delawareans are to stay at home whenever possible, subject to Governor Carney’s stay-at-home order issued Sunday night.
  • Notice Regarding Pennsylvania Campuses: Please be aware that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf ordered that all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania must close their physical locations as of 8 p.m. on Friday, March 20th to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Beginning on Saturday, March 21, absolutely no Widener students, faculty, or staff outside of university-identified life-sustaining personnel may be present on our Pennsylvania campuses at any time until further notice.

Law School & University Operations

  • Day-to-day operations will continue for our staff and faculty. Where possible, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to work from home. We do encourage everyone to maintain social distancing protocol and use Zoom and the phone wherever possible. Faculty may also use laboratories and classrooms to deliver their courses online. For more information, visit “Keep Working” on MyWidener developed by ITS for information on technology or virtual meetings.
  • Remote access needs - ITS will be providing VPN access to employees who need to access Colleague and Informer and is approving people taking their desktop computers home only in the case of specialized software needs. If faculty or staff need to make special arrangements, please contact Eric Behrens or John Ktchen in ITS
  • Beginning Monday, March 16th, the Admissions Office is temporarily closed and the  staff is working remotely.  If you need assistance from the Admissions Office staff please contact them at 302-477-2703 or [email protected] and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. 
  • The law library will be closed starting Monday, March 16th until further notice. Further information about library services during the closure is available for both students and faculty
  • The health of our staff and faculty is essential. Please stay home and take care of yourself!
  • Until further notice, the Delaware Law School mailroom will be closed for business.
  • All university-sponsored domestic and international air travel should be canceled beginning Thursday, March 12 until further notice, unless approved by your supervisor.
  • Meetings or events of 50 or more people should be canceled or conducted electronically.

Counseling Services

  • Psychological Services: Dr. Dwinnell will be providing phone sessions for JD students on an individual basis.  Please reach out to her directly at: [email protected] to set up a time to discuss your specific circumstances or for referrals in your local area.
  • If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate assistance please contact your local Emergency Department/911; Text: START to 741741; or call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.  In Delaware you can also text DE to 741741 or call the Delaware Mobile Crisis Unit at 1-800-652-2929.

Coronavirus Pandemic Student Service and Practicum Course Program

  • Delaware Law School has created an emergency Coronavirus Pandemic Student Service and Practicum Course Program. The purpose of the Program is to utilize the skills of Delaware Law students, faculty, alumni, volunteer legal services organizations, and attorneys willing to dedicate pro bono legal services, to serve those in dire need of assistance due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, and to provide curricular educational opportunities and extracurricular service opportunities to Delaware Law School students. Learn More

FAQs:

Q: What is the status of classes?

A: All face-to-face classes will be suspended beginning Thursday, March 12. They will resume electronically beginning Thursday, March 19 and will continue in this manner to the end of the spring semester. Additional information about how classes will proceed will be forthcoming from your professors.

Q: What about exams?

A: Information about how exams will be handled is forthcoming.

Q: Should I come to campus?

A: Unless you are designated personnel, you should not come to campus.

Q: What is the status of events?

A: Effective immediately and until further notice, the Delaware Law School will cancel or postpone most non-essential major extracurricular or social events. Please monitor additional announcements from particular event sponsors for additional updates.

Q: What about commencement?

A: Due to extenuating circumstances caused by COVID-19, the May 2020 commencement ceremony for the Widener University Delaware Law School has been postponed until 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 4, 2020.

While we recognize and share in the disappointment of this announcement, this decision will safeguard the health and well-being of our graduates, their guests, and the Widener Delaware Law School community.

We will be providing additional announcements soon on the venue for the December 4 Delaware Law School commencement.  We understand that some international students and other students may not be able to attend, and we will provide opportunities to participate “virtually” for those not able to attend in person.

While the Delaware Law School is physically closed at this time pursuant to the directives of state authorities, we continue to function remotely, and to that end will be adopting appropriate protocols to ensure that degrees and transcripts are available to our graduating students as expeditiously as reasonably possible, once final grades are completed, to ensure that graduates may proceed with their bar admission and/or employment processes.  Many bar authorities have already relaxed some of the formalities connected to such documentation, accepting those documents in electronic format generated by law schools.

Q: What is the status of ITAP (Intensive Trial Advocacy Program)?

A: In light of the Widener University coronavirus precautions, the Delaware Law School has cancelled the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (“ITAP”) scheduled for May 2020. The ITAP program falls within the ambit of the University-wide cancellation of in-person instruction for the remainder of the academic term.

Please Note: Our Trial Admissions Program (TAP) is a conditional admissions program for select applicants and is unrelated to ITAP. At this time, we intend to proceed with TAP as planned beginning on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. If any changes are made to TAP, applicants will be notified directly by the Admissions Office via email.

Spring 2020 Phone Directory

Download the 2020 Spring Phone Card (pdf) if you need to find a specific contact number to reach. Please be aware that not all offices may be able to respond immediately.

Additional Resource Links:

Widener University Coronavirus Information Page

Delaware Department of Health and Human Services Coronavirus Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus Information


Change Log:

10/23 at 12:52 p.m. Added Dean's announcement regarding Spring 2021 reopening plans
08/17 at 6:05 p.m. Added link to Widener University's Positive COVID-19 cases by campus
07/28 at 1:51 p.m. Added Dean's Letter to Students - Revised Plan on Opening for the Fall 2020 Semester
06/22 at 9:45 a.m. Added Dean's Fall 2020 Announcement and Guidance
05/29 at 3:30 p.m. Added information about CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
05/12 at 4:58 p.m. Added section about Coronavirus Pandemic Student Service and Practicum Course Program.
04/06 at 5:17 p.m. Added Information about commencement and Dean's Message regarding commencement.
03/23 at 10:10 a.m. Added information about the mail room closure under Law School and University Operations.
03/23 at 10:08 a.m. Updated information about Governor Carney's decision to close non-essential businesses under Housing and Campus Life.
03/20 at 3:08 p.m. Added additional information and links for library services under Law School and University Operations.
03/20 at 12:29 p.m. Added notification regarding complete closure of Pennsylvania campuses to non-life-sustaining personnel under Law School and University Operations.
03/19 at 10:48 a.m. Added section about the updated Spring 2020 Grading Policy.
03/17 at 2:02 p.m. Added information about TAP program under Academics.
03/17 at 12:55 p.m. Added clarification about TAP program to the FAQ question about ITAP.
03/17 at 12:38 p.m. Made adjustments to faculty and staff procedures under Law School and University Operations.
03/16 at 12:50 p.m. Added additional ITS information about remote access under Law School and University Operations.
03/13 at 4:05 p.m. Added Spring 2020 Phone Directory as well as Admissions Office info to Law School and University Operations.
03/13 at 2:33 p.m. Added information about ITAP cancellation
03/13 at 2:12 p.m. Added additional information for faculty and staff under Law School and University Operations.
03/13 at 2:08 p.m. Added page navigation.
03/13 at 10:46 a.m. Updated with counseling information.
03/13 at 9:30 a.m. Updated with message from Dean Smolla to student