Orientation Week Ends With Festive Activities
Web Editor - Published: August 22, 2012


Following the intense week-long Introduction to Law classes, students on both the Delaware and Harrisburg campuses had the opportunity to close out the week with some fun activities that gave them an opportunity to get to know their classmates and some of their professors before the full start of the semester on Monday, August 20th.

A fun run and a softball game between section N and Section P on Saturday, August 18th marked the close of Orientation Week on Widener Law’s Harrisburg campus.

“The third annual fun run brought together incoming students, the Dean of Students, alumni, plus two bicyclists, one baby in a jogger, and one dog. The participants ranged from some pretty serious runners to those who walked the one-mile course,” said Harrisburg Dean of Students Keith E. Sealing, who has turned the fun run into an annual event that closes Orientation Week.

The softball game was dubbed the ‘first annual’ and will likely become a yearly part of Orientation in the future. Associate Professor Michael R. Dimino, Sr., who is a licensed umpire, called the balls and strikes.

"Saturday's optional events are designed to allow our incoming students to 'blow off steam' after a rigorous four-day Orientation but also to make the point that they should strive for a healthful balance during their legal education,” added Sealing.

In Delaware, the week closed with a picnic on Friday the 17th that gave regular division students a chance to mingle with professors, faculty, and staff. Students enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs, and ice cream in the Barrister’s Club or out on the lawn. Extended division students were treated to a pizza party later that night.