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Congratulations on your acceptance to Widener Law Commonwealth!  We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions by accepted applicants.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any additional questions or concerns. Email will serve as a main method of communication with you, so make sure to read all emails from Widener Law Commonwealth. If you are not already a member, request to join the incoming class Facebook group

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Does Widener Law Commonwealth have on-campus housing?
Widener Law Commonwealth does not offer on-campus housing; however, there are several apartments and townhouses nearby, a few within walking and biking distance.

What housing options are close to campus?
The Widener Law Commonwealth website provides a comprehensive list of apartments in the area (see Apartment Guide).

What is the cost for apartments?
Monthly rent varies and students are encouraged to share rent with roommates to minimize the cost. The Financial Aid Package found on the cost of attendance page includes a line for Room & Board for 9 months. This budgeted amount is sufficient for student housing.

Are apartments leased for 9 or 12 months?
It varies from apartment to apartment based on occupancy rate and other factors. Students should contact the apartment offices directly to negotiate rental terms. Many of the apartments know Widener Law Commonwealth and prefer to rent to law school students; hence, many of the nearby apartments will work with Widener Law Commonwealth students.

How can I find a roommate?
Admitted students seeking roommates may connect with other students via the Incoming Class Facebook Group, as well as utilize the Roommate Listing tab in the Apartment Guide.

Financial Aid

Will my current year income cause me to get a lower loan amount when completing FAFSA?
Please see the financial aid FAQ page for answers to financial aid questions.

Is there financial aid for Bar Prep?
Please see the financial aid FAQ page for answers to financial aid questions.


How many days do PT students attend classes?
For a typical First-year, Extended Division (PT) schedule, please visit the part-time program page.

What time do the evening classes begin and end?
The times that classes meet each day do vary slightly from year to year. However, typically evening classes begin around 6:00 pm and end around 10:00 pm.

When will I get my class schedule and first assignments?
Class schedule, assignments and book requirements will be posted on the orientation page in late July.

When and how to I buy my books?
Detailed information about textbooks will be available on the orientation page in late July. Students either purchase their books through the Widener University Bookstore online or order books from another online vendor.


Do I have to attend?
All new students are required to attend all sessions of Orientation.

What are the dates and times?
The details for Orientation Fall 2019 will be provided to students in late July. Orientation is scheduled from August 12-17.


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Contact Information

Mailing Address:
3737 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Admissions Office 
Phone: 717.541.3903
Fax: 717.541.3999
Email: [email protected] 


Financial Aid Office
Phone: 717.541.3961 
Fax: 717.541.1964 
Email[email protected] 

Bursar's Office
Diana Barraclough
University Bursar
Phone: 610.499.4161
Fax: 717.541.1964

Registrar's Office
Phone: 717.541.3904
Email: [email protected]

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Accepted Law School Applicants
featuring Associate Dean for Admissions and Administration John Benfield and Director of Admissions Tom Foley