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Housing and Dining

University Housing and Dining

A well-nourished Drexel Dragon is a successful one — which is exactly what University housing and dining strives for. With opportunities such as connecting with peers while living in campus housing to to socializing with mentors and friends in one of many on-campus eateries, our students receive a supportive experience.

Housing and Residential Living

Living on campus is a big part of the college experience. Each of Drexel's residence halls has its own distinctive features and amenities, but all of them offer common recreation and study lounges, kitchens, and laundry facilities. Individual rooms are equipped to provide personal telephone service, cable television, and Internet access. The residence halls and floors organize regular events, activities, and study sessions with assistance from the professional residential staff and resident assistants living in each hall. Freshmen who do not live with a parent or guardian are required to reside on campus. Sophomore students are required to live in University housing, University-approved housing, or University-affiliated housing.

Each of Drexel’s nine residence halls has its own distinctive features, including different room layouts and amenities. Drexel's residence halls include: Caneris Hall, Kelly Hall, Millennium Hall, Myers Hall, North Hall, Race Hall, Towers Hall, and Van Resselaer Hall.

Drexel also offers residential learning communities, which can enhance your academic experience at Drexel by connecting you with other students in your academic college or special interest group. These learning communities make it easier to meet people and form study groups or work on projects. Each community is assigned to a specific area in a residence hall with a central common area, and organizes its own social and academic activities. Past learning communities have included: Business, Computing and Informatics, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Honors, Liberty Scholars, Media Arts & Design, and Nursing and Health Professions.

University Housing

Residential Living


Drexel Campus Dining offers a variety of options, from the Handschumacher Dining Center with its themed food stations and all-you-care-to-eat meals to quick meals, snacks, and coffee at the likes of Creese Café, Northside Dining Terrace, Ross Commons, and Starbucks.

No matter what you’re hungry for, Drexel makes it easy to pay for your meals. Just use your DragonCard to access Meal Swipes, Dining Dollars, and Dragon Dollars. More information about dining plans can be found on the Campus Dining site. To see a full list of locations that accept Dragon Dollars, Dining Dollars, or Meal Swipes, visit the Drexel Dining and Retail Corridors page.

Campus Dining