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Frequently Asked Questions

What dates are the residence halls available in the summer?

Conference season in the summer usually begins the 3rd week of June and continues through August.

Do the residence halls have air-conditioning?

Every residential room/suite has a self-regulating air conditioning and heating unit.

Is parking available?

Parking on Drexel-owned surface lots and in the garage is available during the summer months. For more information about parking locations at Drexel, please click here. To request parking for your conference, please email conferences@drexel.edu.

How can I find the rates for renting rooms and meeting space?

Please contact Conference Services at 215-895-0373 or email conferences@drexel.edu for more information on our rates. You may also submit your Request for Proposal online.

What food options do you offer to your conference guests?

Drexel Dining Services specializes in custom Catering Services for your conference, including buffet-style dining, specialty boxed lunches, receptions, and snacks.

Where can I do local grocery shopping?

Located in University City, Drexel University is within walking distance of a variety of grocery and convenience stores. 

The Fresh Grocer, 40th and Walnut Streets

Trader Joes, 21st and Market Streets (entrance off 21st Street)

Drexel Farmers Market, Drexel Business Services hosts a farmer's market every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.on the University City Main Campus, rain or shine.

Clark Park Farmers Market, located at 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue, the hours of operation are from 10am-2pm on Saturdays and 3-7pm on Thursdays from May through November. From December through April, the Market is open on Saturdays from 10am-1pm.

What banks and ATMs are located near Drexel University?

Ross Commons - TDBank ATM
34th Street and Powelton Avenue

Main Building - TDBank ATM
32nd and Chestnut Streets

Creese Student Center - TDBank ATM
Chestnut Street between 32nd and 33rd Streets

7 Eleven – CitiBank ATM
34th and Lancaster Avenues

Sovereign Bank
32nd and Market Streets

Citizens Bank
34th Street between Walnut and Sansom Streets

PNC Bank
3535 Market Street

Wachovia Bank ATM at 30th Street Station
30th and Market Streets

WaWa Food Market – PNC ATM
38th and Spruce Streets
36th and Chestnut Streets

What Type of Public Transportation is Available around Drexel University?

Drexel University is two blocks from 30th Street Station, which offers all local and regional rail lines - Amtrak, SEPTA, NJ Transit, and ground transportation. Guests can take Amtrak or NJ Transit to New Jersey or New York City; or they can take a regional rail line to various destinations in the Philadelphia suburbs, New Jersey and Delaware.

There are two different SEPTA subway stops on Drexel's Main Campus. The Market-Frankford Line (the blue line) picks up at 34th and Market Streets. This line goes west towards 69th Street Station and North-East to the Frankford Transportation Center. The Market-Frankford line also connects to the Broad-Street Line which travels North-South throughout Center City. The Trolley/Subway Surface Line (Green Line) takes guests from Center City to West Philadelphia.

There are a few bus stops on Drexel's Main Campus that take commuters to locations around the city. Visit www.septa.org for more information on bus route and schedules and Center City Ground Transportation.

How would you recommend getting from the Philadelphia International Airport to Drexel’s Main Campus?

We recommend the following two options:

Take a taxi from the airport to your final destination on Drexel’s campus. You will be charged a flat rate of $26.25 plus tip (one way) from the airport to Center City/Drexel’s Campus. For more information on taxi service and ground transportation service providers from the Philadelphia International Airport, click here.

The R1 Airport Regional Rail Line picks up at the pedestrian bridges and commercial roadway (outside the baggage claim area) at the Philadelphia International Airport. A ticket on the R1 costs $7 one way and it will take approximately 15-20 minutes to get to 30th Street Station. For more information and train schedules, click here. From 30th Street Station, we recommend walking or taking a short cab ride to your final destination.

If I want to receive mail and packages while I am living in conference housing, how should those items be addressed?

All mail and packages must be addressed as follows:
NAME OF GUEST, “CONFERENCE GUEST“
NAME OF GROUP
Address of Hall (See addresses below)
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Sample:
John Doe, CONFERENCE GUEST
Dragon Summer Program
203 N. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Please do not write the name of the hall, just the address.
All Mail and packages have “Conference Guest” written in the address; Mail that is not addressed correctly may be returned to sender. Mail that arrives prior to guest arrival or after the guest has departed may be returned to sender.

Hall Addresses are as follows:
Towers Hall Address: 101 N. 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Kelly Hall Address: 203 N. 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Race Street Residences Address: 3300 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Millennium Hall Address: 223 N. 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Any mail or packages that are not addressed as such will be returned to sender.