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Graduate Housing FAQs

When can I see my apartment?

We are unable to offer tours of Stiles Hall. A 360 tour is available at Stiles Hall. Bedrooms are approximately 10’ x 10’.

Can you tell me my roommate contact information?

Roommate contact information can be viewed in MyHousing via DrexelOne. If you have questions regarding your roommate please email us at

Can I have packages shipped before I arrive?

We have limited space for packages and therefore cannot store packages before you arrive. Please arrange for your packages to be delivered on or after the day you arrive.

What are the rates for temporary housing?

The rate for temporary housing is $45.00 per night. Temporary Housing is only available to those temporarily attending or affiliated with Drexel University and/or Drexel College of Medicine for a period of time between 3 days and 6 weeks. A non refundable deposit will be required to reserve their room. All temporary housing residents must follow all University Housing procedures and have a valid Drexel identification card. Guests must be over the age of 21. This housing is not available to those with spouses or family. This housing is not intended for current full time Drexel students. To reserve a space please send the name of the guest, gender of the guest, check in date, and check out date to so that we can determine availability.

Can I move my furniture in early?

Your furniture must arrive when you do on your pre designated check in date.

Can I move in early because my program begins earlier than the scheduled move- in date?

Stiles Hall is aware that certain programs do not follow the traditional Drexel Semester/Quarter and therefore we accommodate students based on their program needs. Please contact Stiles Hall for any special requests.

Can I change my apartment once I get there?

The Residential Living Office staff will try to resolve any roommate conflicts, and if not we will take the appropriate steps to remedy the situation if space allows.

Can I store things in my roommate’s bedroom?

No. Furniture and personal belongings are not to be stored in the vacant room before the allotted move-in date. If you elect to make other arrangements, they must be made with your roommate(s).

Is there parking around Stiles Hall?

Drexel University does not own or affiliate with any parking lots in Center City. We suggest students not bring a car unless it is a necessity. Stiles hall is conveniently located near all modes of public transportation. Please be aware that the average cost of parking in Center City starts at approximately $175 per month. We suggest an internet search of “parking lots near 19102” to compare rates. Main campus offers parking, please visit for rates and availability. There is a shuttle between campuses if you choose to park there.

Is there a waiting list for Stiles Hall?

At this time we are no longer accepting applications for one bedroom apartments in Stiles Hall. Assignments are made once the housing deposit and application are received in the order in which the application is completed.

University Housing currently has a waitlist for furnished apartments and very limited availability in unfurnished apartments.

Can I live there with my family?

At this time Stiles Hall reserves and provides housing for single graduate and post baccalaureate students of Drexel University and Drexel College of Medicine.

Is there a deadline for housing applications for Stiles Hall?

We continue to make assignments for the 2012-2013 academic year as applications and deposits are received. Housing Applications for Fall 2013-Summer 2014 will open on March 15, 2013. Assignments are made approximately every two weeks.

Will I get my housing deposit back if I decide not to live there?

The housing deposit is not refundable once a student has completed their housing application. Students only receive a refund of their deposit if they live in housing for all terms indicated on their application.

Are there gym facilities for students who live at Stiles Hall?

Yes! Visit the Drexel Recreation Center website for more information.

What is the general size of a bedroom?

Stiles hall is made up of one, two and three bedroom apartments. The average bedroom size is 10 feet by 10 feet. The common areas vary in size. 

How do you assign roommates?

Many aspects are taken into consideration when assigning roommates. Based on your preference of a one, two or three bedroom apartment we try to match you with other students in your program. If you know someone who is also applying to live at Stiles and you would like to live with them, you will need to make sure each applicant has put on their application all preferred roommates.                            

Are utilities included?

All utilities are included in the housing rate. This includes television cable, phone and internet access as well. Laundry is not included in Stiles Hall rent.

Does Drexel University require enrollment in a meal plan if you live at Stiles?

Stiles Hall is graduate housing that is located in Center City and therefore we do not require enrollment in a meal plan. Many students on this campus take advantage of the Drexel Dragon Dollars program. This option allows anyone with a current Dragoncard to place a monetary value on the card and it can be utilized at the cafeteria located in Hahnemann Hospital. For more information visit the Drexel Dragon Dollars page.

When do I move in?

Students will receive an e-mail about three weeks prior to move-in with detailed information on the process.