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Driving and Traffic

As we welcome you to Drexel University for the new academic year, please review the parking and traffic patterns established to aide in your move. We have partnered with Drexel Public Safety, Parking Services, and the City of Philadelphia to ensure the move-in process is as smooth as possible!

Note that you cannot always rely upon internet-based direction services as Philadelphia streets, which are normally two-way, will be operated as one-way to further assist in the move-in process.

Notes on Traffic

  • Please be patient! There are approximately 4,500 students moving into nine residential facilities on the University City Campus during the Move-In week. As an urban campus, activity around our residential buildings may be impacted by Philadelphia events, activities, and traffic. We've done our best to limit traffic near our campus by partnering with the City of Philadelphia and our neighbors.
  • Although Arch Street is normally a two-way street, during the move-in process, Drexel University Police will be operating this street as single-way. Traffic will be routed down these two streets from 33rd Street and empty on 34th Street. Please see the map below for additional details.
  • Race Street is normally closed to vehicular traffic but will be open during the move-in process. Traffic will be routed as a one way street (from 33rd Street to 34th Street), heading west.
  • Cherry Street is a one-way street from 33rd to 34th Street. Please be aware of all temporary parking signs in place.
  • Parking is available at the Drexel University Parking Garage (34th and Ludlow, marked on the map below) until 10:00PM on each move-in day at no charge. Please ensure you have a parking placard, which will be provided by the Drexel University Police Department when you arrive to your residence hall. There is a limit of one car per family in the Parking Garage.


Towers Hall

Proceed up 33rd Street from Market Street. Turn left onto Arch Street. Unload in front of Towers Hall. Then, turn left onto 34th Street and proceed to the Parking Garage by turning left on 34th street then left on Ludlow Street.


Calhoun Hall

Proceed up 33rd Street from Market Street. Turn left onto Arch Street. Unload in front of Calhoun Hall. Then, turn left onto 34th Street and proceed to the Parking Garage by turning left on 34th street then left on Ludlow Street.


Kelly Hall

Proceed up 33rd Street from Market Street. Turn left onto Race Street. Unload in front of Kelly Hall. Then, turn left onto 34th Street and proceed to the Parking Garage by turning left on 34th street then left on Ludlow Street.


Myers Hall

Proceed up 33rd Street from Market Street. Turn left onto Race Street. Unload in front of Myers Hall. Then, turn left onto 34th Street and proceed to the Parking Garage by turning left on 34th street then left on Ludlow Street.


Race Street Residences

Proceed up 33rd Street from Market Street. Turn left onto Cherry Street. Unload in front of Race Street Hall. Then, turn left onto 34th Street and proceed to the Parking Garage by turning left on 34th street then left on Ludlow Street.


Van Rensselaer

Proceed up 33rd Street from Market Street. Turn left onto Powelton Avenue. Unload in front of Van Rensselaer Hall. Then, turn left onto 34th Street and proceed to the Parking Garage by turning left on 34th street then left on Ludlow Street


Millennium Hall

Proceed up 33rd Street from Market Street. Turn left onto Powelton Avenue.

Turn left onto "Spangler Walk," a pedestrian sidewalk located just before Van Rensselaer Hall. Follow directions by officers and unload on this sidewalk.

Once complete, follow the sidewalk south, turn right onto Race Street, and then left onto 34th Street. Proceed to the Drexel University Parking Garage.


North Hall

Proceed up 33rd Street from Market Street. Turn right onto Race Street. Unload in front of North Hall. Then, turn right onto 32nd Street and proceed to the Parking Garage by turning left on 34th street then left on Ludlow Street


Caneris Hall

Proceed up 32nd Street from Market Street. Turn right into Parking Lot (Parking Lot "S") located between Caneris and University Crossings.

Note that Lot S will be for unloading / loading only and not for parking! Once your car is unloaded, move it to the Drexel University Parking Garage and park at no charge until 10 p.m.

There is a privately operated parking lot, Parkway, located next to Caneris Hall. Students and families who park in this lot will pay any posted rates. This is not a Drexel University parking lot.


University Crossings

Please note that the 32nd Street entrance of University Crossings will be closed through the month of September due to building construction. Residents can enter and exit the building on 31st Street (also known as “JFK”) where a ramp will be provided for move-in support.

There is a privately operated parking lot, Parkway, located next to Caneris Hall. Students and families who park in this lot will pay any posted rates. This is not a Drexel University parking lot.