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Graduate Student Orientation

New students at orientation

Welcome to Drexel University! The Graduate College along with the faculty, professional staff and current graduate students of Drexel are thrilled to have you join us for your graduate studies. The Graduate College hosts orientation events including welcome receptions and programs to help you prepare for your graduate studies, acclimate to the graduate community, and learn more about the academic, social and cultural resources available at Drexel.

Drexel Welcome Week

Welcome Week provides you with hundreds (yes, hundreds!) of events and activities to choose from, to help you find your home here at Drexel. You will have the chance to meet faculty, staff, and current students during the week-long orientation, as well as learn the ins and outs of Drexel and the city of Philadelphia. Welcome Week takes place each fall in September prior to the beginning of classes.

Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate student orientation is programming specifically created for new graduate students at the masters and doctoral level. It includes an administrative welcome, social activities and an expo of campus and community resources to prepare you for a great start at Drexel.

A separate orientation session is held for students in the College of Nursing and Health Professions on the Center City campus.

International Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming F1 international graduate students and includes information on US immigration policy changes, travel information and other resources specifically for new international students.

Full orientation schedules will be available prior to each orientation period

New Student Resources

We strongly encourage you to utilize the DragonCard office's online photo submission feature prior to arriving on campus and recommend you pick up your DragonCard before orientation. Please also visit Drexel's Information Resources and Technology's new accounts page to gain access to your computer and email accounts.