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Campus & Community

Celebrating A.J.'s 189th

September 21, 2015

This year is the 189th anniversary of Anthony J. Drexel's birth.

To commemorate it, the Drexel University Alumni Association and the Drexel Fund brought 700 of the newest Dragons out Monday (the day after Drexel's actually birthday) to celebrate in the sunshine.

Students donned blue and gold mustaches to bear a closer resemblance to the mustachioed birthday boy, took part in a scavenger hunt and ate free Little Baby's Ice Cream out on Perelman Plaza. 

For the first-year students, it was another part of Welcome Week, which is designed to get new students familiar with the campus that will be their home for the next several years.

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Some of the balloons that were put around campus announcing the birthday celebration. Photo by Ola Baldych.
Some of the balloons that were put around campus announcing the birthday celebration. Photo by Ola Baldych.

A student writing out his wishes for his time at Drexel on a banner decorated with cakes before a portrait of the University's founder, Anthony J. Drexel. Photo by Ola Baldych.
A student writing out his wishes for his time at Drexel on a banner decorated with cakes before a portrait of the University's founder, Anthony J. Drexel. Photo by Ola Baldych.
 

New student writing out wishes for her time living and learning at Drexel. Photo by Ola Baldych.
New student writing out wishes for her time living and learning at Drexel. Photo by Ola Baldych.
 

A pair of new students enjoying ice cream on Perelman Plaza in celebration of Anthony J. Drexel's birthday. Photo by Ola Baldych.
A pair of new students enjoying ice cream on Perelman Plaza in celebration of Anthony J. Drexel's birthday. Photo by Ola Baldych.
 

Some of the 700 students who came out to celebrate Anthony J. Drexel's birthday in an event hosted by the Drexel University Alumni Association and the Drexel Fund. Photo by Ola Baldych.
Some of the 700 students who came out to celebrate Anthony J. Drexel's birthday in an event hosted by the Drexel University Alumni Association and the Drexel Fund. Photo by Ola Baldych.
  

A group of students sporting A.J. Drexel mustaches in Drexel blue. Photo by Ola Baldych.
A group of students sporting A.J. Drexel mustaches in Drexel blue. Photo by Ola Baldych.
 

A pair of students waiting for ice cream, one taking advantage of the mustaches made available to students. Photo by Ola Baldych.
A pair of students waiting for ice cream, one taking advantage of the mustaches made available to students. Photo by Ola Baldych.

 

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