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Mario the Magnificent

What’s on Tap for Welcome Week 2017

There are more than 250 events happening during Welcome Week, as Drexel’s freshman class comes to campus and the University kicks into gear for the fall term. Check out all the best opportunities to eat, play, learn and more.
Drexel University's programmable backpacks for the incoming class of freshmen.

Drexel’s Incoming Freshman Class, By the Numbers

Meet the class of Drexel’s incoming freshmen — they come from 41 states and 66 countries and they’re ready to start their Drexel experience. 
Drexel University President John Fry speaks at Drexel's 2017 Convocation.

Drexel Celebrates Convocation With an Eye on the Power of Truth

Drexel University kicked off the new academic year with attention paid to the critical role of a higher-education institution in challenging times.
Nina Henderson '72 is a Drexel trustee and alumna who recently endowed the provost position at the University.

Drexel Trustee and Alumna Nina Henderson Endows Provost Position

Nina Henderson, a Drexel alumna and longtime trustee, recently endowed the position of the provost at the University.
Rosalind Remer, founding executive director of the Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships.

With $3 Million Gift to Drexel, Lenfest Foundation to Fund Student Co-op Jobs in Cultural Nonprofits

With a $3 million gift to Drexel University, the Lenfest Foundation will fund paid cooperative education jobs for students in the nonprofit cultural sector. In recognition of this generous gift, the University will name its Center for Cultural Partnerships in honor of Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest. The Center was established in 2015 to fortify cultural institutions like museums, libraries and historical societies and make their offerings and experiences more accessible to Drexel students.

Chesterbrook Academy

President Fry Helps Celebrate New On-Campus Preschool at Ribbon-Cutting

To help mark the opening of the first preschool on Drexel University’s campus, President John Fry joined community leaders for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.
Freshmen at Drexel University's 2017 Welcome Week kick-off event at the Franklin Institute.

Drexel’s Record-Breaking Freshman Class Settles in on Campus

This past weekend, Drexel’s record-breaking number of freshman students officially moved in to Drexel’s University City Campus.

the logo for the Eagles Autism Challenge

A.J. Drexel Autism Institute to Benefit from Landmark Eagles Autism Challenge

For the first time, the Philadelphia Eagles will hold a bike ride and 5k run/walk to raise money for autism research efforts, and the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute was named as one of the benefitting partners.
Drexel University ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 rankings for best colleges.

Drexel Gains in 2018 ‘U.S. News’ Rankings

For the 10th year in a row, Drexel University has placed in the top 100 “Best National Universities” category, and this year advanced from its 2017 standing.
The Pennoni Honors College's annual symposium is built around the theme of community.

Pennoni’s Yearlong Symposium Takes a Closer Look at Community

The Pennoni Honors College is planning a year full of courses, events and conversations with special guests exploring the different ways to think about and understand the concept of community.
elementary school

Drexel Helps Alain Locke School Join City's Roster of Community Schools

With support from Drexel University, the Alain Locke School will become the 12th school to enter Philadelphia’s Community School Initiative. The program, which will be funded through Drexel’s West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood grant, will provide after-school, family and community programing at the school. 
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — August

Catch up on all of the news that happened this past month and the events that are planned for September — including, most importantly, Employee Appreciation Fest.
Chesterbrook

Chesterbrook Academy at Drexel to Open on Campus

Located on the first two floors of Vue 32 at 32nd and Race streets, Chesterbrook Academy at Drexel is opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 18.