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Campus Safety Notices

This page reports the daily status of campus public safety advisories.

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Public Safety Advisory - Traffic Advisory - Street Closures for Philadelphia Marathon

11/16/2017 2:15PM

This weekend, the following street closures affecting Drexel’s University City Campus will be in effect due to the Philadelphia Marathon and Half-Marathon:

CLOSED – Saturday, Nov. 18, 2 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m.

  • Walnut Street from 6th to 33rd streets
  • 33rd Street from Chestnut Street to Spring Garden Street

CLOSED – Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m.

  • Chestnut Street from 6th to 34th streets
  • 34th Street from Chestnut Street to Girard Ave
  • I-76W, exit 345, Chestnut Street

Entrance to the Drexel Parking Garage on Sunday, Nov. 19, will be accessible on Ludlow Street via 33rd and Market Streets.

Please review the City of Philadelphia’s complete list of road closures for more information about how the races will impact traffic in Center City and along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Advice for Drivers Traveling by Route I-76

Saturday, Nov. 18: If travelling to campus via I-76 westbound, take Exit 346A (South Street – left exit) and drive west on Spruce Street to N. 38th Street. Turn right onto N. 38th Street, then right onto Market Street. Turn right on 34th Street and then left on Ludlow Street to access the parking garage. If traveling via I-76 eastbound, take Exit 346B to University Avenue (stay right) and continue straight to N. 38th Street. Turn right onto Market Street to access the garage on Ludlow Street via 34th and Market.

Sunday, Nov. 19: If traveling to campus via I-76 westbound, take Exit 346A (South Street – left exit), turn right onto 33rd Street, and then left onto Ludlow Street to access the garage.  

Drexel University advises students, faculty, professional staff and visitors to expect delays and detours when traveling through the areas impacted by these events and to walk or use public transportation whenever possible.​​

Public Safety Advisory - Timely Warning - Recent Crime Patterns

11/15/2017 9:30AM

Drexel Police are advising the campus community of a continuing pattern of crime incidents in the University City area. In each incident below, multiple juveniles approached the victim(s) simultaneously to commit the crimes; a similar pattern was reported in a Timely Warning issued last month. The most recent incidents occurred on the following dates:

10/31  –  8 p.m. – 500 N. 35th Street – Robbery/cell phone taken

11/13 – 9:30 p.m. – 3800 Spring Garden Street – Aggravated Assault

11/14 – 4:45 p.m. – 200 N. 35th Street – Robbery/cell phone taken

Drexel University Police and the Philadelphia Police Department are continuing to investigate these matters, although no arrests have been made.

Drexel Public Safety encourages students, faculty and professional staff to be alert, take precautions, and report crimes and suspicious activities. Your efforts to stay well informed and take preventive action will help in maintaining the safest possible environment on Drexel’s campuses.

Police are reminding everyone to be aware of their surroundings, to not have cell phones and other valuables visible, and to walk with others when possible. Members of the Drexel community may call Public Safety for a walking escort at 215.895.2222 or use the Drexel Guardian app. Visit the Public Safety website for crime prevention and awareness tips.

This communication is prepared as part of the Timely Warning requirement of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1990. This federal law requires a general communication to the campus community of all crimes reported to campus or local police departments that may pose a threat to the campus community.

Any suspicious activity should immediately be reported to Philadelphia police by calling 911 or to Drexel police by calling 215.895.2222.