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This page reports the daily status of campus public safety advisories.
This weekend, the following street closures affecting
Drexel’s University City Campus will be in effect due to the Philadelphia Marathon
– Saturday, Nov. 18, 2 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m.
– Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m.
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
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
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
11/13 – 9:30 p.m. – 3800 Spring Garden Street –
11/14 – 4:45 p.m. – 200 N. 35th Street – Robbery/cell
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
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.