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Winter Orientation

Friday, January 4, 2013

7:30 AM-2:00 PM

Welcome to Drexel University! All full-time undergraduate students are required to attend New Student Orientation on January 4, 2013.

New Student Orientation (NSO) at Drexel University is an opportunity for new students and families to become connected to the Drexel community. Orientation is a comprehensive overview of the Drexel student experience. Both new students and families are welcome to attend Orientation, as it presents information that responds to each population's unique needs. By attending Orientation, students will meet other new and returning students and develop a clear understanding of what to expect when classes begin.
New Student and Family Program hotlines are open between 8 AM and 5 PM (EST), Monday through Friday. Please call us with any questions about New Student Orientation.


Orientation Hotline: (215) 895-1451




There is no charge for students to attend Winter Orientation. Family members are limited to two per new student.
Registration for Winter Orientation is now closed .
On-site registration will be available begining at 7:30 AM on Friday, January 4, 2013 in the first floor atrium of the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB).

Parking and lunch are provided for all registered students and family members. Parking permits were sent to all registered participants on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Please call (215) 895-1451 if you need a parking permit.

No need to bring any specific materials to Orientation unless you need to take care of financial aid, billing, or transcript issues while you’re on campus.



Tentative Schedule:


7:30 - 8:30 AM

Check-in & On-site Registration


8:30 AM - 12 PM

Workshops (Campus Safety, Student Conduct, Library & Electronic Resources, Commuter & Transfer Student Engagement, Academic Resources)


12 - 12:45 PM

Lunch & Campus Resource Fair

Student Veteran Information Session


12:45 - 2 PM

Workshops (The Drexel Co-op, Financial Aid & Billing)

Orientation ends by 2 PM for most students.


2 – 4:30 PM

Post-session Immigration Workshop for International Students

Post-session Tour of the Center City Campus for Health Sciences Students


Academic Advisor Office Hours; click below to make an appointment:


Contact Information

New Student and Family Programs

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Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB)


  • Current Students
  • Parents & Families
  • Prospective Students
  • Public
  • Staff

Special Features

  • Free Food
  • Giveaways