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Drexel Homecoming
Schedule of Events

Spirit Week: Jan. 20-24, 2014
Homecoming: Jan. 24-26, 2014

Check back regularly for more events and updates for Homecoming 2014. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Jan. 21-24

Homecoming King & Queen Voting
Starting at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, click here to view the candidate profiles and cast your vote for your 2014 Homecoming King & Queen. Voting closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24. The winners will be announced at half time of the men’s basketball game Saturday at the DAC.

Monday, Jan. 20

MLK Day

Martin Luther King Day of Service
Use your day off from Drexel as a "day-on" and show your Drexel spirit by giving back to the surrounding community. The Lindy Center for Civic Engagement is promoting a number of community service events for MLK Day of Service that are available throughout the Philadelphia area. Free SEPTA tokens are available to students who sign up for a service event. Stop by the Lindy Center located at 3210 Cherry St. by Friday, Jan. 17 to pick up tokens.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Homecoming Bonfire and Pep Rally - CANCELLED due to inclement weather
7-9 p.m., Race Street Lawn
Sponsored by the Drexel University Student Alumni Association, Drexel University Alumni Association, Drexel Senior Experience and Office of Student Leadership Development & Traditions
Wear your blue and gold garb all day and swing by the second annual Homecoming Bonfire & Pep Rally to show off your dragon pride for a chance to win some cool prizes, including VIP tickets to the Homecoming Dance Party. Meet the members of the Homecoming court and vote for this year’s Homecoming king and queen. There will be giveaways, s’mores and hot chocolate provided throughout the event along with music, entertainment and more. For more info, visit facebook.com/DrexelSAA.

Thursday, Jan. 23

Drexel Sports Professionals Networking Dinner
6:15 p.m., Behrakis Grand Hall
Sponsored by the Good Idea Fund
Presenters will include 41-year Philadelphia sports public announcer Dan Baker, Christine Long of the Phillies, Aron Kennedy of the Eagles, and professionals from the 76ers, Flyers and Union. Presenters will speak about their jobs and educational background over dinner with time for one-­on-­one networking with students at the end of the evening. Internship opportunities will be presented to Drexel students throughout the event. Tickets are free to all undergraduate Drexel students and are available online prior to the event.
To reserve tickets, visit www.DrexelSportsDinner.com or email Brett Axler at brett.n.axler@drexel.edu.

Friday, Jan. 24

Fraternity & Sorority Life Alumni Leadership Reception (invitation only)
6 p.m.
Hosted by Mr. Jim Tucker, Senior Vice President and David A. Ruth, Dean of Students
Please join us for an evening of fellowship as we honor you, the alumni leaders and volunteers for Drexel fraternities and sororities.

Crystal Ball 

Crystal Ball - SOLD OUT
7-10 p.m., Simeone Automotive Museum
Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board
Get ready to look your best at the Annual Crystal Ball! This year's theme is 007 - Class, Cars, & Casino Royale. We will be dancing the night away at the Simeone Automotive Museum where over 60 of the rarest and most significant racing sports cars are found. Each of these cars are worth between $10 and $20 million. The Simeone Automotive Museum is frequently visited by celebrities such as Jay Leno and Mario Andretti. We will be celebrating the classiest spy with the best taste in cars - James Bond 007. Although Crystal Ball is semi-formal attire, feel free to sport black tie or a sleek gown to look your best. For more information about Simeone Automotive Museum, visit http://simeonemuseum.org/. Tickets are $30 per student or $50 per couple and on sale now. Transportation is provided for this event. Buses will begin to depart Drexel from outside of the DAC beginning 6:15 p.m. and will begin departures from Simeone Automotive Museum at 10:30 p.m. For more information, visit drexelcab.com/events/tickets or email cab@drexel.edu.

Saturday, Jan. 25

Window Decorating Contest
Recreation Center Lobby
Check out the school spirit of Drexel’s student organization’s and independent teams as they decorate the Rec Center windows throughout the week. Winners will be announced online and will receive cash prizes.

Back to the DAC 2014: DAC Pack Alumni & Fans Homecoming Reunion
3 p.m., Daskalakis Athletic Center (DAC)
Join the Alumni Association for the DAC Pack Alumni Reunion at Homecoming! Hang out in the Dragon Room before the game and at halftime, and reminisce with fellow DAC Pack alumni and fans. There, you'll enjoy wraps, sides, snacks, cookies, soft drinks, beer and wine. Gather on the bleachers in reserved seating at the North Gym for a group photograph at 3 p.m. and sing the "Drexel Fight Song" as we celebrate its 75th anniversary this year! You make Drexel one of the toughest places to play in the league, so come out, show your Dragon pride and cheer on the men's basketball team as they take on the William & Mary Tribe.

Tickets:

  • Adult pass with game ticket: $15
  • Adult alumni reunion only (no game ticket): $10
  • Children 12 & under (with ticket): $10

Find out more and register for this event with Alumni Relations.

Men’s Basketball vs. William & Mary
4 p.m., Daskalakis Athletic Center (DAC)
Alumni, family and friends are invited to “PACK the DAC!” and spend the day on campus!  For Drexel Basketball ticket information, please call 1-866-4-DREXEL or go to drexeltickets.com. Come out and enjoy a free Homecoming promotional giveaway courtesy of Drexel Athletics and Student Affairs.

Alumni - Take advantage of an exclusive ticket package which includes a game ticket and reserved alumni seating in the North Gym section, an Alumni Association giveaway item and a concession voucher! Tickets: Adults - $12; children under 12 - $5 Find out more and purchase your ticket through Alumni Relations.

Drexel Homecoming Dance Party

Homecoming Dance Party
7:30 p.m. doors open – The Armory
To kick off 2014, the Dragon Concert Series along with Student Affairs, Lebow College of Business, SAFAC and Drexel Traditions are bringing you the hottest dance party of the year, with victoriously earth-rattling performances from some of the fiercest artists in the game. Get ready for a twerk-inducing night to remember as Schoolboy Q, Carnage, Griz, and Trinidad Jame$ rock Drexel's campus. Tickets are on sale now at dhdp14.com. Pre-sale prices available online until Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 9 p.m.

Tickets (pre-sale available until Wednesday, Jan. 15 until 9 p.m.:

  • Students - $5 pre-sale, $10 general admission, $25 VIP
  • Drexel Alumni - $10 pre-sale, $20 general admission, $30 VIP
  • Guests* - $15 pre-sale, $25 general admission, $40 VIP

*Limit of 2 guests per Drexel student. 18+ only, valid ID required and must enter with Drexel student.

DHDP14 Important Ticket Holder Information

Sunday, Jan. 26

Women’s Basketball vs. Northeastern
2 p.m., Daskalakis Athletic Center (DAC)
Alumni, family and friends are invited to “PACK the DAC!” and spend the day on campus! For Drexel Basketball ticket information, please call 1-866-4-DREXEL or go to drexeltickets.com. Come out and enjoy a free Homecoming promotional giveaway courtesy of Drexel Athletics and Student Affairs.

Alumni - Take advantage of an exclusive ticket package which includes a game ticket and reserved alumni seating in the North Gym section, an Alumni Association giveaway item and a concession voucher! Tickets: Adults - $10; children under 12 - $3 Find out more and purchase your ticket through Alumni Relations

Wrestling vs. Army
6 p.m. reception/7 p.m. match, Daskalakis Athletic Center (DAC)
The Drexel Veterans Alumni Network (DVAN) invites all Drexel veteran students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to support the Drexel wrestling team as they take on the cadets from West Point.  A reception will begin at 6 p.m. and head coach Matt Azevedo will be giving a pre-match “chalk talk.” Register online here.