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Welcome to Drexel! 3 steps and you're here!

Drexel Preview Online Graphic  Orientation Graphic  New Student Days Graphic  Fall Classes Begin Graphic 

Step 1. Complete the Drexel Preview Online

Drexel Preview Online Website

Drexel Preview Online is your online resource for getting started at Drexel University. The Drexel Preview website includes videos, check-lists, and other important information that will guide you through everything you need to do before classes begin.

Complete the Drexel Preview before attending Orientation.

Step 2. Pre-register & Attend Orientation

Orientation is an on-campus event where new students and families are able to meet each other and other members of the Drexel community. Workshops presented at Orientation offer a comprehensive overview of the Drexel experience that equips new students and families with the tools necessary to make a successful transition to Drexel.

We offer several different Orientation sessions for specific student populations. Select the Orientation session that most applies to you.

Summer Orientation
undergraduate, domestic, freshman, fall start
July 7-August 5 
Transfer Student Orientation
undergraduate, domestic, transfer, veteran, fall start
August 8
Graduate Student Orientation
graduate, domestic, international, transfer, veteran, fall start
September 12 
Fall Orientation
undergraduate, domestic, international, freshman, transfer, veteran, fall start
September 16-17
Winter Orientation
undergraduate, domestic, international, transfer, veteran, winter start
January 2, 2015 
Spring Orientation
undergraduate, domestic, international, transfer, veteran, spring start
March 23-29, 2015 

Please review the list of student population terms below:

Student Population Terms

  • Undergraduate: Students in academic programs up to the level of a bachelor's degree.
  • Graduate: Students in academic programs including professional, master's, or doctorate degrees.
  • Domestic: Students classified as U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • International: Students who hold F-1 or J-1 visas to study in the U.S.
  • Freshman: First-time college students.
  • Transfer: Students who completed a minimum of 24 college credits from a regionally accredited institution and will be transferring those credits to Drexel.  
  • Term Start:The first academic term in which students plan to enroll (fall, winter, spring).

Step 3. Arrive early for New Student Days

New Student Days Website

Detailed New Student Days information will be available in early May.

New Student Days is the official welcome week for new students entering Drexel in the fall term. New Student Days events allow students to build relationships with others who are in the same academic program and who live in their community. 

Several academic programs require students to attend specific events throughout the week. Please visit the New Student Days website for more information about specific requirements. 

Fall Classes Begin: Monday, Sept. 22

Welcome Back Week Website

Welcome Back Week events continue throughout week 1 of the spring & fall terms, including Activities Unlimited (Wednesday, April 2), Drexel Night at Citizen's Bank Park (Friday, Sep. 26), and Campus Philly College Day (Saturday, Sep. 27).

Contact Information:

Orientation Hotline: 215.895.1451
Twitter: @DrexelNSO