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Our Residential Communities

First-Year Experience (Caneris, Kelly, Millennium, Myers, North, Towers, Van Rensselaer Halls, and Race Street Residences)

For first-year communities, students receive support as they transition into college. Through intentional events such as building-wide dinners and floor trips into the city, first-year students begin to feel connected to the campus and Philadelphia. All first-year residential students also have the opportunity to join their building hall council and gain valuable leadership skills.

First-year residence halls are buildings where new students find their place at Drexel. The Resident Assistants (RAs), along with Residential Desk Coordinators (RDCs), and Desk Assistants (DAs) work to create a comprehensive and diverse first-year experience. This happens through weekly events coordinated by RAs, casual interactions, and hall-wide events designed to bring residents together (Thanksgiving dinners, open mic events, athletic competitions, etc.). RAs in first-year residence halls work to connect residents to each other and to the Drexel community in order to help residents successfully transition into college.

Learn more about Freshman Housing Options and our Residence Hall Options.

College Learning Communities (Myers, and Millennium Halls)

Residents have the option of living in one of the College Learning Communities (CLC), where students with similar interests live together and have the opportunity to connect and extend their learning beyond the realms of the classroom. CLC RAs strive to integrate academic and social learning to enhance the intellectual and personal growth of their residents.

Learn more about College Learning Communities and then look for additional information in your housing portal when you sign up for University Housing.

Upper Class Experience (North and Caneris Halls)

Upper class residential communities assist students as they transition into co-op and a more demanding academic schedule, providing students with the skills necessary to not only find success at Drexel, but in the years beyond college.

Learn more about upper class housing and the application process:

Graduate Student Experience (Stiles Hall)

Graduate student communities provide a home where students can find supportive environments that lead to academic success, while concurrently helping these students find a connection to the larger campus community.

Whether taking classes in Center City or University City, fresh out of undergrad or the workforce, and with majors ranging from Fashion Design to Medical School, the RAs of the Graduate Student Experience (GSE) offer something for every resident. GSE RAs model sound academic practices, act as a directory of University resources and as ambassadors to the social offerings of Philadelphia. GSE RAs get to know their residents, allowing them to make connections with others and acquire the tools they need for a positive and engaged graduate and professional school experience.

Learn more about Graduate Housing.