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Dragon Days

Monday, September 19 to Sunday, September 25

Campus Experience celebrates the start of the fall and spring terms with Dragon Days activities and events. All students should take advantage of the opportunities to meet student organizations, learn about campus departments, and enjoy free fun and food.

If you have a disability and would like to request accommodations in order to participate in these or other events, contact the Office of Disability Resources at 215.895.1401 or

Fall 2016 Schedule of Events

Monday, September 19

Sundaes on Mondays
12–2 p.m., Mario Statue (33rd and Market streets)
Campus Engagement
Kick off the term with some free and delicious ice cream. Join Campus Engagement for Sundaes on Monday. I scream, you scream, we all just love ice cream … and toppings.

Tuesday, September 20

Mass and General Body Meeting
8–9:30 p.m., Paul Peck Problem Solving and Research Center, Newman Office, Room 211
Drexel Newman Catholic Community
Join Drexel Newman for Daily Mass on campus followed by a general body meeting to learn what Drexel Newman is all about. Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, September 21

Involvement Fair
4–6 p.m., Lancaster Walk
Campus Engagement
Calling all Dragons! Be a part of the Involvement Fair! Meet our student organizations and club sports officers; register for intramural sports, discover health, fitness and wellness opportunities; learn about our climbing program; and interact with Fraternity and Sorority Life representatives. Enjoy light food, refreshments, music, giveaways, and games.

Worlds Speak Freely's Welcome Meeting
7–9 p.m., Creese Student Center, Lower Level, Room 48E
Worlds Speak Freely
Worlds Speak Freely is Drexel University's only student-run English conversation club! Join us to meet people from all around the world, spend a few hours of your week in a cozy clubroom, play games, share cultural experiences, and more. We aim to help exchange and international students practice English in a casual, safe environment. We also introduce our members to the city of Philadelphia. Native English speakers are more than welcome to join as well. Come and make us your home away from home. We talk about anything and everything!

Thursday, September 22

Commuter Connections
11 a.m.–1 p.m., Handschumacher Dining Hall, Private Dining Lounge
Commuter and Off-Campus Communities Office
An opportunity for commuters to enjoy a lunch with fellow commuters, while providing them information about dining options, etc.

SORC Open House
2–4 p.m., Student Organization Resource Center (Lower Level of Creese Student Center)
Campus Engagement
Check out everything the Student Organization Resource Center has to offer and meet the staff, graduate fellows, and student leaders who make up SAFAC and Campus Engagement. Enjoy music and free lunch and get to know how you can be involved on campus.

Society of Women Engineer's Welcome Back Dinner
5:30–6:30 p.m., Bossone, 3rd Floor Atrium
Society of Women Engineers
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) strives towards helping women reach their full potential as engineers and leaders while demonstrating the value of diversity. Come join us to welcome the freshman class as well as members returning from co-op. New members will learn about all the different committees (Professional Development, Outreach, Membership, Networking, Wellness, Public Relations), their goals, how to get involved, and the endless opportunities SWE has to offer. We will also discuss National Membership and the upcoming Society Level Conference happening right here in Philly this October! There will be plenty of food, friends, and fun. This will also serve as our first general body meeting for the term. All students are welcome to attend.

Ascend Welcome Back Meeting
6–7 p.m., GHall
Ascend focuses on fostering the next generation of undergraduate Asian American leaders, with events ranging from leadership training, résumé and interview critiques, company visits, and networking opportunities. We will have fun icebreaker games and then Ascend members will talk about their personal experience at Ascend and how it has helped them. This would be a great chance for upcoming freshmen to set foot into a welcoming organization and be involved with many beneficial campus activities.

Beach Volleyball Try-On
6–9 p.m., Beach Volleyball Courts at Buckley Green
Recreational Athletics
Join Recreational Athletics as we host our Beach Volleyball Try-On. Come learn the rules and regulations of our intramural leagues and meet new friends to form a team for the upcoming season. Registration will take place on site at the event and is open to all Drexel students.

Virtual Reality Demo: Try the HTC Vive
6–9 p.m., URBN Center, MOCAP Room
Drexel University Virtual Reality
Come learn about VR technology and try your hand at amazing VR apps on the HTC Vive.

TrebleMakers A Cappella Auditions
6–10 p.m., Bossone Research Center, Mitchell Auditorium
Drexel TrebleMakers
Open call auditions to become a member of the TrebleMakers all-female a cappella group. Participants should prepare a verse and a chorus of a popular song. Any questions? Email

Friday, September 23

3–7 p.m., Race Lawn
Delta Epsilon Psi & Delta Zeta
The sisters of Delta Zeta and the brothers of Delta Epsilon Psi invite you to Dunk-A-Delta! Come dunk our brothers and sisters to get a free slice of pizza and ice pops. We hope to see you there!

Freshman LAN
5 p.m.–1 a.m., Library Learning Terrace
Come play games and make friends!

Calligraphy Fan DIY
5:30–7 p.m., Hagerty Library, L33
Drexel Taiwanese Student Association
Come join Drexel Taiwanese Student Association to put your calligraphy skills to the test. During our DIY event, we will teach you simple Chinese calligraphy and traditional Asian hand fan designs while giving you the chance to design one on your own. You'll have the opportunity to take home your own master piece. Don't miss out on this crafty event!

Drexel African Students Association Mixer
6–9:30 p.m., Myers Hall, Tutor Lounge
Drexel African Students Association
This mixer is an opportunity for members of the Drexel community to meet new people, make friends, and have a fun-filled night. We will be playing an array of games, listening to various kinds of music, and enjoying great food. We hope to see you there!

Drexel Weekend Warriors Bonfire (Drexel's Outdoors Club)
7–10 p.m., Race Street Lawn
Drexel Weekend Warriors
It's that time of year again and Drexel's Outdoors Club, Weekend Warriors, will host an on-campus bonfire with two fire-pits and a bunch of late night snacks, including s'mores. Come hang out and hear about our fall term trips that include hiking, paintball, deep-sea fishing, and more!

Welcome Night
7:30 p.m.–10 p.m., Creese Student Center, Lower Level, Conference Room C
Asian Baptist Student Koinonia
You don't have to be Asian or Baptist, nor do you need to know what Koinonia means (but FYI, it means "fellowship" in Greek), come and join us to have a night of fun and fellowship at the beginning of the new school year. We will introduce our group and share a brief thought-provoking message, ending with Asian food and games. Can't wait to meet you!

Saturday, September 24

Brunch with the Brothers
10 a.m. – 12 p.m., The rectory next to St. Agatha and St. James Church, 3728 Chestnut Street
Drexel Newman Catholic Community
Join Drexel Newman for brunch at the rectory and meet the members of Drexel Newman.

Schuylkill River Cleanup with Alpha Phi Omega
12–4 p.m., Meeting at Dragon Statue at 33rd and Market streets and then walking towards the Schuylkill River for the cleanup
Alpha Phi Omega
Alpha Phi Omega is a national coeducational service organization founded on the principles of leadership, friendship, and service. It provides its members the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they volunteer on their campus, in their community, to the nation, and to the organization. The Schuylkill River Trail is a beautiful place; however, it is not the cleanest place. Alpha Phi Omega does a cleaning drive there once every term.

Delta Sig Dog Days
12–4 p.m., Race Lawn
Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity
Delta Sigma Phi's annual philanthropy event partners with Dog Town to bring dogs from a local dog shelter on campus for students to enjoy. For a small donation, students can enter the pen to play with the dogs. Pet supply donations will be accepted to give to the shelter.

Flag Football Try-On
1–4 p.m., Buckley Field
Recreational Athletics
Join Recreational Athletics as we host our Flag Football Try-On. Come learn the rules and regulations of our intramural leagues and meet new friends to form a team for the upcoming season. Registration will take place on site at the event and is open to all Drexel students.

Sunday, September 25

Jewish Life Carnival
4–6 p.m., Lancaster Walk
Jewish Student Association/Hillel
Join the Jewish community at Drexel for an exciting carnival featuring a bounce house, dunk tank and snacks! Learn about ways to get involved with Jewish life on campus, meet new friends, catch up with old friends, and network with current student leaders and professional staff.