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Parent and Family Resources

Involvement Opportunities

Drexel Family Association 

The Drexel Family Association (DFA) intensifies and improves the student experience by providing parents and family members a network of support. The DFA serves as a connection to the University and provides parents and family members with communication, involvement and development opportunities. 

Family Weekend: November 6–8, 2015

Parents and family members of all ages are invited to campus to reconnect with their students. Family Weekend 2015 kicks off with a Dean's Welcome event on Friday, November 6 and continues into the weekend with exciting opportunities on and off-campus. A few highlights for Saturday, November 7 include the Drexel Family Association Parent’s Panel followed by the Provost's Wine and Cheese Reception, where families can meet and mingle with fellow students, parents, and Provost Brian Blake, PhD, who recently joined the Drexel community. Families can also explore Philadelphia by visiting local attractions such as the Academy of Natural Sciences, Eastern State Penitentiary, and the Philadelphia Zoo – with shuttle services provided by Drexel. As a fun ending to Saturday evening, all are welcome to participate in Casino Night for the chance to win a variety of prizes. These events, along with a number of others, are specially planned for families to continue their involvement with the Drexel community.

For more information about Family Weekend and a full schedule of events, visit the Family Weekend page.

Dean of Students Emergency Fund

The Drexel Family Association along with the Dean of Students has created a fund to support students in cases of temporary personal emergency such as family member death, medical emergency, emergency travel, natural disaster or loss of housing (fire, flood, collapse, domestic violence, etc.). Please consider supporting this fund and our students by visiting the Institutional Advancement donation page or by mailing a check made payable to "Drexel University" with this form to Dean of Students Emergency Fund, 215 Creese Student Center, 3210 Chestnut St., Philadelphia PA 19104. Please include "Student Emergency Fund" in the note area of the check.


DrexelNow Newsletter

The DrexelNow Newsletter is published in collaboration with the Office of University Communications and is typically emailed on the 15th of every month. 

Subscribe to the DrexelNow email newsletter to stay up-to-date with all of the latest news, announcements and events at Drexel University.

Facebook Discussion Forum

Share information online and find advice, support, and a community of other parents and family members of Drexel University students. This group is moderated by Drexel staff members and Drexel Family Association (DFA) Advisory Council members who can help find answers to your questions.

Woodburn Press Online Resources

Woodburn Press is an educational publishing company that offers resources for colleges, parents, and students to support student success. Drexel is pleased to offer access to a number of e-book resources for parents and families to support their students. The following resources are available online for free to Drexel parents and families using the login information below: 

  • How to Get Good Grades in College - More than a study skills booklet, this book shows students how to succeed in college.
  • Getting the Most Out of College - This book is a blueprint for success for new college students. Filled with practical, insightful tips, and recommendations, it shows students how to excel both in and out of the classroom.
  • College-What Parents Need to Know - This book is an excellent resource for the parents of incoming college students. Addressing common concerns of parents, it provides the information you need to guide your student. Filled with practical tips and advice, this book will show how you can help your student have a successful, positive college experience.
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