Living on campus is a big part of the college experience. Students entering as freshmen are required to live in residence halls or with a parent or guardian for their first year. During their second year, students may live in University, University-affiliated, or University-approved housing or with a parent or guardian. Each of Drexel's nine residence halls has its own distinctive features and amenities:

Each of the residence halls offers common recreation and study lounges, kitchens, and laundry facilities; and individual rooms are equipped to provide personal telephone service and cable television and Internet access. The residence halls and floors organize regular events, activities, and study sessions with assistance from the professional residential staff and resident assistants living in each hall. For more information about our residence halls, visit the University Housing website.

The 2-Year Residency Program page details our housing policy and housing options available after freshman year, including Chestnut Square.

Residential Learning Communities

Drexel also offers residential learning communities, which can enhance your academic experience at Drexel with additional enrichment opportunities. There are two types of learning communities: college and living. In college learning communities, students live with other students from the same academic college, making it easier to form study groups or project teams. Living learning communities are for students interested in living with others who have common interests and experiences.

Each community is assigned to a specific area in a residence hall with a central common area, and they organize their own social and academic activities, from informal gatherings to ongoing lecture series. Past learning communities have included:

  • Business
  • Computing and Informatics
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Honors
  • Media Arts & Design
  • Nursing and Health Professions
  • Sophomore Year Experience
  • For Students by Students (student interest housing)