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University City Campus TourUniversity City Campus Tour

University City Campus Tour

This tour will show you the ins and outs of Drexel's University City Campus. Learn more about our history, academics, world-renowned research, and cooperative education program. Plus, you can take a look at some of our residence halls, student organizations, and athletic facilities.

1. Main Building

Main Building
Main Building

Founded in 1891, Drexel University was built on the cornerstone that a university needs to meet the needs of a rapidly growing society, preparing students for careers in every industry. Today Drexel is a world-renowned research university with three campuses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and over 26,000 students. The Main Building was the original location of Drexel University and still serves as a place for classes and administrative offices.

3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

2. Steinbright Career Development Center

Steinbright Career Development Center
Steinbright Career Development Center

At Drexel University, learning goes beyond the classroom. Drexel Co-op is one of the oldest and most expansive university cooperative education programs in the world. Our students can add up to 18 months of professional experience to their résumés before graduation. Students bring their knowledge from co-ops back to the classroom and gain an advantage when it comes to the career search after graduation. Steinbright Career Development Center provides invaluable resources, including career counseling, workshops, job, fairs, and résumé reviews.

3201 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

3. Drexel Residence Halls

Drexel Residence Halls
Drexel Residence Halls

Your on-campus housing is where you'll be spending a fair amount of time. Whether you're studying, hanging out with friends, or getting a good night's sleep, you want it to be as comfortable as home, if not more. Drexel offers a range of options, from multi-person suites to double rooms to College Learning Communities. No matter what you're looking for, you'll find it here. Kelly Hall, Meyers Hall, and Millennium Hall are just three of our residence halls on the University City Campus. They're just a short walk away from classes, restaurants, and the DAC.

4. Buckley Green

Buckley Green
Buckley Green

While some might think our urban location is just skyscrapers and paved sidewalks, Drexel's University City location provides a range of outdoor experiences. Our students enjoy time on The Quad and Lancaster Ave, and if they're up for some team sports, they can join Drexel intramural, recreational, and club teams. Buckley Green is Drexel's outdoor volleyball court. Just across the street is the Buckley Recreational Field, outfitted with a Sprinturf synthetic grass surface.

North 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

5. Urban Eatery

Urban Eatery
Urban Eatery

Philadelphia is known for its exceptional restaurants, which are diverse in cuisine and rich in history. Drexel's campus is not without its own variety of restaurants and dining halls. From sushi to burgers to vegetarian specialties, you're sure find something you've been craving and/or maybe even find a new favorite food. The Urban Eatery is a new landmark on campus, offering Mediterranean food, sandwiches, coffee, and more.

34th Street and Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104

6. URBN Center

URBN Center
URBN Center

Drexel University has a diverse number of programs — over 80 undergraduate majors and as many minors, 100 graduate programs, and over 40 doctoral programs. Our degrees prepare students for their future careers, providing hands-on learning opportunities as well as a history of the industries and their impact on the world. The URBN Center is just one of our academic buildings. This 140,000-square-foot facility houses a state-of-the-art motion capture studio, music recording studios, a video game design lab, and more.

3501 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

7. Daskalakis Athletic Center (DAC)

Daskalakis Athletic Center (DAC)
Daskalakis Athletic Center (DAC)

Drexel students have a lot to choose from when it comes to being active. We have 18 Division I teams, from basketball to crew to field hockey. Students can also take part in club and intramural sports, a great way to meet other Drexel Dragons and have some fun. The Daskalakis Athletic Center, also known as the DAC, is the home of Drexel Athletics. Here, students can take a swim, play some squash, scale an indoor rock-climbing wall, and more.

3301 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

8. Mario the Dragon

Mario the Dragon
Mario the Dragon

Drexel University has been in the great city of Philadelphia for over 120 years. Founded by Anthony J. Drexel, the University has rapidly evolved into the institution that it is today. Drexel is focused on innovative research, committed to the community and a leader in higher education in the U.S. and the world. Mario the Magnificent is Drexel's official mascot. The Mario statue is an iconic spot for a photo op.

33rd and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104

9. Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building

Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building
Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building

At Drexel, we encourage our students to pursue multidisciplinary research opportunities, working hands-on in and outside of the classroom. Thanks to the passion and ingenuity of our students and staff, we've made groundbreaking discoveries to the creation of new ideas, products, and services in sectors such as public policy, energy, health care, education, and information technology. The Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building's biowall, the largest biofilter in North America, is not only beautiful, but also purifies the indoor air.

33rd and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104

10. Mandell Theater

Mandell Theater
Mandell Theater

With over 300 student clubs and organizations, Drexel Dragons are always having fun. If you can't find a club that's right for you, we always encourage students to create their own — because you'll definitely find other students who love your favorite activity just as much as you do. The Mandell Theater is the primary performance venue for our performing arts programs as well as Drexel events and special events from outside organizations.

3201 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104