University City Campus Tour

Drexel University Main Building

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.

Main Building front view

1. 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 22,000 students. The Main Building was the original location of Drexel University and still serves as a place for classes and administrative offices.

Steinbright Career Development Center

2. Steinbright Career Development Center

During your time at Drexel, you’ll see that our educational model of experiential education focuses on your post-graduation success. And the Steinbright Career Development Center, our world-class resource for career and cooperative education services, will be here to help you every step of the way with preparatory workshops, information sessions, access to career fairs, and dedicated career service professionals who are available for one-on-one guidance. Steinbright also connects our students to a constantly growing network of employers and industry leaders across the globe through our co-op program.

Drexel Residence Halls

3. 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.

Buckley Green

4. 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.

Urban Eatery

5. Urban Eatery

The Urban Eatery features six unique food concepts including the pizza/pasta, salad bar, smoothie, and coffee bar stations — all in one convenient on-campus location.

The URBN Center

6. The URBN Center

Drexel University has a diverse number of programs — over 100 undergraduate majors and as many minors, over 120 graduate programs, and over 35 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.

Students using exercise equiptment

7. Recreation Center

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. At the Recreation Center, students can take a swim, play some squash, scale an indoor rock-climbing wall, and more.

Mario the dragon statue

8. The Famous Mario the Magnificent

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.

The Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building's biowall

9. 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.

The Mandell Theater

10. Mandell Theater

With nearly 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.