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Golden Dragon Society

If you graduated in 1969 or earlier, Drexel has a very special welcome for you this Alumni Weekend. All of our Golden Dragons are invited back to your old stomping grounds for campus tours, special receptions, and Drexel After Dark at the Philadelphia Museum of Art!

Choose your group below to see the events that will be the most exciting for you.

Classes of 1969: It's your 50-Year Reunion! Get more details here.

Drexel University Golden Dragons will be celebrating this year with two exclusive events. 

Golden Dragon Society and 50-Year Reunion Luncheon


Date: Friday, May 17
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Location: Creese Student Center, Behrakis Grand Hall, 3210 Chestnut Street 
Cost: $25 per person

Catch up on many years gone by over lunch featuring festive beverages and food stations. This event is exclusively for members of the Golden Dragon Society from the Classes of 1969 and prior.

Golden Dragon Society Cocktail Reception


Date: Friday, May 17
Time: 6 to 9 p.m. 
Location: The Logan Hotel, 1 Logan Square 
Cost: $25 per person

Have some Friday night fun with your fellow Golden Dragons! The evening features dancing to the greatest hits of the ’60s, dinner stations and drinks including classic cocktails. The Golden Dragon Society Awards will also be presented.

Golden Dragons are also invited and encouraged to stick around all weekend! Here are some of the highlights. Check out the full schedule of events for more. 

FRIDAY, MAY 17


University City Campus Bus Tour


Time: 2 to 4 p.m.
Location: Corner of 33rd and Chestnut Streets
Cost: Free

Take a leisurely ride as students narrate the sights and sounds of University City campus. Discover all that has changed and see what has remained the same! A shuttle will depart every 30 minutes for student-led tours of the University City campus.

URBN Center and Gallery Tour


Time: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: URBN Center, 3501 Market Street 
Cost: Free

Visit the home of the College of Media Arts & Design and see the state-of-the-art spaces -- like a recording studio, a video game design lab, a fabric dying and print studio, and a fashion research lab -- where students learn, innovate and create.

Materials for Electronic Smart Systems (MESS) Lab Tour


Time: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: 3101 Market Street 
Cost: Free

The Materials for Electronic Smart Systems (MESS) facility represents an inter-disciplinary collaboration among faculty with diverse research interests including wireless communications, optics, robotics, entertainment engineering, functional fabrics and the Internet of Things. Attendees will hear from faculty and students who are engaged in these exciting projects.

LeBow College of Business Tour


Time: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 3220 Market Street
Cost: Free

Head over to the home of the LeBow College of Business, located at the heart of Drexel’s University City campus, for refreshments and a tour. Guests will be joined by LeBow College Dean, Paul E. Jensen.

SATURDAY, MAY 18


Saturday Morning at the Mütter: Alumni Brunch and Discussion


Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: College of Physicians, 19 South 22nd Street
Cost: $10 per person

Join Laura Gitlin, PhD, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) and James Buehler, MD, clinical professor at the Dornsife School of Public Health, for the discussion The New Normal: Implications for Higher Education of an Aging World, which is an exploration of the demographic shift, the opportunities it presents and the role of Drexel in preparing a healthcare workforce.

Reunion Luncheon for the Sports Fans of the ’50s

Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
Location: Daskalakis Athletic Center, North Gym Lobby, 34th and Lancaster Walk
Cost: $20 per person
All members of the Sports Fans of the ’50s are invited to a celebratory lunch to connect and reminisce with old friends.

Couples Reception

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.
Location: The Logan Hotel, 1 Logan Square
Cost: Free

If you found love with a fellow grad, we invite you to the Couples Reception! Bring your partner to this celebration as we toast to all of our alumni in love.

Legacy Family Reception

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.
Location: The Logan Hotel, 1 Logan Square
Cost: Free

This reception is open to anyone with a family member who also attended Drexel or the College of Medicine (including its legacy schools). Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer with generations of alumni who have experienced the University through the course of its history.

Drexel After Dark

Time: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. 
Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway 
Cost: $75 per person; $125 per couple

This year, Drexel After Dark will be one to remember in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Great Stair Hall. Celebrate the close of another memorable weekend with live music from crowd-favorite, Strangers, upscale food stations and an open bar that includes a signature cocktail voted on by Drexel alumni. You’ll be some of the first visitors to witness the museum’s transformational renovation by Frank Gehry and will have private access to the galleries. Free parking provided in the museum garage.

College of Medicine Golden Dragons are celebrating Alumni Weekend with the following events: 

Golden Dragon Society and Grand Classes Presentation


Date: Friday, May 17
Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Hotel Palomar, 117 South 17th Street
Cost: $25 per person

The Classes of 1969 will join Golden Dragon Society members from previous years and will be inducted into the Society by Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, Annenberg Dean and senior vice president, Medical Affairs. Enjoy champagne and appetizers with friends old and new before heading upstairs to the College of Medicine All Alumni Celebration.

All Alumni Celebration


Date: Friday, May 17
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Location: Hotel Palomar, 117 South 17th Street
Cost: $50 per person

This celebration featuring great city views and live music is open to all College of Medicine alumni. Mingle and catch up with classmates as you enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks including a signature Alumni Weekend cocktail.

Stick around on Saturday for some unique events. Here are some of the highlights. Check out the full schedule of events for more.

SATURDAY, MAY 18


Saturday Morning at the Mütter: Alumni Brunch and Discussion


Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: College of Physicians, 19 South 22nd Street
Cost: $10 per person

Join Laura Gitlin, PhD, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) and James Buehler, MD, clinical professor at the Dornsife School of Public Health, for the discussion The New Normal: Implications for Higher Education of an Aging World, which is an exploration of the demographic shift, the opportunities it presents and the role of Drexel in preparing a healthcare workforce.

College of Medicine Awards Lunch


Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: The Logan Hotel, 1 Logan Square
Cost: $40 per person

Each year the College of Medicine Alumni Association Board of Directors recognizes outstanding alumni with a series of awards. All alumni and guests are invited to attend as we honor these exemplary alumni over lunch with College of Medicine Dean, Dr. Daniel V. Schidlow.

Couples Reception


Time: 4 to 6 p.m.
Location: The Logan Hotel, 1 Logan Square
Cost: Free

If you found love with a fellow graduate, we invite you to the Couples Reception. Bring your partner to this cocktail reception as we toast to all of our Drexel love stories.

Legacy Family Reception


Time: 4 to 6 p.m.
Location: The Logan Hotel, 1 Logan Square
Cost: Free

Are you a member of a Drexel family? This reception is open to anyone with a family member who also attended Drexel or the College of Medicine (including its legacy schools). Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer with generations of alumni who have experienced the University through the course of its history.

Drexel After Dark


Time: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. 
Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway 
Cost: $75 per person; $125 per couple (use code AL2DAD19)

This year, Drexel After Dark will be one to remember in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Great Stair Hall. Celebrate the close of another memorable weekend with live music from crowd-favorite, Strangers, upscale food stations and an open bar that includes a signature cocktail voted on by Drexel alumni. You’ll be some of the first visitors to witness the museum’s transformational renovation by Frank Gehry and will have private access to the galleries. Free parking provided in the museum garage.