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Homecoming 2019

There are many reasons to be a proud Drexel alumnus.

Be proud of the friendships you made, the class you aced or the co-op that taught you so much. Be proud of today’s faculty and students — collaborating, researching and changing the world. Be proud of the path you took after graduation, and of your classmates who are also doing incredible things.

Put on your best blue and gold gear and join fellow Dragons in celebrating all of these reasons — and many more — during Homecoming 2019. Explore campus, cheer on our student athletes and meet old and new friends at Drexel Alumni events like the Young Alumni Social, the Pregame Rally or the brand new Alumni Wine Pairing. Check out the full schedule below, register today and invite friends to join you!

To learn more about the Student Homecoming Week Competition & Homecoming Court voting visit drexel.edu/studentlife/homecoming.

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Young Alumni Social

Thursday, Jan. 17 | 6 to 8 p.m. | $10 per person, $5 for the Classes of 2018 and 2019

Kickoff Homecoming Weekend at our second annual young alumni gathering at Boathouse Row! Take in the nighttime views from the patio – dress warm! – and enjoy plenty of drinks, music and fun, interactive food stations like s’mores and Dragon tots.

Location: Boathouse Row (Bachelors Barge Club), 6 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia

Affinity Leaders Reception

Friday, Jan. 18 | 6 to 8 p.m. | Complimentary (By invitation only)

The Alumni Board of Governors wants to say “thank you” to its volunteer leaders with this complimentary Homecoming reception. Come spend a Friday night meeting and mingling with fellow leaders and current students from our affinity groups, including fraternity/sorority life, professional affinity groups, shared interest and identity based groups. For more information, contact Jenny Carolina-Bell in the Office of Alumni Relations at jec368@drexel.edu

Location: Paul Peck Alumni Center, 3142 Market Street


Alumni Wine Pairing

Friday, Jan. 18 | 6 to 9 p.m. | $45 per person

Join Serena Zelezny, founder and principal wine educator at What Am I Drinking!? wine education studio and adjunct instructor in Drexel’s Center for Hospitality, for a fun, informal evening filled with food, wine and friends. Mingle with fellow Dragons while you travel to different food stations, each featuring two wine pairings: one conventional and another that may catch you by surprise!

Location: University Club, MacAlister Hall, 3250 Chestnut Street


Early Bird Check-In

Saturday, Jan. 19 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

As you arrive on campus on Saturday, staff from the Office of Alumni Relations will be on hand at the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Center (northeast corner of 33rd and Chestnut streets; enter on Chestnut Street) to greet alumni and assist with directions or last-minute questions. Stop by and say hi!

Location: Papadakis Integrated Sciences Center, 33rd and Chestnut Streets


#DrexelServes at Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

Saturday, Jan. 19 | 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Complimentary

There are hundreds of men and women experiencing homelessness on the streets of Philadelphia. By volunteering to serve a meal you can begin to change lives. Be a part of the fight against hunger and homelessness and join fellow alumni to serve lunch to guests of the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission.

Location: 302 N. 13th Street


Alumni Awards Ceremony and Lunch

Saturday, Jan. 19 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Complimentary (By invitation only)

Each year during Homecoming, the Alumni Board of Governors recognizes graduates and students for outstanding achievements and leadership in their profession, in the community and within the University. The 2019 awardees will be honored during this Homecoming luncheon, before heading to the Drexel vs. JMU basketball game. For more information, contact Lauren Villanueva ’04, ’09, in the Office of Alumni Relations at lmr24@drexel.edu.

Location: The Study at University City, 20 South 33rd Street


DUBAC Brunch

Saturday, Jan. 19 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | $10 per person

Join members from the Drexel University Black Alumni Council (DUBAC) and Veronica Carey, PhD, assistant dean of diversity, equity and inclusion in the College of Nursing and Health Professions and associate clinical professor of behavioral health counseling, for a reception at the Paul Peck Alumni Center. Whether you've been involved with DUBAC in the past, or you'll be attending for the first time, don't miss the chance to connect, celebrate Homecoming, and learn ways to support students through mentorship and engagement. Then, head to the DAC to cheer on the men’s basketball team against JMU!

Location: Paul Peck Alumni Center, 3142 Chestnut Street


Pregame Rally

Saturday, Jan. 19 | 12 to 2 p.m. | $15 per person (includes children 13+), $5 for children 6-12, Free for children 5 and under

Share the excitement with fellow alumni, Mario the Dragon, the Drexel Dance Team and Cheerleaders and members of the Homecoming Court for this pregame rally before the men's basketball team takes on JMU. Fill up on food and drinks while you're there and don't forget to grab some Drexel alumni swag to help you get in the spirit!

Location: Papadakis Integrated Sciences Center, 33rd and Chestnut Streets


Drexel Men’s Basketball vs. JMU

Saturday, Jan. 19 | 2 to 4:30 p.m. | $10 per person, Free for children 5 and under

Feel the fire and show your spirit during the men’s basketball Homecoming game! The DAC will be alive with energy as the Drexel Dragons play the James Madison University Dukes in a matchup you won't want to miss. Tickets are in a reserved alumni section of chairback seats, so you can enjoy the game up close.

Location: Daskalakis Athletic Center, 34th and Market Streets

A.J. Drexel Society Reception

Saturday, Jan. 19 | 6 to 8 p.m. | Complimentary (By invitation only)

This dinner reception is a celebration for all A.J. Drexel Society members to honor their commitment to helping the University achieve new levels of excellence in teaching, research, civic engagement and educating tomorrow’s leaders. For more information, contact Bridget Everman in the Office of Donor Relations at bge27@drexel.edu.

Location: The Study at University City, 20 South 33rd Street

DUNAC Mass and Alumni Brunch

Sunday, Jan. 20 | Mass & Tour: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Brunch: 1 - 2:30 p.m. | Complimentary

Join the Drexel University Newman Alumni Council (DUNAC) and the Drexel Newman Catholic Ministry for a celebration of mass at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Following mass and a private tour of the church and St. Katharine Drexel’s new tomb, enjoy a brunch at Urban Farmer at the Logan Hotel and connect with fellow Drexel Catholic community members.

Location: Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, 1723 Race Street (Mass and Tour) and The Urban Farmer 1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway (Brunch)