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Homecoming 2018

Homecoming Weekend celebrates individual and group alumni accomplishment throughout the Drexel Community. We'd like to thank the 30+ alumni groups and 300+ individual alumni who made Homecoming 2018 such a success. We can't wait to see the passion you bring to Homecoming 2019!

Check out photos from Homecoming 2018!

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

Young Alumni Homecoming Kick off


Thursday, Jan. 25 | 6 to 8 p.m. | $15 per person

Kickoff Homecoming Weekend by the water at the Drexel Boathouse! Take in the views of Boathouse Row from the patio (there will be heaters!), and celebrate your Dragon pride with fellow young alumni. There will be plenty of appetizers and desserts to enjoy, and beer and wine to toast to the weekend ahead!

Location: Bachelors Barge Club, 6 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, Pa.

Men's Basketball Game


Thursday, Jan. 25 | 7 p.m. Tip off | Visit drexeltickets.com for ticket information

It's game time! Get together with fellow alumni and come cheer on the men's basketball team as they host Elon University in a conference matchup at the DAC!

Location: Daskalakis Athletic Center, 34th and Market streets (northeast corner), Philadelphia, Pa.

Alumni Affinity Leaders Reception


Friday, Jan. 26 | 6 to 8 p.m. | By invitation only

Leaders of alumni affinity groups are invited to join the Alumni Board of Governors for this Homecoming reception, as a thank you for their volunteer commitment. Guests will enjoy refreshments and a chance to meet and mingle with fellow affinity group leaders. To learn more, email alumni@drexel.edu.

Location: Paul Peck Alumni Center, 3142 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

Fraternity & Sorority Life Alumni Networking Reception


Friday, Jan. 26 | 6 to 8 p.m. | By invitation only

Held annually, this event is meant to thank and recognize the great work of our alumni leaders and provide an opportunity for socializing and networking with Drexel administrators and current student leaders from Drexel fraternities and sororities. This event is open to alumni and students currently serving in a leadership role within Drexel fraternity and sorority life. To learn more, please email greeklife@drexel.edu.

Location: Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center, 3210 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

Women's Basketball Game


Friday, Jan. 26 | 7 p.m. Tip off | Visit drexeltickets.com for ticket information

Bring the heat for Homecoming Weekend! Get together with fellow alumni and come cheer on the women's basketball team as they host Elon University in a conference matchup at the DAC!

Location: Daskalakis Athletic Center, 34th and Market streets (northeast corner), Philadelphia, Pa.

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!

Admissions Information Session and Student Led Campus Tour


Saturday, Jan. 27 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Register with Admissions

Starting to think about college options for your son or daughter? Bring them out to campus to learn about Drexel academics, cooperative education, student life, the benefits of being a student in the city of Philadelphia and the application process in this Admissions Information Session. Then, explore Drexel's campus and the University City neighborhood with a student-led walking tour highlighting a number of key locations including classrooms, state-of-the-art-facilities and a freshman residence hall.

Location: Visit Center, 2nd Floor, Main Building, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

Arts of Asia: Selections From the Drexel Collection


Saturday, Jan. 27 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Free

This winter the Drexel Collection has put on display some of the earliest pieces acquired by the collection, many of which represent the materials and techniques from the Middle East, China, Japan and Southeast Asia. These artifacts were selected both as aesthetic objects and as a way to teach students good design and fabrication in art, science and industry. To learn more visit http://drexel.edu/DrexelCollection/calendar/overview/.

Location: Paul Peck Alumni Center Gallery, 3142 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

Alumni Awards Ceremony and Lunch


Saturday, Jan. 27 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | By Invitation Only

Each year during Homecoming, the Alumni Board of Governors recognizes graduates for outstanding achievements in their profession, in the community and within the University, as well as outstanding students for demonstrated leadership throughout their time at Drexel. For questions, contact Lauren Villanueva at lmr24@drexel.edu.

Location: A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery, 3rd Floor, Main Building, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

DUBAC Homecoming Brunch


Saturday, Jan. 27 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | $10 per person (includes admission to the Pre-Game Rally)

Join members from the Drexel University Black Alumni Council (DUBAC) and Vice President and Dean of Admissions, Evelyn Thimba, for a reception and university update 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 hear more about the University from Dean Thimba. Following the DUBAC reception head to the Drexel Pre-Game Rally before our men's basketball team takes on Northeastern at the DAC!

Location: Paul Peck Alumni Center, 3142 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

Pre-Game Rally


Saturday, Jan. 27 | 12 to 2 p.m. | $15 adults, $5 children (ages 6 to 12), Free for children under 6

Share the excitement with fellow alumni, Mario the Dragon and the Drexel Dance Team and Cheerleaders for this pre-game rally before the men's basketball team takes on Northeastern. 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 (PISB), 33rd and Chestnut streets (northeast corner, please use entrance on Chestnut Street), Philadelphia, Pa.

Drexel Dragons vs. Northeastern Huskies


Saturday, Jan. 27 | 2 p.m. Tip off | $10 per person (ages 3 and up; Alumni section chairback seats)

Give the men's basketball team some home court advantage with your support and spirit during their Homecoming game! The DAC will be alive with alumni energy as the Drexel Dragons play the Northeastern Huskies in a conference matchup you won't want to miss. This year we'll feature a reserved alumni section of seatback chairs so you can enjoy the game up close.

Location: ​Daskalakis Athletic Center, 34th and Market streets (northeast corner), Philadelphia, Pa.

Athletics Alumni Social


Saturday, Jan. 27 | 4:30 p.m. | Free

After the basketball game, head to Cavanaugh's Restaurant and Bar to celebrate with fellow athletic alumni. To RSVP, please contact Sean Joyce at 215.895.1588 or sean.joyce@drexel.edu. This reception is open to alumni who played a sport during their time as Drexel students and their guests.

Location: Cavanaugh's University City, 119 S. 39th Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

Men's Wrestling Match


Saturday, Jan. 27 | 7 p.m. | Visit drexeltickets.com for ticket information

Dragons Unite! Come cheer the men's wrestling team to victory against the Binghamton University Bearcats at the DAC!

Location: Daskalakis Athletic Center, 34th and Market streets (northeast corner), Philadelphia, Pa.

DUNAC Mass and Mixer


Sunday, Jan. 28 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Free

Join the Drexel University Newman Alumni Council (DUNAC) and the Drexel Newman Catholic Ministry for a celebration of mass at St. Agatha & St. James. Following mass and a behind-the-scene tour of the church, enjoy a brunch gathering next door at the Newman Center where you can connect with fellow Drexel Catholic community members.

Location: Mass will be held at St. Agatha & St. James Catholic Church, 3728 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Brunch will be held immediately following at the Newman Center, which is next door to the church.

Men's Tennis Match


Sunday, Jan. 28 | 12 p.m. | Free

It's match time! Come courtside with fellow alumni and cheer on the men's tennis team as they host Morgan State in the Armory! Free admission.

Location: Drexel Armory, 3205 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa.

Women's Basketball Game


Sunday, Jan. 28 | 2 p.m. | Visit drexeltickets.com for ticket information

Bring the heat for Homecoming Weekend! Get together with fellow alumni and come cheer on the women's basketball team as they take on the Northeastern Huskies in a conference matchup at the DAC!

Location: Daskalakis Athletic Center, 34th and Market streets (northeast corner), Philadelphia, Pa.