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COVID-19 Operations: Business Services

Outlined below are Drexel Business Services' adjusted operations during the phased return to campus. This page will be updated as circumstances change. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.

Drexel University is committed to preserving and maintaining the health and safety of all members of its community. Details on all University-wide measures being taken can be found on Drexel's Response to Coronavirus website.

Parking

Daily Parking Available

For updated information on daily and hourly parking, please review the Visitor and Daily Parking page.

Introducing Digital Permits

A parking placard/sticker is no longer needed to park; instead, you will use your DragonCard to enter and exit at all times. Please visit the Parking website for more information.

DragonCard Office

A DragonCard will be required to access all buildings. Please follow the below process to schedule the pickup of your DragonCard.

There is no charge for an initial DragonCard for students, faculty and professional staff; however, there is a $20 replacement fee if a DragonCard is lost.

Please use the drop-down menu below to find more information pertaining to different Drexel populations.

Returning Faculty/Staff and Students Requiring a Replacement Card

First, upload a new photo online. Photo submission steps and requirements can be found on our Online Photo Submission page. After your photo has been approved, you can schedule your pick-up by requesting a time slot through our scheduling system by clicking HERE. Please schedule your pick-up at least one day in advance of your return, but preferably sooner, as slots can fill up quickly.

Incoming Faculty and Staff

You must first upload a photo online. Photo submission steps and requirements can be found on our Online Photo Submission page. After your photo has been approved, you can schedule your pick-up through our scheduling system by clicking HERE. Please schedule your pick-up at least one day in advance of your return, but preferably sooner, as slots can fill up quickly.

A DragonCard is not required until you begin coming to campus. The above process can be followed at any time during the term.

Incoming Undergraduates

You must first upload a photo online. Photo submission steps and requirements can be found on our Online Photo Submission page.

For incoming first-year Fall 2021 students, DragonCards are distributed during Welcome Week. Continue to check the Drexel First-Year Experience website for Welcome Week information. 

Incoming Graduate and Transfer Students

Beginning one week prior to the start of their registered term, students can schedule a pick-up of their first DragonCard.

You must first upload a photo online. Photo submission steps and requirements can be found on our Online Photo Submission page. After your photo has been approved, you can schedule your pick-up by requesting a time slot through our scheduling system by clicking HERE. Please schedule your pick-up at least one day in advance of your return, but preferably sooner, as slots can fill up quickly.

A DragonCard is not required until you begin coming to campus. Students must be registered for classes to be eligible to pick up their first DragonCard. The above process can be followed at any time during the term.

For incoming first-year Fall 2021 students, DragonCards are distributed during Welcome Week. Continue to check the Drexel First-Year Experience website for Welcome Week information. 

Online graduate students should review the options listed below under Online Students.

Incoming College of Medicine Students (including West Reading Campus) & Thomas R. Kline School of Law Students

Students will obtain their DragonCard during New Student Orientation. Students must be registered for classes to be eligible to pick up their first DragonCard. Please upload your photo prior to your orientation (see instructions here: Online Photo Submission page). 

Visiting Medical Students

Visiting Medical Students are eligible to purchase a temporary DragonCard for $15/rotation that will provide access to the New College Building.

A temporary DragonCard requires a sponsor department. The sponsor department must send a request for a temporary DragonCard to dragoncard@drexel.edu no later than 5 business days prior to the student's arrival. The email request from the sponsor department must include: the student's full name, contact email, start date and end date. Upon arrival, the visiting student may pick up a temporary DragonCard at a DragonCard Office; the DragonCard Office staff will connect with the student and sponsor for a scheduled pick-up.

At the end of the visiting student's rotation, the student must surrender their temporary DragonCard to the sponsor department and the sponsor department must destroy the card.

Online Students

Online students are eligible for a DragonCard if currently enrolled in courses. Online students have two options for a DragonCard:

  1. Without photo identification: Online students may require a non-photo DragonCard be mailed to the address on the student's record. To request a non-photo DragonCard, complete this form. The DragonCard Office will not mail DragonCards together with photo identification.
  2. With photo identification: Online students may pick up a DragonCard at a DragonCard Office beginning one week prior to the start of their registered term. Students must be registered for classes to be eligible to pick up their first DragonCard.
    To schedule a pick-up, you must first upload a photo online. Photo submission steps and requirements can be found on our Online Photo Submission page. After your photo has been approved, you can schedule your pick-up by requesting a time slot through our scheduling system by clicking HERE. Please schedule your pick-up at least one day in advance of your return, but preferably sooner, as slots can fill up quickly.

DragonCard Expired — Renewal Process

If the expiration date on your DragonCard is past due, please reserve a time to visit the office to receive a new validation sticker. The validation date does not control your door access privileges; it is used only to validate your University affiliation when displaying your card on and off campus.

Please note, you must be registered for courses for the current term to receive a new validation sticker.


If you have questions about your DragonCard or the photo upload process, please contact the DragonCard Office  at dragoncard@drexel.edu or 215.895.6095.

Dining Services

Dining Locations

The campus dining program is open. Hours and locations are located on the Drexel Campus Dining website at drexel.edu/dining. We offer robust grab-n-go offerings at all Campus Dining locations.

COVID-19 Safety

The safety and well-being of the Drexel community are Aramark’s top priorities. We share in your efforts to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are taking the necessary steps to stay informed and aligned with direction from the Centers for Disease Control Prevention and the World Health Organization. Within all operations, we have in place long-established food safety processes and protocols that we continue to review, refresh and practice. Additionally, we are being extra vigilant and intensifying preventative measures within our operations, including implementing enhanced sanitation and hygiene practices. We are also working to assess and modify customer-facing services and offerings, as part of our commitment to deliver great food, prepared in a safe environment.

If you have questions about dining, please contact us at campusdining@drexel.edu.

Barnes & Noble

Barnes and Noble at Drexel University bookstores are now open.

For more details on hours of operation and services, please visit the Drexel Bookstore website.