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About and History

"The Creese Student Center and Ross Commons are the community centers for Drexel University. It is the mission of Drexel Student Centers to provide the university with a unique environment that accelerates self-development."

The Center accomplishes this mission by maintaining facilities that offer a variety of services, conveniences and programs and providing first hand experiences that educate students in leadership, social responsibility and values.

The James Creese Student Center opened in 1963 and is named for Drexel's 6th president. It is comprised of three connected buildings (Creese Student Center, Mandell Theater, and MacAlister Hall) and serves as Drexel University's college union. This union complements the educational mission of the university through an extensive variety of cultural, educational, social and recreational programs. These programs provide the opportunity to balance coursework and free time as cooperative factors in education. While many of our programs and services are geared towards the needs of our students, the Creese Student Center is the central gathering place for all members of the Drexel community.

The Creese Student Center provides services and conveniences that members of the university community need in their daily lives and creates an environment for getting to know and understand others through formal and informal associations. Included within the Creese Student Center are lounges, meeting rooms, food services, a fully equipped theater, a ballroom and a variety of retail shops. The center also houses administrative, student organization and academic offices.

The Creese Student Center is more than just facilities and services; it is also people and programs. Whether it is to become involved in the various student organizations, relax in one of our lounges, or attend a play or concert, you'll find it in the Creese Student Center. For further information, please call the Creese Information Desk at 215-895-2515.