Winter Term Move-In
Winter 2021 Move-In
Saturday, January 16–Friday, January 22
(No Move-In on Monday, January 18)
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
The Move-In experience will be adjusted this year due to COVID-19 to support the health and wellness of the Drexel University community and of the city of Philadelphia.
Move-In will be provided by University and Student Services (USS).
Students must arrive to campus on time for their scheduled move-in timeslot to support social distancing. Students and families must wear a face mask at all times.
University City Campus
USS will unload your vehicle and place your personal belongings into your room assignment.
Upon arrival to campus, students and families will go directly to the USS unload zone associated with their residence hall. Please see below for the Unload Zone Map.
USS will unload vehicles and then send students and families to the Drexel parking garage for free parking. From there, students must visit the COVID-19 testing site to get tested. After testing, students must check in at their residence hall front desk. Student personal belongings will be waiting in their room assignment.
- Arrive to campus on time
- Go directly to your Unload zone
- Park your vehicle
- Go to the COVID-19 testing site
- Check in at your residence hall
Center City Campus
Moving carts will be provided by University and Student Services (USS). Pick up location is the Stiles Hall Multi-Purpose Room (located on the first floor). A DragonCard or valid government-issued photo identification card is required to check out a moving cart. USS staff will wear gloves and masks during Move-In. USS moving bins will be frequently sanitized before and after use.
Students must box and label all personal belongings. This includes large personal belongings like computer equipment and TV’s. USS will not move bikes into your residence hall.
Students must secure all boxes with tape. The label must include your full name, residence hall and room number, and mobile contact number.
Myers Hall 301-1
Students must schedule a COVID-19 test prior to arrival. Students must get a COVID-19 test prior to residence hall check-in.
All COVID-19 testing on campus will take place at Student Health Services, 3401 Market Street (symptomatic or exposed students), and three main Philadelphia locations for screening testing of asymptomatic students and employees: the Library Learning Terrace (next to Race Street Residences) in University City; the New College Building in Center City; and the Queen Lane medical campus in East Falls.
Unload Zone Map [PDF]
University City Campus
Students and families will receive one unload service and may not return for a second unload service. USS staff will wear gloves and masks during Move-In. USS moving bins will be frequently sanitized before and after use.
- Bentley Hall and Towers Hall: Please proceed north on 33rd Street and turn left onto Arch Street. Unloading will occur on the North side of Arch Street.
- Millennium Hall and Van Rensselaer Hall: Please proceed north on 33rd Street and turn left onto Powelton Avenue. Make a quick left onto Spangler Walk (Between 33rd and 34th streets). Unloading will occur on Spangler Walk between Millennium and Myers Hall.
- Race Street Residences: Please proceed north on 32nd Street and turn left onto Race Street. Unloading will occur on Race Street in front of Race Street Residences.
- Caneris: Please proceed north on 32nd Street and turn right just before Caneris Hall into the parking lot between Caneris Hall and University Crossings. Unloading will occur in S lot behind Caneris Hall.
Center City Campus
One loading zone will be available on Wood Street between Broad and 15th Streets. To accommodate as many students and families as possible, Public Safety asks families to limit load time to 30 minutes.
University City Campus
Free parking will be available at the Drexel University Garage located at 34th and Ludlow streets (entrance on Ludlow Street) Saturday, January 16, 2021–Sunday, January 24, 2021, from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. for your same day move-in (no overnight parking).
More information will be provided to students in the weeks ahead. Please check back soon!
Center City Campus
There is no free parking at Stiles Hall. Private parking garages are available around the Center City neighborhood.
After completing a COVID-19 test, students must visit the front desk of their residence hall. A Housing and Residence Life team member will provide a room key.
Guests, including parents and other family, will not be permitted to sign in or assist with the moving process. Building access is limited to residents and Drexel essential personnel. Failure to adhere may result in assessment of a fee and/or conduct charge.
Bathrooms for family use will be available in Ross Commons (229 N 34th Street) and the Drexel Rec Center (3301 Market Street) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during move-in.
In partnership with Drexel Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Housing and Residence Life has implemented the following protocols for residence hall access. Failure to adhere to the Residence Hall Protocols will result in assessment of a fee and/or conduct charge as well as immediate removal from the residence hall, at the discretion of Housing and Residence Life.
- Face Masks: Face masks that cover the nose and mouth must be worn at all times while inside, and if outside and unable to consistently maintain a distance of at least six feet from individuals who are not members of your household or residence. If you have a condition that supports the need for a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Disability Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Elevators: Students must observe maximum occupancies as posted in the elevators. Stairs are accessible for student use.
- Directional Signage: Pending accessibility, students must observe directional signage designating specific residence hall doors and/or stairs for "entrance only" and "exit only."
- Social Distancing: Students must practice social distancing. For more information regarding social distancing, please view the Drexel Health Crisis Protocol Policy.
- Hand Washing: Students are encouraged to practice frequent hand washing.
- Health Tracking: Students must continue to use the Drexel Health Tracker daily for health screening and symptom tracking. For questions regarding COVID-19 and/or testing, please call the COVID Questions line at 215.703.2335. For more information, please visit the University's Response to Coronavirus Contact page.
USS Move-In services will not be available outside of scheduled Move-In hours. Moving bins will be available for student use.
Moving bins will be available:
- Sunday, January 3, 2021–Saturday, January 9, 2021, from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. to students with an approved appeal (University City Campus only)
- Saturday, January 16, 2021–Sunday, January 24, 2021, from 8a.m.– 8 p.m.
The University City pick-up location is the Myers Hall side entrance. The Center City pick-up location is the Stiles Hall multipurpose room. A DragonCard or valid government-issued photo identification card is required to check out a moving cart.
COVID-19 testing sites will be closed. Students must schedule their COVID-19 test in advance for the next business day. Students will be permitted to check in to their residence hall and may be assigned to temporarily stay in a residence hall designated for quarantine housing.
Free parking for University City residents will be available Saturday, January 16, 2021–Sunday, January 24, 2021, from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. for your same day move-in (no overnight parking).
Mailed/shipped package deliveries will not be accepted prior to check-in. University and Student Services (USS) provides package delivery service for a fee. Visit the USS website to schedule package delivery with USS prior to check-in.
Students must upload a photo for their DragonCard in advance. Please see below for instructions to upload a photo. A DragonCard is required to access your residence all and all other campus buildings.
- Log in to DrexelOne
- Select the Campus+Community Tab
- Select "DragonCard:
- Select "GET Portal and Upload Photo"
Housing and Residence Life COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, as of now the residence halls and dining venues will open for students in the winter term/spring semester. If you are not currently a residence hall student and want to live in the residence halls for winter term/spring semester, you must complete a housing application online through DrexelOne.
Winter Move-In will occur from Saturday, January 16, 2021 through Sunday, January 24, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (there will be no move-in on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day) Students can view or change their Move-/in time slot in their Housing & Dining Portal located through DrexelOne. USS Move-In services will not be available for after hours or weekend move-in. Moving bins will be available for student use Sunday, January 3, 2021–Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. for students with approved appeals (University City campus only); all other students can access moving bins from Saturday, January 16, 2021–Sunday, January 24, 2021 from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. The University City pick-up location is the Myers Hall side entrance. The Center City pick-up location is the Stiles Hall multipurpose room. A DragonCard or valid government-issued photo identification card is required to check out a moving cart.
Students who have registered to live on campus for winter term/spring semester and wish to cancel their booking may do so by completing the Cancellation Form.
Drexel is committed to meeting, and in many cases exceeding, all government orders and guidance, including those from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and Philadelphia Department of Public Health. We have reduced density in the halls by adjusting all bedrooms to single occupancy. We have increased sanitation to all public shared spaces, including (but not limited to) lobbies, elevators, lounges, kitchens, and communal bathrooms. In collaboration with Drexel Environmental Health and Safety and Drexel University Facilities, we have installed signage with maximum occupancies for all areas in our residence halls to support social distancing. We have suspended the guest policy to ensure only residents of a given hall are accessing hall amenities to further prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Residents and staff are expected to follow Drexel’s COVID-19 mitigation guidelines, including:
- Maintaining six feet of distance between self and other individuals
- Wearing face coverings inside all Drexel buildings, other than your personal bedroom, and outside when social distancing is not possible
- Engaging in remote social programs and activities
- Frequent hand washing
- Symptom tracking through the Drexel Health Tracker app
- Abide by all aspects of the Dragon Pledge
More details are available on our Coronavirus Response page. Students who fail to follow COVID-19 precautions may be subject to disciplinary action under the Student Code of Conduct.
Isolation is required for individuals who test positive for COVID-19, and its purpose is to slow the spread of disease by separating positive individuals from people who are not infected. Drexel has a traditional-style residence hall as dedicated isolation space for winter 2021. Students in isolation will not be permitted to leave their assigned isolation space until cleared by Student Health. Please be prepared for a two-week stay.
Quarantine refers to the practice of separating individuals who have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 to determine whether they develop symptoms or test positive for the disease. Quarantine requirements are made on a case-by-case basis by Drexel Student Health and the COVID-19 Operations Team. The purpose of quarantine is to slow the spread of the disease by separating and restricting the movement of individuals who were exposed to minimize the potential impact/spread to others. Drexel has a suite-style residence hall as dedicated quarantine space for winter 2021. Students in quarantine will not be permitted to leave their assigned quarantine space until cleared by Student Health. Please be prepared for a two-week stay.
The University will provide meals and an optional laundry service for residents during isolation/quarantine.
Students must track all symptoms daily using the Drexel Health Tracker app and contact Student Health at 215-220-4700 immediately if they develop any COVID-19 symptoms. For questions regarding COVID-19 and/or testing, please call the COVID Questions line at 215.703.2335. For more information, please visit the University's Coronavirus Response page.
All residential students will be required to take a COVID-19 test as part of the move-in process and prior to receiving their key and DragonCard. Tests can be scheduled through the Drexel Health Tracker app. More information about when to begin scheduling and the University’s surveillance testing strategy will be shared as we approach winter term/spring semester.
The Housing Addendum [PDF] is an addendum to your housing contract in response to COVID-19. The addendum outlines the University’s expectations for residential students, as well as mitigation efforts Drexel is taking to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Guests will not be permitted at any time during the winter term/spring semester, this includes the move-in process. Building access is limited to residents and Drexel essential personnel. Failure to comply with this policy may result in disciplinary action under the Student Code of Conduct, including but not limited to a fine and/or loss of housing.
Students will not be restricted from going home. Students will be advised to take precautions when engaging with others while away and upon their return to campus. If there are any guideline changes, we will communicate them directly to students.
For information on dining plans, locations, and operations, please visit the Drexel Campus Dining page.
Dining Plans will be available for use starting January 16, 2021.
Yes, register at the Drexel Parking Services page and log in with your Drexel Connect credentials.
Your DragonCard will be pre-printed for you and be a part of your move-in process. In order to ensure your DragonCard is pre-printed you must have uploaded your photo prior to Move In.
Yes, a DragonCard is required to enter all campus buildings, including the residence halls. Although the DrexelOne mobile app has a virtual DragonCard, it cannot be used for access to buildings.