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Venue Information

Please read the below carefully and note that many of Drexel’s Commencement Ceremonies are held in outdoor facilities. With the weather in mid-June variable, but historically warm in the Philadelphia region, we encourage all guests to use precaution when deciding whether to attend a ceremony and to check the local weather leading up to June 8-9. A reminder that all ceremonies will occur rain or shine and will be live streamed on the Commencement website.

It is important to also carefully review our Health and Safety guidance by venue.

INDIVIDUAL COLLEGE AND SCHOOL CEREMONIES
JUNE 8 AND 9, 2022

College and school ceremonies will be held on Drexel's University City Campus, at The Mann Center located in Fairmount Park, and at the Academy of Music in Center City, Philadelphia.

VENUE CONSIDERATIONS

The Academy of Music

The Academy of Music is located in Center City, Philadelphia at 240 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102. The Academy is an indoor, air-conditioned facility, where specific College and School Ceremonies will take place on June 9. Note entrance and seating is located on Broad Street, a main thoroughfare at the heart of the city of Philadelphia. Please use precaution when determining guest attendance and reference the Accessibility section of the Commencement website.

Please note masks are required indoors at the Academy of Music along with proof of vaccination to enter the venue. The following items are not permitted at the Academy of Music:

  • Balloons or large signs (anything that will obstruct views of other guests)
  • Weapons, including:
    • Firearms: handguns, rifles, shotguns, and other firearms of all types, air guns, pellet guns, and BB guns
    • Knives of any kind other than eating utensils
    • Tasers, stun guns
    • Fireworks, explosives, or any other dangerous or hazardous devices
  • Selfie sticks
  • Food and beverage

Mandell Theater

The Mandell Theater located on Chestnut Street between 32nd and 33rd Streets on Drexel’s University City Campus is an indoor, air-conditioned facility, where specific College and School Ceremonies will take place on June 8. Note entrance and seating is located approximately two city blocks from Drexel’s Parking Garage (34th and Ludlow Streets). Please use precaution when determining guest attendance and reference the Accessibility section of the Commencement website.

Please note masks are required indoors at the Mandell Theater. The following items are not permitted at the Mandell Theater:

  • Balloons or large signs (anything that will obstruct views of other guests)
    • Weapons
    • Selfie sticks
    • Food and beverage

Recreation Center Gym

The Recreation Center Gym located on Lancaster Walk between 33rd and 34th Streets on Drexel’s University City Campus is an indoor, air-conditioned facility, where specific College and School Ceremonies will take place on June 8 and June 9. Note entrance and seating is located approximately two city blocks from Drexel’s Parking Garage (34th and Ludlow Streets). Please use precaution when determining guest attendance and reference the Accessibility section of the Commencement website.

Please note the following items are not permitted at the DAC:

  • Balloons or large signs (anything that will obstruct views of other guests)
  • Weapons
  • Selfie sticks
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Open beverages
  • Glass bottles

The Mann Center

The Mann Center – situated in historic Fairmount Park – is an outdoor facility with covered but open air seating under the main stage area, where specific College and School Ceremonies will take place on June 8 and June 9. Note seating is located approximately 200-600 feet from the parking lot depending on parking space and seating location. Please use precaution when determining guest attendance and reference the Accessibility section of the Commencement website.

There is also uncovered seating on the Connelly Terrace within the venue. Covered seats will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis the day-of each ceremony. Please be mindful you may be seated in the uncovered section depending on size of the ceremony and arrival time. The ceremonies will take place rain or shine and guests should plan as well as dress appropriately.

The venue is family-friendly and includes the Great Lawn area where families can choose to spread out with blankets and young children, should they need more space.

The weather will be warm and it is recommended to dress in light clothing. Concessions will be available for purchase (including non-alcoholic beverages only).

Please note the following items are not permitted at the venue:

  • Balloons
  • Weapons
  • Selfie sticks
  • Food and beverage
  • Tablets
  • Drones
  • Tents / Canopies
  • Camping Equipment
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Laser Pointers

Please see http://manncenter.org/map for full details on facility amenities.

UNIVERSITY-WIDE CEREMONY, CITIZENS BANK PARK
JUNE 9, 2022

Venue Considerations

Citizens Bank Park – located at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia – is an outdoor facility with uncovered seating, where the University-wide Commencement will take place on June 9. There are handicap accessible sections at the top of all seating on the Main Concourse. We still encourage families to use precaution when determining guest attendance and reference the Accessibility section of the Commencement website.

The weather will be warm and it is recommended to dress in light clothing. Concessions will be available for purchase (including non-alcoholic beverages only).

All gates will have metal detectors and guests are subject to bag checks. Please see the Citizens Bank Park Code of Conduct for additional details on what is permitted and not permitted in the ballpark. The Bag Policy will be enforced as follows:

Citizens Bank Park Bag Policy

  • In an effort to expedite entry, guests are prohibited from bringing bags, including backpacks and drawstring bags, to the ballpark.
  • Only clutch purses (12" x 12" x 1"), fanny packs, medical bags, clear or solid tote bags and diaper bags will be permitted into Citizens Bank Park.
  • Medical bags, tote bags and diaper bags can be no larger than 16" x 16" x 8" and will be subject to inspection upon entry in accordance with Major League Baseball security regulations.
  • Guests may discard or return the prohibited items to their vehicle, as well as store them in a locker on Citizens Bank Way ($10 fee).