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Health and Safety

Please read the below carefully and note that Drexel’s Commencement venues reserve the right to refuse entry if graduates or guests do not comply with the following health and safety requirements.

HEALTH AND SAFETY BY VENUE

The Academy of Music: College of Computing & Informatics; School of Education

The Academy of Music is an off-campus location that requires masking indoors for all attendees. The Academy of Music requires the following COVID policy to enter the venue and participate in commencement ceremonies:

  • All guests 5 years of age or older will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for entry into all Kimmel Cultural Campus venues. Adults 18+ will be required to show photo identification with their vaccination proof.
  • “Fully Vaccinated” means that a guest’s event is at least 14 days after their final COVID-19 vaccine dose.
  • Valid proof of vaccination include: vaccination card, photo or digital copy of proof of vaccination.
  • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children under 5 must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.
  • Proof of a negative COVID test will not be accepted unless an exemption has been approved by Drexel University.
  • Exemption Request Process for the Academy of Music

    By June 1, graduates and guests must email enroll@drexel.edu to request an exemption to the above COVID policy.

Mandell Theater: Pennoni Honors College; Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship; Goodwin College of Professional Studies

The Mandell Theater requires masking indoors for all attendees. The following are Drexel University’s guidelines for event attendees:

  • Visitors should not physically come to campus if they feel ill or have been exposed to a case of COVID-19.
  • "Masks Required" spaces include ticketed events in Mandell Theater.
  • All visitors must wear a well-fitting face covering in "Masks Required" indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status. Drexel strongly recommends wearing high filtration masks such as KN95s, KF94s and N95s. Masks with valves are not permitted.
  • Drexel strongly recommends that unvaccinated persons always mask when indoors for their protection.

Recreation Center Gym: Dana and David Dornsife School of Public Heath; School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

The Recreation Center Gym requires masking indoors for all attendees. The following are Drexel University’s guidelines for event attendees:

  • Visitors should not physically come to campus if they feel ill or have been exposed to a case of COVID-19.
  • "Masks Required" spaces include ticketed events in the Recreation Center Gym.
  • All visitors must wear a well-fitting face covering in "Masks Required" indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status. Drexel strongly recommends wearing high filtration masks such as KN95s, KF94s and N95s. Masks with valves are not permitted.
  • Drexel strongly recommends that unvaccinated persons always mask when indoors for their protection.

The Mann Center: College of Engineering; Bennett S. LeBow College of Business; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Nursing and Health Professions; Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

The Mann Center is an off-campus, mask optional location. The Mann Center has taken the following protocols to ensure attendee health and safety:

  • Sanitizing Stations: Patrons will have access to various hand sanitizing stations that will be located throughout the venue.
  • Enhanced Cleaning: Steps will be taken to sanitize surfaces throughout the venue before, during, and after each event.

Citizens Bank Park: University-wide Commencement Ceremony

Citizens Bank Park, home to the Philadelphia Phillies, is an off-campus, mask optional location. The Philadelphia Phillies strongly encourage attendees to wear masks in indoor spaces at the ballpark. Attendees are reminded to bring their own mask if they will be indoors at Citizens Bank Park.