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Events and Visitors


Important updates as of May 11:

Planning events during times of regional increases in COVID-19 infection should be done with careful attention to participant seating, food type and location, masking recommendations and number of attendees. Close attention to ventilation in the planned location should always occur.

In general, while food and beverage are permitted at both indoor and outdoor events, outdoor events are always preferable. If indoors, any reception-style events are discouraged and planning for guests to be seated while eating is recommended. We strongly encourage all attendees to wear masks except when actively eating or drinking.

Indoor, on-campus events with over 100 guests: Faculty and professional staff, if you are planning an indoor event with over 100 planned guests in single, given space on any campus inside any Drexel owned, leased or controlled building, please contact with event details. Students, please continue to work with Student Life.

Events with less than 100 planned guests, on and off campus, are currently permitted without requiring specific approval from the Return Oversight Committee. Events can include Drexel students, employees and outside guests considered to be visitors to campus. Maximum occupancy is limited to the host program’s ability to successfully adhere to all University COVID-19 protocols. Event hosts should work with Event Services for reservations and setups. Students, please continue to work with Student Life.

Please see the additional information below, ensure that food and beverage are served responsibly, and follow guidelines when planning any event or activity.

When planning events at both on-campus and off-campus venues, always prioritize risk reduction practices:

  • Outdoor events are always preferable, weather permitting.
  • Choose well-ventilated areas. If indoors, speak with your facilities building manager concerning ways to enhance ventilation in the space you plan to utilize.
  • If indoors, any reception-style events are discouraged; we recommend planning for guests to be seated while eating.
  • We strongly encourage that all attendees wear masks except when actively eating or drinking.
  • Ensure that any food and beverage at an event is served responsibly.
  • Allow for distance when planning indoor events. Consider structuring events so that attendees who prefer physically distanced seating have that option.
  • Ensure hand sanitizer is available.
  • In communication with event attendees prior to the event, hosts should ensure that everyone is informed about health guidelines for visitors.

Please note:

  • Food is not permitted in any Drexel classrooms, laboratories, and studios that are actively being used for lectures or instructional purposes.
  • Mask guidelines: Visitors must follow mask-wearing guidelines for the space they are visiting.
  • Attendee lists: Accurate attendee lists must be kept before and after events.
  • Off-campus events: Off-campus events must follow the specific health and safety guidelines of the venue or location. Please take Drexel's public health guidelines into consideration when planning your event.

Visiting Drexel

We are happy to welcome visitors to campus! Visitors to Drexel campus facilities should comply with Drexel’s public health policies and procedures, including wearing a mask in all "Masks Required" spaces. Currently, visitors are not required to check in using the Drexel Health Checker Visitor Pass.

Reminders for visitors

  • 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 the following:
    • ALL classrooms, laboratories, and studios that are being used for lectures or instructional purposes.
    • Disability Resources testing spaces.
    • The Drexel Shuttle.
    • Ticketed events in Mandell and the Urban Annex Black Box Theaters, and the 418 Main Dance Studio (Attendees must mask).
    • All health care facilities—including, but not limited to: Student Health Services, Occupational Health Services, and the Counseling Center.
  • 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.
  • We recommend all visitors wear or carry a well-fitting face mask in case they need to enter a "Masks Required" area.

Visitors to the Admissions Visit Center

Please visit the Drexel Admissions Visit Center page for additional information.

Guidelines may be modified and further specified over time, as changes during the COVID-19 pandemic require. Drexel's event guidelines take into account the COVID-19 health and safety requirements issued by federal, state, and local public health authorities, as well as by Drexel University medical and public health experts. 

Thank you for complying with these procedures to keep you, your contacts, and our whole campus community safe. If you have further questions, your Drexel University contact will be able to help answer them.

Updated May 11, 2022