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Drexel Computer Accounts

Why do I need a Drexel computer account?

  • To access your email
  • To register for university housing
  • To pay your bill online by credit card (Amex, Mastercard, Discover)
  • To access the wireless internet
  • To log into university computers
  • To sign in to DrexelOne

Activating your Drexel user account

  1. Find the Drexel University ID number that was provided with your ELC acceptance letter.  (If you do not have an ID number, contact
  2. Go to to set up your account.
  3. Enter your 8-digit University ID number (example: 12345678).
  4. Enter your birth date (mm/dd/yyyy).
  5. Enter your U.S. zip code if you have one (example:  19104)
    • If this does not work, try selecting your home country.
    • If this still does not work, go to the ELC Front Desk.
  6. A new page will open showing the Drexel University Acceptable Use Policy. You must agree to this policy in order to continue.
  7. A new page will open displaying your temporary password.  Please continue to the next page.
  8. The final page will display your Drexel University User ID and your temporary password. Print this page for your records or write down your user ID and password.
  9. If you would like to change your temporary password, please continue to the bottom of the page and click the button to go to your Accounts Management Page.

If you have problems activating your Drexel user account, please see the ELC Front Desk for assistance or call Drexel IT at 215.895.2020.