Drexel University Family Portal

One way for families of current students to connect with their Dragon community and stay up to date on all things Drexel is through the Drexel University Family Portal. Family members of all undergraduate students are encouraged to visit the University Resources for Parents and Families guide to learn more and activate your account.

DrexelNow Newsletter

The DrexelNow Newsletter is published in collaboration with the Office of University Communications and is typically emailed on the 15th of every month. Subscribe to the DrexelNow email newsletter to stay up-to-date with all of the latest news, announcements and events at Drexel University.

Parent Giving

Your contribution, no matter the size, reflects the commitment, passion, and confidence of families like yours at Drexel. It speaks volumes about your pride. A thriving Drexel provides enduring support to your student through prestigious credentials, essential networking, and career-boosting alumni activities.

Discover impactful areas for your gift today, such as your student’s school or college, athletics, civic engagement, research, and more. To donate by check, make it payable to "Drexel University" and mail it to P.O. Box 8215, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Specify your gift's direction in the memo line. Your support makes a significant difference!

From campus news and resources to finding ways to get involved, this guide will give you all the information you need to stay connected to your University community. 

Drexel University Family Portal

An important resource for families of admitted and current students is the Drexel University Family Portal, which will help you better understand your student's experience at college. Open to family members of all admitted and current students undergraduate students, the Family Portal provides relevant, up-to-date information about all things Drexel in one central location, as well as pointers and articles about higher education in general.

For parents of admitted students — if your student included your email address as part of the application process, then you can expect to receive an invitation via email. This email will include instructions on how to activate your portal account after your student is admitted. If your student did not include your email address as part of their application, they can update their information via Discover Drexel, and you will receive an invitation.

For parents of current students — you can register for the Family Portal using the link below! Once you're in, you will have the ability to request access to view your student's billing information, financial aid, grades, and class schedules. In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), your student will be ultimately responsible for approving or declining access. They will be notified via email once your request is made*.

It's important to note that authorized user access to a student's eBill is separate from a FERPA Waiver for the Family Portal. Your student has the ability to grant you, and other family members, permission to be an authorized user for their eBilling account. Once permission is granted, authorized users are allowed to view their student's official bill and make online eCheck or credit card payments on the student's behalf. Payments cannot be made through the Family Portal and must be submitted through a student’s eBilling account.

Select the button below to register your account and connect with your Dragon community by signing up for the Family Portal!

Sign up for the Family Portal

* Please note that access to FERPA protected information is updated in the Family Portal 24 hours after a student approves the request.

Families of Prospective Students

As the family of a prospective student, you probably have questions about our University. That is why you are encouraged to sign up for one of our on-campus or virtual visits and tours — this page also includes informational videos, student stories, and a link to our daily live chat with admissions representatives.

Families of New Students

Congratulations on your student's admission to Drexel University! We are so excited for your student to join us at Drexel, and invite you to find deeper connections as part of the Dragon Family by joining the Family Portal. You are also encouraged to check out the resources listed below to view some of the most commonly accessed websites and tools that you'll need to be aware of as your student starts at Drexel. Parents of international students should also visit our International Students and Scholars services website for more details regarding the immigration process and more.

Welcome to Our Family [PDF]

Families of Current Students

With a current student at Drexel, we want you to stay connected and involved with your University community. By subscribing to DrexelNow, you can stay up to date with University news, events, announcements, and more. Keeping tabs on the University's Events Calendar will also help you stay in the know. If you haven't already visited, our Steinbright Family Resources will provide you with everything you need to know about your student's cooperative education experience at Drexel.

Join Us at Family Weekend

We look forward to welcoming you to campus in 2024! Learn more about Family Weekend.

Join the Drexel Family Association

The Drexel Family Association (DFA) improves the student experience by providing parents and family members a network of support. The DFA serves as a connection to the University and provides parents and family members with communication, involvement, and development opportunities. 

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