At Drexel, our students' parents and families are integral members of the University community! Whether your student is just beginning their college search or are recent alumni, we hope that the information on this page will help you get better connected to your Drexel family.
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.
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Your gift, regardless of size, demonstrates the involvement, passion, and confidence of Drexel families like yours, and speaks volumes about your pride. A vibrant Drexel sustains your student over decades with prestigious credentials, crucial networking connections, and career-enhancing alumni activities and services.
See the areas where your gift can make an impact right now, including The Parents Fund (university priorities), schools and colleges, athletics, student aid and more. If you prefer to give by check, please make the check payable to "Drexel University" and mail it to P.O. Box 8215, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Use the memo line to specify where the gift should be directed.
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.
An important resource for families of 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 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. You will even 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*. For more information, visit Drexel Central's FERPA page. Select the button below to activate your account and connect with your Dragon community!
* 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.
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 2022! 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.