New Student Resources
Here are some of the most commonly accessed websites and tools you'll need.
- Center for Learning and Academic Success – The Center for Learning and Academic Success Services supports Drexel Dragons through a variety of services. They seek to empower students to develop skills and strategies that foster academic success and personal growth through purposeful interactions with peer and professional staff.
- Disability Resources – Disability Resources empowers individuals who have documented disabilities by working together to provide reasonable accommodations, including auxiliary aids, and services for in-need students and family visitors on campus. Disability Resources also provides education and guidance across the broad University community.
- Drexel Autism Support Program – At Drexel, we value the individual along with individual differences and support personal growth through understanding our strengths and how those strengths can build and support areas of need and personal development. The Drexel Autism Support Program, in particular, advocates for neurodiversity and all the benefits that diversity contributes to the greater societal good by offering a student-centered program with the goal of promoting academic competency, self-advocacy, interpersonal skills, independent living, and social integration.
- Fellowships Office – Are you looking for a way to enhance your studies at Drexel? If so, you should consider contacting the Drexel Fellowships Office, which offers application and administrative support for Drexel students applying for nationally competitive scholarship and fellowship opportunities.
- International Students and Scholars Services – At Drexel, we are committed to making the transition for our international students as smooth as possible. In fact, we have an entire office dedicated to your success, our Office of International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) is here to support you every step of the way. Beginning immediately after you confirm your enrollment and continuing well beyond graduation, ISSS exists to support you through the immigration process and cultural adjustment.
- Libraries – More than just books! Students can receive individualized support from librarians based on their field of study.
- Steinbright Career Development Center – Unsure of the many career options your major affords you? The Steinbright Career Development Center provides all the necessary tools for student career development, including navigating our co-op programs, along with career workshops, fairs, and individualized counseling.
- Undergraduate Advising – Still a little unsure of what you want to do after college or how to get there? Our Academic Advisors provide every Drexel student with professional guidance to help you achieve the goals you set for your career at Drexel and beyond.
- Campus Dining – No matter what type of food you're into, Campus Dining has you covered. You’ll find a wide variety of options at our many campus dining locations, including an all-you-care-to-eat residential restaurant; a food court; coffee shops; smoothie bars; and national brands like Subway, Chick-Fil-A, and Starbucks.
- Commuter Student Engagement – Regardless of whether you reside two blocks from campus or two hours, Commuter Student Resources is committed to supporting your student experience as a Drexel Dragon. Through a variety of resources and support, they are committed to the commuter student experience at Drexel, including commuter student engagement and off-campus housing.
- DragonCard Office – Your DragonCard serves as your official Drexel identification card, method of payment for Dragon Dollars, and campus access key. It's important to get one from the DragonCard Office and try your hardest not to lose it.
- Drexel Barnes & Noble Bookstores – Whether you need new, used, digital, or rental textbooks, our Barnes & Noble Bookstores are conveniently located on all three Philadelphia campuses and provide textbooks, computer software, school supplies, Drexel clothing and gifts, and general merchandise.
- Drexel Central – It is Drexel Central’s goal to maximize student success by helping students and their families navigate necessary University processes. In particular, Drexel Central aims to provide resources for financial questions, as well as provide educational opportunities and tools that enable students to make informed decisions.
- DrexelOne Portal – During your time at Drexel, you will utilize DrexelOne (our student portal) for all your administrative needs such as your email, class scheduling, eBill payments, event registrations, and student action checklists.
- Office of Equality and Diversity –Mutual respect goes a long way. That is one reason why the Office of Equality and Diversity (OED) is committed to promoting, supporting and providing resources to sustain a living, learning, and working environment of diversity, equality, fairness, inclusion, and respect where all members of the University community are valued.
- Fraternity and Sorority Life – With more than 30 chapters and 1,500 undergraduates that participate in our fraternities and sororities, you may find that it's right for you, too. They even provide support in academic development, event planning, chapter management, and student safety adherence.
- Public Safety –It's important for you to feel safe on your University's campus. Luckily at Drexel, we have numerous law enforcement and security partners, including the Philadelphia Police Department, SEPTA and Amtrak Police Departments, and the Philadelphia Fire Department, along with other institutions and agencies that ensure the safety of our campus environment.
- Recreational Athletics – Do you like to stay active? Well, Drexel University has 45 club and intramural sports teams that help build a sense of community through the wide variety of student intramural, club, and recreational activities.
- Spiritual and Religious Life – We encourage all students at Drexel University to take advantage of the spectrum of resources available both on and off campus to support their spiritual development and identity. As such, the Office of Spiritual & Religious Life, the Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Office of Campus Engagement collaborate with students and campus or community chaplains to cultivate a culture of mutual respect for the variety of faith traditions on campus.
- Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion – The Student Center for Diversity & Inclusion (SCDI) supports and empowers students of all backgrounds as they build a sense of community that reflects the diversity of Drexel's student population. Through direct advocacy and intentional identity-based community building, SCDI works to ensure that all Drexel students, including you, feel that their whole identity is included and respected during their time at Drexel.
- Housing and Residence Life – Living on campus is often a big part of the college experience — an environment where you live, learn, and connect, having experiences that you will cherish for the rest of your life. Housing and Residence Life works with several campus partners to develop programs and policies to enhance the on-campus housing experience.
- Veteran Student Services – Drexel University is the choice of over 1,000 student-veterans and military dependents. We are proud of the many opportunities we provide for veteran students and their families, including orientation sessions; counseling; social activities; and assistance relating to admissions, academics, and financing options.
Counseling and Health Service Resources
- Counseling Center – Starting college is a life changing event and not everyone adjusts the same way. Statistics from the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA show almost 10 percent of students felt depressed during their first year of college. If you find yourself suffering from any health issues, including freshman depression, don't hesitate to use the counseling and health services Drexel provides. In particular, the Counseling Center offers free and confidential counseling, therapy, and intervention services to support your academic, personal, and interpersonal development.
- Drexel Student Health Center – Whether you need allergy shots or immunizations, treatment for women's health issues or sports medicine, the Drexel Student Health Center is here to help you maintain a quality lifestyle through providing comprehensive health services for students in a confidential environment.
- Student Health Insurance – Having health insurance is not only important, but it's the law. All full-time students are required to demonstrate proof of plan coverage that meets Drexel's minimum health insurance requirements and either waive or enroll in the Drexel Health Insurance Plan at the beginning of each academic year.
- Student Immunizations – Getting vaccinated is integral in not only protecting yourself from diseases, but also to protect the people around you. In order to keep everyone safe, all incoming students are required to complete Drexel's immunization requirements.
- Computer and Software Purchases – Are you interested in making a computer purchase, maybe even with free University-licensed software? If so, Drexel University Information Technology provides discounted rates and buying guides for all Dragons to utilize.
- Computer/IT Support – Sometimes technology can be a little confusing. That is why Drexel University Information Technology Services offers support for a variety of technologies and applications.
University Engagement Series
The University Engagement Series is a series of events throughout the year that are designed to increase your ability to achieve your goals at Drexel. Utilizing these University-wide events to discover opportunities at Drexel is key to your academic success. The University Engagement series also supports learning outcomes of your common courses (UNIV 101, CIVC 101, COOP 101).
- Involvement Fair
Get involved! Learn about some of the over 350 clubs and organizations on campus at the Involvement Fair.
- Career Fairs
The Steinbright Career Development Center brings employers for full-time and co-op positions to career fairs on campus throughout the year.
- International Opportunities Fair
Learn about the many international opportunities at Drexel during the Global Fair.
- Academic Opportunities Fair
Make the most of your undergraduate education at the Academic Opportunities Fair, held a few times throughout the year. Learn about majors, minors, and more available to all Drexel students.
- Homecoming Week
A Drexel tradition, Homecoming is a week full of school spirit and fun!
- Alternative Spring Break
Alternative Spring Break allows you to engage in community service and experiential learning during your spring break.
- Undergraduate Week of Excellence
The University celebrates and showcases undergraduate students through a number of events during the Undergraduate Week of Excellence.