Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, details and programming are subject to change as federal guidelines evolve. Continue to check back for Welcome Week updates. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Drexel University Coronavirus Website.
Welcome Week festivities will begin with Move-In Weekend on Friday, September 10 through Monday, September 13! This is when students living in the residence halls will start to move in and set up their rooms. All of us at Drexel are committed to ensuring that our new students and their families have a comfortable, safe, and welcoming first experience as Drexel Dragons.
Cruise Ship Move-In Process
Students will participate in our Cruise Ship Move-In process, where the University and Student Services (USS) team will unload your vehicle and transport all items to your room, while you and your family move the car to parking and continue with the check-in process.
When You Arrive to Move In
You can expect that campus will be bustling during Move-In Weekend but that doesn't mean it has to be stressful! Although plans for 2021 are still evolving, below is an example of previous Move-In Weekend guidance:
- Arrive at the time and location assigned (you'll receive this information by email and through your DrexelOne account). Please be sure to arrive at the assigned time (and not earlier!) in order to prevent prolonged wait-times and backups at the residence halls.
- Bikes will not be brought up to the room. Be prepared to assign someone in your party to take the bike to the bike rack.
- Label each box for move-in with name, hall, room number, and cell phone number.
- If you have not completed your immunization requirements, your shipped items will be waiting for you but you WILL NOT be allowed to obtain your key or drop off any items. You will need to visit the immunization clinic to be cleared for move-in.
- Have fun and enjoy your new home in Philadelphia!
Jarod and Bella's Residence Hall Tour
Join Jarod and Bella, two of our student ambassadors, for a detailed walkthrough of Drexel’s residential experience.
Additional COVID-19 Move-In Weekend Precautions
At Drexel, we remain dedicated to maintaining the health and safety of all members of our University community, especially as incoming students transition to campus this fall. But we need your partnership in this commitment as we all work to keep Drexel safe together. Please adhere to the following guidelines in order to protect the health and safety of others and help stop the spread of COVID-19:
- Monitor your health and know the symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms to watch for include fever or chills, cough, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea. If you have difficulty breathing, chest pain, confusion, or changes in color on your lips, gums, face, around the eyes or nails, seek medical care immediately. More information on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 can be found on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 website.
- Download the Drexel Health Checker app. Use of the Drexel Health Checker is required by all members of the Drexel community. Anyone planning to make their way to campus should use this mobile-based app to confidentially report their symptoms and access key resources to help stay healthy. Afterall, tracking your symptoms is the best way to know if you should stay home to protect your health and the health of those around you. It also helps the University learn more about the spread of COVID-19 and how it is impacting the Drexel community, which in turn can shape our strategies moving forward to further reduce the risk of viral transmission on campus. Students must download the Drexel Health Checker app at least 14 days prior to move-in. If a student experiences any illness within 14 days of move-in, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a new move-in timeslot.
- Take every day preventative actions and practice proper hygiene. This includes washing your hands frequently; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands; and covering your coughs or sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue directly in the trash.
- Maintain distance between yourself and others. It's important to stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms' length) from other people. Reminders have been placed throughout campus to help everyone remember to social distance.
- Make sure to bring the proper protection equipment with you to campus. Masks are required while in campus buildings, as well as in public spaces where distancing is not possible. This means that both you and anyone arriving to campus with you must bring a mask to utilize while on campus. Masks will be available from Drexel on an emergency basis. And don't forget your hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies, as regular cleaning of frequently touched surfaces is one way to safeguard the community from COVID-19.
To learn more about Drexel's response to COVID-19, visit the Drexel Response to COVID-19 website.