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Welcome Week

Visit the Winter Move-In page for details regarding the 2021 winter move-in process. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, details and programming are subject to change as federal guidelines evolve. For the most up to date information, visit the Drexel University Coronavirus Website.

Welcome New Dragons! We are so excited that you have decided to join the Drexel community. Your time with us will begin with Welcome Week, Drexel's new student orientation event, which begins on Saturday, September 11 and continues through Sunday, September 19, with classes officially beginning on the following day. This celebratory and informative event will give all new Dragons, including both first-year and transfer students, the opportunity to be together for a full week before diving into classes.

Welcome Week provides you with hundreds (yes, hundreds!) of events and activities to choose from to help you settle into new your home here at Drexel. While we follow health and safety recommendations, you will still have the chance to meet faculty, staff, and current students during the week-long orientation, as well as learn the ins and outs of Drexel and the city of Philadelphia. We look forward to seeing you in September!

Are you a commuter or transfer student? There is a special online session being held just for you on Monday, September 13. Be sure to download the DrexelOne Mobile app and add the Commuter and Transfer Welcome Bash to your schedule!

Welcome Week festivities will begin with our Move-In Weekend, when students living in the residence halls will start to move in and set up their rooms. There will then be a full schedule of both virtual and in-person activities over the course of the following week designed to introduce everyone to the campus, fellow classmates, and the city of Philadelphia.

Move-In Weekend Information

We'll have knowledgable current students, faculty, and professional staff here to greet and welcome you, so we know you'll feel at home from the first moment you arrive!

First-Year Residential Students

Your Welcome Week activities will begin with our Move-In Weekend on Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12. Resident first-year students will start moving in on those days, with a few exceptions for special programs and accommodating social distancing measures.

Non-Residential Students

Move-In Weekend will consist of events for non-residential students to kick-off their Welcome Week Programming. 


As you prepare for your arrival on campus, be sure to check out these tips explaining how and what to pack, and what to expect throughout September 11 and 12:

Accommodations and Additional Information

If you have a disability and would like to request accommodations in order to participate in Welcome Week activities, please contact Disability Resources at 215.895.1401 or

If you have additional questions, please call 1.800.2.DREXEL or 215.895.2400, or email

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