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Welcome Week 2018

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 15 and continues through Sunday, September 23, with classes officially beginning on the following day. This celebratory and informative event will give all new Dragons, including both freshman 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 find your home here at Drexel. You will 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!

Welcome Week festivities will begin with 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 fun activities over the course of the following week designed to introduce everyone to the campus, fellow classmates, and the city of Philadelphia.

To register for Welcome Week, log in to DrexelOne and follow the registration prompts.

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Move-In Weekend Information

We'll have lots of 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!

Freshman Residential Students

Your Welcome Week activities will begin with Move-In Weekend on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16. Resident freshman students will start moving in on those days, with a few exceptions for special programs, so expect a lot of fun and excitement, as you and your new classmates get settled.

Non-Residential Students

Move-In Weekend will consist of events for non-residential students to kick-off their Welcome Week Programming. Transfer students living in affiliated housing with American Campus Communities should contact to inquire about early move-in on Friday, September 14.

Arrival and Parking Information

Note that construction on and around campus may impact your travel time, so please plan accordingly. For more information, please review our Construction and Traffic Advisories.

  • View the Parking Lot Locations Map.
  • If you are traveling by private passenger vehicle, please refer to your housing assignment letter for the parking lot you should arrive at:
    • Lot F – 31st and Ludlow Streets
    • Lot S – 32nd Street, behind Caneris Hall
  • If you are traveling by non-private passenger vehicle, taxi, or airport/hotel shuttle, please arrive at:
    • Lot W – 33rd and Cherry streets


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 15 and 16:

Accommodations and Additional Information

Accommodations for early move-in will be granted for religious observance reasons only. Please call 1.800.2.DREXEL to submit a request for early move-in.

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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