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  • Pictures from the 2022 Doctoral Student Celebration

    Doctoral Celebration 2022 Photos

    June 22, 2022

    The 2022 Doctoral Student Celebration photos are now posted to the Graduate College's Google Photos account.

    This year's Doctoral Student Celebration took place off-campus at The Logan Hotel – Philadelphia's Hotel on June 7, 2022. The Graduate College welcomed doctoral degree recipients from the current Academic Year, senior leadership, deans, faculty and professional staff advisors, and guests to attend a reception honoring the Class of 2022. The event featured brief remarks from senior leadership and distinguished student speakers. Visit the Doctoral Student Celebration website to read more about this year's presenters and to watch the 2021-2022 degree recipients' presentation.

    Congratulations to the Class of 2022!


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  • Image of PAGE Fellows logo with red text and bubbles of pictures of previous PAGE fellows

    Apply for the 2022-2023 PAGE Fellowship

    June 21, 2022

    The application period for the 2022-2023 PAGE Fellows is now open to graduate students!

    The PAGE Fellows Program invites graduate students to participate in a yearlong working group in support of collaborative art-making, teaching, writing, storytelling, and co-creating knowledge with and within community. Examples of ongoing, local projects by PAGE fellows include a Bay Area movement history website, a national report on LGBTQ youth, a resource hub for Indigenous playwrights, a photography series on the colonial foundations of neoliberal universities, and much more.

    2022-2023 PAGE Fellows Recipients Will Receive:
    • $500 honorarium
    • Lodging and waived registration fee to attend the 2022 PAGE Summit on October 13 and the Imagining America National Gathering from October 14 – 16 in New Orleans, LA (Applicants must be able to attend the PAGE Summit and IA National Gathering to be considered).
    • Opportunity to apply for professional development funds.
    • Access to year-long mentorship and community-building events, both within PAGE and the Imagining America networks. These can include but are not limited to research projects, publication opportunities, and skill-building workshops

    Click here to read more about eligibility, how to apply, and the history of PAGE.

    Applications are due by Midnight (PT) on Friday, July 1, 2022.

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  • Academic News and Key Reminders from the Graduate College

    Academic News and Key Reminders - Summer Quarter

    June 17, 2022

    Welcome new graduate students and welcome back returning students! Happy Summer!


    As we begin the summer term, the Graduate College would like to remind you of a few important academic dates, deadlines, policies and resources to help you navigate your graduate studies. We recommend you bookmark this information for future reference.

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  • Juneteenth

    Join Us in Celebrating Juneteenth

    June 17, 2022

    On Monday, June 20th, Drexel University will observe Juneteenth (officially June 19th). Each year, Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States. Although President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, it wasn't until June 19, 1865 that those enslaved were truly freed by executive decree.


    Join us in celebrating this historic milestone for Black history on Wednesday, June 22nd 4 to 7 p.m. at the Juneteenth Block Party at Rush Alumni Garden and Lancaster Walk, hosted by the Center for Black Culture (CBC), Black Employees at Drexel (BEAD), Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion (SCDI), Center for Inclusive Education and Scholarship (CIES), LeBow BRIDGE, Office of Equality and Diversity (OED) and Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships. RSVP here.


    Additional opportunities:

    •  The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is offering free admission to commemorate Juneteenth on Saturday, June 18th. 

    • On Sunday, the African American Museum of Philadelphia hosts their Juneteenth Block Party: Celebrating the Legacy of Emancipation, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with live performances, food and drink, yard games, a village marketplace, mural making, community resources and free admission to the museum all day courtesy of Wawa. 

    • Be sure to check out the Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Festival, the largest annual celebration of Juneteenth in the nation. 

    • Last year, the Office of Equality and Diversity hosted a "Frank Conversation in Commemoration of Juneteenth," a recording of which you can view on the OED Media Library. 

    As a reminder the University will be closed on Monday, June 20th in observance of Juneteenth and summer quarter class will begin on Tuesday, June 21st.

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  • Woman in mask holding peanut butter and jelly at box packing event

    Graduate Students Give Back

    June 10, 2022

    This year, our Graduate Student Association (GSA) and International Graduate Student Association (IGSA) strived to build a culture and tradition of service among the graduate student community. Read on about the service projects they participated in this spring!

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  • The word "important" on a yellow Post-It Note

    Graduate Student Stipends and Philadelphia Wage Tax Memo

    June 10, 2022

    In 2019, the City of Philadelphia issued a memo indicating that Philadelphia universities should withhold Wage Tax on 50 percent of the stipend amount it pays any graduate student who renders services to the university. For example, if a graduate student receives an annual stipend of $15,000, the university should withhold and remit Wage Tax on $7,500.

    Effective May 2022, graduate students will see this reduction in applicable wage tax directly in their pay checks. The Philadelphia Wage Tax will only be applied to 50 percent of the stipend for the pay. Additionally, corrections will be made for all prior applicable wages in 2022. The result of the correction will be an increase in net pay.

    In order to receive any applicable refunds for 2019-2021, students must follow a petition process outline on the Human Resources website.

    We encourage all graduate students who received a stipend from Drexel between 2019-2021 to review the website and complete the process to file a petition for refunds for 2019-2021. Communications will be going to all affected parties with more information, including alumni.

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  • A Reminder on Research Integrity

    June 10, 2022

    As we approach the summer research months, the Office of Research & Innovation (ORI) in partnership with the Graduate College, would like to provide reminders of our shared values and commitments to the responsible conduct of research.

    The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) reminds us as researchers/scholars, trainees, mentors and mentees, we need to foster a research environment that is ethical, promotes and maintains integrity, encourages public confidence in science, is used to create progress for the public good and enables researchers of all levels to work together in a safe and welcoming environment. In addition to our annual course offerings on RCR and ORI led RCR workshops, here are some reminders of additional resources and trainings that will help promote and maintain scholarly integrity that our institution requires.

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    Present at the 9th Annual Drexel Assessment Conference

    June 10, 2022

    The Office of Assessment and Accreditation is proud to welcome session proposals for the 9th Annual Drexel Assessment Conference.

    This year's conference will take place virtually on September 7, 2022 with the theme of "Reassembling the Pieces: Emerging from the Pandemic in Higher Education with a Clear Vision Forward."

    Graduate students are welcome to submit to present Lightning Sessions (10 minutes, 8-10 slides) or virtual posters.

    Click here for more information for proposal guidelines, subthemes, and submission form.

    Submission are open until Thursday, June 30.

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  • Medical Device Firm Supports Doctoral Students’ Research

    June 08, 2022

    Aiming to improve upon a Drexel professor’s invention that upended 70 years of anatomical misunderstanding, two doctoral students are conducting research, with support from a North Carolina-based medical device maker.

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  • GRFP and NSF logos

    2022 NSF GRFP Application Prep Workshops, Tools & Resources

    June 08, 2022

    Drexel's Undergraduate Research & Enrichment Program (UREP) team within the Pennoni Honors College, formerly the Fellowships Office, will be hosting virtual and in-person workshops to help graduate students prepare their applications for the 2022 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)! The 2022 application opens on or around August 1.

    If you are interested in applying and attending future workshops, fill out the interest form here!

    Registration is now open for the first series of workshops!

    Register here for the Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Workshop (Zoom)

    Register here for the Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Workshop (In-Person)

    Click here to the SharePoint site for more information on the application and the requirements.

    Or, download the PDF guide.

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  • Four pictures featuring students that attended Festival of Nations

    2022 Festival of Nations Photos Now Available

    June 08, 2022

    The 2022 Festival of Nations photos from May 27th are now posted to the Graduate College's Google Photos!

    Thank you to the wonderful Drexel graduate and undergraduate student community, the International Graduate Student Association (IGSA), Graduate Student Association (GSA), and International Student Union (ISU) for making this event a success!

    Feel free to download and share with your friends who were in attendance and post to social media! Be sure to tag @drexelgraduatecollege and @igsadrexel on Instagram and @DrexelGradColl on Twitter.

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  • Graduate Student Day photos from the event and logo

    2022 Graduate Student Day Photos Available

    June 08, 2022

    Photos from our 2022 Graduate Student Day Awards Ceremony & Reception on June 1st are now available via our Google Photo Album.

    Feel free to download and share with your peers, family and friends who were in attendance and post to social media. Be sure to tag @drexelgraduatecollege on Instagram and @DrexelGradColl on Twitter.

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  • Mario the Dragon next to the the quote "Participate in Drexel's Areas of Excellence and Opportunity Survey"

    Participate in Drexel's Areas of Excellence and Opportunity Survey

    June 07, 2022

    In March, the Provost's Office kicked off an initiative, in coordination with the Strategic Plan implementation, to define Drexel's Areas of Excellence and Opportunity (AEO).

    Drexel's 2030 Strategic Plan calls for us to "address society's most pressing challenges by focusing on the critical intersections of Health, Technology/Engineering, Design and Social Sciences, and their impact on our most vulnerable communities."

    The Provost's Office Areas of Excellence and Opportunity initiative is digging deeper into these broad areas of Health, Technology/Engineering, Design and Social Sciences to uncover specific areas of academic and research strength, as well as areas of potential opportunity, to grow our reputation in our academic and research programs and make positive contributions to societal challenges.

    The intention of this survey is to gather a wide set of perspectives across our community to develop a sharper picture of how Drexel is viewed today and where Drexel will need to engage in the future. This survey is meant to focus on topic areas to guide future academic development. Findings will be shared with the community and used to guide future conversations across Drexel.

    All Drexel students are invited to complete this survey.

    The survey will close on Wednesday, June 15.

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  • The next doctoral students newsletter is out!

    June Doctoral Student Newsletter

    June 01, 2022

    The next edition of our Doctoral Student Newsletter is out! It has been one year since we introduced this monthly newsletter! Please help us plan for future newsletters by completing this brief survey. It should only take 2-3 minutes to complete. THANK YOU!

    The June edition features:

    • Graduate Student Profile
    • Important Dates and Deadlines
    • Upcoming Events
    • News & Opportunities
    • Upcoming Doctoral Defenses

    We invite doctoral students to share feedback and ideas for future content at!

    View/Download the Newsletter [PDF]

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