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Graduate Student Orientation

New students at orientation

Welcome to Drexel University! The Graduate College along with the current graduate students, faculty and professional staff of Drexel are thrilled to have you join us for your graduate education. The Graduate College hosts a series of orientation events each year in the fall including welcome receptions, information sessions and resource fairs to help you prepare for your graduate studies, acclimate to the graduate community, and learn more about the academic, social and cultural resources available to you at Drexel.

For graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation and Preparation Course information, please click here.

For those students, family members and guests who need assistance getting around or who have documented disabilities, please contact Disability Resources prior to your arrival to arrange for any accommodations.

Graduate Student Orientation Fall 2018

Please see the important information below to assist you in transitioning to a graduate-level program at Drexel. This year's graduate student orientation dates are as follows:


  • Center City Campus Graduate Student Orientation (For graduate students enrolled in College of Nursing and Health Professions [CNHP] ONLY) – Friday, September 14, 2018, Check-In 10:30AM, Programming 11:00AM - 2:00PM (see a link to the program for a complete schedule below)  in Geary Lobby & Geary B Auditorium, New College Building (245 N 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102), Lunch provided
  • MANDATORY Workshop for International Graduate Students (International graduate students ONLY, hosted by International Students and Scholars Services [ISSS]) – Monday, September 17, 2018, 9:00AM - 11:00AM in Main Auditorium, Main Building (3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104)
  • University-Wide Graduate Student Orientation (All graduate quarter programs) – Monday, September 17, 2018, Check-In 10:30 AM, Programming 11:00AM - 1:00PM (see a link to the program for a complete schedule below) in Great Court & Main Auditorium, Main Building (3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104), Lunch provided

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