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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 study, acclimate to the graduate community, and learn more about the academic, professional, social and cultural resources available to you at Drexel.

If you arrive after the below orientation programs or are starting your education in a subsequent term, don't hesitate to reach out and schedule an appointment with us! We'd be happy to welcome you personally and get you started on your academic journey.

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

Online Graduate Student Orientation & Onboarding Community

In addition to the in-person programs below, the Graduate College offer an online orientation and onboarding community online in Blackboard Learn. The community contains information and resources for a general graduate student population. All new, incoming graduate students will be added to the community in Blackboard Learn. Students will receive information via email. If you have any questions or would like to request access, please contact the Graduate College at graduatecollege@drexel.edu.

On Campus Graduate Student Orientation Programs - Fall 2019

The following events are geared toward a general Drexel graduate student audience. All new, incoming graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend these events, including online students. While orientation is not mandatory unless otherwise noted below, these programs will acquaint you with Drexel’s policies, procedures and resources and provide you with an opportunity to meet your student peers and our graduate faculty and professional staff.

 

Please check with your assigned graduate academic advisor for additional orientation programs at the college/school and departmental level, some of which may be mandatory.

 

CENTER CITY GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION
Hosted by the Graduate College, Student Life and the College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP)

 

Friday, September 13, 2019

9:00 AM - 1:30 PM EST

Geary Lobby & Geary B Auditorium

New College Building (NCB)

245 N 15th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102
Building 5 on the Center City Campus Map

 

Center City Graduate Student Orientation Schedule [PDF]

 

This program is for new, incoming graduate students studying primarily on the Center City Campus, mainly the College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP). Online students are also welcome to attend!

 

MANDATORY SESSION FOR INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS
Hosted by International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS)

 

Monday, September 16, 2019
9:00 - 11:00 AM EST

Main Auditorium

Main Building

3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Building 1 on the University City Campus Map

 

This program is MANDATORY for all new, incoming international graduate students hosted by International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS). Please contact ISSS to register or if you are unable to attend.

 

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GRADUATE STUDENT WELCOME FAIR
Hosted by the Graduate College, Student Life and campus partners

 

Monday, September 16, 2019
3:00 - 5:00 PM EST

Main Building
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Building 1 on the University City Campus Map

 

This program is for all new, incoming graduate students, including online students. All are welcome and encouraged to attend! A list of available offices, departments and vendors will be available below.

 

Graduate Student Welcome Fair Map & List [PDF]

 

GRADUATE STUDENT WELCOME SOCIAL
Hosted by the Graduate College and Graduate Student Association (GSA)

 

Monday, September 16, 2019
5:30 - 8:00 PM

The Post at Cira Garage
129 S 30th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

 

This program is for all new, incoming graduate students, including online students. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

 

Relive Orientation 2019

 

Photos from Orientation 2019

 

Disability Resources

If you would like to request accommodations, please contact Disability Resources at 215.895.1401 or disability@drexel.edu. We greatly appreciate 72 hours of advance notice for these requests.

Other questions? Contact graduatecollege@drexel.edu.

Getting Started - New Student Resources

 

Here are some important steps to help you get started with your graduate education at Drexel. This information can also be found in the online community in Blackboard Learn: