THE WINTER OLYMPICS ARE COMING TO DREXEL!
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 15, 2021
A Healthier U, Human Resources and Recreational Athletics will host the Employee Olympics on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, from 2 p.m. to approximately 5 p.m. Benefits-eligible faculty and professional staff can compete for Drexel University glory. Gold medals will be awarded to the winning teams, and "Torch Bearer" awards will be given to individuals displaying teamwork, sportsmanship and enthusiasm!
Register Today Through Nov. 30
COVID-19 Safety Protocols
Everyone must adhere to the following masking protocols while participating in Employee Olympics:
- Indoor events: Masks are required to be worn by all participants at all times.
- Outdoor events: Masks are not required but are strongly encouraged.
- Spectators: masks must be worn by all spectators while indoors.
If you are feeling sick or unwell, please remain home and do not participate as either a competitor or a spectator. Students, faculty and professional staff must use the Drexel Health Checker to report any symptoms of COVID-19.
Information concerning acceptable masks on campus may be found on the CDC website.
T-Shirt/Scarf Pick-up & Opening Ceremony
Employee Olympics T-shirt and scarf pick-up (for all sports, including the in-person Fun Walk) will be held on Monday, Dec. 13 and Tuesday, Dec. 14 from noon-6 p.m. at the Drexel Recreation Center Welcome Desk (33rd Street entrance on Market). Pick up your T-shirts and commemorative scarf on Monday or Tuesday to beat the last-minute crowds.
For those not scheduled to be on campus on Monday or Tuesday, T-shirt and scarf pick-up will also be available on the day of the event — Wednesday, Dec. 15 from noon-1:45 p.m. at the DAC. The DAC entrance is located off Lancaster walk between 33rd and 34th streets. From 33rd and Market, participants should make their way north up the 33rd street and make a left before the Rush Building up Lancaster Walk. The DAC entrance will be located nearest 34th Street. On the day of the event, the DAC entrance will be marked with a balloon arch.
Please plan to pick up your shirts and scarves as early as possible so that you can join your colleagues at the Opening Ceremony with President Fry at 2 p.m. on Dec. 15 in the DAC.
Winter Olympics Offerings
Choose one of the four events available. Our Winter Olympics will include three competitive sports:
||Teams of two
OR JOIN THE FUN WALK
You can contribute to your health and well-being by participating in our non-competitive Fun Walk, either virtually or on-campus. Our Fun Walk will be live-streamed this year to accommodate our remote workforce. Register for the event and indicate if you would like to participate in the Fun Walk virtually or on campus. Please note that the Fun Walk is an outdoor event, so dress appropriately to walk outside.
Earn Wellness Points & Fun Giveaways
Earn 25 wellness incentive program points for participating in the sport of your choice or the Fun Walk during the Employee Olympics. Points will be awarded within six weeks of the event. Wellness Points earned during the month of December will be applied to the 2022 Wellness Incentive Program. Enjoy the Winter Olympics and get a head start on earning your 2022 wellness points!
Everyone who participates on campus in the sport of their choice or the in-person Fun Walk will also earn a special bonus gift. On-campus attendees will receive a commemorative scarf with the Employee Olympics logo. Stay warm all winter long with this special Drexel apparel.
Destress With Drexel's Therapy Dogs
Our unofficial mascots for this year's Olympics will be Chai and Espresso, Drexel Recreational Athletics' therapy dogs. Chai and Espresso will be popping in and out of the Olympics. Feel free to pet this friendly pair!
All participants must be benefits-eligible faculty or professional staff of Drexel University, Drexel University College of Medicine, Drexel University Online or the Academy of Natural Sciences at the time of participation. Student employees are not eligible to participate.