Frequently Asked Questions
What time should I arrive?
We ask all students and guests to arrive between 10:30–11:00 a.m. to account for extra time needed to check proof of vaccination. The ceremony will begin sharply at 11:00 a.m..
Will parking be available?
Parking is available for purchase in Lot G Parking Garage at 3300 Market Street. The entrance is at the corner of 34th and Ludlow Streets. Payment may be made at the kiosk the day of the event. For more information, please visit drexel.edu/business-services/parking/locations/garage/.
What COVID-19 policies do I need to follow?
To protect the health and safety of members of the Drexel College of Medicine community, it is imperative that all attendees adhere to the university’s safety protocols at all times. Attendees who are symptomatic or designated as a close contact of someone who is COVID-19 positive should not attend the Match Day ceremony.
We are currently working on plans for this event under the assumption it will be possible, but the event logistics will depend on the COVID-19 landscape at the time and the resultant local, state, and national CDC guidelines. Guidelines for this venue are set by the City of Philadelphia and Drexel University. Any changes will be communicated prior to the event.
The Match Day ceremony is only possible with your strict adherence to these masking and vaccine requirements.
All guests are required to present their vaccination card (physical copy or photo) upon check-in as well as a valid state ID or driver’s license. There will be no exceptions.
We ask that all Class of 2022 students and guests of the ceremony review the University Health & Safety Overview before arriving to the ceremony.
Do I need a ticket to enter?
An RSVP is required to attend the Match Day ceremony. Only those who submitted a formal RSVP will be allowed to enter the building Due to capacity restrictions and contact tracing, only registered guests will be permitted into the building. Hard copy tickets will not be provided. You will be directed to the check-in station when you enter the building.
Is re-entry allowed?
Re-entry is not permitted.
Where do I go when I get to Drexel Main Building?
Students and their guests should make their way to the check-in station as soon as they arrive.
How will students be seated?
Students will be seated with their guests. Seats are not numbered. Someone will direct you to your seat upon arrival.
I have personal items with me (purse, jacket etc.). Can I bring it into Drexel Main Building with me?
We discourage students from bringing anything other than essential items (phone, identification, small purse) with them to Match Day.
Where is the bathroom?
Drexel volunteers and professional staff can direct you to the nearest bathroom.
Are food and drink permitted at the venue?
Students are permitted to bring in a factory-sealed water bottle (no glass). Food is not permitted.
What happens in case of inclement weather?
As part of our emergency preparedness protocols, the College of Medicine will monitor weather before the Match Day ceremony. Students and their guests will receive an email should the event be cancelled.
How do I receive my guests’ tickets?
Due to capacity restrictions and contact tracing, only registered guests will be permitted into the building. Hard copy tickets will not be provided. You will be directed to the check-in station when you enter the building.
How can those unable to attend in person watch the ceremony?
The Match Day Ceremony will be broadcasted via Zoom. Only those students who selected the option to receive the Zoom link in the RSVP will receive this link. Students will then share the link with family and friends. The link will be available a few days before the ceremony.
What is the dollar raffle and how do I participate?
The dollar raffle is a Match Day tradition. Students who wish to participate should bring $1 to the Match Day ceremony. Right before envelopes are opened at noon, a winner will be selected to win the cash prize! Digital payment will not be accepted. Staff will not be able to provide change.
More FAQs will be added as we continue to finalize details for the Match Day ceremony.