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Drexel's City-Wide Tribute to Forever Dragons

On June 11, 2020, Drexel University honored the resilient Class of 2020 by turning the lights in Philadelphia blue and gold, including Drexel's Main Building, the iconic Mario statue, Philly's Boathouse Row, and other beloved landmarks.

As the birthplace of the country — and the nation's only World Heritage City — Philadelphia, PA is both a national and international landmark.

Ranked number one in National Geographic's "Best Trips 2020," there are plenty of unique opportunities to take part in, and both Visit Philadelphia and Campus Philly are great resources for you to learn more about it all.

Students at Drexel can access the many artistic, historical, and cultural attractions the city has to offer through region-specific academic courses, civic engagement opportunities, and easy access by public transportation. We refer to the city as our extended campus, and invite you to explore, learn about, and take advantage of all the city has to offer.

A Guide To Philadelphia in the Fall

There's something extra special about Philadelphia in the fall. Find out what makes this time in the city so exciting!

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10 Philadelphia Jargon Terms Everyone Should Know

Learn how to understand — and maybe even start talking like — a Philadelphian!

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Found in Philadelphia

Supported by Drexel University's MAD Dragon Community Recording Studios, this podcast explores Philadelphia, its history, and why the past matters today.

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Legends of Philadelphia

This podcast tackles unique aspects of Philadelphia's history, brought to you by the owners of South Fellini.

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A City of Brotherly Love: Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love and the home of Drexel University, Philadelphia is known for its cultural diversity, rich history, and passionate residents. At the heart of Philly is a sense of humanity and the idea that there is always room for change, innovation, and expanding the boundaries of what we can achieve.

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Dragons Talk Drexel: Philadelphia

With so many restaurants, public green spaces, and cultural opportunities to enjoy, Philadelphia — the City of Neighborhoods — has something for everyone.

Heard in Philly

Listen to current Drexel students and staff members through our Heard in Philly video series and find out which words and phrases truly matter in the eyes of Philadelphians!

The Drexel Shuffle

The Drexel Shuffle invites Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Michael J. Keaton and Director of Undergraduate Admissions Melissa Pennestri to answer questions about pop culture and the city of Philadelphia!

Celebrating Black Leaders from Philadelphia

Drexel University is proud to promote diversity and cherishes the thought leaders of communities here in Philadelphia and around the globe. Our Dragons are resilient, exceptional, and ready to change the world. In a part of the U.S. with so much rich history, we aspire to carry on the tradition of Philadelphian ingenuity; and we are inspired by the stories of Black heroes from our great city.

W.E.B Du Bois (1868-1963)⁠

Cofounder of the NAACP, W.E.B Du Bois is perhaps best known for his writing of "The Souls of Black Folk.⁠"

William Sidney Pittman (1875-1958)

William Sidney Pittman was a high-profile American architect, the first African American Drexel graduate, and the son-in-law of Booker T. Washington.

Billie Holiday (1915-1959)

Ushering in a wave of innovation in both jazz, swing, and pop — Billie Holiday was a legendary musician that changed the very fabric of her craft.

Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937)⁠

The first Black American painter to gain international acclaim, Henry Ossawa Tanner was a renowned artist of the early 20th century who grew up in Philadelphia.

Moogega Cooper (1985-)

The Lead Planetary Protection Engineer for Mars 2020, Moogega Cooper is an American astronomer and MS and PhD graduate of Drexel University.

Some of the Best Pizza Spots in Town

With so many pizza options to choose from in Philly, you could get overwhelmed. And that is why Drexel staff members have pulled together some of their favorites, which will hopefully get your pizza journey off to a yummy start!

V Vegan options available   GF Gluten-free options available

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