Updated Campus Amenities for Fall 2021

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Please visit the ‘Drexel’s Response to Coronavirus’ website for the latest public health advisories.

This month, Drexel University is welcoming back to campus all students, faculty, professional staff to campus for the start of the 2021–2022 academic year.

The most recent guidance for reducing risk and staying safe on campus, per a Sept. 7 message sent to the Drexel community, can be found here. The most up-to-date information related to all of the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here.

Here’s what you need to know if you’ll be living on, near or frequenting and working on campus this fall term:

Drexel Business Services

Refer to this update on Business Services’ fall 2021 campus and program updates as it relates to:

  • The Gateway Garden
  • The Rush Student Center
  • Restaurants and retail on campus
  • The Barnes and Noble at Drexel University
  • Drexel campus dining updates
  • Outdoor seating and activities on campus
    • There will be three tents on the University City Campus set up for outdoor seating:
      • Rush Building/Lancaster Walk
      • Creese Student Center/Chestnut Square
      • Perelman Plaza
    • Business Services also created a map of outdoor seating and activities.

Drexel Parking Services also recently announced fall employee part-time parking permit options on the University City Campus and Queen Lane Campus.

Drexel Recreation Center

Drexel Recreation Center hours for fall term, as well as monthly calendars for facilities, can be found here.

Rules and regulations related to COVID-19 procedures, among other things like different areas and amenities in the facilities, can be found here.

Drexel University Libraries

The Drexel Libraries continues to provide in-person and remote services and resources for students, faculty and staff, while complying with public health guidelines and the University’s health and safety protocols. As a reminder, masks are required in all Libraries locations, regardless of vaccination status.  

Visit the Libraries’ Return to Campus page regularly for new information and updates about facilities, resources and services.

Access & Services During Fall 2021

Visit On-Campus Learning Environments

The W. W. Hagerty Library, Queen Lane Library, and Hahnemann Library are currently open. Visit the Libraries’ website for a complete list of open hours.

  • Reserve a group study room or a seat in one of the two designated silent rooms in the W. W. Hagerty Library. Seat reservations are not required to work in any of the Libraries’ other informal learning environments at this time.
  • Print & scan materials using the equipment provided at all Libraries locations.
  • Borrow laptops and other equipment and supplies for use within the Libraries. For more information, visit the website or ask at the service desks in the W. W. Hagerty Library or the Queen Lane Library.
  • Schedule an appointment to view archival materials in the University Archives Reading Room or request digitization of archival materials by emailing University Archives staff.

Access Physical Materials

Get Expert Help from Libraries Staff

  • Chat live with librarians 24/7 through our online chat service. Access the live chat box via the Libraries homepage or library guides.
  • For general, in-person information assistance, either visit the Service Desks located on the first floor of the W. W. Hagerty Library and at the Queen Lane Library or call for assistance.
  • Schedule a virtual consultation with an expert librarian to discuss course-related projects, strategies for finding and evaluating authoritative information, and approaches to utilizing, organizing and presenting scholarship.
  • Not sure where to start? Email the Libraries and a staff member will respond within 24 hours.

Access the Libraries’ Online Resources

  • Discover and access authoritative online information resources, including journal articles, eBooks, databases, and streaming videos, anytime, anywhere via
  • Visit drexel.edu for information about the Drexel Libraries, including upcoming events, news and service updates.