Heard Around Campus — July

A view of people walking around taken from the staircase in the Great Court of Drexel University's Main Building.

We’re coming up on the end of the term and the end of the summer! Keep an eye out for community events and cultural offerings in August and through the fall, including the National Night Out event on Aug. 2 to promote police and community partnerships.

Join Public Safety for National Night Out on Aug. 2

Research has shown that partnerships between communities and local police forces have a positive effect not only on crime rates but also on the communities’ trust in law enforcement. Celebrated on the first Tuesday in August, National Night Out is an annual observance aimed to make communities safer and more caring through programs that promote police and community partnerships. Join Public Safety for community-building activities on Aug. 2 from 5–7 p.m. at the southeast corner of 33rd and Arch streets, next to the Buckley Field entrance.

New: Follow Public Safety on Twitter

Have you checked out Drexel Public Safety’s Twitter yet? Follow Public Safety (@DrexelDPS) to get campus notices, information about community events, important safety tips, and much more.

Get Creative and Stay Cool at the Gateway Garden

Stop by the Gateway Garden in August with friends and colleagues for a handful of fun events:

Navigate Healthcare With Health Advocate’s Free Services
Did you know that all full-time and part-time benefits-eligible faculty and professional staff have access to Health Advocate's services, free of charge? Services even extend to your dependents, spouses/partners, parents and parents-in-law.

Health Advocate can equip you and your family with tools to:

  • Find a doctor in-network
  • Prepare questions to ask your physician before undertaking treatment
  • Understand your bill
  • Confirm that your claims were filed accurately
  • And so much more!

Visit the Health Advocate website for more information on how you and your family can foster your well-being today. For household members to access this service, simply have them call Health Advocate and confirm that you (the employee) work for Drexel.

Wellness Events Galore From Summer to Fall

Check out the brand-new workshop offerings from Drexel’s award-winning A Healthier U wellness program. From information on bitcoin to advice on school lunches your kids will actually eat, there's an interesting topic for everyone this summer and fall. Register on Career Pathway today and earn 15 points ($15) toward the Wellness Incentive Program per event that you attend.

Share Your Thoughts on Sustainability at Drexel 

The Office of Climate and Sustainability wants to better understand what the sustainability priorities are of the Drexel community. Please take their Qualtrics survey to share your thoughts. Thank you for contributing to sustainability at Drexel! 

Reminder: Temporary Changes to Shuttle Service

Due to a masonry repair project at Nesbitt Hall, the bus stop at 33rd and Market streets for the Dragon (Center City) Route and Powelton/Spring Garden Route is being moved temporarily. The following changes to the Shuttle Service will be in effect from June 15 until further notice.

  • Dragon Route: Board at the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building lot at 33rd and Ludlow streets. Dragon shuttles won’t be able to discharge passengers on 32nd and Market streets due to this change; otherwise, the schedule for this shuttle remains the same.
  • Powelton/Spring Garden Route: Board at the 33rd and Market location next to Haggerty Library. The bus will travel its regular route on its regular schedule to and from Vidas Athletic Complex.

Please visit Drexel’s transportation web page for more information.

Reminder From Comptroller

Departments that are expecting any receipts of funds (deposits): Please email General Accounting at acct11@drexel.edu with the expected receipt amount as well as FOAPAL to apply this receipt.