Employee Olympics medals laid out.

Going for the Blue and Gold at Drexel’s 2022 Employee Olympics

A gif of employees playing basketball, baggo, dodgeball, beach volleyball, and gathering before a walk.

All photos credited to Hanbit Kwon.

After being on hold for almost two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Drexel University’s Employee Olympics returned in December for a special winter edition of the annual games (as recapped in a 2021 DrexelNEWS story) and, most recently, held a summer version earlier this month for faculty and professional staff.

Held on June 15, Drexel’s Summer Employee Olympics featured over 200 participants coming together in person and virtually (for those who hit the ground for the Fun Walk at home). These employees went head-to-head in Baggo, dodgeball, sand volleyball and basketball, with final winners making it through the rounds to win a special Employee Olympics medal. Others joined the non-competitive Fun Walk, which was held along the banks of the Schuylkill River for those in attendance at the University City Campus event. 140 employees participated in the event.

All participants earned 25 Wellness Incentive Program points for participating in the sport of their choice. In between and after the games, faculty and professional staff relaxed outside and celebrated in the presence of one of Drexel’s wellness dogs, Espresso, during a beautiful sunny day. Snacks and drinks were shared by all in a shady tent on the Fit Plaza outside the Rec Center.

Photos taken of the event were compiled into a Google album accessible to all.

Drexel’s next Employee Olympics are planning to be held next summer only — there’s a May 2023 reminder that will go out next year for it, for those who want to start their elite training. 

Here are the winners of this year's competitive games:


  • 1st place: Donor Emergency Response Team
  • 2nd place: Soft Serving It Up


  • 1st place: Hall 111
  • 2nd place: Sitting Ducks

Sand Volleyball

  • 1st place: Sand Blasters
  • 2nd place: LeBow Block Party
  • 3rd place: Admissions

3v3 Basketball

  • 1st place: Procurement & Professor Stephen Joyce
  • 2nd place: 835 Boys