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Freshmen in Record Numbers at Drexel Orientation

July 21, 2010

Freshmen in Record Numbers at Drexel Orientation
What: More than 2,750 freshmen will enter Drexel this year—a record. The highest increase is noted in out-of-state and international students. The number of international students has increased by 28 percent while students from states other than Pennsylvania and New Jersey increased 89 percent over last year. Drexel will welcome 100 undergraduate students from China alone. About 137 Californians will enroll versus 62 last year.

Who: Students enrolled in Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, College of Arts and Sciences and Goodwin College will get a preview of the University during their two-day stay.

Details: Welcome, 9 to 10 a.m. (Mandell Theater, 33rd and Chestnut Streets) Hundreds of students and their families being welcomed by Drexel students and officials.

Dragon Expo, noon to 1 p.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. (Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center, 32nd and Market Streets) Students and their parents learn about the different resources available at Drexel, from health and immunization to fraternity and sorority life.

Buckley Play Fair, 8:45 p.m. (Buckley Field, 32nd and Arch Streets) To better get acquainted with college life and each other, students engage in a variety of fun activities and interactive games.

When: Monday, July 26, 2010


News Media Contact: Niki Gianakaris, director, Drexel News Bureau 215-895-6741, 215-778-7752 (cell) or

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