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Campus & Community

Crews from University and Student Services (USS) move student belongings into Millennium Hall on Sept. 10. Photo by Jeff Fusco.

On Historic Move-in Weekend at Drexel University, First-Years’ Excitement Doesn’t Stray From the College Norm

More than 2,200 first-year students moved into campus housing from Sept. 10–13 in the first key indication of Drexel’s return to campus this fall, and their thoughts and feelings were reminiscent of pre-pandemic norms despite remaining health and safety protocols.
Image of Mario the Magnificent statue with "Campus Update: Sept. 22."

COVID-19 Guidelines for Campus Visitors

A message from the Return Oversight Committee outlined how programs bringing visitors to campus are responsible for having a system in place to notify and ensure that visitors utilize the new Drexel Health Checker Visitor Pass prior to coming to campus.
Woman video chatting with a woman on the laptop.

Q&A: Mental Health, Family and Financial Resources Available for Drexel Employees

Through the University’s EAP provider, University employees can access work-life specialists, counseling and other services that are mostly all free and can also be used by their household.
Incoming Undergraduate Student Government Association President Jarod Watson explains how and why students should take it slow during their return to campus and practice safe habits, respect for others and putting the Dragon community first.

Six Questions on Pandemic Personal Responsibility With Drexel’s Student Body President

Incoming Undergraduate Student Government Association President Jarod Watson explains how and why students should take it slow during their return to campus and practice safe habits, respect for others and putting the Dragon community first.

A map of updates to Drexel University's University City campus since March 2020. Illustration by Alese Dickson.

While We Were Away

Welcome back to Drexel…fully in person. Whether you’re reacquainting yourself with campus after being remote or are exploring it for the first time, know that throughout this unusual past year and a half, Drexel has not stood still.
A screenshot of participants at the Sept. 17 event.

In Advance of the Return to Work on Campus, Drexel University Leaders Hold Faculty and Professional Staff Town Hall

On Sept. 17, faculty and professional staff were invited to hear information and have questions answered related to current policies and procedures used to ensure a safe return to in-person activity on campus for all Dragons.
New Drexel University Public Safety & U image.

Public Safety & U — September

Now that you’re likely spending more time on campus, make sure you’re aware of the ways Drexel Public Safety is here to help, from advice to workshops to emergency numbers.
B PHL

Drexel Joins Citywide Innovation Conversation at 2021 B.PHL Fest

Drexel University faculty and staff will participate in a new hybrid version of the B.PHL Innovation Fest, a citywide celebration of innovation now in its third year. From Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 the event will welcome scores of creative thinkers from around the city and across the country, including headliners CNN’s Don Lemon, Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey and Grammy-winning recording artist Eve.

The incoming class of 2021 has already exceeded a number of expectations — in academics, diversity and in their resiliency displayed in becoming Dragons despite the ongoing pandemic — before ever stepping foot on campus.

A Larger, More Diverse, Highly Anticipated New Dragon Class

The incoming class of 2021 has already exceeded a number of expectations — in academics, diversity and in their resiliency displayed in becoming Dragons despite the ongoing pandemic — before ever stepping foot on campus.

Nhat Nguyen working in the Nanobiomaterials and Cell Engineering Laboratory at Drexel University.

STAR Scholars 2021: A “Closer to Normal” Experience Despite Ongoing Pandemic

One hundred and forty second- and third-year Dragons completed their faculty-mentored STAR research experience last month, and partook in a range of opportunities spanning remote, hybrid and in-person modalities, as well as six-month part-time and three-month full-time timeframes.

Two Drexel students sit at a table outside.

Updated Campus Amenities for Fall 2021

With the return to campus for all students as well as faculty and professional staff, there are updated procedures, hours and openings that all Dragons should be aware of.
Move-in crews help Drexel University students move into Race Hall on Sept. 10, 2021.

In Advance of Fall Move-in, Drexel University Leaders Hold Student, Parent Town Hall

More than 850 participants joined presenters at 6 p.m. on Sept. 8 to hear a run-down of information regarding policies and procedures put in place to ensure the safety of the Dragon community during the return to campus this fall.
Dragon sculpture with the text campus update: Sept. 7

Reducing Risk and Staying Safe On Campus This Fall

A message on reducing risk and staying safe on campus this fall was sent to the Drexel community.