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Campus & Community

Here are several student questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and Drexel’s plans for winter term answered by University administrators and experts.

10 Burning Questions Drexel Students Have Right Now

Here are several student questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and Drexel’s plans for winter term answered by University administrators and experts.

Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — November

Keep track of events and deadlines to benefit your personal and professional experiences through Drexel, from wellness seminars and opportunities to payroll and tuition remission reminders.
Dragon statue and the text faculty staff update Nov. 19

Keep it Handy: COVID-19 Prevention Do's and Don'ts List

In this message to faculty and professional staff, Marla J. Gold, MD, Director of the Return Oversight Committee, provides a COVID-19 prevention "Do's and Don'ts List" to help when hearing of an infected person or potential exposure.
Dragon statue with the text campus update Nov. 17

Courses Move Online Friday Due to New City Health Measures

After Philadelphia city officials implemented new restrictions amid surging COVID-19 cases in the area, Drexel University will be conducting all courses remotely starting Friday, Nov. 20.
Due to increased demand, COVID-19 testing will be extended through Monday, November 23.

Student Update: COVID-19 Testing Extended to Monday

Due to increased demand, COVID-19 testing will be extended through Monday, Nov. 23.

A rendering of the Powel Elementary & Science Leadership Academy Middle School.

Q&A: PILOTs and SILOTs— What Is Drexel’s Responsibility?

Every year Drexel contributes a wide range of services and resources to the City of Philadelphia that benefit residents, public schools, the local economy and Drexel students’ own learning experience.
Drexel dragon sculpture with the words: campus update Nov. 10

Staying Safe During Thanksgiving

A message by Janet Cruz, MD, Director, Student Health Services, and Marla J. Gold, MD, Director, Return to Campus Operations, on staying safe during Thanksgiving was sent to the Drexel community Nov. 10.
Blue background with words CBC Virtual Kickback

Drexel to Launch New Center for Black Culture With Virtual Event

Drexel University will celebrate the virtual opening of its new Center for Black Culture Nov. 12, with a "Virtual Kickback" to welcome Black students, faculty, professional staff, alumni and allies.  The Center will serve as a resource for the University community to gain a greater understanding of the Black experience and support a welcoming and wholly inclusive campus environment.

Gift of Time, Caring as Thanksgiving Break Starts Nov. 25.

Gift of Time, Caring as Thanksgiving Break Starts Nov. 25

President John Fry said in a Nov. 9 message that the University will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 25, giving us an early start on the Thanksgiving break. 
One of the grants will help the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, the Kline School of Law and School Education collaborate on the "West Philadelphia Community Dialogue Project."

Drexel-Funded Research Examines Racial Equity On and Off Campus

The University supported 22 projects focused on societal challenges in communities and within Drexel itself.
Jeffrey Jordan on his porch with his dog, Justice, surrounded by supplies to distribute to the West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood. Photo courtesy Jeffrey Jordan.

Q&A: The Drexel Employee Using His Front Porch to Support the Community

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeffrey Jordan is volunteering his West Belmont home as the go-to spot where Drexel can supply civic leaders and volunteers with cleaning supplies, masks, toys, books and flyers to distribute to the West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood.
New Drexel University Public Safety & U image.

Public Safety & U — November

Drexel Public Safety offers resources on how to stay informed about what’s going on in the city, and on your front porch.
During a recent virtual event, the University's future strategic plan was discussed by the University faculty and professional staff tasked with completing it.

Fall Update Provides Details About Drexel’s 2020–2030 Strategic Plan

At an Oct. 30 question-and-answer event, University leaders described the strategic plan as a “living list” that is being driven by Drexel stakeholders, and discussed issues such as pricing, efficiencies, revenue and marketing.