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Campus & Community

Drexel's 2020 Convocation was held virtually and filmed in a socially distant way.

During a Historic Time, Drexel’s Virtual Convocation Looks Ahead

Looking and sounding different than past years, the 2020 ceremony outlined how Drexel will be working to improve educational, working and living environments on and off campus.
Masked dragon statue and text Campus Update: Sept. 29

COVID-19 Testing Information Update

Over the past two weeks, Drexel conducted baseline COVID-19 testing intended to get a picture of COVID-19 infection among students, faculty and professional staff at the start of the fall quarter.

For a course that was supposed to be taught in the Netherlands over the spring, LeBow College of Business clinical professor Dana D’Angelo arranged for a “goodie box” of Dutch food to be sent to students during a virtual group meal. Photo courtesy Dana D’Angelo.

Share Your Story of Remote Teaching at Drexel

Drexel’s Remote Teaching Task Force is publishing faculty-written accounts and tips for remote teaching — and you can share your own with your peers.
The “Mario the Magnificent” statue on Drexel’s University City Campus was recently outfitted with a face mask.

Graduate Student Town Hall Reinforces Campus Community Resources and Responsibilities

On Sept. 18, graduate students conducting on-campus classes or research this fall were invited to learn more about the University’s health and safety measures and student resources in the continued wake of COVID-19 as well as have their pre-submitted questions answered by campus leadership.
Drexel student activist Tianna Williams posing outside of the Rush Building, which will soon be the home of the University's Center for Black Culture.

Face of Change: Tianna Williams and the Undergraduate Student Push for an Anti-Racist Drexel

As the sole undergraduate student co-chair of Drexel University’s Anti-Racism Task Force established in June, fourth-year engineering student Tianna Williams is making her voice heard and creating the change she wants to see on campus.

spray ground Hunting Park neighborhood

Beating the Heat — Safely and Sustainably — During the Pandemic

When public pools and many cooling centers closed this summer due to COVID-19, Drexel University researchers teamed up with the William Penn foundation and members of the Hunting Park community to come up with strategies to safely and sustainably beat the heat. 
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — September

Learn about upcoming events and healthcare updates related to free flu shots (on all of Drexel’s plans) and the upcoming Benefits Open Enrollment period.
Drexel’s Office of University and Community Partnerships.

Fall 2020 Volunteer Opportunities for Drexel Dragons

Drexel’s Office of University and Community Partnerships shared ways for students, faculty and professional staff to get involved with the community through its programs and centers.
Socially distant seating in the Hahnemann Library on Drexel's Center City Campus.

How Drexel Campus Amenities Will Operate This Fall

Though fall term classes and programming will be held mostly online, these student-oriented campus amenities will be up and running to assist you whether you’re living on or near campus or would like to access them remotely.

The “Mario the Magnificent” statue on Drexel’s University City Campus was recently outfitted with a face mask.

Faculty and Staff Town Hall Recap: Updates on Caregiver Support, Testing and What Comes Next

On Sept. 16, Drexel University leaders went over some Drexel’s new and ongoing procedures related to returning to campus and working remotely.
After launching late last month, the Drexel University Family Portal already boasts over 2,500 active members and helps families access streamlined information, alerts and events to bolster their Dragon’s success at Drexel.

Drexel University Family Portal: Everything For Dragon Families, Now in One Place

After launching late last month, this new University resource already boasts over 2,500 active members and helps families access streamlined information, alerts and events to bolster their Dragon’s success at Drexel.
Welcome Week, taking place Sept. 12–20, may look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But with more than 250 virtual events, incoming students will still find ample ways to connect with campus resources, their individual colleges and schools, and each other.

A Guide to Drexel’s First Virtual Welcome Week

Welcome Week, taking place Sept. 12–20, may look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But with more than 250 virtual events, incoming students will still find ample ways to connect with campus resources, their individual colleges and schools, and each other.