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Dragon statue with Campus Update August 6

Drexel’s Hybrid Experience, Updated Health and Safety Measures

The following message was sent to the Drexel community from President John Fry and shared further details about Drexel's planned hybrid experience and information concerning COVID-19 testing protocols.
Nina Henderson Provost Paul E. Jensen, PhD, and Senior Vice President for Student Success Subir Sahu, PhD, share pandemic-related guidelines for both in-person and remote classes this fall at Drexel.

Return to Campus: A Safe Return to the Classroom

In a message to Drexel students on Aug. 14, Nina Henderson Provost Paul E. Jensen, PhD, and Senior Vice President for Student Success Subir Sahu, PhD, share pandemic-related guidelines for both in-person and remote classes this fall at Drexel.
Drexel University Return to Campus: Safety Is a Shared Responsibility

Return to Campus: Safety Is a Shared Responsibility

In a message to Drexel students on Aug. 4, Senior Vice President for Student Success Subir Sahu relayed the importance of student participation in all safety measures and guidelines put forth for the return to campus this fall, including completing the COVID-19 Student Training course and Dragon Pledge which will become available 24 hours after fall registration.

COVID 19 Testing, Training Prior to Campus Return

The following message was sent to the Drexel community from President John Fry: Over the course of the past month, Drexel's Return Oversight Committee has kept a watchful eye on the concerning trends in the coronavirus' trajectory both in our region and across the country.

In a message to Drexel students on July 28, Senior Vice President for Student Success Subir Sahu outlines student guidelines for fall.

As Campus Reopens, Student Safety is Priority

In a message to Drexel students on July 28, Senior Vice President for Student Success Subir Sahu outlines student guidelines for fall, including a new information hub about the return to campus, face covering and social distancing rules, the Drexel Health Tracker app and a mandatory COVID-19 training course.
In a message to Drexel students on July 31, Senior Vice President for Student Success Subir Sahu provided more information on the mandatory COVID-19 Student Training course and the online Dragon Pledge.

Return to Campus: COVID-19 Student Training and Pledge

In a message to Drexel students on July 31, Senior Vice President for Student Success Subir Sahu provided more information on the mandatory COVID-19 Student Training course and the online Dragon Pledge.
Dragon statue with text: campus update, July 22

Watchwords for the Fall: Best Practices, Flexibility, Working Together

The following message was sent to the Drexel community from President John Fry: I know that many of you are concerned with how the pandemic’s recent trajectory will impact our plans for September, even questioning whether our hybrid approach of remote and face-to-face teaching, student engagement and research still makes sense. Please know that I hear your concerns.

dragon statue with the words campus update July 15

Hybrid Learning Model, Best Health Practices Reaffirm Fall Plans

With more than two months until the September 21 start of our fall quarter, we are deep into implementing a hybrid model for the new academic year. Our aim is to combine face-to-face teaching, student engagement and research, while responsibly reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission and infection utilizing recommended, evidence-based public health measures augmented by testing protocols and individual health monitoring through the Drexel Health Tracker app.

Dragon statue with Campus Update: June 18

Fall Forum Highlights Planning for New Academic Year

One week ago, we lit up the Main Building, Boathouse Row and other Philadelphia landmarks in blue and gold in a city-wide tribute to the Class of 2020. That evening, June 11, we broadcast a University-wide virtual graduation celebration to honor our newest, history-making Drexel alumni. To our graduates, I know that you were disappointed not to be able to attend your Commencement, but we will honor you next June when we gather at Citizens Bank Park. Between now and then, we have a great deal of work to do.

Dragon statue plus text that reads readying for a fall return

Readying Drexel’s Return to Campus for September

This academic year will feature a hybrid approach to learning, research and student life designed first and foremost to support the health and safety of students, faculty and professional staff, while also fulfilling the University's mission of teaching, research and service. Classes will be taught both in person on campus and remotely.
Dragon statue and Campus Update: May 29

Research Prepared to Ramp Up as Region Moves into Yellow Phase

As the Philadelphia region prepares to move to the yellow, less restrictive coronavirus phase on June 5, we are moving ahead with plans to gradually ramp up research activities, return more students to clinical training, and finalize recommendations for our expected return to campus for the fall quarter, assuming our region is moved into the green phase by then.

Dragon statue at 33rd and Market Streets with the words Campus Update: May 22

Celebrating 2020 Graduates, Planning for Fall Term

As the spring quarter quickly comes to a close, I know we are all eager to gain a better understanding of how Drexel’s fall term will look in September, as well as what will be required from each of us to ensure that the University operates as a safe and supportive resource for students, faculty and professional staff. This much is certain: The coming academic year will challenge us in countless new and different ways.