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The Maker's Market events, like the one seen here, will be held at the Gateway Garden at Drexel University this summer. Photo credit: Beth Ann Downey.

Updated Campus Amenities for Summer 2021

For the summer term, Drexel’s on-campus operations related to dining, recreation and on-campus spaces have changed to reflect current guidance and very low rates of COVID-19 infection on campus.
But We Keep Going, the Paul Robeson High School senior portrait series, was celebrated on the evening of June 17 with a projection event on Drexel's University City campus produced by Welsh, Writers Room Assistant Director Patrice Worthy, Pearlstein Gallery Exhibitions and Programs Coordinator Leah Appleton, and Greenhouse Media.

Drexel Writers Room Collaboration Shines 7-Story Spotlight on Local High School Graduates

As part of its TRIPOD initiative, the university-community literary arts program Writers Room helped celebrate and share stories of the Paul Robeson High School senior class and their resiliency during the pandemic — culminating in the projection of the students’ portraits on the side of the University City Campus’ Nesbitt Hall on the evening of June 17.


Student cheers and raises arm at ballpark.

Bringing Tradition Back at Drexel’s 2021 Commencement

On June 11, the University returned to the Citizens Bank Park to honor the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 graduates with an in-person ceremony that was livestreamed.
Sheena Coleman, 40, of Powelton Village, received her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a walk-up clinic at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships on May 27.

Dragons Unite to Bring Vaccines, Resources to the Surrounding West Philadelphia Community

Drexel University faculty, staff, students and community partners, along with Sunray Pharmacy, have come together to put on weekly COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships in Powelton Village.



Jake Baron on a recent trip to California, where he will move and take a job with a major electronics company following graduation next month.

Advance Your Career (AYC) Helps Pandemic Co-op Students Take Professional Control

Created by the Steinbright Career Development Center and launched in June 2020, the AYC module’s focus on professional development and meaningful networking helped students turn lost or delayed co-ops due to the pandemic into both credit and opportunity.

A screenshot of participants in the May 19 event.

Your COVID-19 Vaccine Questions, Answered

A trio of public health experts discussed side effects, spread, development, clinical trials and other concerns related to the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine hesitancy.
Activity around the Mario the Magnificent statue on the University City Campus during a "Walking Tour Weekend!" event in April 2021. Photo credit: Jeff Fusco.

Update on the Current and Future ‘State of the Campus’

University leaders discussed today’s admissions and student life news as well as upcoming priorities of the new strategic plan.
Drexel basketball and wrestling student athletes, coaches and staff recount the 2020–2021 season’s differences, delays, setbacks and triumphs.

One and Done: How ‘High Risk’ Drexel Sports Teams Made it Through a Pandemic Season

In their own words, Drexel basketball and wrestling student athletes, coaches and staff recount the 2020–2021 season’s differences, delays, setbacks and triumphs.

A work from home desk set-up.

Drexel Pilots Expanded Flexible-Work Arrangements

Five academic and four administrative units are participating in a pilot project to test the viability of widening the University’s existing Flexible Work Arrangement Policy.
Kymberlee Montgomery, DNP, a clinical professor of nursing and senior associate dean of nursing and student affairs, administers Pfizer vaccines at an April 19 vaccination clinic at Drexel University.

Drexel Vaccine Clinics Offer Dragons A Shot of Post-Pandemic Hope

On April 19, more than 1,000 Dragons received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at one of many Drexel University-sponsored and Sunray Pharmacy-operated clinics for employees and students.


One of the combs purchased by Naomi Ford, on top of the original holly wrapping paper. Photo credit: Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection. Credit: Gift of Mrs. Anne Wright.

What Drexel Does — and Doesn’t — Have From the 1918 Pandemic

How were Drexel and other institutions now part of the University affected by the 20th century influenza outbreak? Based off of their archival collections, it’s hard to say.
Seasoned pandemic co-op students share success strategies to help other Dragons make their current co-op experiences a grand slam.

One Year Later: Play-by-play Advice for the Pandemic Co-op

Five seasoned pandemic co-op students who are part of the Steinbright Career Development Center’s Peer Mentor program already knocked their pandemic co-ops out of the park. Now, they’re sharing success strategies to help other Dragons make their current co-op experiences a grand slam.