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New sorority members celebrate on Bid Day on Oct. 10. Photo by Charles Shan Cerrone.

The Right Fit: Formal Fall Recruitment for Drexel Sororities and Fraternities Goes Hybrid

After a fully virtual recruitment process in 2020, the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils moved forward with a hybrid model this year which allowed students interested in joining Greek life to find their new home away from home in person.

The Gateway Garden at 32nd and Market streets in September 2021. Photo credit: Jeff Fusco.

Eating on Campus: What to Grab and Where to Go

Check out these places on Drexel’s University City Campus for when you’re hungry and don’t know what to eat or where to eat it.
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.
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.
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.
DrexelNow checked in with the new students joining our campus community this fall about their past experiences, future plans, and their hopes and worries about starting their Drexel careers amidst the ongoing pandemic. Pictured: Zoe Boynton

10 New Dragons Discuss Starting at Drexel This Fall

DrexelNow checked in with the new students joining our campus community this fall about their past experiences, future plans, and their hopes and worries about starting their Drexel careers amidst the ongoing pandemic.

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.