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The Summit seen from Market Street.

The Summit Opens as Crown Jewel in Drexel’s Third-Party Investment Plan

Thanks to the partnership with American Campus Communities, The Summit has opened and added student residential housing to Drexel’s campus without any construction cost to the University.
Paul Peck Alumni Center during the construction of Disque Hall, viewed from above / circa 1967

Travel Through Time With These Photos of Drexel’s Campus

Ever wondered what Drexel’s campus looked like in the ‘60s? How about the ‘80s? Spot the differences between the University campus of yesterday and today in these photos from the Drexel University Archives.
Group photo of groundbreaking for study hotel

Study Hotel Breaks Ground on Drexel’s Campus

Hospitality 3, a hotel development company with an impressive resume of hotel projects worldwide, held its official groundbreaking ceremony today on The Study at University City, a 212-key hotel rising on the campus of Drexel University in Philadelphia’s dynamic University City district. Slated to open in fall, 2016, the new hotel expands the innovative Study Hotels concept developed by Paul McGowan of Hospitality 3 to deliver high-quality, full-service lodging to university markets and cultural centers.

Rendering of glass facade of Korman Center

$8 Million Gift to Renovate Korman Center, Create New Campus Green

With a generous commitment of $8 million from the Hyman Korman Family Foundation the Korman Center will soon get a complete makeover.
Innovation neighborhood

Innovation Neighborhood Gets $5 Million Grant From Commonwealth

Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania Jim Cawley visited Drexel University’s campus on Oct. 10 and announced a $5 million Economic Growth Initiative Grant to assist in the development of the University’s Innovation Neighborhood development project.

Drexel Opens Perelman Plaza: A Transformed Hub in the Heart of Campus

Thanks to a $5 million gift from the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Education Foundation, Drexel University transformed the center of its campus along 32nd Street, between Chestnut and Market Streets. The resulting hub, known as the Raymond G. Perelman Plaza, opened to the campus community on Sept. 30. The University marked the occasion with a celebration and dedication ceremony.

In perhaps the most dramatic change to the Drexel skyline, American Campus Communities’ 580,000 square foot student housing, dining and retail complex has risen 24 stories out of the ground at the corner of Lancaster Avenue and 34th Street.

Construction at Drexel: What's New on Campus?

Find out what the cranes and construction crews that have become a part of the Drexel horizon have been up to all summer.
Rendering of some of the Innovation Neighborhood

Drexel Seeks Master Developer for Innovation Neighborhood

Drexel has retained JLL to advise in the selection of a master developer for its ambitious Innovation Neighborhood plan for Philadelphia’s University City. The master developer will have exclusive rights to plan and develop approximately 10 acres of urban, transit-oriented real estate. Anchoring University City’s Innovation District, the project has a capacity to exceed more than five million square feet of mixed-use development.
Rendering of Jewish Center

Raymond G. Perelman to Name Center for Jewish Life at Drexel

Renowned Philadelphia area philanthropist Raymond G. Perelman has pledged $6 million for the construction of a Center for Jewish Life at Drexel. The new facility, which is expected to open in the fall of 2016, will be named the Raymond G. Perelman Center for Jewish Life and will be located on N. 34th Street.
Image of the exterior of the University City High School

Drexel Buys University City High School Site With Partner Firm

Drexel University City Development, LLC, the joint venture between Drexel and Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, officially closed June 16 on the purchase of a 14-acre site from the School District of Philadelphia that formerly housed the University City High School, the Charles Drew Elementary School and The Walnut Center.

Dana and David Dornsife together with Drexel representatives and the Lindy family cut the ribbon.

Drexel Celebrates Grand Opening of Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships

Drexel University celebrated the grand opening of the Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships on Thursday, June 12, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the dedication of the Lindy House and tours of the site for the community.

Philadelphia Aerial View

Team Selected to Develop Joint Master Plan For Philadelphia 30th Street Station Precinct

Amtrak, Drexel University and Brandywine Realty Trust have selected Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, in association with Parsons Brinckerhoff, OLIN and HR&A Advisors, to develop a comprehensive joint master plan for the area around Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.