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Jazmean Williams, a 2020 graduate with a BS in biomedical engineering, in the lab during her six-month co-op in Wellington, New Zealand funded partially by Drexel-LSAMP.

Changing STEM Representation Trends Through the Philadelphia AMP Alliance

The Greater Philadelphia Region Alliance for Minority Participation (Philadelphia AMP) was started in 1994 through National Science Foundation funding and a Drexel alum’s efforts. As host institution for the alliance for over 20 years, Drexel continues to support Dragons and spearhead regional STEM representation change through programming, funding, opportunities and mentorship.

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.
Andrea Eleazar's work station for her remote STAR Scholars experience this summer. Drexel's STAR Scholars program was one of the deciding factors for Eleazar in choosing to attend Drexel.

How Drexel’s STAR Scholars Program Still Went According to Plan Despite Pandemic

The program, which gives highly motivated first-year students the opportunity to conduct faculty-mentored undergraduate research, supported 101 students this summer with stipends and remote positions, plus more in-person opportunities planned for the upcoming academic year.

Lisa Santore Daughen, chairperson of the Drexel Family Association, shares advice and her own experiences on remaining a resource for students while still allowing them to “drive the bus,” even considering the changes and challenges of our time.

Navigating the New Normal as a Drexel Family

Lisa Santore Daughen, chairperson of the Drexel Family Association, shares advice and her own experiences on remaining a resource for students while still allowing them to “drive the bus,” even considering the changes and challenges of our time.
Members of Campus Activities Board (CAB) posing in Drexel University's Main Building.

“What’s Next?”: Finding Community During Drexel’s Remote Fall Term

Christian Maxey, a fourth-year honors student and president of the Campus Activities Board (CAB), outlines how virtual campus involvement will still be possible this fall term and why it’s most important for Dragons to take part.

Kristen Furlong spent her first year at Drexel University as an undeclared student through the Goodwin College of Professional Studies’ First-Year Exploratory Studies (FYE) program, which provides undecided students with the opportunity to explore their academic interests and options before selecting a major.

Major-switcher Memoirs: The Growing Support Systems for Undeclared Students at Drexel

Over the last five years, Drexel University has ushered in more than 1,500 undeclared students, and because of the support systems in place, they leave more confident and prepared Dragons.
Harrison Hertzberg, a first-year student studying entrepreneurship and innovation in the Close School, won a total of $12,500 in prize money a this year's Startup Fest in order to bring his idea for AeroPest to market.

Wildcards Win at Drexel’s Annual Startup Fest

For the first time in its six-year history, not only was the winner of the Baiada Institute Incubator Competition at the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship’s annual Startup Fest a wildcard participant, but he is also a first-year student.
First-year students and resident assistants hang out in a dorm room in Drexel's Bentley Hall.

Students Move In, Marvel at Bentley Hall Phase 1 Renovations

Three hundred and sixty six Drexel students moved into Bentley Hall, formerly Calhoun Hall, for the first time since 2015 after phase one renovations were made to the building itself.
New Dragons and Dragon parents during Move-in weekend 2018 at Drexel University.

22 New Dragon Parent Questions, Explained

The Drexel Family Association put their heads together and came up with questions they had when their students first started at Drexel — questions that new Dragon parents this year will undoubtedly have as well.
Here's what incoming Drexel students should do to make sure the transition to living on Drexel University’s campus is as smooth as possible before classes begin.

New Drexel Dragons 2019: You’ve Moved In, Now What?

You’ve got your books bought, your bed made, your posters hung — but what else should you do to make sure your transition to living on Drexel University’s campus is as smooth as possible before classes begin?
Incoming students are invited to join in 10 days and nearly 250 events dedicated to helping them find their home at Drexel during Welcome Week 2019.

What to Expect for Welcome Week 2019

Incoming students are invited to join in 10 days and nearly 250 events dedicated to helping them find their home at Drexel.
Sam Hubner (middle) and Kenneth Tran (far left) are both fourth-year students and hold the positions of vice president and director of communication respectively for the Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA) for this academic year.

Why You Should Get Involved Early at Drexel

Leadership of the Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA) explain why first-year students should dive right into on-campus living, even if it’s scary.