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Main Building was packed for an event celebrating 1965's Homecoming in this photo from the 1966 Lexerd yearbook. Photo courtesy University Archives.

Drexel Homecoming Through the Years: Queens, Parades and Beard-Growing Contests

First introduced on campus in the 1920s, Drexel’s Homecoming has changed and yet retained its traditions through nine decades and three revivals.
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A Detailed Look at the Effects of Drexel’s Enrollment and Retention Strategy at University Town Hall

On Jan. 11, President John Fry led a candid town hall discussion with faculty and staff to discuss Drexel’s strategies and initiatives for the next several years.

The exterior of the Perelman Center for Jewish Life.

Drexel’s Perelman Center for Jewish Life Building Praised for Its Architecture

The Raymond G. Perelman Center for Jewish Life recently won praise in the news for its remarkable architectural layout.
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Remembering the Fun and Festivities of Drexel’s Commemorative 125th Anniversary Event

Relive the excitement of the Dec. 7 125th anniversary event through images and video captured at the celebration.
Boathouse Row. Photo credit Jeff Fusco.

Philadelphia Lights Up in Blue and Gold for Drexel’s 125th Anniversary

In honor of Drexel’s 125th anniversary, certain Philadelphia attractions and prominent buildings will be lit in Drexel’s blue and gold colors.
The official time capsule that will be buried for Drexel's 125th anniversary.

125th Anniversary Time Capsule Items Revealed

Drexel announced which items will be buried in a special time capsule this year so that future generations of Dragons can understand what the University was like 125 years after it was founded.
An aerial shot of Perelman Plaza at the beginning of the fall quarter to showcase the wide variety of trees, perennials and grounds offering fall color. Photo courtesy Scott Dunham.

Drexel Wins Award for Exceptional Grounds Maintenance

Drexel’s University City Campus was recently honored for its status as an exceptional urban university campus by a prestigious national grounds management society.
Exterior of Perelman Center for Jewish Life

Ribbon-Cutting Marks the Opening of Drexel’s Perelman Center for Jewish Life

More than 100 guests celebrated the opening of the Raymond G. Perelman Center for Jewish Life at Drexel University with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 26. Construction for the new facility at N. 34th Street was made possible with the help of a $6 million gift from Perelman. It is the first building at Drexel constructed entirely through private philanthropy.

President John A. Fry addresses the crowd at the 2016 Convocation event.

Drexel’s Historic 2016 Convocation

The start of the 2016-17 academic year, as well as Drexel’s 125th anniversary, was officially kicked off with this year’s Convocation.
Banner for Drexel's 125th anniversary.

Drexel Throws Itself a Yearlong 125th Anniversary Party

To honor its 1891 founding, Drexel has planned a year’s worth of events and celebrations for the 2016-17 academic year, including exhibits, a special historical book and even a special Drexel beer.
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Happy 190th Birthday, A.J. Drexel

Drexel University celebrated the 190th birthday of its founder, Anthony “Tony” J. Drexel, with an ice cream party on Sept. 13, 2016.
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Move-In Day 2016 Recap

The new academic year doesn’t seem real until the incoming freshmen move in. This weekend, they did just that.