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The Honors Program organizes a variety of programs and activities each term for current Honors students. Students can take advantage of bus trips, performance and game tickets, guest speaker events, TED Talk lunches, dinners with Faculty, tours, and other special events.

Continue to read the Honors Newsletter for upcoming activities.

Ticket Tuesday

One of the best benefits to Honors students is the availability of free tickets to events in Philadelphia. On the 2nd Tuesday of each term (Ticket Tuesday), the Honors Program offers tickets to musicals, orchestral performances, dance shows, sporting events, and more. The Honors Program offers an array of shows and venues to encourage Honors students to explore Philadelphia and take advantage of its many museums, exhibits, Broadway shows, etc. There's something for every Honors student and it's free!

Ticket Tuesday Policies and Reminders

Policy Summary

Ticket Sign-Ups

  • Available to Honors Program students only
  • Ticket sign-ups begin on Ticket Day (doors open at 9 a.m. on second Tuesday of each term)
  • Available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • $20 cash refundable deposit for each Honors student per event
  • Each student can sign up one additional Honors student per event

Ticket Pick-Ups

  • Available to Honors Program students only
  • Initial for each ticket picked up
  • Tickets must be picked up within three business days prior to event
  • Unclaimed tickets will be offered to students on wait list, and deposits will be forfeited


  • $20 cash refundable deposit for each Honors student per event
  • Initial for each deposit picked up
  • Refunds given for cancellations made within three days prior to event date
  • Deposits returned up to one full week after event date with proof of attendance
  • Proof of attendance includes program booklets and digital photos of students at event

Honors Events

Notice of Events Rules and Expectations

All ticketed events are available to students of the Drexel University Honors Program on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are available to Honors students only—unless otherwise authorized by Honors Program Staff—and will be distributed approximately one week prior to each event. Students must sign up in the Pennoni Honors College Main Office (5016 MacAlister Hall), and leave a $20 cash refundable deposit for each Honors student on the list (unless otherwise advertised). Each student may sign up for no more than her/himself and one additional Honors student. If in doubt about availability, call or stop by the Honors Office. Also, be sure to regularly check your Drexel University e-mail and the Pennoni Honors College website’s “News and Events” page ( for additional programs and events.

Unless an emergency occurs (e.g., medical or family emergency accompanied by proof), refunds will not be given for student cancellations fewer than three (3) business days prior to the event. Tickets must be picked up at least three (3) business days prior to the event; otherwise, the ticket and deposit will be forfeited. The refundable deposit will be available for pick-up starting on the business day following the performance. Make sure to bring your program booklet and/or other proof of attendance (e.g., digital photos of yourself at the event) when picking up your deposit. If picking up a deposit for any Honors student friend(s), be prepared to provide photographic proof of everyone’s attendance. Deposits must be picked up no later than one full week after the date of the event.

Honors events—both ticketed and non-ticketed—are offered as a benefit for members of the Honors Program. This service to students should be treated with honesty, respect, and adherence to all guidelines included in this notice. Any attempt to falsify information for the purpose of reserving and claiming tickets (including, but not limited to, illegitimately using the name, University ID number, and/or e-mail address of other members of the Drexel University community to reserve tickets for Honors events) is a violation of Drexel University Conduct policy ( Honors Program students who violate this policy will risk suspension from Honors events participation; suspension or expulsion from the Honors Program; and referral to the University Conduct Board.

For additional information regarding this “Notice of Events Rules and Expectations,” e-mail the Honors Program Staff at     

Revised September 2011

TED Lunch Hour

Each term, the Honors Program offers three TED Lunch Hour events, during which students meet for a free lunch, watch a TED talk, and discuss what they’ve seen. An Honors Program staff member joins students for lunch to help facilitate discussion, but the conversations are typically student driven. TED Lunch Hours are a great way to meet other Honors students and discuss interesting and provocative topics.

Lunch & Learns

The Honors Program often hosts distinguished faculty and accomplished guests for events each term. While the background and work areas of these guests vary, we ask they give a short talk to our students, over lunch, followed by Q&A. Examples of recent guests/topics include: “The Psychology of Isis” with Dr. Eric Zillmer; “Sports Medicine” with Dr. Chris Dodson; “How Movies Shaped American Politics” with Dr. Steve Ross.

Honors Entrée Dinners

One interesting way to learn about different cultures is through food. With that in mind, the Honors Program hosts a dinner series through which students explore and learn about different cultures through cuisine. Each term, a Drexel faculty member takes a small group of students out to dinner in the city. The faculty member leads a discussion, over dinner, about the culture associated with the restaurant and food the students are eating. Students are encouraged to order a meal they might not otherwise have tried to expand their culinary and cultural horizons. Examples of past Entrée Dinners include: Israeli dinner at Zahav; German dinner at Brau Haus Schmidts; Vegan dinner at Vedge; and Italian and Melograno.

Service Trips

In the past, the Honors Program has offered both national and international service trips. Activities change every year, so be sure to read the weekly Honors Newsletter for updates.

The Honors Program continues to sponsor the Honors Alternative Spring Break Trip, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. A small group of Honors students are interviewed and selected each Fall term to participate in a one-week spring break service trip with Habitat for Humanity – typically building a new home. Prior to Spring Break, students meet regularly to discuss and learn about homelessness and Habitat for Humanity’s mission and goals. The group also fundraises over several weeks to help fund the travel component.

Continue to check the Honors Newsletter for updates and application deadlines.

Upcoming Events

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