Drexel Closing Early on Election Day, November 3
September 24, 2020
On November 3, 2020 — Election Day — the University will close at
2 p.m. to allow time for the Drexel community to vote. We ask that all faculty
teaching courses that day please plan to teach asynchronously, if possible,
and provide flexibility and support for students who may be working the polls.
We want to credit the Undergraduate Student Government Association for
proposing and championing the early closing in an effort to combat low voter
turnout, as well as the deans and Faculty Senate for strongly supporting it.
We sincerely thank them all for their leadership on this important initiative.
Earlier this week, Drexel's Office of Government and Community Relations
shared important reminders and resources regarding voting this year. In case
you missed it, some of those resources are listed again below. Additionally,
any students, faculty and professional staff who wish to become poll workers
in Philadelphia can apply at philadelphiavotes.com/en/election-board-officials/pollworker.
Closing early is one more step in supporting voter turnout as part of our
University's commitment to civic engagement. The rest is up to each of us as
voters. We hope you will take advantage of this extra time on Election Day and
make a plan for when you will vote.
Paul E. Jensen
Executive Vice President
Nina Henderson Provost
Senior Vice President for Student Success