Dear Colleagues,

As we prepare to spend the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends, we want to take the opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for all that you do throughout the year. Your efforts and accomplishments have helped to keep Drexel strong, united and focused on becoming a more impactful, effective and inclusive institution.

In recognition of your continued dedication and many contributions to the University, we are happy to announce that Drexel will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 23. This additional day off will give everyone an early start on the Thanksgiving break and — for many — perhaps a little extra time to ease the burden of holiday travel.

If you are a professional staff member who supports an area that requires you to work during this period, please communicate with your supervisor about managing your schedule. Please note that classes at the College of Medicine and the Kline School of Law will be held as scheduled. Professional staff at these schools should consult with their supervisors regarding Wednesday scheduling. Professional staff affiliated with a collective bargaining unit should refer to their bargaining agreement for applicability.

For information on how to record time off, please visit the Human Resources site.

Thanksgiving is a time to take a pause in our daily routine, destress and reflect on the things that matter most in our lives. We wish you and your family a relaxing, joyful and safe Thanksgiving holiday.


John Fry

Helen Y. Bowman
Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Operating Officer

Paul E. Jensen
Executive Vice President and Nina Henderson Provost

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