Academic Reminders for Spring Quarter (Students)
March 29, 2022
Welcome to the spring quarter! The following are some key reminders to help students navigate the quarter.
The Academic Quarter Calendar can be viewed on the Provost’s Office website. The following are a few key dates:
- Sunday, April 3: Course Add/Drop Deadline via DrexelOne (11:59 p.m.)
- Friday, April 29: Last Day to Submit Application for Degree
- Friday, May 13: Course Withdrawal Deadline (with Academic Advisor Assistance)
- Monday, May 30: Memorial Day (University Holiday)
- Saturday, June 4: Classes End
- June 8 – 9: College/School Graduation Ceremonies
- Thursday, June 9: University Commencement
As was announced earlier this week, the summer quarter will begin on Tuesday, June 21. Please view the Academic Quarter Calendar for updated dates throughout the summer 2022 quarter.
Academic Policies may be found on the Provost’s Office website. Among the various policies that have been updated to better promote student engagement and success, we call your attention to the following policies:
Accessing Newspapers Through Drexel Libraries
Through the Drexel Libraries, Drexel subscribes to online versions of many newspapers, including the Chronicle of Higher Education, New York Times, Washington Post, Philadelphia Business Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer and more. Visit the linked page to access newspaper links that prompt Drexel authentication to ensure that anyone with a Drexel login can access the newspaper content.
Drexel Learning Alliance
The Learning Alliance is a network of offices on campus and online that support students' academic success including tutoring. By working together, the partner offices ensure students receive guidance and support, and this network provides a direct referral to additional resources when needed.
Center for Learning and Academic Success Services (CLASS)
The Center for Learning and Academic Success Services (CLASS) empowers students to develop skills and strategies that foster academic success and personal growth through purposeful interactions with peers and professional staff. CLASS supports Drexel University students' efforts to achieve their academic goals through a variety of services, including academic coaching, tutoring, academic success strategies, workshops and events.
Religious and Disability Accommodations
The Religious Observances Policy encourages respect for the diverse spiritual backgrounds of the Drexel community and sets guidelines to accommodate the observance of religious holidays and practices. Please review this policy and the Religious Observances Calendar, which lists dates for most observances that might be invoked. Instructors are expected to provide appropriate accommodations for religious observances. More information on religious accommodations can be found on the Office of Equality and Diversity website.
Through the Office of Disability Resources (ODR) team, the University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal educational and employment access, including equal access to University courses, programs, facilities, services and activities. Students seeking reasonable accommodations for their disabilities must register with ODR to receive an accommodation. For more information, please visit the page on Resources for Students and Families.
Questions or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation should contact the Office of Equality and Diversity at 215.895.1405 or OED@drexel.edu. Please visit the OED website and Title IX Resource Page more information.
Security and Safety on Campus
The Department of Public Safety is committed to maintaining a safe campus environment and the highest standards of quality in promoting a safe and problem-free educational environment. Drexel Public Safety encourages students, faculty, and staff to be alert, take precautions, and report crimes and suspicious activities. “If you see something, say something.” For emergencies, dial 215.895.2222 or 911. For non-emergencies, dial 215.895.2822. Here are some links that may be of interest and benefit to you:
Drexel Student Veterans and their Dependents, Service Members
Drexel is proud to sponsor the Yellow Ribbon Program and provide educational opportunities for military veterans and their dependents as well as service members (including active duty and National Guard) across all of the University’s programs. The University is committed to promoting an environment of support, including assessing individual needs, and providing services necessary to ensure the opportunity to participate fully in college life while meeting service requirements.
The Center for Military and Veteran Services unifies services and support, providing mentorship for student veterans and their dependents service members. These services include the provision of admissions assistance, financing and certification of benefits, academic resources and support services referrals. For more information, students may contact Dr. Rebecca Weidensaul, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Success, at 215.895.2501 or email@example.com.
International Students and Scholars Services
All international students should be enrolled full time. The International Students and Scholars Services office staff advises international students, scholars and faculty on immigration, cultural and personal concerns. The ISSS office can be found in Main Building, Suite 222.