Welcome to the fall quarter! The following are some key reminders to help you navigate the term.

Academic Calendar

The Academic Quarter calendar can be viewed on the Provost’s Office website. The following are a few key dates:

  • Wednesday, September 21: Convocation 
  • Sunday, September 25: Course Add/Drop Deadline via DrexelOne* (11:59 p.m.)
  • Monday October 10: Indigenous Peoples' Day (University Holiday)
  • Monday, October 17: Last Day to Submit Application for Degree
  • Friday, November 4: Course Withdrawal Deadline* (with Academic Advisor Assistance)
  • Tuesday, November 22: Thanksgiving Holiday begins at close of classes - 10 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 23: Administrative Offices Open
  • November 24 - 25: Administrative Offices Closed
  • Saturday, December 3: Classes End*
  • Monday, December 5: Term Examinations Begin
  • Saturday, December 10: Term Examinations End

*For part of term and semester dates and deadlines, please refer to Drexel’s Academic Calendars.

Academic Policies

Academic Policies may be found on the Provost’s Office website. We call your attention to the following policies that may be helpful for promoting student academic success.

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.

Faculty Advancement Resources

  • Faculty Handbook: A living document providing useful policy information pertinent to University governance, teaching and academic policies, and faculty lifecycle processes.
  • National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD): An independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students. Drexel faculty can access free membership to NCFDD.

Teaching and Learning Resources

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 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: