Welcome to the fall quarter! The following are some key reminders to help students 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. Among the various policies that have been updated to better promote student engagement and success, we call your attention to the following policies:

  • Absence from Class: Students required by Drexel to undergo a mandatory quarantine or isolation period will not be required to withdraw from a course.
  • Academic Integrity: Drexel University expects all members of its community to uphold the highest values of academic integrity. Possible violations include the use of electronic media and self-plagiarism.
  • Academic Standing
  • Course Add/Drop: The add/drop period extends through the first week of the quarter.
  • Course and Co-op Enrollment: Attendance in a class requires official enrollment. This is important for a number of reasons including student access to Drexel (Blackboard) Learn, compliance, data accuracy, and safety.
  • Course Repeat
  • Course Withdrawal: The withdrawal period begins the second week of the quarter and ends on Friday, November 4.
  • Leave of Absence

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.

Learning Resources

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

Religious Observances

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 Institutional Equality and Inclusive Culture website.

Disability Accommodations

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.

Discrimination Reporting

Questions or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation should contact the Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusive Culture at 215.895.1405 or EIC@drexel.edu. Please visit the EIC website and Title IX Resource Page for 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 rebecca@drexel.edu.

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.