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University City Campus Building Access Guidelines

Effective Date: January 2017

COVID-19 UPDATE: As of fall 2020 and until further notice, students, faculty and professional staff must scan their DragonCard to enter all campus buildings. While in campus buildings, please wear a mask, maintain distance from others, and pay mind to signage indicating entry/exit only and one-way hallways and stairways.

The guidelines in this document provide the current accessibility directives for Campus Buildings at Drexel University's University City Campus. Please make all necessary arrangements to follow these guidelines. The University Code of Conduct must be followed at all times. The DragonCard is the official form of Drexel identification. You should carry your DragonCard with you at all times, for it may be required to access some campus buildings.

Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Most buildings that are open to the public are unlocked.
  • Designated buildings restrict access to DragonCard cardholders 24/7. Administrators of other buildings who desire this model of access are encouraged to work with the Drexel University Department of Public Safety to implement.
  • Some buildings have extended access hours (see Buildings with Extended Access Hours below).

Monday through Friday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Campus Buildings are only accessible by DragonCard. Access is permitted for all DragonCard holders.

Monday through Sunday, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.

  • Campus Buildings will be closed. Accessible by DragonCard only to those individuals with extended access permission (see Special Access below).

Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Campus Buildings will be closed. Accessible by DragonCard only to those individuals with extended access permission (see Special Access below).

Residence Halls

  • Residence Halls require 24/7 card access.

Buildings with Extended Access Hours

  • Buildings with extended access hours include: Hagerty Library, Drexel Recreation Center, Daskalakis Athletic Center, Creese Student Center and Campus Dining and Retail establishments.
  • During exam weeks, campus buildings such as the Main Building may have extended access hours to accommodate student study needs.

Special Access

  • Individuals requiring Campus Building access outside of the hours listed above, such as faculty and students requiring 24/7 access to certain buildings for labs or projects, have been or may be granted access as needed.
  • Individuals seeking extended Campus Building access (outside of the hours listed above) for necessary activities must obtain approval from a dean or building manager of their college or school. The college or school will then request approval from the Department of Public Safety. Requests must be made in a timely manner.

University Holidays

  • Most buildings will be closed to all members of the University community on official University holidays. Some buildings may maintain modified access hours.

Additional Information

  • These guidelines have been set by the Campus Accessibility Committee under the Authorizing Access to Drexel University Campus Buildings policy.
  • All questions or access requests should be emailed to Access requests must be made by an authorized representative from a college, school or administrative department.
  • Guidelines listed above include all points of entry for all Drexel-owned University City Campus Buildings.
  • The hours of buildings in which Drexel leases space may vary based on ownership requirements.
  • No one, under any circumstance, is to prop open any door for prolonged periods of time. Please refrain from holding open exterior doors to unknown people.
  • Guests of University students must abide by information set forth in the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Access hours may differ for events held at Drexel University that are registered with Drexel University Events Services. To book an event, please contact Event Services.
  • Faculty, professional staff and students are encouraged to keep their DragonCard with them at all times.
  • Lost or stolen DragonCards should be reported to the DragonCard office. Lost cards can also be reported through the DragonCard GET portal. Follow these instructions to obtain a DragonCard.