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Fall Return to Campus

Fall Return to Campus

The health and safety of the Drexel community is our highest priority, and we are committed to providing our Dragons with as much information as possible as the University develops and implements measures that will allow us to move forward in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Precautions

At Drexel, we remain dedicated to maintaining the health and safety of all members of our University community. But, we need your partnership in this commitment as we all work to keep Drexel safe together. Please adhere to the following guidelines in order to protect the health and safety of others and help stop the spread of COVID-19.

  • Monitor your health and know the symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms to watch for include fever or chills, cough, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea. If you have difficulty breathing, chest pain, confusion, or changes in color on your lips, gums, face, around the eyes or nails, seek medical care immediately. More information on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 can be found on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 website.
  • Download the Drexel Health Tracker app. Use of the Drexel Health Tracker is required by all members of the Drexel community. Anyone planning to make their way to campus should use this mobile-based app to confidentially report their symptoms and access key resources to help stay healthy. Afterall, tracking your symptoms is the best way to know if you should stay home to protect your health and the health of those around you. It also helps the University learn more about the spread of COVID-19 and how it is impacting the Drexel community, which in turn can shape our strategies moving forward to further reduce the risk of viral transmission on campus. Students must download the Drexel Health Tracker app at least 14 days prior to move-in. If a student experiences any illness within 14 days of move-in, please contact housing@drexel.edu to schedule a new move-in timeslot.
  • Take everyday preventative actions and practice proper hygiene. This includes washing your hands frequently; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands; and covering your coughs or sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue directly in the trash.
  • Maintain distance between yourself and others. It's important to stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms' length) from other people. Reminders have been placed throughout campus to help everyone remember to social distance.
  • Make sure to bring the proper protection equipment with you to campus. Masks are required while in campus buildings, as well as in public spaces where distancing is not possible. This means that both you and anyone arriving to campus with you must bring a mask to utilize while on campus. Masks will be available from Drexel on an emergency basis. And don't forget your hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies, as regular cleaning of frequently touched surfaces is one way to safeguard the community from COVID-19.

Shipping Your Items to Campus

We will allow the shipment of student belongings to residence halls in advance of the fall term to minimize the number of additional people on campus during move-in. This opportunity is for all residential students. You should be receiving information shortly regarding shipping your belongings directly to our off-site receiving location to help aid in social distancing measures. Our team of professionals will then securely transfer your items to your room at Drexel in advance of your move-in time. The only cost to you is the shipping for the boxes which will vary based on your preferred delivery service (Fed-Ex, UPS, etc.). When packing your boxes to be mailed, you should ensure that they are no larger than 20"x20"x20" and do not exceed 50 lbs., or additional fees may apply. Check with your delivery service for pricing. Please note that students can begin shipping their belongings on August 8 and the last day items will be accepted is August 28. More information about this ship-to-your-room service can be found at Drexel's USS page.

Once your items arrive at Drexel, you will receive an email with photos of the items in your room for you to confirm that everything has arrived safely and securely. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this contactless move-in opportunity in order to continue to confront the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any questions regarding moving in, please contact Housing and Residence Life at housing@drexel.edu.

Additional Details

Below, you'll find the most recent communications regarding the University's return to campus, along with other important details regarding Drexel's response to the coronavirus.

Drexel’s Response to Coronavirus

Learn more about Drexel's continued response to COVID-19. This site provides the latest developments regarding our return to campus, along with information on the steps the University is taking to ensure our community’s safety.

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