first year experience

First-Year Experience

Start Your Drexel Journey Off Right

View Your Personalized Student Checklist

Log in to DrexelOne to make sure you've got all of your bases covered regarding registration, transcripts, housing, and financials.

Join Our New Dragons Facebook Group

This Is Your Time. You Are Invited.

We'd like to invite you to take part in a special virtual experience for our New Dragons: the exclusive This Is Your Moment website. Whether you're joining us as a first-year or transfer student, this in-depth resource will help you explore what your future as a Dragon will look like.

Now that you're officially a Dragon, you're probably wondering about what happens next.

Guiding You Through Your First Year at Drexel

To help guide you through your Drexel journey, this website gathers all the information you need — including the next steps you need to complete, an overview of what to expect during your first year at Drexel, and more — all in one spot.

Welcome Week

It All Starts Here in the City of Philadelphia

For all incoming students, your journey begins with Welcome Week, Drexel's student orientation that gives all New Dragons the opportunity to experience campus and get to know each other before starting classes in the fall. Beginning with Move-In Weekend, Welcome Week (September 16–22) is the perfect way for you to begin your first days as a Drexel Dragon in the great city of Philadelphia.

Get Prepared for Welcome Week, Today!

Brochures and Materials for New Students

All Dragons Welcome
Life at Drexel is about getting involved, doing more, and fully living the college experience. This is a vibrant place full of opportunity. A place for all students to take on any challenge while having the freedom to be themselves.

Family Resources and Web Chats

We know that you may have some questions regarding the University, financial aid, and support services before your New Dragon begins at Drexel. You're invited to engage with us via our family web chats to learn more about important events such as Move-In Weekend and Welcome Week and to get acquainted with the available resources for you as part of the Drexel family.

Dragons Talk Drexel

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With a full schedule of activities to enjoy, Welcome Week – Drexel’s event for new students – is an exciting opportunity to meet the University community and celebrate your introduction to campus, fellow Dragons, and Philadelphia.

Here at Drexel, New Dragons can dive into student life by participating in their favorite student organization, meeting new friends at some of the many lively events on campus, and finding a supportive community that shares their passions.
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Move-In day is a moment to give your family a heartwarming goodbye and acclimate yourself to your new living space. Take this day to set up your room, meet your roommate, and mentally prepare for the amazing experiences ahead of you!