first year experience

First-Year Experience

Start Your Drexel Journey Off Right

Your first year as a Drexel Dragon will be full of learning new things, meeting different people, and discovering unique experiences. As a first-year student, you may be feeling a mixture of emotions — it's only natural. It's important for you to know that Drexel's faculty and staff members are here to support you every step of the way. This begins with your First-Year Experience (FYE).

The First-Year Experience guides you through:

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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!
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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.