Welcome New Dragons! We are so excited that you have decided to join the Drexel community.
Your Next Chapter: Drexel's Welcome Week
At Drexel University, all new students begin their journey at Welcome Week. Enjoy this video compilation of previous Welcome Week activities.
This fun-filled week is more than just orientation — Welcome Week gives all New Dragons the opportunity to move-in early; begin to get adjusted to college life; and get to know each other, Drexel's campus, and the great city of Philadelphia all before starting classes. Welcome Week marks a new chapter for students and their families and sets our Dragons up for success!
Your time with us will begin with Welcome Week, Drexel's new student orientation event, which begins on Monday, September 18 and continues until Sunday, September 24, with classes officially beginning on Monday, September 25. This celebratory and informative event will give all New Dragons, including both first-year and transfer students, the opportunity to be together for a full week before diving into classes.
Welcome Week provides you with hundreds (yes, hundreds!) of events and activities to choose from to help you settle into new your home here at Drexel. While we follow health and safety recommendations, you will still have the chance to meet faculty, professional staff, and current students during the week-long orientation, as well as learn the ins and outs of Drexel and the city of Philadelphia. We look forward to seeing you in September!
Welcome Week festivities will begin with our Move-In Weekend, on Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17, when students living in the residence halls will start to move in and set up their rooms. Then, there will then be a full schedule of both virtual and in-person activities over the course of the following week designed to introduce everyone to the campus, fellow classmates, and the city of Philadelphia.
Are you a commuter or transfer student? There is a special session being held just for you. Be sure to download the DrexelOne Mobile app and add the Commuter and Transfer Welcome Event to your schedule!
To register for Welcome Week, log in to DrexelOne and follow the registration prompts.
Move-In Weekend Information
We'll have knowledgeable current students, faculty, and professional staff here to greet and welcome you, so we know you'll feel at home from the first moment you arrive!
First-Year Residential Students
Your Welcome Week activities will begin with our Move-In Weekend on Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17. Resident first-year students will start moving in on those days, with a few exceptions for special programs and accommodating social distancing measures.
Move-In Weekend will consist of events for non-residential students to kick-off their Welcome Week Programming.
Accommodations and Additional Information
Accommodations for early move-in will be granted for religious observance reasons. Please call 1.800.2.DREXEL to submit a request for early move-in.
We also welcome students to move on to campus early when they sign up for one of Drexel's early move-in programs, which support social, religious, and academic initiatives. More information about these programs will be available in the spring.
If you have a disability and would like to request accommodations in order to participate in Welcome Week activities, please contact Disability Resources at 215.895.1401 or email@example.com.
If you have additional questions, please call 1.800.2.DREXEL or 215.895.2400, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dragons Talk Drexel
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!
Drexel’s Residence Halls are a place for you to meet new people and find your community. With so many activities and so much socializing to look forward to, we can’t wait to see what you’ll make of it!