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Here are some of the most commonly accessed websites and tools you'll need.

Academic Resources

  • Center for Learning and Academic Success – The Center for Learning and Academic Success Services (CLASS) supports Drexel Dragons through a variety of services including academic coaching, tutoring, and workshops. While working with CLASS, students develop skills and strategies to enhance their learning and academic success.
  • Disability Resources – Disability Resources empowers individuals who have documented disabilities by working together to provide reasonable accommodations, including auxiliary aids, and services for in-need students and family visitors on campus. Disability Resources also provides education and guidance across the broad University community.
  • Drexel Autism Support Program – At Drexel, we value the individual along with individual differences and support personal growth through understanding our strengths and how those strengths can build and support areas of need and personal development. The Drexel Autism Support Program, in particular, advocates for neurodiversity and all the benefits that diversity contributes to the greater societal good by offering a student-centered program with the goal of promoting academic competency, self-advocacy, interpersonal skills, independent living, and social integration.
  • Fellowships Office – Are you looking for a way to enhance your studies at Drexel? If so, you should consider contacting the Drexel Fellowships Office, which offers application and administrative support for Drexel students applying for nationally competitive scholarship and fellowship opportunities.
  • International Student & Scholar Advisor  – Your International Student & Scholar Advisor (ISSA) is a professional staff member in the International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) office who works with the international students, faculty, researchers, and professional staff in matters pertaining to their University-sponsored visa. Additionally, ISSAs present workshops about immigration, employment, and cultural programming initiatives.
  • Learning Alliance – The Learning Alliance is a network of offices that support students' academic success. By working together, the partner offices ensure you receive the guidance you are looking for and provide a direct referral to additional resources when needed.
  • Libraries – More than just books and a place to study! The Drexel Libraries' expert professional staff are available online and in-person to help students find and utilize the resources and tools they need for their coursework and research. Schedule a consultation with a librarian, visit the Service Desk in the W. W. Hagerty Library, or send your questions via email or 24/7 online chat.
  • Steinbright Career Development Center – Unsure of the many career options your major affords you? The Steinbright Career Development Center provides all the necessary tools for student career development, including navigating our co-op programs, along with career workshops, fairs, and individualized counseling.
  • Undergraduate Advising – With dozens of majors, hundreds of minors, and tons of co-curricular opportunities, your advisor will help you to figure out which opportunities are best for your undergraduate career. This includes helping you to manage academic deadlines and identifying helpful resources to support your academic success.

Campus Resources

  • Campus Dining – No matter what type of food you're into, Campus Dining has you covered. You’ll find a wide variety of options at our many campus dining locations, including two all-you-care-to-eat dining facilities, coffee shops (Starbucks and Pret A Manger), as well as a market.
  • Commuter Student Resources – Regardless of whether you reside two blocks from campus or two hours, Commuter Student Resources is committed to supporting your student experience as a Drexel Dragon. Through a variety of resources and support, they are committed to the commuter student experience at Drexel, including commuter student engagement and off-campus housing. Visit the Commuter Lounge in the Lower Level of Rush.
  • DragonCard Services – DragonCard services provides your official Drexel identification card, access to your campus dining plan, and building access key. Visit the Creese Student Center information desk to get your card.
  • Drexel Barnes & Noble Bookstores – Whether you need new, used, digital, or rental textbooks, our Barnes & Noble Bookstores are conveniently located on all three Philadelphia campuses and provide textbooks, computer software, school supplies, Drexel clothing and gifts, and general merchandise.
  • Drexel Central – It is Drexel Central’s goal to maximize student success by helping students and their families navigate necessary University processes. In particular, Drexel Central aims to provide resources for financial questions, as well as provide educational opportunities and tools that enable students to make informed decisions.
  • DrexelOne Portal – During your time at Drexel, you will utilize DrexelOne (our student portal) for all your administrative needs such as your email, class scheduling, eBill payments, event registrations, and student action checklists.
  • Office for Institutional Equity and Inclusive Culture – Mutual respect goes a long way. That is one reason why the Office for Institutional Equity and Inclusive Culture (EIC) is committed to promoting, supporting and providing resources to sustain a living, learning, and working environment of diversity, equality, fairness, inclusion, and respect where all members of the University community are valued.
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life – With more than 30 chapters and 1,500 undergraduates that participate in our fraternities and sororities, you may find that it's right for you, too. They even provide support in academic development, event planning, chapter management, and student safety adherence.
  • Public Safety – It's important for you to feel safe on your University's campus. Luckily at Drexel, we have numerous law enforcement and security partners, including the Philadelphia Police Department, SEPTA and Amtrak Police Departments, and the Philadelphia Fire Department, along with other institutions and agencies that ensure the safety of our campus environment.
  • Parking Services – Are you planning on bringing your car to campus or inviting visitors with vehicles? Parking for all Drexel Philadelphia campuses as well as visitor parking, accessible access, and bike share opportunities are available for you to take advantage of.
  • Recreational Athletics – Do you like to stay active? Well, Drexel University has 33 club and intramural sports teams that help build a sense of community through the wide variety of student intramural, club, and recreational activities.
  • Spiritual and Religious Life – We encourage all students at Drexel University to take advantage of the spectrum of resources available both on and off campus to support their spiritual development and identity. As such, the Office of Spiritual & Religious Life, the Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Office of Campus Engagement collaborate with students and campus or community chaplains to cultivate a culture of mutual respect for the variety of faith traditions on campus.
  • Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion – The Student Center for Diversity & Inclusion (SCDI) supports and empowers students of all backgrounds as they build a sense of community that reflects the diversity of Drexel's student population. Through direct advocacy and intentional identity-based community building, SCDI works to ensure that all Drexel students, including you, feel that their whole identity is included and respected during their time at Drexel.
  • Housing and Residence Life  – Living on campus is often a big part of the college experience — an environment where you live, learn, and connect, having experiences that you will cherish for the rest of your life. Housing and Residence Life works with several campus partners to develop programs and policies to enhance the on-campus housing experience.
  • Center for Military and Veteran Services – Providing advocacy, services, and opportunities for veteran students, military dependents, and active-duty students, including orientation sessions, social activities, career networking, assistance with admissions, academic support, and financial options.

Counseling and Health Resources

  • Counseling Center – We recognize starting college can be challenging in many ways. The Counseling Center offers various free and confidential treatment options to support your personal, interpersonal, and academic journey. Our intention is to offer these services in an open, inclusive, and trusting space in which all students feel safe, valued, heard, and respected.
  • Drexel Student Health Center – Whether you need allergy shots or immunizations, treatment for women's health issues or sports medicine, the Drexel Student Health Center is here to help you maintain a quality lifestyle through providing comprehensive health services for students in a confidential environment.
  • Student Health Insurance – Having health insurance is not only important, but it's the law. All full-time students are required to demonstrate proof of plan coverage that meets Drexel's minimum health insurance requirements and either waive or enroll in the Drexel Health Insurance Plan at the beginning of each academic year.
  • Student Immunizations – Getting vaccinated is integral in not only protecting yourself from diseases, but also to protect the people around you. In order to keep everyone safe, all incoming students are required to complete Drexel's immunization requirements.

Technology Resources

  • Computer and Software Purchases – Are you interested in making a computer purchase, maybe even with free University-licensed software? If so, Drexel University Information Technology provides discounted rates and buying guides for all Dragons to utilize.
  • Computer/IT Support – Sometimes technology can be a little confusing. That is why Drexel University Information Technology Services offers support for a variety of technologies and applications.

University Engagement Series

The University Engagement Series is a series of events throughout the year that are designed to increase your ability to achieve your goals at Drexel. Utilizing these University-wide events to discover opportunities at Drexel is key to your academic success. The University Engagement series also supports learning outcomes of your common courses (UNIV 101, CIVC 101, COOP 101).

  • Involvement Fair
    The Involvement Fair is held every fall and spring. Students can learn more about getting involved by visiting DragonLink.
  • Career Fairs
    The Steinbright Career Development Center brings employers for full-time and co-op positions to career fairs on campus throughout the year.
  • International Opportunities Fair
    Learn about the many international opportunities at Drexel during the Global Fair
  • Homecoming
    As the Drexel Winter Tradition, Homecoming is a week full of school spirit and fun! 
  • Undergraduate Week of Excellence
    The University celebrates and showcases undergraduate students through a number of events during the Undergraduate Week of Excellence.

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