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Parent and Family Resources

Involvement Opportunities

  • Family Weekend: Postponed to 2021

    Due to COVID-19 concerns, Family Weekend 2020 has been postponed from fall 2020 to spring 2021. More details and specific dates to come. Parents and family members of all ages will be invited to campus to reconnect with their student. Family Weekend includes a variety of casual events, activities and receptions that will allow families to experience student life on campus while enjoying the beautiful spring weather in Philadelphia.

  • Drexel Family Association

    The Drexel Family Association (DFA) improves the student experience by providing parents and family members a network of support. The DFA serves as a connection to the University and provides parents and family members with communication, involvement, and development opportunities. 

Student Emergency Fund

The Drexel Family Association along with the Dean of Students has created a fund to support students in cases of temporary personal emergency such as family member death, medical emergency, emergency travel, natural disaster or loss of housing (fire, flood, collapse, domestic violence, etc.). Please consider supporting this fund and our students by visiting the Institutional Advancement donation page or by mailing a check made payable to Drexel University, P.O. Box 8215, Philadelphia, PA 19101. Please include "Student Emergency Fund" in the note area of the check.


  • Drexel University Family Portal

    One way for families of current students to connect with their Dragon community and stay up to date on all things Drexel is through the Drexel University Family Portal. Family members of all undergraduate students are encouraged to visit the University Resources for Parents and Families guide to learn more and activate your account.

  • DrexelNow Newsletter

    The DrexelNow Newsletter is published in collaboration with the Office of University Communications and is typically emailed on the 15th of every month. Subscribe to the DrexelNow email newsletter to stay up-to-date with all of the latest news, announcements and events at Drexel University.

  • Facebook Discussion Forum

    Share information online and find advice, support, and a community of other parents and family members of Drexel University students. This group is moderated by Drexel staff members and Drexel Family Association (DFA) Advisory Council members who can help find answers to your questions.

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