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Family Weekend

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Family Weekend on May 7–9, 2021 will move forward as a virtual weekend of workshops, educational activities, and more.

Please keep in mind that due to the nature of this pandemic, all events are subject to change or cancellation. For the most up-to-date COVID-19 information as it relates to Drexel, visit the Drexel University Coronavirus Website.

You've always been part of the Drexel family — whether you're new to the Dragon community or you've been with us for a while — you're encouraged to join other families and students of all ages as they get to know Drexel and one another.

  • A guide to finding and applying for scholarships: Current and future college students

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM

    Zoom

    • Everyone
    • Parents & Families
    A guide to finding and applying for scholarships provides prospective and existing college students with information to help navigate the scholarship, research, and application process. Students and families can learn how to navigate the process of finding and applying for scholarships with useful tools, tips and resources. 
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  • Get to know your Drexel Public Safety

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

    10:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Zoom

    • Everyone
    • Parents & Families
    Drexel Public Safety is a resource committed to keeping the campus and all the stakeholders safe.  Join us as we describe the free programs and safety resources available to our students.  We will leave time in our program to answer questions and address any specific concerns.
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  • Virtual Historic Philadelphia Walking Tour

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Zoom

    • Everyone
    • Parents & Families
    The Constitutional Tour is the best way to explore America's Birthplace. Join us for a Virtual Tour during Family Weekend! The Constitutional is a 75 minute journey that provides a primary overview of the Independence National Historical Park area and visits more than 20 of the most historic sites in America's Birthplace
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  • Virtual Mural Arts New Works Tour

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Zoom

    • Everyone
    • Parents & Families
    Mural Arts Philadelphia, the largest public arts program of its kind in the country, is offering a unique way to explore the world’s largest outdoor art gallery, from your home as you join us on a virtual tour featuring 14 murals that have been created over the last 3 years. With a live professionally-trained Mural Arts tour guide, guests will “travel” through different Philadelphia neighborhoods to view these stunning murals as well as learn about the 35 year history of Mural Arts and its dynamic program areas. Art lovers will see murals bursting with geometric shapes and bright colors as well as works that celebrate charismatic figures and hear the stories behind each mural.
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  • Fresh Check Day with Rec Athletics

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

    12:00 PM-3:00 PM

    Hybrid - Online and in person

    • Everyone
    • Parents & Families
    Fresh Check Day (FCD) is the signature program of the Jordan Porco Foundation, which is an uplifting mental health promotion and suicide prevention event for colleges that includes interactive expo booths, peer-to-peer messaging, support of multiple campus departments and groups, free food (boxed lunches), entertainment, and exciting prizes and giveaways. Fresh Check Day aims to create an approachable and hopeful atmosphere where students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health and helps to build a bridge between students and the mental health resources available on campus, in the community, and nationally. This year at Drexel, FCD will host a hybrid event over two days, Friday and Saturday (May 7th & 8th).
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  • DFA Parent Panel

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM

    Zoom

    • Everyone
    • Parents & Families
    Join us for a panel of seasoned parents here to answer your questions. Let your Drexel family help your home family! 
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  • Get to know your Drexel Public Safety

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

    2:00 PM-3:00 PM

    Zoom

    • Everyone
    • Parents & Families
    Drexel Public Safety is a resource committed to keeping the campus and all the stakeholders safe.  Join us as we describe the free programs and safety resources available to our students.  We will leave time in our program to answer questions and address any specific concerns.
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  • Virtual Open House

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

    2:00 PM-4:00 PM

    Zoom

    • Everyone
    • Parents & Families
    Attend a virtual open house with American Campus Communities, an approved second year housing option for Drexel students. We are here to answer any questions you have about our communities, assist you in submitting your application for fall 2021, and provide tours of our model apartments! Join our Zoom and be entered to win a $250 gift card! 
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  • Diversity is our Strength. Inclusion is our Value. Belonging Fosters our Innovation.

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM

    Zoom

    • Everyone
    • Parents & Families
    At Drexel University, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment based on integrity, trust and respect. We view the diversity of our students, faculty, professional staff and partners as our strength. As such, we strive to create a culture where everyone can leverage their uniqueness to foster innovation because they feel a sense of belonging. 
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  • 9th Annual Drexel Drag Show - Virtual Edition!

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

    7:00 PM-9:30 PM

    Livestream - Please visit Dragonlink link in description

    • Everyone
    • Parents & Families
    It's time for the 9th Annual Drexel Drag show! As part of Drexel Pride Month, you won't want to miss this electrifying evening where everybody is welcome. This event is free!
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