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Westphal College and Drexel University Response to Coronavirus


March 18, 2020

Drexel University Response to Coronavirus

Drexel University and Westphal College are committed to preserving and maintaining the health and safety of all members of our community. The University continues to monitor closely the coronavirus outbreak and is following guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pennsylvania Department of Public Health and Philadelphia Department of Public Health. The most current official information is readily accessible at

Drexel's Response to Coronavirus

Final exams are being held as planned the week of March 15th but conducted online. Spring break will be extended by one week. When spring term resumes on Monday, April 6th, courses will be taught remotely through the end of Spring term using web, video and teleconferencing tools already widely adopted by faculty.

University core operations will continue, and the campus will close to the public at 5pm on Friday, March 20th until further notice. A key component of the campus closure is the requirement that all students vacate on-campus residences by Friday, March 20th. Students are not permitted to return to campus after spring break for both their safety and that of the community. Students should strongly reconsider any spring break travel plans, consistent with CDC guidelines. No one is immune from the coronavirus.

Westphal College Response to Coronavirus

To learn about Westphal College specific information, resources and frequently asked questions, visit the Westphal Response to Coronavirus webpage.

Westphal Response to Coronavirus

Westphal College of Media Arts & Design’s Office of Academic Advising is offering remote advising sessions. You can request an appointment with your academic advisor through the DrexelOne student portal.

Westphal has developed a technology resources webpage to provide students, faculty and staff with technology tips and resources to help complete courses and stay connected. Visit

Westphal-sponsored events for the months of March and April have been canceled, postponed, or moved to online environments. Visit our events calendar for up-to-date events information, and follow Westphal's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for further event and news updates.

The health and safety of our students, faculty, professional staff, and campus community are our first priority in this time. Please continue to monitor Drexel's Response to Coronavirus and check your Drexel e-mail regularly for the most current official information, including the CDC's prevention tips.