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Is Dragon Summer For Me?


To be eligible for participation in Dragon Summer, students must be:

  • Confirmed for the Fall 2014-15 academic year
  • A first-year freshman
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident


Students will:

  1. Establish a network of peers, faculty, and staff that will carry forward into the new academic year.
  2. Develop a realistic understanding of academic responsibilities and expectations for college-level work.
  3. Become familiar with the campus and available resources before school starts.
  4. Be challenged in new ways that will encourage growth and development as leaders.
  5. Learn university-level research skills, while sharpening foundational math and writing skills.
  6. Build connections with their college through activities with college-specific academic advisors, peer mentors, faculty, and staff.
  7. Be given priority to participate in academic learning communities in the first year.
  8. Receive notification of available job opportunities within the Drexel Learning Center.
  9. Develop skills to navigate a large university system and get the most out of their Drexel education.
  10. Leverage investments made in summer to gain immediate and long-term returns in college and the workforce.


Students are expected to:

  • Participate for the entire duration of the program. The 2014 program runs July 7 to August 2. Classes and programming occurs Monday through Friday, 9:00—5:00 p.m. and includes occasional evening and weekend events.
  • Be willing to explore differing viewpoints to become a better problem-solver
  • Work well in a team setting, because most of the curriculum involves group projects
  • Identify opportunities during the program to share in the guidance of group activities