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Fall Orientation

Tuesday, Sept. 16 - Wednesday, Sept. 17
  • Fall Orientation is a 2-day, on-campus event for new students starting Drexel in the fall term.
  • This is the final Orientation before the fall term begins, so all new students who have not yet attended Orientation should pre-register to attend Fall Orientation.
  • All colleges, schools, and programs are represented at this session.
  • Please arrange for all flights to arrive at the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) no later than Monday, Sept. 15.

Dragon Summer Program

Upon successful completion of the Dragon Summer Program, participants will be automatically registered for Fall Orientation (September 16-17). Dragon Summer students do not need to pre-register or apply for an exemption.

Pre-register for Fall Orientation

Pre-registration for Fall Orientation will close on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Pre-registration will allow you to move-in to your fall housing assignment on Monday, Sept. 15. Return to the main Orientation website for pre-registration instructions.

Parent and Family Member Registration

Parents and families are strongly encouraged to attend Orientation with your student. Please visit the Family Orientation website for more information.

Hotel Discounts

Because of new student move-in, on-campus lodging is not available for new students or families who do not have fall housing assignments. We are, however, able to offer hotel discounts at hotels throughout the city. Select the link above for more information.

Orientation Schedule

The 2014 Fall Orientation schedule is still being finalized. For planning purposes, below is an overview of when Orientation will begin and end each day.

Orientation Event Start/End Times
International student move-in: Monday, Sept. 15  8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Domestic student move-In: Monday, Sept. 15 (early move-in fees apply) 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Commuter student check-in: Tuesday, Sept. 16  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Day 1 of Fall Orientation: Tuesday, Sept. 16
  • 1 - 3:30 p.m. Strategies for Academic Success
  • 3:30 - 5 p.m. Academic Overview
  • 5 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
1 to 5 p.m.
Day 2 of Fall Orientation: Wednesday, Sept. 17
  • 7 - 9 a.m. Breakfast 
  • 9 - 10 a.m. The Drexel Co-op
  • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. WIRED for Success
  • 12 - 2 p.m. Dragon Expo Campus Resource Fair
  • 12 - 2 p.m. Lunch
  • 2 - 3 p.m. Drexel Central 
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
International Student Check-in & Information Session: Thursday, Sept. 18
  • 1 - 3 p.m. Check-in
  • 3 - 5 p.m. Information Session 
1 to 5 p.m. 
Exchange Student Welcome: Thursday, Sept. 18  3 to 5:30 p.m

Student-Veteran Information Session

Wednesday, Sept. 17; 12 - 1 p.m.
Handschumacher Dining Center, Private Dining Room
Lunch is provided

Please RSVP here!

Student veterans and their families are invited to join the Office of Veteran Student Services and the Drexel Veteran's Association for an opportunity to network with other student veterans and learn about the resources available to student veterans on campus.

Prepare for Fall Orientation

Arrival Instructions

Please review the Arrival Instructions for information about how to prepare for your Orientation session including what to bring, parking, directions, where to check-in.

Disability and Dietary Accommodations

We are able to offer several Disability and Dietary Accommodations to make sure your Orientation experience is as positive as possible.