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Orientation

Meet your classmates and develop strategies for success.

Welcome to Drexel!

After completing the Drexel Preview, you should pre-register to attend Orientation. We offer several different Orientation sessions based on student type. Please select one of the options below for your specific Orientation requirements.

Domestic Freshman Students: July 7 - August 5

All Summer Orientation sessions have concluded. Domestic freshman students who have not yet attended Orientation, should pre-register to attend Fall Orientation on Sept. 16-17. Visit the Fall Orientation website for specific information.

Domestic students with fall housing assignments will be charged an early move-in fee.

Domestic Transfer Students: Friday, August 8

Transfer Orientation has concluded. Transfer students who have not yet attended Orientation, should pre-register to attend Fall Orientation on Sept. 16-17. Visit the Fall Orientation website for specific information.

Domestic students with fall housing assignments will be charged an early move-in fee.

International Students: Sept. 16-17

International students should pre-register to attend Fall Orientation on Sept. 16-17. International-specific workshops continue on Thursday, Sept. 18. Visit the Fall Orientation website for specific information.

International students with fall housing assignments may move-in to your residence hall beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 15.

Graduate Students: Friday, Sept. 12

To assist in your transition, we have prepared a detailed orientation program to help you prepare for graduate study at Drexel. Graduate Student Orientation is our way of welcoming you to the Drexel community and providing you with an informed understanding of the culture and traditions of Drexel before you commence with your studies

Visit the Graduate Student Orientation website for specific information.

College of Medicine

Drexel College of Medicine students should contact Biomedical Graduate Studies for orientation information at 1.866.6BIOMED (1.866.624.6633) or biograd@drexelmed.edu.

Visit the Drexel University College of Medicine Orientation website for specific information. 

Pre-Register to Attend Orientation

Pre-registration is required for all Orientation sessions. It is not recommended that you walk-in to any Orientation session without pre-registering.

Pre-registration Instructions

  1. Pick up & set up your Drexel Connect account (skip to the next step if this has been completed)
  2. Login to the Drexel One Portal
  3. Select New Student Orientation Registration
  4. Select the Orientation date you are able to attend
  5. Add parents & family members to your registration by selecting the Add Guest option

Parent and Family Member Registration

  • Parents and families are strongly encouraged to attend Orientation with your student. We are proud to offer an Orientation program tailored to give you the information necessary to help support your student. 
  • When your student pre-registers for Orientation, they will have the option to add guests to their registration.
  • We can also add parents and family members to the registration over the phone. Please call us at 215.895.1451 with your student's 8-digit ID number and we can get you registered.
  • Additional fees will apply. See below for more information.

Visit the Family Orientation website for specific information.

Troubleshooting

  • You may experience problems using the Internet Explorer browser. Complete these steps using the Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari browsers.
  • At any point, the system may require you to complete extra steps before being able to continue with the final four steps. These extra steps may include: 1098 verification, tuition payment agreement, emergency contact information, current residence address, etc. Please complete the extra steps in order to continue with the registration process.
  • Call 215.895.1451 if you continue to experience problems.

Orientation Fees

Review the Refund Policy

After a payment is processed you will receive an email transaction receipt. Please save this receipt in case a refund needs to be made.

Please request a full or partial refund within one week after the end of your Orientation session. To request a refund, please forward the transaction receipt email to orientation@drexel.edu

Include the following information in the body of the email:

  • Student's name
  • Student's 8-digit ID number
  • Items being refunded (1 guest registration, 2-nights of extended lodging, etc.)
  • Total amount of the refund
We will confirm that the refund was processed as soon as the refund is approved.
Registration Options   Fee 
New student registration
New students are required to attend both days of the Orientation. 
No fee 
Early move-in for domestic students
Early move-in fees are assessed by the Office of University Housing and applied to your student account.
$45/day
Early move-in for international students  No fee
1-day Parent and Family Program registration
You choose which day to attend. You will get access to all workshops and meals provided that day.
$50/person 
2-day Parent and Family Program registration
This registration option will provide you with full access to the Orientation program.
$75/person

On-campus lodging and Sibling Orientation are not offered during Fall Orientation. Students with fall housing assignments will receive move-in information from the office of University Housing in mid-August.