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What to Bring

Official Documents & Information

  • A government-issued photo ID is required to check-in to Orientation and to pick up your DragonCard. 
  • Take time to memorize and store or write down your 8-digit student ID number. You will be asked for this number several times during Orientation.
  • Representatives from Drexel Central (student financial & registration services) and the Office of Health Insurance & Immunizations will be available if you need to submit forms or other documents.

Personal Items

  • Orientation is a casual event, so feel free to dress comfortably. Drexel-attire is strongly encouraged.  
  • Note-taking tools are recommended but not required (pen/paper, laptop, tablet, etc.).
  • Rain jacket/umbrella (see weather information below)
  • Athletic gear. You will have access to the Drexel University Recreation Center
  • If you are staying on campus, don't forget the following items:
    • Change of clothing
    • Toiletries (tooth brush, soap, etc.)
    • Linens are provided in the residence halls. However, many participants choose to bring their own pillows, blankets or towels.

Philadelphia Weather

Orientation Session  Month  Average Temperatures  On Average 
Winter Orientation  January  High: Low-40s
Low: Mid-20s 
60% Humidity
Coolest Month 
Spring Orientation  April  High: Mid-60s
Low: Mid-40s
50% Humidity 
Summer Orientation  July  High: Mid-80s
Low: Mid-60s 
80% Humidity
Warmest Month
Highest Precipitation 
Fall Orientation  September  High: Upper-70s
Low: Low-60s 
85% Humidity