Winter Orientation Resources
Due to inclement weather, Winter Orientation is cancelled. New students and families should review the information below before classes begin on Monday, January 6, 2014.
Students can call 215.895.MELT (6358) for information about weather-related closing or delayed opening information.
Welcome from Dr. David A. Ruth, Dean of Students
As Dean of Students, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Drexel University! Student Affairs is here to support you in all aspects of your success. You are coming to Drexel for an excellent education, but you will leave with so much more!
I strongly encourage you from day one to actively participate in all aspects of student life. Find what interests you and get involved. We have over 300 student organizations, ranging from spiritual and cultural organizations to sports clubs, to academic honor societies, to social fraternities and sororities, to intramurals, to political organizations and much more.
The Student Affairs staff is committed to providing personalized attention to all students. Your health, wellness, and overall development and engagement are our number one priority.
I wish the best of success to all of you and remind you that the Student Affairs staff is here to support you in whatever way we are able. Please let us know how we may better assist you!
Welcome from Mahmoud Shurbaji, Student Body President
On behalf of the student body, I'd like to congratulate you and welcome you all to Drexel's campus. I’ll start by telling you a little about the Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA).
As a student, it’s easy to find things around campus that could use a change or improvement but many times these changes are limited by what we can do as an individual.Many students find it hard, as they do not have the information or recourses necessary to act on the shortcomings they discover. As a result, many stones go unturned and obstacles unchallenged.
Students should be proud of the campus they walk each and every day. We should think of our university as a locale in which we have an unlimited amount of opportunities to gain. We should be proud that we are Drexel Dragons. This can only be achieved if everyone works together to make our campus a better place. Changes aren’t always seen overnight or sometimes even in a year but it is the continuing effort of those that truly care that can transform any institution.
Our mission is to fairly represent the students of the University and foster relations between the students and the University community. USGA makes it possible for students to unite as one body to make substantial and lasting changes on campus and in their lives. This is achieved through the large array of express positions. Many of the officers who head these positions have a very material understanding of what they are dealing with due to their involvement in their respective areas. This means that we want to serve as a liaison between you and your university.
You can look for USGA at tables and events throughout the year. I invite you to stop by and we will address any questions of concerns you have. As a student and a past orientation leader I know what an exciting time this can be.
Best of luck with your studies!
DragonCards can be picked-up at the DragonCard Office in Creese Student Center (University City Campus) or the New College Building (Center City Campus) during regular business hours. Please visit drexel.edu/dragoncard for hours of operation or announcements regarding a change to hours due to inclement weather.
Valid Government-Issued (Driver’s License, Passport) photo-identification is required to obtain a DragonCard. You may upload a picture ahead of your arrival by following the instructions posted at drexel.edu/dragoncard
Health Insurance and Immunizations
Please visit the Health Insurance and Immunizations website for important policy compliance information and deadlines for both domestic and international students.
Collegiate Success Workshops
Dragon Expo Campus Resource Fair
Parents and family members of Drexel students are encouraged to utilize the communication, involvement, and development resources available through the Drexel Family Association.
Student-Veteran Information Session