Drexel Family Association
The Drexel Family Association (DFA) is network of parents and family members of current Drexel students who share information, helpful tips, and personal experiences with each other in an effort to make supporting your student an easier process.
Membership is free and includes opportunities to get involved with the following events and committees.
November 1 - 3, 2013
The first weekend in November is Family Weekend. Family Weekend is open to all family members of current Drexel University students. The Drexel University community welcomes family members of all ages to campus to participate in a variety of activities, tours, and receptions that allow you the opportunity to reconnect with your student while enjoying the beautiful fall weather in Philadelphia. Family members are encouraged to take advantage of your time in the City of Brotherly Love to experience what life is like on campus.
Registration will be open in September.
Family Weekend Schedule
Please check this website regularly to get the most up-to-date information about Family Weekend.
Click here for the 2012 schedule.
Travel & Hotels
Click here for directions to Drexel University.
Parking is included with registration. A parking pass will be emailed to you one week prior to Family Weekend. Please print the parking permit, follow the arrival instructions included, and display the permit on the dash of your vehicle.
Several Hotels have offered special rates for Family Weekend. Click here for a list of our preferred hotels.
Communication & Support
The DrexelNOW Family Newsletter is published in collaboration with the Office of University Communications and is emailed on approximately the 15th day of every month.
Click here to subscribe to the Family Newsletter.
Share information online, find advice, support, and a community of other parents and family members of Drexel students. This group is moderated by Drexel staff members and Family Association Advisory Council members who can help find answers to your questions.
Family Hotline: (215) 895-0297
Orientation Dessert Receptions
The DFA volunteers at each Dean’s Dessert Reception during New Student Orientation to casually interact with and answer questions from new family members. Dessert Receptions are held on Mondays & Thursdays between 6 and 7:30 PM on the following dates:
Click here to volunteer for an Orientation Dessert Reception.
Monday, July 1, 2013 (Engineering, Goodwin)
Monday, July 8, 2013 (Arts & Sciences, Education, Engineering)
Thursday, July 11, 2013 (Biomed, Media Arts & Design, Nursing & Health Professions)
Monday, July 15, 2013 (Arts & Sciences, Business)
Thursday, July 18, 2013 (Biomed, Business)
Monday, July 22, 2013 (Engineering)
Thursday, July 25, 2013 (Business, Education, Goodwin)
Monday, July 29, 2013 (Biomed, iSchool, Media Arts & Design, Nursing & Health Professions)
Thursday, August 1, 2013 (Arts & Sciences, Engineering, iSchool)
Dean’s Advisory Council
The Drexel Advisory Council serves as an advisory council to the Dean of Students. The Dean utilizes this group to gain a family member’s perspective on a variety of campus issues. Meetings include lunch and are held in the Creese Student Center, Suite 215 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM on the Sunday preceding the winter, spring, and fall academic terms.
Click here to RSVP for the next Dean’s Advisory Council Meeting:
Fall Advisory Council Meeting: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Winter Advisory Council Meeting: Sunday, January 5, 2014
Spring Advisory Council Meeting: Sunday, March 30, 2014
The DFA hosts a table during Accepted Students Days to provide a current family member’s perspective to prospective students and families. Tables are staffed in the Main Building between 12 – 3 PM on the following dates:
Click here to volunteer for a Recruitment Event.