Monday, September 24, 2007 - Welcome Back Week

Welcome Back Week - Feel the Fire!

The Division of Student Life is celebrating the start of the new academic year with Welcome Back Week activities and events from Monday, September 24 through Saturday, September, 29, 2007. All new and returning students should take advantage of the opportunities to meet student organizations, learn about campus departments, and enjoy FREE fun, food, and music.

Monday, September 24

8-10 a.m.
Center City Coffee Break
Center City Hahnemann Campus, New College Building, Klahr Lobby
Sponsored by Center City Student Life
Warm up to Drexel with a hot cup o' Joe! The University Student Life Office welcomes students back to campus with FREE coffee, donuts, and other breakfast treats. Stop by for some caffeine and sugar - the perfect start to a new term!

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Operation Pride
MacAlister Hall Patio (Rain Location: Creese Student Center Lobby)
Sponsored by the DAC Pack
Do you have an old t-shirt bearing the name of another college or university? Bring your t-shirts to the bookstore lobby and exchange them for a FREE Drexel Dragons T-shirt! Be the first to see the debut of the DAC Pack merchandise and Dawn of the Dragon DVD available in the bookstore.

Noon-2 p.m.
Sundaes on Mondays
Korman Quad (Rain Location: Creese Student Center)
Sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Stop by the Korman Quad and make your own ice cream sundae - FREE!

Tuesday, September 25

Noon-2 p.m.
What's that Crazy Hut?
In Front of Creese Student Center
Sponsored by Drexel Hillel
Its HAMMER time! Don't know what that straw dorm is? Are you a crazy, paper-chain making genius? Join Drexel Hillel as we build and decorate our Sukkah in front of the Creese Student Center.

12:30-2 p.m.
Totally Awesome 80s
Creese Student Center, Lower Level, Private Dining Room
Sponsored by Office of Campus Activities
You may have grown-up in the 80s, but are you fly enough to know your 80s pop culture? Chill out in the Private Dining Room while chowing on your 80s favs, and testing your bang-in knowledge of music, movies, TV and more.

4-6 p.m.
Ice Cream Social: Get the Scoop on Alumni Relations!
Creese Student Center, Joel & Peggy Cohen Alumni Garden (Rain Location: Creese Student Center Lobby)
Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations
All students are invited to attend a complimentary Ice Cream Social provided by the Office of Alumni Relations. Alumni representatives will be on hand for a meet-and-greet and you will "get the scoop" on the many flavors of offerings available to you for student/alumni networking opportunities! And did we mention - there will be FREE ice cream.

5-7 p.m.
Interfaith Council Chocolate Social
MacAlister Hall Patio (Rain Location:Creese Student Center Lobby)
Sponsored by the Interfaith Council
Join members of the Interfaith Council for a FREE CHOCOLATE SOCIAL, featuring a chocolate fountain, water ice and the chance to take home a plant to decorate your room! Learn more about religious life at Drexel while you're at it! For more information visit or

5:30-7 p.m.
Rec Sports Kickoff
DAC Quad (Rain Location: DAC North Gym)
Sponsored by Recreation Sports and Fraternity and Sorority Life
Discover the many options within the recreational sports program! Meet our club teams, register for intramural sports, pick up the group exercise schedule and learn about fraternity and sorority athletics! Learn how to achieve CEO sports leadership certification through our instructional program! Food, refreshments, music, giveaways and interactive games on-site.

5:30-7 p.m.
Dress for Success
DAC Quad (Rain Location: DAC North Gym)
Sponsored by the Steinbright Career Development Center
Visit the Dress for Success table and complete a simple co-op quiz for a chance to win a JCrew gift card.

Wednesday, September 26

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Center City "Taste of Philly" and Information Fair
Center City Hahnemann Campus, New College Building, Geary Lobby
Sponsored by Center City Student Life
Learn about Philadelphia and the Center City Hahnemann Campus. Information will be available for students about Drexel departments, upcoming events, local attractions, student organizations, voting, and more. Enjoy a FREE "Taste of Philly" with soft pretzels, Tastykakes, and water ice as you explore the information fair.

Noon-2 p.m.
Activities Unlimited
Korman Quad (Rain Date: Wednesday, October 3)
Sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities
There is something for everyone at Drexel University! Meet student representatives from more than 100 student organizations and see what Drexel activities are available to you. While there, enjoy music, free treats and make new friends.

1-5 p.m.
NBC 10: Tracey's College Tour
Creese Student Center, Behrakis Grand Hall
Sponsored by the Division of Student Life and NBC-10
NBC-10's Tracey Davidson and the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Delaware Valley will hold free seminars on everything you need to know about credit, savings and student loans. Four one-hour workshops will be held beginning on each hour. CEO credit will be given for attending one workshop and great PRIZES will be given to some lucky students who join us!

3-5 p.m.
Hummus Happy Hour
Creese Student Center Patio (Rain Location: Creese Student Center Lobby)
Sponsored by Drexel Hillel
Never been to Israel before on a peer-led trip? Want to go with your fellow Drexel students on the FREE 10-day Israel Adventure of a lifetime? Stop by our Hummus Happy Hour to grab a snack and find out more information about the trip and the registration process.

5-7 p.m.
Cruise by the Commons
Ross Commons
Sponsored by Drexel Business Services
Cruise by the Commons for free giveaways, food samples and 50-cent ice cream with sprinkles. Stick around and be entertained by a magician and balloon artist. As always Ross Commons is your place to eat, study or just hang out.

8-9:30 p.m.
Outdoor Movie: Ocean's 13
Korman Quad (Rain Location: MacAlister Hall, 6th Floor, University Club)
Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board and Office of Campus Activities
What are the odds of getting even? Danny Ocean rounds up his crew for a third heist, which promises to be another action-packed adventure. Munch on FREE popcorn while enjoying an outdoor movie on the Korman Quad lawn!

Thursday, September 27

6-10p p.m.
3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Sponsored by Recreation Sports and Tau Kappa Epsilon
Test your skills at the DAC! Sign up from 5-6 p.m. Male, female and coed divisions in single-elimination format. Music, food, refreshments, shooting contests! Become a member of the DAC Pack! Champions will receive 76ers tickets. Bring your game!

7:05 p.m.
Phillies Baseball Game
Citizens Bank Park
Sponsored by the Division of Student Life
Take me out to the ballgame! We've got the peanuts and cracker jacks! It is Drexel Night at the ballpark, so travel down to Citizens Bank Park and cheer on the Phillies as they take on the Atlanta Braves. Tickets are only $5 each and are being sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets can be picked up at the Dean of Students Office in 215 Creese Student Center from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, or in front of the bookstore from 1-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. We hope to you see you there.

8:30-10:30 p.m.
Late Night Series
Creese Student Center Lobby
Sponsored by the Late Night Series
Late Night Series is a weekly open mic featuring poetry, spoken word, live music, comedy, and drama hosted by New York poet Post Midnight. Doors open and sign-up starts at 8 p.m. Performers are Drexel and other area university students along with professionals from Philadelphia and New York. Come out and have a cup of coffee, catch up with friends and see what's happening. This week's feature is The Irish Folk Band Pint Nu. For more information or to sign-up to perform, email

Friday, September 28

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Time
DAC Quad (Rain Location: Creese Student Center Lobby)
Sponsored by the Panhellenic Council
The sorority women of the Panhellenic Council would like to invite students, faculty and staff to help make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to donate to local shelters. Roll up your sleeves and help celebrate America's favorite sandwich.

12-2 p.m.
Search for the Perfect Pizza
Creese Student Center Patio (Rain Location: Creese Student Center Lobby)
Sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities
Come EAT and VOTE for the "Perfect Pizza" as vendors from around the University City area offer FREE food and tempt your taste buds with their ultimate pizza recipes. When you vote, you automatically participate in our raffle and have the opportunity to win prizes.

6-10 p.m.
Hillel Shabbat Dinner
Creese Student Center, Behrakis Grand Hall
Sponsored by Drexel Hillel
Come experience Shabbat at Drexel! Join us as we begin the evening in our campus Sukkah, followed by optional services, and then a free home-cooked dinner. Your RSVP to is requested. There will be Reform and Conservative services offered, as well as an "I don't go to services" option. Shabbat at Drexel is a warm and welcoming environment for all.

7-9 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. #11 James Madison
Vidas Athletic Complex, 43rd Street and Powelton Avenue
Sponsored by Athletics
Come out and cheer on the Dragons as they battle the #11 ranked James Madison Bulldogs in a Colonial Athletics Association match-up under the lights!

8:30-11:30 p.m.
DMA/DEA Kick-Off Bash!
Main Building, Great Court
Sponsored by the Drexel Entrepreneurial Association and the Drexel Marketing Association
All students are invited to attend the Dress Your Major themed kick-off party! Bring your friends for some socializing, snacks, and of course, loud music!

Saturday, September 29

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
College Day on the Parkway
Multiple Sites Around Philadelphia
Sponsored by Campus Philly
Explore Philly Culture for FREE! Each year, College Day on the Parkway brings 2,500 college students together for a day of exhibitions, special programs and tours at some of the city's most exciting cultural centers. For more information and the listing of FREE museums and FREE shuttle service pick-up locations visit All events are FREE with a DragonCard!

2-7 p.m.
Campus Philly Kick-off Concert and Festival
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Sponsored by Campus Philly
Campus Philly is welcoming college students to the Philadelphia area with a FREE festival and concert on the Parkway! TALIB KWELI will headline this year's concert. Other bands performing will include Jealousy Curve, Trouble Everyday, Philly Slick and Beats and Rhymes. FREE giveaways, a community involvement fair, local art, freestyle skateboarding and motocross will also be present on the Parkway! FREE Drexel shuttles will run continuously from Towers Hall and Nesbitt Hall to the Parkway.

6-8 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Iona
Vidas Athletic Complex, 43rd Street & Powelton Avenue
Sponsored by Athletics
The Dragons take on Iona in a non-conference match-up on Alumni Day.

Sunday, September 30

Noon-3 p.m.
Intramural Tennis Tournament
Kelly Residence Hall Tennis Courts
Sponsored by Athletics and the Tennis Club
Sign up on-site at noon. Singles, doubles and mixed doubles brackets! Meet the club team and discover instructional opportunities.
Great prizes and giveaways!

Weekly Events (Monday through Friday)

10 a.m.-6 p.m.*
Fall Resource Fair
Main Building, Great Court
Sponsored by the Student Resource Center
The Resource Fair is a one-stop shop to get all your questions answered about registration, financial aid and billing.
*Friday hours will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

10 a.m.-6 p.m.*
Welcome Back Week Scavenger Hunt!
Main Building, Great Court
Sponsored by the Student Resource Center
Get to know some of the important offices on campus by participating in this year's Scavenger Hunt. Each of the places you will visit is a resource for every year, if not every term, here at Drexel. If you are new to campus or a returning student, it doesn't matter. This activity is open to everyone! After completing the scavenger hunt you can enter your name into a raffle to win one of several prizes! Stop by the Resource Fair in the Main Building to pick up your map, survival guide and a set of clues!
*Friday hours will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Additional Student Organization Events

Monday, September 24
5-8 p.m.
Welcome Back BBQ - Campus Crusade for Christ
Buckley Green
Come on out for free food and music. For more information contact Kevin Mertus at

Wednesday, September 26
6 p.m.
Drexel Jhalak Informational
North Hall Conference Room
Grab some snacks and learn how to be a part of all-female dance team, Drexel Jhalak, currently ranked the #1 fusion dance team in the nation! For more information, contact Sabaa Dam at

Wednesday, September 26
7 p.m.
One "Ultimate" Night - Ultimate Frisbee
Vidas Field (Meet @ Buckley Field)
A chance for new students to have fun, learn a bit about the game of Ultimate and meet new students. For more information, contact

Thursday, September 27
6-7 p.m.
Circle K Volleyball
Buckley Field & Buckley Green
Come out and meet the officers of Drexel Circle K, the community service organization, and learn more about service projects while playing a friendly game of volleyball. For more information contact Dyna Hin at

Thursday, September 27
6 p.m.
Drexel Water Polo BBQ
Buckley Field & Buckley Green
The Drexel Water Polo Club will be hosting a promotional BBQ at Buckley Green. For more information, contact Hidayet Agaoglu at

Thursday, September 27
7 p.m.
Salsa con Salsa
Main Building, Great Court
Salsa lessons with a demonstration and chips and salsa. For more information, contact Nicole Echols at

Thursday, September 27
7:30 p.m.
Coffeehouse - Campus Crusade for Christ
Bossone Research Enterprise Center Atrium
Drexel Campus Crusade will be serving coffee and featuring a speaker during its week-1 meeting. For more information, contact Jason McGovern at

Thursday, October 4
6 p.m.
Welcome Back Ice Cream Social - Society of Women Engineers
Hill Conference Room, LeBow Engineering Center
Introduction to the Society of Women Engineers as well as life as an engineering student. For more information, contact Stephanie Schweibert at

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