Monday, September 25, 2006 - Welcome Back Week

Welcome Back Week

Welcome Back Week is sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities within Student Life. Check out the Web site,, for more details.


Today, September 25, 2006

Jump Into Action
Noon-2 p.m.
Outside Drexel bookstore (33rd and Chestnut Streets)/Rain location: Creese Lobby (32nd and Chestnut Streets)

Discover what the recreational sports office can do for you! Receive information about intramural and club sports, the group exercise program, employment opportunities, how to achieve CEO Sport Leadership certification and retrieve the Daskalakis Athletic Center building schedule. Enjoy food, music and many interactive games and activities. (Sponsored by Recreational Sports)

Fall Sports Showcase
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Buckley Turf, 33rd and Arch Streets

The men's & women's soccer and field hockey teams will participate in inter-squad scrimmages and interact with students in skills competitions. Come out and test your skills against your fellow classmates and enjoy some free food and beverages courtesy of the DAC Pack. Teams will give away posters and t-shirts. Any student who attends can sign up to win a FREE spring break trip courtesy of All Worldwide Travel. (Sponsored by Drexel Athletics and the DAC Pack)

Bienvenido a Drexel
5-7 p.m.
Outside Drexel bookstore (33rd and Chestnut Streets)/Rain location: Creese Lobby (32nd and Chestnut Streets)

Stop by and help celebrate Latin Heritage Month. Enjoy treats, listen to music and get information about activities going on around campus to celebrate. (Sponsored by Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority Inc.)


Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Discount for Dragons :
5% off food items at Ross Commons when wearing Drexel gear 6-8 p.m.

SAFE & RAD Self-Defense Demonstration
Noon-2 p.m.
Daskalakis Athletic Center (DAC) Outside Quad (33rd and Market Streets). Rain location: DAC Activity Room #2

The RAD System is a program of realistic, full contact, self-defense tactics and techniques dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense / martial arts tactics.

The Self-defense Awareness Familiarization Exchange (S.A.F.E) is a unique course that provides participants with valuable information on how to become more aware of their surroundings using five simple defensive techniques. (Sponsored by Drexel Public Safety)

Ice Cream Meet and Greet
4-6 p.m.
Buckley Green Volleyball Courts
(33rd and Arch Streets)

What better way to start off the school year than with ice cream? Join Drexel's Interfaith Council for an ice cream social, and make your own sundae. Meet religious life staff and other Drexel students and learn more about the Interfaith Council and religious/spiritual activities on campus. Need more information? Contact Heather Karlin, Hillel Program Director at; Pastor Tim Emmett-Rardin at Asbury Protestant Ministry at; or Fr. Bill Grogan at the Newman Center at All food served (including toppings) will be kosher-dairy. (Sponsored by the Interfaith Council)


Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Activities Unlimited
Noon-2 p.m.
DAC Outside Quad (Rain date: October 4, 2006)

Meet student representatives from more than 100 student organizations. Enjoy music, free treats and audition for Drexel Idol! (Sponsored by Office of Campus Activities)

Movie Night: Sorority Boys
9 p.m.
Myers Hall/Kelly Lawn (33rd and Race Streets) Rain location: Patton Auditorium

Join the sorority women of the Panhellenic Council (PHC) for a fun-filled evening under the stars. PHC invites you to bring your blankets, lawn chairs, stretch out and enjoy popcorn and a showing of the comedy flick, Sorority Boys. Fraternity and sorority members will also be in attendence to answer questions about Drexel's greek life. (Sponsored by the Panhellenic Council)


Thursday, September 28, 2006

Commuter Olympics
Noon-2 p.m.
DAC Outside Quad (Rain location: DAC Activity Room #2)

Calling all titans, goddesses and gladiators. Like the ancient Greeks, you too can participate in the oldest sports competition in the world - the Commuter Olympics III. Compete for fabulous prizes in classic sports competitions such as the "I-76 Jam" (PB & J eating contest), the "Shuttle Run" (hockey with erasers) and the ever popular "Late for Class Relay." While playing, listen to Drexel's WKDU spin your favorite tunes. (Sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities)

Multicultural Student Reception
3-5 p.m.
Geary Lobby, New College Building (15th and Vine Streets, Center City Hanhemann Campus)

Join students and staff for a multicultural celebration on the Center City Hanhemann Campus for food, a live Latin band, and free salsa lessons. (Sponsored by the Office of Multi-cultural Affairs)

Cruise by the Commons/Thursday Night Live
5-9 p.m.
Ross Commons (34th Street and Powelton Avenue)

Join us at Ross Commons to play pool, watch TV or hangout with friends. There will be free giveaways, door prizes and food specials. A wing eating competition will be held on the patio at 6 p.m. and at the Corner Cafe there will be a 25-cent ice cream cone special. At 7 p.m., Thursday Night Live presents Drexel Idol on the 2nd Floor!

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
6-10 p.m.

Test your hoop skills at the DAC! Sign-up begins on-site from 5-6 p.m. The tournament features male and coed divisions in single elimination format. Music, food, shooting contests and awesome prizes will be available. Meet the varsity basketball teams and bring your game. (Co-Sponsored by Recreational Sports and Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity)

Blue Beats
9 p.m.-12 midnight
Van Rensselaer Hall
(3320 Powelton Avenue)

The lights, the DJ, the music, it's all here. Students will play different nightlife characters in a way you never seen before. Come join us and dance late into the night, learn more, and have fun. Light refreshments will be served. (Sponsored by the Office of Alcohol, Other Drug, and Health Education)


Friday, September 29, 2006

Search for the Perfect Pizza
Noon-2 p.m.
Creese Student Center Patio (32nd and Chestnut Streets) Rain location: Creese Lobby.

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 raffles and have the opportunity to win prizes. (Sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities and area businesses)

Drexel Spirit Pep Rally
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Daskalakis Athletic Center Outside Quad

The Student Athletic Advisory Committee members will be in front of the DAC handing out free Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Blood Drive Challenge t-shirts and information for the November 2 campus-wide blood drive. Once you pick up your free t-shirt, take the shuttle to the Drexel men's soccer game vs. James Madison University and enjoy free food and the company of other students. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and win prizes via a drawing during the game. Shuttles will leave 33rd and Market Streets starting at 6 p.m. and will run every 15 minutes. (Sponsored by the Student Athletic Advisory Committee)

Drexel Men's Soccer Game vs. JMU
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Vidas Field (43rd Street and Powelton Avenue)

The Dragons look to get off on the right foot as they open CAA play versus James Madison University. Be sure to wear your blood drive shirt and receive free food on top of the hill. Shuttles will leave 33rd and Market Streets every 15 minutes starting at 6 p.m.

Markisha Bunn Book Signing
7 p.m.
Ross Commons (34th Street and Powelton Avenue)

Meet Drexel alumna and poet Markisha Bunn as she showcases her book, Entangled Hearts, a collection of love poems. It is the tale of love gained, lost and mourned. Anyone who has ever thought they were in love will be able to relate to many of the poems.

The Drexel Players Present: 5 Student Shorts
8 p.m.
Living Arts Lounge (adjacent to Mandell Theater, 33rd and Chestnut Streets)

Enjoy an evening of five short-plays written and performed by Drexel students. On Friday evening, join us following the performance for a meet-and-greet reception and backstage tour. A performance will also be held on Saturday, September 30 at 8 p.m. in the Living Arts Longue. (Sponsored by the Department of Performing Arts)


Saturday, September 30, 2006

Ride the Ducks
11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tickets: $5)

Experience the sights and sounds of Philadelphia from a duck's point of view on the land and in the water. Philadelphia's Ride the Ducks is the new way to see the City of Brotherly Love. Ducks will leave Towers Hall (34th and Arch Streets) at 11 a.m. Tickets will be sold for $5 at the Campus Activities Board's table at the New Student Days Carnival and Activities Unlimited.

College Day on the Parkway/Campus Philly Kick-Off
2-7 p.m.

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Experience what Philadelphia has to offer at the annual Campus Philly Kick-off Festival. Enjoy free museums, freestyle motorcross, area business vendors and a free concert by Fat Joe and Saves the Day. Drexel shuttles will run continuously from Towers Hall (101 N. 34th Street) to the Parkway from 2-7 p.m.

The Drexel Players Present: 5 Student Shorts
8 p.m.
Living Arts Lounge (next to Mandell Theater, 33rd and Chestnut Streets)

Enjoy an evening of five short-plays written and performed by Drexel students. On Friday evening, join us following the performance for a meet-and-greet reception and backstage tour. (Sponsored by the Department of Performing Arts)


September 25-29, 2006
Administrative Offices Scavenger Hunt

Great Court - Main Building (32nd and Chestnut Streets)

Start at the Student Resource Fair in Main Building and receive a survival guide and map. From there, explore the campus, locate important offices and learn about what they can do for students.

Approved under the authority of Anthony T. Caneris, Senior Vice President for Student Life and Administrative Services

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