Academic Resources

Academic Calendar

The majority academic programs operate on the University’s quarter system. Consult with your Program Manager or Academic Advisor for details on your degree program’s required classes.

Advising Syllabus

Developed by Dornsife’s Program Manager/Academic Advisors for master’s students, this syllabus is designed to outline what is expected of you in the academic advising process during your time as a student at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University

BlackBoard Learn (BBL)

BlackBoard Learn is the University’s learning management system. Faculty use BBL to deliver course material, assignments, and readings. Courses may not be appear until several days after the start of classes. Incoming students must complete the Blackboard Orientation. before Orientation begins. This 2.5 hour online learning class will help you navigate the site, learn how to access course readings, submit assignments, and view grades.

Bookstore

Drexel University Barnes & Noble Bookstores are conveniently located on all three Philadelphia campuses and provide textbooks, school supplies, Drexel clothing and gifts, and general merchandise. Drexel bookstores also coordinate programs for ordering Convocation and Commencement regalia and class rings.

Center for Learning and Academic Success Services (CLASS)

The Center for Learning and Academic Success Services (CLASS) empowers students to develop skills and strategies that foster academic success and personal growth through purposeful interactions with peer and professional staff. CLASS supports Drexel University students’ efforts to achieve their academic goals through a variety of services, including: Academic Coaching, Tutoring, Workshops and Events.

Class Registration

Registering for courses is an important part of being a student. Planning your schedule, ensuring you remain on progress towards completing your degree, and selecting courses that will aid in your success require careful planning and attention to detail. Online registration occurs in early August. You will receive an email reminder to register for class.

Course Catalog

The Catalog contains all programs offered by Drexel University, providing enrolled students with the information they need regarding their chosen academic path, and helping prospective students make important enrollment decisions.

DrexelOne

The DrexelOne Portal is a one-stop shop for accessing personal, academic, financial, and career information. Access to other services requiring sign-in, such as the University Libraries, commuter links, DragonCard funds, and vendor discounted software also are provided within DrexelOne. This system is used by all members of the Drexel community. Students can expect to use DrexelOne to register for classes, view class schedules and grades, edit personal information, update emergency contacts, and more.

Each cohort has a group, or shell, title DSPH Students “YEAR”. This shell will provide you with important information to the student experience, such as:

  • Student handbook
  • Announcements
  • Orientation Schedule
  • Events
  • Commencement information

Be sure to check this tab often for updated information or turn on notifications so you find out about important dates, deadlines and other announcements.

Graduate College

The Graduate college oversees more than 230 programs across the University and works closely with the Dornsife to advocate for the graduate student experience, including interdisciplinary research, professional development, academic support, and developing policies.

English Language Center

The ELC provides tutoring and language, writing, and research consultations for Drexel international students. Additionally, ELC offers a language support consultation from which students can receive an individual development plan and support resources for self-study/on-going tutoring.

For further assistance with language, graduate students make take a free, no-credit University course (HUM006: Oral communication for non-native speakers) to improve spoken language proficiency.

Information Technology

Information Technology provides university-wide instructional, administrative, and research services using its robust computing and communications infrastructure. IT provides support for accounts, computers and software, network, email, video, and more! Nesbitt Hall has a computer lab exclusively for Public Health students where limited printing is available.

Library

Drexel University Libraries has four physical locations and a dynamic online presence with access to over two million items. Students have access to printing, scanning, and computing, other AV materials, and borrowing privileges.