REMINDER: COVID-19 Immunization Requirements

Per Drexel University policy, all quarter students taking part in face-to-face classes or on-campus activities in fall 2021 must be fully vaccinated and have uploaded proof of vaccination by August 1, 2021. (Please note the limited exceptions in the policy.) All semester students were required to upload proof of vaccination by July 1, 2021.

As a reminder, fully vaccinated means that you are 14 days post the last dose of your vaccine (which could involve receiving more than one dose, depending on the vaccine type).

Sign Up To Be An Orientation Leader!

Looking for a fun leadership opportunity? Want to share your Dornsife journey with incoming students? Sign up to be an Orientation Leader (OL)! 

Student Affairs is seeking motivated, passionate undergraduate and master’s students to help welcome incoming students during Orientation. Dornsife Orientation offers virtual sessions the week before Welcome Week (September 7-10), and in person sessions during Welcome Week (September 13-17). See below to learn more about being an OL and about Dornsife Orientation 2021:  

Why sign up to be an OL?

  • Make new friends with current and incoming students
  • Gain leadership experience to add to your resume
  • Give back to the Dornsife community
  • Get access to Welcome Week social events
  • Free Dornsife swag

A mandatory one-hour training via Zoom will be provided to OLs detailing the schedule and responsibilities on Wednesday, August 18 at 6:00PM EST. 

 What to expect as an OL:

  • Communicate with students prior to Orientation by utilizing social media, calling, texting, and emailing campaigns
  • Welcome new students during Orientation by sharing experiences about student life and promoting interactions among groups of new students
  • Facilitate icebreakers and small group discussions on college transition-related concerns and opportunities
  • Attend the Welcome and Pinning Ceremony on Friday, September 17 from 12:00PM-3:00PM EST in the Stein Auditorium
  • Undergraduate OLs:
    • Attend College Day on Wednesday, September 14 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM EST in Nesbitt Hall.
  • Master’s OLs (face to face)
    • Attend 4 virtual Graduate Orientation sessions held between Tuesday, September 7 and Friday, September 11 between 8:00AM to 5:00PM EST.
    • Attend in person Graduate Orientation sessions on Monday, September 13 and Tuesday, September 14 between 8:00AM to 5:00PM EST.
  • Master’s OLs (online):
    • Attend 4 virtual Graduate Orientation sessions on Monday, September 13 and Tuesday, September 14 between 8:00AM to 5:00PM EST.
    • Attend virtual Graduate Orientation sessions on Monday, September 13 and Tuesday, September 14 between 8:00AM to 5:00PM EST.

Please note that the schedule for Orientation is still being developed and is subject to change. If you are interested but have a question regarding the described time commitment, please complete the registration form by Wednesday, August 4, and contact Michelle Quigley with any questions.

Job Announcement: Part-time Student Phone Survey Administrator

As part of a major research project, Drexel School of Public Health will be collecting surveys from 1500 residents in six neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are: Mantua, Powelton Village, West Powelton, Mill Creek, East Parkside, and Belmont. These neighborhoods make up the West Philadelphia Promise Zone. The School of Public Health is recruiting 2 students to assist with survey administration.


  • Training: A four-day training session will be held for staff during the week of July 19. This training will prepare students to become certified to conduct research with people in the community. 
  • Survey Collection: August 2021 through November 2021 for 15-20 hours per week. Times will be scheduled during morning, afternoon and evening hours on weekdays, and Saturdays
  • Payment: This is a temporary position at a rate of $15 per hour 

If you are interested or someone you know is interested, please contact Kelley Traister, Project Manager.

Closing the Gap: The State of Internet Adoption in Philadelphia

Join this virtual panel that provides context on the barriers to internet connectivity, on Wednesday, July 14, at 1 pm.

Recent reports demonstrate the web of factors that contributes to low internet adoption –from housing insecurity and language barriers to trust concerns and information gaps.  With challenges as complex as closing the digital divide, we wanted to bring together a group of stakeholders to review findings from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and hear from partners on the best ways to get more Philadelphians connected to the internet.

Connectivity has never been more important – especially as we work toward an equitable pandemic recovery.  We hope you will join us to learn more about how we can continue to partner to meet this moment for our region and all its citizens.  


  • WELCOME: Bob Smith, Regional VP, Community Impact, Comcast
  • HOST: Bret Perkins, Senior VP, External and Government Affairs, Comcast
  • FEATURED SPEAKER: Hannah Hill, Boston Consulting Group
    • Andrea Custis, President & CEO, Urban League of Philadelphia
    • Carolina Cabrera DiGiorgio, Esq., President & CEO, Congreso de Latinos Unidos
    • Tiffany Thompson, Director of Education & Economic Opportunity and Nasr Saradar, Job Development Coordinator, Nationalities Service Center


Drexel Undergrads: Participate in Doctoral Study on Wellness and Stress

Drexel undergraduate students are invited to share their experiences of wellness and stress and contribute to a doctoral study. Your stories can help higher education professionals understand what supports your well-being as a college student, and will contribute to the dissertation of doctoral candidate, Trina Sokoloski.

Participants will receive a $25 gift card after completing an interview or focus group. To volunteer as a participant, email Trina Sokoloski and include your choice to participate in an individual interview or focus group. The principal investigator for this study is Constance F. Lyttle, Ph.D., J.D.