Utilizing your Drexel Email Account

As the University continues to operate remotely, please note that all communications containing important information from faculty and staff regarding coursework and campus announcements will be shared to your Drexel email account. Please continue to check your Drexel email account on a regular basis, as students are required to use Drexel email to conduct official University business.

Drexel email is serviced through Office 365 and is available to all Drexel students, faculty, and professional staff. Access your Drexel email account and install the Office 365 apps.

CLASS will offer tutoring and peer academic coaching online

As you know, Drexel University is moving to online instruction to preserve and maintain the health and well-being of our community. Beginning Monday, March 16, the Center for Learning and Academic Success Services (CLASS) will offer tutoring and peer academic coaching online. No in-person sessions will be held.

Make an appointment through Accudemia (found in your “Academics” tab in DrexelOne) by selecting “Online Appointment (CLASS)” under our center offerings. Once you have scheduled an appointment, your tutor or academic coach will be in touch to help you navigate the online platform (either Zoom or GoBoard). All usual appointment protocols will remain in effect, such as the cancellation and no-show policy.

Professional academic coaches are also available for online appointments. To make an appointment, please contact Lindsay Matias at lmm466@drexel.edu and include your weekday availability.

It is important to all of us that you are able to continue to access CLASS services. While we anticipate that this will be a smooth transition for everyone, we know that there may be some bumpy moments, and we thank you in advance for your patience and flexibility. We look forward to continuing to support your learning!

If you have any questions, please contact academicsuccess@drexel.edu.

Housing during exams and Spring Break

As a follow-up to up communication sent by President Fry yesterday, Housing and Residential Living has provided clarification related to housing during online exams and Spring Break.

Housing and Residence Life

University communication yesterday stated, “We believe it would be best for all undergraduate students who live in campus housing to return home and take their final exams online from there next week, as instructed by their professors and college departments.”

However, any student who wishes to stay in their residence hall may do so by following the registration process below:

  • Visit DrexelOne
  • Click on the Campus + Community tab
  • Click on the Housing & Dining link
  • Select from the drop-down Exam & Spring Break Registration on the “Home” page

Residential Guest Policy: Effective immediately: Guests will not be permitted to sign in. We are temporarily suspending guest privileges in the residence halls and Fraternity and Sorority Housing. Building access will be limited to residents and Drexel essential personnel. With that said, during departure for Spring Break, guests will be permitted limited building access to assist with personal belongings at the discretion of Housing and Residence Life.

Campus Dining

Campus Dining locations will continue to operate with regular hours through Spring Break and with Spring Break hours starting on March 21, 2020. For more information including hours and menus, visit drexel.edu/dining.

Wherever your travels take you this Spring Break, stay healthy and safe with these tips from CDC Travelers’ Health.

For immediate assistance, you may also contact the Front Desk of your residence hall at any time, or in case of an urgent situation, contact Public Safety at 215.895.2822.

If you have any housing questions, please contact Housing and Residence Life at housing@drexel.edu, or call 215.895.6155, Monday–Friday, 8:00AM–5:00PM.

If you have any dining questions, please contact Drexel Campus Dining at campusdining@drexel.edu or call 215.895.6095, Monday–Friday, 8:00AM–5:00PM.

Spring Term Follow up

Hello Dornsife Students:

The Dornsife School of Public Health will abide by the proceedings as announced by the Office of the Provost. In order to help you navigate resources related to remote exams and classes, we have are sharing a below tips:

What you can do Now:

Familiarize yourself with Blackboard

What Might your Class be like?

Synchronous: Your instructor may require you to login to Blackboard Collaborate or Zoom at your scheduled class time.

  • Be prepared to have your microphone turned on (you can use ear buds with a microphone)
  • Be prepared to have your camera turned on (if you don’t have a web camera on your computer, you can also use Blackboard Collaborate or Zoom on your phone).

Asynchronous: Your instructor may interact with you not in real-time.

  • Be prepared to read and respond in written discussion board posts
  • Be prepared to take tests/quizzes through Blackboard
  • Be prepared to submit written assignments through Blackboard


For additional University resources and information, please continue to check Dornsife DASH.

Thank you for your flexibility and cooperation in minimizing the potential spread of illness. If you need additional support, please do not hesitate to contact me or Student Affairs.

Phi Nguyen