Orientation

Welcome to the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University!

Please check back in the summer for information on Fall Orientation 2021!

Virtual Orientation offers new students the opportunities to connect with students, faculty, and staff through live events and self-paced online modules. From learning about resources available to you as a Drexel student to tips on navigating student life, Virtual Orientation will help you begin making connections with fellow students and find success as you begin your educational journey.

What do I need?

To participate in Virtual Orientation, you will need the following items:

  • A computer that has video and audio functionality
  • Access to high-speed internet and Chrome
  • Headphones. While not required, we recommend the use of headphones to not be distracted by background noise

How do I access Virtual Orientation?

Virtual Orientation offers both synchronous sessions (scheduled and live) and asynchronous sessions (self-paced) and can be viewed throughout the summer via Drexel University’s Learning Management System, Blackboard Learn. Blackboard is where the majority of your coursework will be located, and Orientation is a perfect opportunity to become familiar with this system before classes begin this fall. You will be able to access Blackboard as soon as you pick up your Drexel account.

Student Affairs will be available to assist with your Virtual Orientation experience and/or questions about your transition to Drexel University. Please contact Michelle Quigley with any questions.

New to Blackboard?

After logging in, be sure to review the “Navigating Blackboard and the DSPH Course Template” and additional tutorial videos under the “Introduction to Blackboard” folder. Additionally, Blackboard provides a series of videos for students covering how to use the tools in your courses. View the playlist in YouTube.

Student Affairs will be available to assist with your Virtual Orientation experience and/or questions about your transition to Drexel University. Please contact Michelle Quigley with any questions.

Accommodations

We want to ensure that we are accommodating all students participating in our Virtual Orientation experience.  If there are questions and/or concerns about the method(s) of delivering content, please do not hesitate to contact Disability Resources (ODR) at 215.895.1401 or disability@drexel.edu.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Quigley.

Pinning Ceremony

A tradition for over 20 years, new students are welcomed into the school by our Department by receiving an official Dornsife pin. During this ceremony, new students will recite the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Charter World Health Organization as a reflection of the Dornsife’s commitment to social justice and our vision of health as a human right.

Are you experiencing technical issues? Drexel IT offers technical assistance Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM. Contact IT.