Orientation Schedule: Fall 2021

Welcome to the Dornsife School of Public Health!

The Dornsife School of Public Health is excited to welcome new dragons to campus!

Orientation includes multiple opportunities to get to know Dornsife:

  • Building a Public Health Career Series will be offered virtually from Tuesday, September 7 – Friday, September 10, and is open to all students.
  • Welcome Week will be offered hybrid in person and virtually from Monday, September 13 – Sunday, September 19, and is open to all students.
  • Dornsife Self-paced Modules will be offered virtually beginning Monday, August 23, and through the year, and is open to all incoming graduate students. Any recorded sessions will be uploaded here as soon as they are available.
  • Graduate College Self-paced Modules will be offered virtually beginning Monday, September 13, through the year and is open to all incoming graduate students.
Attendance

Dornsife Orientation is designed to aid in the transition into public health student life by offering opportunities to explore Drexel and Dornsife services and resources, and connect with fellow students, faculty, and staff. Your educational foundation is built upon the experiences and activities offered. Therefore, students are expected to attend all sessions offered during Orientation.

Orientation will offer in person, virtual, and hybrid events for both face-to-face and online students. Students should expect to attend all Orientation sessions based on the modality of their degree program, but are invited to attend in person when possible. When students are absent from Orientation, students are encouraged to check the Dornsife Self-paced Modules for possible recordings or information that was shared. However, it is not possible to replicate or reteach interactive learning experiences for individual students if absent from orientation. Please note that all efforts to record presentations will be made, but cannot be guaranteed.

Online students may access the live, in person events held during Welcome Week via the Zoom links listed below. When possible, sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the Dornsife self-paced module.

Check out the full list of events and activities available to you under the “Orientation Schedule” below.

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Orientation Schedule

Building a Public Health Career Series

All Dornsife students are invited to attend the Building a Public Health Career Series. This virtual series explores how students can take advantage of Dornsife’s Career Services and proactively create a University experience that leads to a successful public health career. When possible, sessions will be recorded and shared via the Orientation course on Drexel Learn.

Career Services and Resources

MODALITY: live virtual
WHEN: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 from 12:00PM-12:30PM EST via Zoom
AUDIENCE: face to face and online undergraduate and graduate students
DESCRIPTION: Tariem Burroughs, Director of Experiential Learning and Career Services, and Michelle Quigley, Associate Director of Student and Alumni Services, introduce Dornsife’s essential services, resources, and events that will help you prepare for a career in public health.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to receive the Zoom link.

Your Practical Experience

MODALITY: live virtual
WHEN: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 6:00PM-6:50PM EST via Zoom
AUDIENCE: face to face and online masters students
DESCRIPTION: Tariem Burroughs, Director of Experiential Learning and Career Services, reviews important details of the Integrated Learning Experience (ILE) and the Applied Practical Experience (APE) and interviews current students on their APE placement experiences.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to receive the Zoom link.

The Value of a Public Health Degree

MODALITY: live virtual
WHEN: Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 1:00PM-1:50PM EST via Zoom
AUDIENCE: face to face and online undergraduate and graduate students
DESCRIPTION: During this exciting panel, students are encouraged to ask questions as Philadelphia public health leaders discuss the value of earning a public health degree. Panelists include:

  • Tanieka Mason, Data Manager, Reading Hospital, Tower Health
  • Cheryl Bettigole, Acting Philadelphia Health Commissioner
  • Wendy Nickel, President of Health Care Improvement Foundation
  • Lorina Marshall-Blake, President of Independence Blue Cross Foundation

REGISTRATION: Please register here to receive the Zoom link.

Dornsife Public Health in Action – CANCELLED

MODALITY: live virtual
WHEN:
TBD
AUDIENCE: undergraduate students and face to face and online graduate students
DESCRIPTION: John Kirby, Director of the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, invites students to BYO coffee and ask questions as he shares his experiences building a career in public health.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to receive the Zoom link.

Welcome Week: Undergraduate Students

For a full description of Drexel’s Orientation schedule for first year students, please see the First Year Welcome Week Schedule.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Incoming Dornsife undergraduate students are expected to participate in College Day on Tuesday, September 14, during Welcome Week. Recommended attire for this day is business casual. Students are expected to abide by mandates issued within Drexel’s response to Coronavirus: all persons are required to wear masks in all instructional and research settings, regardless of vaccination status. See the schedule for College Day below:

  • 9:30AM-10:00AM: Check in at Nesbitt Hall, room 719
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM: Welcome from the Office of Undergraduate Education
  • 11:00AM-11:45AM: Tour of the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM: Lunch
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM: Q&A with Student Leaders
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM: Undergraduate Student Government Organization Meet & Greet

Friday, September 17, 2021

Recommended attire for this day is business professional. Students are expected to abide by mandates issued within Drexel’s response to Coronavirus: all persons are required to wear masks in all instructional and research settings, regardless of vaccination status.

Welcome Ceremony & Pinning

MODALITY: hybrid: in-person and live virtual
WHEN: 12:30PM-2:30PM in Nesbitt Hall, Stein Auditorium and via Zoom
AUDIENCE: undergraduate students, face to face and online graduate students, Dornsife faculty and staff
DESCRIPTION: This Ceremony is a long-standing tradition and our opportunity to welcome new students to the Dornsife School of Public Health. The pinning ceremony was first instituted at the School nearly 20 years ago by the founding Dean and humanitarian, Dr. Jonathan Mann. Opening remarks will be provided by Mario Cruz, MD, Medical Director for Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center for Philadelphia FIGHT. Student Government Organization Officers will lead the new students in reciting the preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Charter of the World Health Organization as a reflection of the school’s commitment to social justice, our vision of health as a human right, and an important step that formally welcomes all new students into the field of public health.

Welcome Week: Face to Face Master’s Students

For a full description of Graduate College orientation events, please see the Graduate College Orientation Schedule.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Recommended attire for this day is business casual. Students are expected to abide by mandates issued within Drexel’s response to Coronavirus: all persons are required to wear masks in all instructional and research settings, regardless of vaccination status.

Check in

MODALITY: in person only
WHEN: 9:00AM-10:00AM in Nesbitt Hall, lobby
AUDIENCE: face to face master’s students
DESCRIPTION: Light refreshments will be served

Welcome

MODALITY: in person only
WHEN: 10:00AM-10:50AM in Nesbitt Hall, Stein Auditorium
AUDIENCE: face to face master’s students
DESCRIPTION: Phi Nguyen, Assistant Dean of Students, provides an opening address to welcome incoming students to the Dornsife School of Public health. Online and doctoral students may review welcome messages via the Dornsife self-paced module.

Making the Most Out of the Faculty Mentoring & Academic Advising Relationship

MODALITY: hybrid: in-person and live virtual
WHEN: 11:00AM-12:00PM in Nesbitt Hall, Stein Auditorium and via Zoom
AUDIENCE: face to face and online master’s students
DESCRIPTION: In this session, you’ll meet the Academic Advising support team, including your academic advisor and faculty mentor.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to access this event via Zoom.

Lunch 12:00PM-1:00PM

Summer Learning: A Place at the Table

MODALITY: hybrid: in person and live virtual
WHEN: 1:00PM-2:30PM in Nesbitt Hall, Stein Auditorium and via Zoom
AUDIENCE:
face to face and online graduate students, and Dornsife faculty and staff
DESCRIPTION: Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, Professor in Health Management and Policy and Director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities. Dornsife faculty and staff will lead small group discussions on this year’s summer learning, A Place at the Table. To access the documentary for free, courtesy of the Drexel Library, sign into AVON with your University credentials.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to access this event via Zoom. 

Campus Tours

MODALITY: in person only
WHEN: 2:40PM-3:30PM in Nesbitt Hall, lobby
AUDIENCE: face to face graduate students
DESCRIPTION: Explore Drexel’s campus. Online students may explore campus by attending the virtual tour available in the Dornsife self-paced module.

Office of Education Open House

MODALITY: in person only
WHEN: 3:30PM-4:00PM in Nesbitt Hall, Student Affairs suite 2nd floor
AUDIENCE: face to face graduate students
DESCRIPTION: Have a question about Orientation or getting started at Dornsife? Meet the Office of Education team and learn more about student life. From career services to opportunities to get involved, Student Affairs is your resource during your time at Dornsife.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Recommended attire for this day is business casual. Students are expected to abide by mandates issued within Drexel’s response to Coronavirus: all persons are required to wear masks in all instructional and research settings, regardless of vaccination status.

Check in

MODALITY: in person only
WHEN: 9:00AM-10:00AM in Nesbitt Hall lobby
AUDIENCE: face to face graduate students
DESCRIPTION: Light refreshments will be served.

Exploring Reproductive Justice in Global Health

MODALITY: hybrid: in-person and live virtual
WHEN: 10:00AM-12:00PM in Nesbitt Hall, Stein Auditorium and via Zoom.
AUDIENCE: face to face and online graduate students
DESCRIPTION: Nina Sun, Deputy Director of Global Health and Human Rights and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention, facilitates a discussion of Global Health faculty research, followed by a workshop on designing sexual and reproductive health interventions and policies.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to access this event via Zoom.
NOTES: Please review the case study for this session. 

Lunch 12:00PM-1:00PM

Social Justice and Public Health

MODALITY: hybrid: in-person and live virtual
WHEN: 1:00PM-2:00PM in Nesbitt Hall, Stein Auditorium and via Zoom
AUDIENCE: face to face and online graduate students
DESCRIPTION: John Rich, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice and Professor in Health Management and Policy, gives students a unique introduction to public health through the lens of historical racism in the United States. In this session, Dr. Rich reflects on the impact of systemic racism on social determinants of health and health outcomes, and the interventions that address health inequities, such as the Healing Hurt People program.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to access this event via Zoom.

Dornsife Anti-Racism and Health Equity Research

MODALITY: hybrid: in-person and live virtual
WHEN: 2:10PM-3:10PM in Nesbitt Hall, Stein Auditorium and via Zoom
AUDIENCE: face to face and online graduate students
DESCRIPTION: Stephen Lankenau, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Community Health and Prevention, facilitates a discussion with Dornsife faculty about current anti-racism research.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to access this event via Zoom.

Office of Education Open House

MODALITY: live virtual
WHEN: 3:30PM-4:00PM via Zoom
AUDIENCE: online graduate students
DESCRIPTION: Have a question about Orientation or getting started at Dornsife? Meet the Office of Education team and learn more about student life. From career services to opportunities to get involved, Student Affairs is your resource during your time at Dornsife.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to access this event via Zoom.

Friday, September 17

Recommended attire for this day is business professional. Students are expected to abide by mandates issued within Drexel’s response to Coronavirus: all persons are required to wear masks in all instructional and research settings, regardless of vaccination status.

Check in

MODALITY: in person only
WHEN: 8:30AM-10:00AM in Nesbitt Hall, lobby
AUDIENCE: face to face master’s students
DESCRIPTION: Light refreshments will be served

Department Sessions

MODALITY: hybrid: in person and live virtual
WHEN: 9:00AM-12:00PM
AUDIENCE: face to face and online graduate students
DESCRIPTION: Students will meet with key members of their respective departments to learn more about the curriculum and requirements for degree completion.

  • Community Health & Prevention: 9:00AM-12:00PM in Nesbitt Hall, classroom 132
  • Epidemiology & Biostatistics: 9:00AM-11:00AM in Nesbitt Hall, Ruth Auditorium
  • Health Management & Policy: 10:00AM-11:00AM in Nesbitt Hall, 3rd floor
  • Environmental & Occupational Health: 10:00AM-12:00PM in Nesbitt Hall, 6th floor lobby

Welcome Ceremony & Pinning

MODALITY: hybrid: in-person and live virtual
WHEN: 12:30PM-2:30PM
AUDIENCE: undergraduate students, face to face and online graduate students, Dornsife faculty and staff
DESCRIPTION: This Ceremony is a long-standing tradition and our opportunity to welcome new students to the Dornsife School of Public Health. The pinning ceremony was first instituted at the School nearly 20 years ago by the founding Dean and humanitarian, Dr. Jonathan Mann. Opening remarks will be provided by Mario Cruz, MD, Medical Director for Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center for Philadelphia FIGHT. Student Government Organization Officers will lead the new students in reciting the preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Charter of the World Health Organization as a reflection of the school’s commitment to social justice, our vision of health as a human right, and an important step that formally welcomes all new students into the field of public health.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to access this event via Zoom.

SGO Social

MODALITY: in-person
WHEN: 3:00PM-5:00PM at Craft Hall, 901 N Delaware Avenue
AUDIENCE: face to face and online master’s students
DESCRIPTION: new and returning master’s students are invited to join the Dornsife Student Organization after Pinning at Craft Hall for the chance to meet their peers before classes start. Attendance is optional.

Welcome Week: Online Master’s Students

Monday, September 13

Making the Most Out of the Faculty Mentoring & Academic Advising Relationship

MODALITY: hybrid: in-person and live virtual
WHEN: 11:00AM-12:00PM in Nesbitt Hall, Stein Auditorium and via Zoom 
AUDIENCE: face to face and online master’s students 
DESCRIPTION: In this session, you’ll meet the Academic Advising support team, including your academic advisor and faculty mentor.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to access this event via Zoom.

Online Student Meet and Greet: BYO Lunch

MODALITY: virtual
WHEN: 12:00PM-1:00PM via Zoom
AUDIENCE: online graduate students
DESCRIPTION: BYO lunch and meet your classmates.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to access this event via Zoom.

Summer Learning: A Place at the Table 

MODALITY: hybrid: in-person and live virtual
WHEN: 1:00PM-2:30PM in Nesbitt Hall, Stein Auditorium and via Zoom 
AUDIENCE: face to face and online graduate students, and Dornsife faculty and staff 
DESCRIPTION: Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, Professor in Health Management and Policy and Director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, will provide opening remarks. Dornsife faculty and staff will lead small group discussions on this year’s summer learning: A Place at the Table. To access the documentary for free, courtesy of the Drexel Library, sign into AVON with your University credentials.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to access this event via Zoom.

Tuesday, September 14

Exploring Reproductive Justice in Global Health

MODALITY: hybrid: in-person and live virtual
WHEN: 10:00AM-12:00PM in Nesbitt Hall, Stein Auditorium and via Zoom
AUDIENCE: face to face and online graduate students
DESCRIPTION: Nina Sun, Deputy Director of Global Health and Human Rights and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention, facilitates a discussion of Global Health faculty research, followed by a workshop on designing sexual and reproductive health interventions and policies.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to access this event via Zoom.
NOTES: Please review the case study for this session. 

Online Student Meet and Greet: BYO Lunch

MODALITY: virtual
WHEN: 12:00PM-1:00PM via Zoom
AUDIENCE: online graduate students
DESCRIPTION: BYO lunch and meet your classmates.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to access this event via Zoom.

Social Justice and Public Health

MODALITY: hybrid: in-person and live virtual
WHEN: 1:00PM-2:00PM in Nesbitt Hall, Stein Auditorium and via Zoom
AUDIENCE: face to face and online graduate students
DESCRIPTION: John Rich, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice and Professor in Health Management and Policy, gives students a unique introduction to public health through the lens of historical racism in the United States. In this session, Dr. Rich reflects on the impact of systemic racism on social determinants of health and health outcomes, and the interventions that address health inequities, such as the Healing Hurt People program.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to access this event via Zoom.

Dornsife Anti-Racism and Health Equity Research

MODALITY: hybrid: in-person and live virtual
WHEN: 2:10PM-3:10PM in Nesbitt Hall, Stein Auditorium and via Zoom
AUDIENCE: face to face and online graduate students
DESCRIPTION: Stephen Lankenau, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Community Health and Prevention, facilitates a discussion with Dornsife faculty about current anti-racism research.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to access this event via Zoom.

Office of Education Virtual Open House

MODALITY: virtual
WHEN: 3:30PM-4:00PM via Zoom
AUDIENCE: online graduate students
DESCRIPTION: Have a question about Orientation or getting started at Dornsife? Meet the Student Affairs team and learn more about student life. From career services to opportunities to get involved, Student Affairs is your resource during your time at Dornsife.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to access this event via Zoom.

Friday, September 17

Department Sessions

MODALITY: hybrid: in-person and live virtual
WHEN: 9:00AM-12:00PM (see below for more information)
AUDIENCE: face to face and online graduate students
DESCRIPTION: Students will meet with key members of their respective departments to learn more about the curriculum and requirements for degree completion.

  • Community Health & Prevention 9:00AM-12:00PM via Zoom
  • Epidemiology & Biostatistics 9:00AM-11:00AM via Zoom
         Meeting ID: 871 4287 7234
         Password: 815450
  • Health Management & Policy 10:00AM-11:00AM via Zoom
         Meeting ID: 853 7901 0681
         Passcode: 276895
  • Environmental & Occupational Health 10:00AM-12:00PM via Zoom

Welcome Ceremony & Pinning

MODALITY: hybrid: in-person and live virtual
WHEN: 12:30PM-2:30PM in Nesbitt Hall, Stein Auditorium and via Zoom
AUDIENCE: undergraduate students, face to face and online graduate students, Dornsife faculty and staff
DESCRIPTION: This Ceremony is a long-standing tradition and our opportunity to welcome new students to the Dornsife School of Public Health. The pinning ceremony was first instituted at the School nearly 20 years ago by the founding Dean and humanitarian, Dr. Jonathan Mann. Opening remarks will be provided by Mario Cruz, MD, Medical Director for Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center for Philadelphia FIGHT. Student Government Organization Officers will lead the new students in reciting the preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Charter of the World Health Organization as a reflection of the school’s commitment to social justice, our vision of health as a human right, and an important step that formally welcomes all new students into the field of public health.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to access this event via Zoom.

SGO Social

MODALITY: in-person
WHEN: 3:00PM-5:00PM at Craft Hall, 901 N Delaware Avenue
AUDIENCE: face to face and online master’s students
DESCRIPTION: new and returning master’s students are invited to join the Dornsife Student Organization after Pinning at Craft Hall for the chance to meet their peers before classes start. Attendance is optional.

Welcome Week: Doctoral Students

Monday, September 13, 2021

Recommended attire for this day is business casual. Students are expected to abide by mandates issued within Drexel’s response to Coronavirus: all persons are required to wear masks in all instructional and research settings, regardless of vaccination status.

Summer Learning: A Place at the Table

MODALITY: in person and live virtual
WHEN: 1:00PM-2:30PM in Nesbitt Hall, Stein Auditorium and via Zoom
AUDIENCE:
face to face and online graduate students, and Dornsife faculty and staff
DESCRIPTION: Dornsife faculty and staff will lead small group discussions on this year’s summer learning, A Place at the Table. To access the documentary for free, courtesy of the Drexel Library, sign into AVON with your University credentials. Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, Professor in Health Management and Policy and Director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to access this event via Zoom.

Campus Tours

MODALITY: in person only
WHEN: 2:40PM-3:30PM in Nesbitt Hall, lobby
AUDIENCE: face to face graduate students
DESCRIPTION: Explore Drexel’s campus. Online students may explore campus by attending the virtual tour available in the Dornsife self-paced module.

Office of Education Open House

MODALITY: in person only
WHEN: 3:30PM-4:00PM in Nesbitt Hall, Student Affairs suite 2nd floor
AUDIENCE: face to face graduate students
DESCRIPTION: Have a question about Orientation or getting started at Dornsife? Meet the Student Affairs team and learn more about student life. From career services to opportunities to get involved, Student Affairs is your resource during your time at Dornsife.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Recommended attire for this day is business casual. Students are expected to abide by mandates issued within Drexel’s response to Coronavirus: all persons are required to wear masks in all instructional and research settings, regardless of vaccination status.

Exploring Reproductive Justice in Global Health

MODALITY: hybrid: in-person and live virtual
WHEN: 10:00AM-12:00PM in Nesbitt Hall, Stein Auditorium and via Zoom.
AUDIENCE: face to face and online graduate students
DESCRIPTION: Nina Sun, Deputy Director of Global Health and Human Rights and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention, facilitates a discussion of Global Health faculty research, followed by a workshop on designing sexual and reproductive health interventions and policies.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to access this event via Zoom.

Lunch 12:00PM-1:00PM

Social Justice and Public Health

MODALITY: hybrid: in-person and live virtual
WHEN: 1:00PM-2:00PM in Nesbitt Hall, Stein Auditorium and via Zoom
AUDIENCE: face to face and online graduate students
DESCRIPTION: John Rich, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice and Professor in Health Management and Policy, gives students a unique introduction to public health through the lens of historical racism in the United States. In this session, Dr. Rich reflects on the impact of systemic racism on social determinants of health and health outcomes, and the interventions that address health inequities, such as the Healing Hurt People program.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to access this event via Zoom.

Dornsife Anti-Racism and Health Equity Research

MODALITY: hybrid: in-person and live virtual
WHEN: 2:10PM-3:10PM in Nesbitt Hall, Stein Auditorium and via Zoom
AUDIENCE: face to face and online graduate students
DESCRIPTION: Stephen Lankenau, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Community Health and Prevention, facilitates a discussion with Dornsife faculty about current anti-racism research.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to access this event via Zoom.

Friday, September 17

Recommended attire for this day is business professional. Students are expected to abide by mandates issued within Drexel’s response to Coronavirus: all persons are required to wear masks in all instructional and research settings, regardless of vaccination status.

Check in

MODALITY: in person only
WHEN: 8:30AM-10:00AM in Nesbitt Hall, lobby
AUDIENCE: face to face master’s students
DESCRIPTION: Light refreshments will be served

Department Sessions

MODALITY: hybrid: in person and live virtual
WHEN: 9:00AM-12:00PM
AUDIENCE: face to face and online graduate students
DESCRIPTION: Students will meet with key members of their respective departments to learn more about the curriculum and requirements for degree completion.

  • Community Health & Prevention 9:00AM-12:00PM in Nesbitt Hall, classroom 132 and via Zoom
  • Epidemiology & Biostatistics 9:00AM-11:00AM Nesbitt Hall, Ruth Auditorium and via Zoom
         Meeting ID: 871 4287 7234
         Password: 815450
  • Health Management & Policy 10:00AM-11:00AM in Nesbitt Hall, 3rd floor and via Zoom
         Meeting ID: 853 7901 0681
         Passcode: 276895
  • Environmental & Occupational Health 10:00AM-12:00PM in Nesbitt Hall, 6th floor lobby and via Zoom

Welcome Ceremony & Pinning

MODALITY: hybrid: in-person and live virtual
AUDIENCE: undergraduate students, face to face and online graduate students, Dornsife faculty and staff
DESCRIPTION: This Ceremony is a long-standing tradition and our opportunity to welcome new students to the Dornsife School of Public Health. The pinning ceremony was first instituted at the School nearly 20 years ago by the founding Dean and humanitarian, Dr. Jonathan Mann. Opening remarks will be provided by Mario Cruz, MD, Medical Director for Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center for Philadelphia FIGHT. Student Government Organization Officers will lead the new students in reciting the preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Charter of the World Health Organization as a reflection of the school’s commitment to social justice, our vision of health as a human right, and an important step that formally welcomes all new students into the field of public health.
REGISTRATION: Please register here to access this event via Zoom.

Self-paced Modules

In addition to the events listed above, the Dornsife School of Public Health offers a self-paced, asynchronous online Orientation via a Drexel Learn course titled “2021 DSPH Orientation.” Additionally, the Graduate College will offer a self-paced, asynchronous online Orientation via a Drexel Learn course titled “Graduate College Graduate Student Orientation 2021-2022.”

Both face-to-face and online students should explore these courses for important resources and Orientation session recordings. This course will be accessible throughout the year for students to refer to resources shared. Any recordings of sessions offered during Dornsife’s Orientation will be shared to the 2021 DSPH Orientation course.

Note: All of the latest version of all modern browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Safari) work with Drexel Learn. However, there can be differences between the ways that individual browsers behave and render content, so it is recommended to have at least two browsers available, in case issues arise. More information about supported browsers is available on Blackboard’s Help site.

Questions?

Not sure where to start? At Dornsife, we know that starting your academic journey is a big transition. It’s common for new students to feel overwhelmed about where to start. The Student Services team is here to help! If you need further assistance with Virtual Orientation or have any questions as you transition into Drexel University, please contact Michelle Quigley.