Getting Started

Congratulations on choosing Dornsife School of Public Health!

Getting Started at Dornsife will provide you with all the information needed to transition successfully. Your success matters to us! Please thoroughly read the information below and follow the next steps so you can begin your studies on the right foot.

FIRST STEPS

STEP 1: FORWARD YOUR DREXEL.EDU ACCOUNT

Forward your Drexel.edu email account to your personal email account so that you do not miss out on important communication from Dornsife. Get step by step instructions on activating your Drexel.edu account. Your Drexel issued email account is the primary email account for all official Drexel business!

STEP 2: ACTIVATE YOUR DREXEL BLACKBOARD LEARN ACCOUNT

As a Dornsife student, you will access Orientation through your Drexel email account via the “DSPH Orientation” on Drexel (Blackboard) Learn. Drexel (Blackboard) Learn is also where you will register for classes and take care of other school related business. If you are a graduate student, you will also have access to the “Graduate Student Orientation” course on Drexel (Blackboard) Learn.

If you experience any issues accessing the DSPH Orientation course, please contact Michelle Quigley.

STEP 3: ADVISING AND REGISTRATION

Your Academic Advisor is here to assist you with the course registration process. They will reach out to you via your Drexel email address to provide further registration instructions and details about the course schedule for your first term. Have a question about class registration? Contact dsphadvising@drexel.edu or learn more about the class registration process.

STEP 4: COMPLETE THE NEW STUDENT CHECKLIST

Now that you’ve completed these crucial first steps, please continue your transition into student life by completing the following tasks. Access the new student orientation checklist here.

How do I access Orientation sessions I wasn’t able to attend?

To access recorded events and other online content

Orientation this fall will offer both in-person events and online modules. Recorded on-campus events and online content will be made available via Drexel University’s Learning Management System, Drexel Learn. Drexel Learn provides you with access to most of your coursework, and orientation is a perfect opportunity to become familiar with this system before classes begin. You will be able to access Drexel Learn as soon as you pick up your Drexel account

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