Welcome to the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University!
Winter 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.
Completing the Blackboard modules is mandatory for all new students. Please see below for more information regarding important steps for transitioning into student life.
Important information regarding Orientation will be shared to your Drexel email account and posted on the BlackBoard Learn. Be sure 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 new Drexel email account and install the Office 365 apps.
Note: Installing Office 365 apps will replace any current Office installations you have on your computer or device.
Transition into student life by completing these important steps:
- Set up your Drexel student accounts and email
Note: Drexel requires the use multi-factor authentication (MFA) to set up email. Additionally, students are permitted to set up email forwarding.
- Activate your BlackBoard Learn account
- Review Drexel’s continued response to COVID-19 to learn more about the latest developments regarding our return to campus.
- Download the Drexel Health tracker to your personal device before returning to campus.
- Submit a photo online in advance for your DragonCard student ID.
Note: Face to face and hybrid students must pick up IDs in person. Appointments are required. Online students may receive their DragonCard via mail as described in the instructions linked above.
- Review your billing information, financial aid award, and enrollment status with Drexel Central.
- Review your Health Insurance & Immunizations requirements.
Doctoral students with full-time assistantships/fellowships (teaching, research, etc.) should also review the Health Insurance Subsidy page and consult with your department advisor.
Full-time graduate students who are enrolled in Drexel’s Aetna student health insurance plan are eligible to apply for the Health Insurance Deductible subsidy.
- Notify Disability Resources if you have any physical or learning disabilities. Drexel University is committed to providing equal access to its programs and services to qualified students.
- Review the New First-Year Student Checklist, the Graduate College’s Checklist of New Student Resources, or the Graduate Admissions Student Checklist.
- Join your program’s Facebook Group and follow all DSPH social media accounts:
- Instagram: @drexelpubhealth
- Twitter: @drexelpubhealth
- Undergraduate students
- Download the DrexelOne mobile app to see an overview of Welcome Week events and announcements.
Still have a question or spot an error? Please contact AskDornsife.