Virtual Orientation Schedule: Fall 2021

Welcome to the Dornsife School of Public Health!

We are excited to welcome new dragons to campus during Welcome Week and Graduate Student Orientation in September. Until then, we have designed Fall Virtual Orientation to aid in your transition into Dornsife student life.

Fall Virtual Orientation offers new students to opportunity to explore Drexel and Dornsife services and resources, and connect with fellow students, faculty, and staff. In the coming weeks, you will be contacted by Student Affairs regarding a Welcome event, held via Zoom, where you will learn more about getting started at Dornsife and get to meet your advisor and classmates.

Excited to get started?

Explore the “2021 DSPH Orientation” and the “Graduate Student Orientation” courses on Drexel (Blackboard) Learn. This online orientation offers on boarding resources and videos introducing Drexel and Dornsife departments and systems essential to your academic, career, and personal success.


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. Student Affairs 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.

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Virtual Orientation Schedule

The schedule for Fall Virtual Orientation will be posted here in the Summer of 2021. Students will receive an email to their Drexel account over the summer when schedule is announced. Please check back for updates.

Fall Virtual Orientation is designed to help new public health students transition into Dornsife student life by offering opportunities to engage with fellow classmates, Dornsife faculty and staff, and essential campus services and resources. Past sessions covered topics such as:

  • Meeting your academic advisor to learn about your degree program requirements
  • Talking with staff from Steinbright Career Development Center, the Library, and Drexel Central and Financial Aid
  • Finding your community and taking part in Dornsife’s anti-racism initiatives
  • Exploring opportunities to get involved on campus and in Philadelphia with Dornsife’s student organizations
  • Connecting with the Dornsife faculty who direct Dornsife Research Centers

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