Explore Drexel University’s campus life resources.
The Office of Campus Engagement believes that an incredibly valuable aspect of Drexel University’s education happens outside of the classroom. Participation in student organizations is where leadership is developed, community engagement occurs, and intellectual, religious, and social interests are met. These opportunities enrich and enhance your Drexel experience, while the interpersonal and organizational skills you exercise will prove invaluable in your co-op and when you graduate. Through DragonLink, our online student organization directory, get connected to student organizations that interest you.
Drexel University is made up of multiple campuses. Find directions from different parts of the country, public transit directions, and maps detailing which building is which.
The Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
The Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships is dedicated to engagement in our neighborhood, offering enriching resources for a diverse community. At the Dornsife Center, Drexel provides resources and skilled training in order to develop a community of shared opportunity. We address the needs of our communities in a way that strengthens, empowers and educates, while maintaining a strong commitment to economic and social justice.
Non-first year students may register for an Aramark Voluntary Dining Plan. Meals swipes are the backbone of your dining plan and are accepted at the Handschumacher Dining Center, The Café at Perelman Center for Jewish Life, and at Urban Eatery. Dining Dollars supplement meal swipes and are included with each dining plan and can be used for purchases at all Drexel Campus Dining locations.
The DragonCard is the official University ID card for students, faculty, and professional staff and must be carried at all times.
Drexel Recreation Center
The state-of-the-art Drexel Recreation Center is the heart of fun and play at the University. Ranked the Best Gym in Philadelphia in 2015 by the readers of Philly.com, the 18,000 sq. ft. facility serves as the foundation for all recreational services at Drexel, including intramural sports, club sports, personal fitness, and health/wellness. The Recreation Center includes a multi-purpose gymnasium, elevated jogging track, squash courts, climbing wall, exercise studios, group fitness classes and more. Note: Beginning in the spring quarter of 2020, the Rec Center will go virtual.
Housing and Residential Living
Housing and Residential Living manages both on-campus and off-campus housing options for undergraduate and graduate students. Be sure to apply for on campus housing early, as spaces are very limited and fill up quickly. Additionally, Drexel offers Gender-Inclusive housing options. Please note that Drexel does not offer temporary housing or housing options for non-Drexel affiliates, such as children and partners.
Students seeking off-campus housing may use the University database to search for apartments in the University City and greater Philadelphia areas and learn more about leases, off-campus safety, sustainability efforts. Additionally, student may wish to explore University-Affiliated Housing options.
Students are encouraged to utilize third party websites to find housing accommodations, however, advise students to be weary of scams, as websites contain postings have not been reviewed by Drexel.
See resources for Commuter Students.
The Intramural Sports Program is designed to offer various leagues, tournaments, one-day events, and special events throughout the year to serve a large & diverse student body. To meet the mission of the Recreational Athletics Office, ISP has policies and procedures to ensure fair play, sportsmanship, and good will among all participants & staff. ISP aims to provide student development opportunities through participation-both as a player and as an employee-within the entire program.
Lindy Center for Civic Engagement
The Lindy Center for Civic Engagement promotes the ideals of social responsibility and public service by facilitating community based experiential learning for students, faculty, and staff. Through collaborations with the community, the Lindy Center improves the public good on the local, national, and global levels while enriching the scholarship and character of Drexel through enhanced education. Volunteer opportunities can be found here.
We embrace the city and view it as our extended campus. Check out some of the unique opportunities our hometown has to offer.
Office of Student Conduct (OSC)
The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) uses a student-centered approach to create an inclusive environment that fosters personal growth, effective problem solving, and collaborative conflict resolution. OSC promotes safety through proactive education and access to resources through the Code of Conduct.
Student Center services
The Creese Student Center offers lounges, meeting rooms, retail dining locations, a fully-equipped theater, and more. Creese also houses administrative and academic offices and is home to many student organizations at the Greenawalt Student Development Center. The Information Desk located on the first floor offers power strip rentals, vending machine refunds, laptops, temporary DragonCards, bike pumps, SEPTA discounts, employment opportunities, and more.
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