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New Students

Welcome to Drexel!

Engage with our First Year Experience: Take part in Hillel’s summer retreat program, join us for creative Welcome Week events, plan your own programs with your peers, and more!

Free gift for incoming students!

Have you committed to Drexel this fall? You can receive a free graduation gift, mailed straight to your door, from Hillel International!


Kosher Freshman Living Community

We are happy to share Drexel University Housing has incorporated the Kosher/Shabbat-friendly housing registration within the general Housing application! When you fill out your housing application, one of the steps will be asking if you want a Kosher/Shabbat-friendly dorm. Applications due by May 1st.

Kosher/Shabbat-friendly housing consists of a suite with a kosher kitchen for our Shomer/Kashrut first-year students in Van Rensselaer Hall (located at Powelton and 33rd, within the University City eruv). Based on the number of interested students, 1-4 suites will have their kitchens kashered.

Questions? Consult the Drexel Housing step-by-step guide, then contact Rabbi Isabel de Koninck, Executive Director and Campus Rabbi, for any further questions.

First-Year Student Engagement

When the academic year begins, help us plan programs & events for yourself & your first-year friends!

Past events include:
  • Ice Skating at Blue Cross River Rink
  • Open Mic Night @ the Perelman Center
  • Trip to the Zoo
  • … and MORE!