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New Students

Welcome to Drexel!

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

Sign up for Jewniversity!

Sign up for Jewniversity, our early move-in program for incoming first-year Jewish students. Move in to your dorm room early, experience campus, and meet other Drexel students! Dates: Sept 12-14th


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!