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A Look Back at Welcome Week 2019

October 2, 2019

Campus has been buzzing with activity ever since first-year resident, commuter and transfer students arrived for Welcome Week (Drexel’s new student orientation event), held September 13 - 22, 2019.

This year, Drexel’s Welcome Week consisted of 250 events, all held over the course of the 10 days. These orientation events offer new students extra time on campus to relax and explore before the frenzy of classes.

Once again, the Drexel Libraries eagerly participated in the festivities, hosting its own open houses and participating in campus resource fairs with the goal of helping students familiarize themselves with the Libraries’ resources, services and learning environments so they’re prepared to tackle their course work from the start.  

Enjoy a few photos from the Libraries’ welcome week events and activities:

A man sits at a table with brochures and Library swag

DJ McCann, a member of the Libraries’ Print Resources team, manages the Libraries’ table during the campus-wide resource fair, held during move-in weekend.


Drexel Deans stand in a row in front of a bust of AJ Drexel
Drexel’s Dean of Libraries, Danuta A. Nitecki, PhD, represented the Libraries during the Provost’s new student welcome breakfast.

Students eat breakfast at a reception in the Main Building
Students eat breakfast during the Provost's new student welcome breakfast.


A group of students talk to Libraries staff in the W. W. Hagerty Library

New Dragons explored the W. W. Hagerty Library during Welcome Week. They had the opportunity to speak with Libraries staff in person, play a Libraries-themed trivia game and learn about Libraries resources, services and learning environments.


A group of 30 students stand in the first floor of the Hagerty Library

Other new students attended an organized tour of the Libraries.