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Welcome to Drexel University!

September 11, 2023

The Drexel University Libraries is excited to welcome all new (and returning) Dragons to campus this September!

This year, the Libraries is hosting a series of Welcome Week activities, including self-guide library tours, open houses and other events to help you familiarize yourself with the Libraries and learn more about all the resources and services we provide to help you throughout your career at Drexel. Get all the details below or visit our events page. All Welcome Week events are open to new and returning students.

Not on campus? Check out our virtual orientation guide for information about the Drexel Libraries’ resources and services.

We can’t wait to see you on campus!

A complete list of Welcome Week programs and events open to new, incoming students can be found in your DrexelOne portal and mobile app.


Drexel Libraries Welcome Week Open House

W. W. Hagerty Library – 3300 Market Street
September 18 through September 22
10 am – 5 pm daily 

Start the fall 2023 term off right: Get to know your Drexel University Libraries before classes begin.

Stop by the W. W. Hagerty Library during our Welcome Week Open House events for free snacks, DUL swag, and a chance to explore the Libraries' resources, services, and study spaces.

While you're here, stop by the Service Desk and say hello to our staff or take our self-guided tour of the Library.

Self-guided Library Tours

W. W. Hagerty Library – 3300 Market Street
Available during regular open hours

Take a self-guided tour of the Library during our regular hoursSimply stop by the Service Desk or the information table in the atrium of the W. W. Hagerty Library, grab some swag and a self-guided tour sheet, and start exploring!

Download the self-guided tour of W. W. Hagerty Library


Welcome Back “Wooder Ice” Party at the Library Learning Terrace

Library Learning Terrace – 3300 Race Street
Wednesday, September 27
2pm until it’s gone

Whether you're new to campus or returning after the term break, we want to welcome you to Drexel!

Join the Libraries staff outside the Library Learning Terrace (located at 3300 Race Street – ground floor of Race Hall) for good conversation and some of Philly's famous water ice (that's pronounced 'wooder’) for you Philly newbs) from Siddiq’s in West Philadelphia.

Get there early – the event ends when the water ice runs out!

Featured Resources: Discovering Philadelphia

Get to know the City of Brotherly & Sisterly Love! Check out our latest resource list of books, DVDs, and local newspapers that feature Philadelphia. We hope these resources will help you get to know – and fall in love with – our great city.

Search for these titles and others in DragonSearch, the Drexel Libraries’ catalog, or visit our news page for the complete list.


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