Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, Drexel University task forces, administrative offices, colleges and schools, and other campus groups have been distributing important information and resources to support the Drexel community through this challenging time.
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In order to ensure the health and safety of students, faculty and staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic, while continuing to support the research and experiential learning at the core of a Drexel education, the University is planning for a phased reopening and hybrid operation model for the fall term.
On June 10, President Fry sent a message to Drexel faculty, staff and students outlining the University's current plans to return to campus on September 21, 2020.
As the Fall 2020 Covid-19 Task Force continued to move ahead with its work on recommendations for the start of the new academic year, Drexel students were asked to make suggestions for enhancing remote learning this summer and their views on the possibility of returning to campus in September. Meanwhile, we are seeing strong support from employers for the Drexel co-op, and the University’s community outreach efforts are being ramped up in the Promise Zone in West Philadelphia. Read the message sent to the Drexel community on May 15.
As the Philadelphia region prepares to move to the yellow, less restrictive coronavirus phase on June 5, Drexel is moving ahead with plans to gradually ramp up research activities, return more students to clinical training, and finalize recommendations for our expected return to campus for the fall quarter, assuming our region is moved into the green phase by then.
On May 1, 2020, Drexel University announced it will begin a fast-track planning process for the start of the new academic year with the expected return to full campus operations on September 21, 2020 while also putting plans in place that will protect the health and safety of everyone in the Drexel community.
On April 20, 2020, Drexel University announced that all undergraduate and graduate courses will be conducted online during the summer term, largely following the same procedures in use now during the spring quarter and semester. Further details on the summer term will be provided soon.
The Office of Compliance, Privacy and Internal Audit understands that members of the Drexel community may have questions and concerns during this unprecedented time, and we want you to ask those questions! Please continue to use the Compliance Hotline if you have questions about whether a situation violates University policy, is illegal, or constitutes improper conduct. Visit drexel.ethicspoint.com or make a report over the phone by calling 866.358.1010.
The Compliance Hotline should not be used for immediate threats to life or safety. If you are aware of any incident that may constitute such a threat, including sexual assault, child abuse or other criminal conduct (whether on or off campus), report the incident immediately to the Drexel Police Department at 215.895.2222, or the Philadelphia Police Department at 911.
Drexel is committed to preserving and maintaining the health and safety of all members of its community. The University continues to monitor closely the coronavirus outbreak and is following guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pennsylvania Department of Health and Philadelphia Department of Public Health.
Please continue to monitor Drexel's Response to the Coronavirus for the most current official information, including:
The Drexel Libraries continues to provide remote services and resources to support Drexel teaching faculty and staff during the current public health crisis. Visit the Libraries' COVID-19 response page for the most up-to-date information about Libraries' current operations and response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including access to remote services and other useful links.