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The forwards campus tour is as follows:

  • Main Building, including a brief introduction of guide
    • Campus Stats: About one sq. mile from Chestnut to Powelton, 30th to 34th
    • Total 17,000 students on 3 campuses; 12,000 undergraduates.
    • Waterboy Statue: Question of the Day
    • Ryder Clock: Question of the Day
    • Current offices include: President, Provost, SRC, Admissions, Financial Aid, Comptroller
  • Crossing at 32nd and Chestnut
  • Creese Student Center
    • Question of the Day: Began construction in 1963 after an elevator shaft collapsed in the old student center and destroyed the complex.
    • Information Desk: Info, laptop rentals, SEPTA tokens, SmartCard purchases, daily events
    • Behrakis Grand Hall: speakers, Blood Drive
    • Dragon Card Office: ID gains access to library, health center, residence, DAC, shuttle
    • Creese Cafe-- salads, sandwiches, smoothies
  • Mandell Theatre
    • The Drexel Players -- all aspects of theatre performance
      • Acting, directing, design, costumes, lighting, sets, sound, publicity, box office
    • 6-10 productions a year, at least 1/term
      • Theatre, Musical Theatre, Jazz Band, Gospel Choir, Choir, Dance Ensemble
    • 424 seat capacity
    • Underneath is Mad Dragon Recording Label: the only college recording label
  • MacAlister Hall
    • Writing Center
    • WKDU 91.7 FM, entirely student run radio station
    • CAB Office -- Campus Activities Board
      • Friday night flicks
      • Comedy week: Jaime Kennedy, Dane Cook
      • Phillies tickets
  • Handschumacher Dining Center
    • Glass Atrium leads to the dining hall
    • Newly renovated $3.7 million
    • Mandatory meal plan for freshmen -- unlimited access to dining hall, $200 flex
    • Commuters/Upperclassmen have 3 options: 5/week, 9/week, unlimited meal plans
  • Crossing at 33rd and Chestnut
  • Newman Center
    • Religious resources at Drexel for all faiths
    • Game room
    • Meeting room in the basement
  • Walk up 33rd St
  • W. W. Hagerty Library
    • Houses over 1.3 million books, preriodicals, microfilms, government docs., movies and software
    • Interloan with Penn
    • Access PA network
    • Electronic learning center
    • Study rooms
    • College of Study specific librarians
  • Walk up to the DAC
  • Daskalakis Athletic Center
    • Athletic Center
      • 3 Full size Basketball Courts
      • Olympic-sized Swimming Pool and Diving Well
      • Activity Rooms
      • Free Weight Room, and Wellness Center
      • Squash Courts
    • Need your Drexel Card to enter
    • Locker Rooms, Equipment rental window
    • Teams, Division I, Colonial Athletic Assoc., Intramural and Club Sports
    • Planned to have a 3-story addition added which will include an indoor track and a rock wall.
  • Lancaster Walk
    • Welcome Days
    • New Law Building and School
      • Over $13 million construction
      • Inaugural class of 185
    • 34th Street is Drexel's western boundary
    • 7/11 is the highest grossing on the eastern coast
  • Academic Building
    • "One of the best kept secrets"-- Academic Bistro on top floor
    • Le Bec Fin, the only 5-star restaurant in Philadelphia donated furnature and fixture to provide the Bistro with a grand ambiance
  • Rush Building
    • Used to be a hospital and there is a morgue in the basement
  • Armory
    • One of the largest and oldest armories in the commonwealth, housed the 1st regiment
    • Currently the home of the ROTC program
    • 2010 planned conversion into a 5,000 seat basketball arena much like the palestra
  • Dragon Shuttle Bus Stop
    • Three routes: Gold, Blue, and Dragon which serve University City and Center City Hahnemann
    • Run in 15 minute intervals.
    • Drexel students also have access to Penn Transit
  • Nesbitt Hall
    • Houses Westphal College of Media, Arts, and Design
  • Mario the Dragon
    • Named after an Alum of 1945 who never missed a basketball game
    • We are the Drexel Dragons, but we used to be the Drexel Engineers and the Drexelites
    • Question of the Day: Great place to meet people, since it's an easily visible landmark
  • Pearlstein Business Learning Center
    • $15 million facility, opened September 2003
    • Wall Street Ticker
    • Wireless Classrooms, including lecture and board room style
    • Faculty
      • Active in their field of study
      • Accessible - Required office hours, Contact information
  • Paul Peck Alumni Center
    • Previously Centennial Bank, built in 1876 and designed by Philadelphia architectural legend Frank Furness
    • Has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1971.


  • Bossone Research Center
    • Lunch truck lane -- Philly culture
    • $37 million research center
    • Houses College of Engineering, Biomed engineering, Science and Helath systesm, Drexel Research resources center, Nanotechnology Institute, and Center for Telecommunications and Information Assurance

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