LeBow COVID-19 Response

Current Students

Please review the FAQs below and check back regularly, as information is updated to reflect the situation as it evolves. For additional information on University-wide procedures and updates, visit Drexel’s Response to Coronavirus website.

Undergraduate Students

What is the current class format for undergraduates?

Most Drexel courses will be held in person for the Fall 2021 term. All information regarding instructional methods for each course are noted in the Term Master Schedule of courses as well as in DrexelOne when students search and register for winter courses.

How can I meet with an academic advisor or a career advisor?

Your academic advisors are available via email and for in-person appointments or virtual Zoom appointments between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Earlier and later appointments are available by request.

Your career advisors will be available via email and for in-person appointments or virtual Zoom appointments between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. There will be career-related workshops held virtually throughout the term, as well as employer-engagement opportunities.

> Check the LeBow events calendar for the full schedule of programming

Steps to meet with your academic advisor:

  • Make an appointment with your advisor through your Drexel One Portal.
  • In-person meeting? Come to the Student Services Suite on the 3rd floor of Gerri C. LeBow Hall and check in with the front desk.
  • Virtual meeting? Your advisor will reach out to you via your Drexel email with your Zoom link prior to your meeting. Click on the link in the email and join the session!

Steps to meet with your career advisor:

  • Make an appointment with career services via email at ugcs@drexel.edu.
  • In-person meeting? Come to the Student Services Suite on the 3rd floor of Gerri C. LeBow Hall and check in with the front desk. Click on the link in the email and join the session!
  • Virtual meeting? Your advisor will reach out to you via your Drexel email with your Zoom link prior to your meeting. Click on the link in the email and join the session!

What tutoring resources are available to me?

Tutoring services are currently available by appointment both in-person and via Zoom. For a full list of tutoring hours and session information, visit the Undergraduate Tutoring page.

What about my co-op?

Since every co-op is unique, we advise you to contact your co-op advisor with any questions or concerns about how COVID-19 will or will not impact you.

Who do I contact if I have other academic concerns?

You may reach out to the LeBow Undergraduate Student Services Office via email at lebowadv@drexel.edu and via phone at 215-895-2110, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and you will be directed to someone who can assist you.

> View a full list of academic advisors with contact information

Any messages left on the Undergraduate Student Services voicemail at 215.895.2110 will be also be sent to someone on staff to assist.

Academic Peer Advisors from the Dean’s Student Advisory Board are also available via call or text at 267.564.5238, Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. They can also be reached via email at LeBowAPA@drexel.edu.

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> Visit the LeBow Undergraduate Career Services Office

What about my student activities and student clubs?

Student Activities and student clubs are up and running. Check the LeBow Events Calendar, the University Events Calendar or Dragon Link for more information.

I am experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic; is there any financial assistance available to help?

LeBow recognizes that students and/or their families may be impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. Drexel University is dedicated to ensuring students get the support they need during this time.

For more information on support offered through the University, please refer to the Drexel Student Emergency Fund.


Graduate Students

What will course delivery look like for the Fall 2021 term?

Fall 2021 Term starts on September 20th. Most Drexel courses will be held in person for the Fall 2021 term. All information regarding instructional methods for each course are noted in the Term Master Schedule of courses as well as in DrexelOne when students search and register for winter courses.

Are LeBow academic and career advisors still available?

Yes! Though physical walk-in hours are currently unavailable, sessions with advisors can be conducted with students via email, Zoom or our Teams Channel. To schedule an appointment with your academic or career advisor, please first send a request via email.

What about my internship?

Questions about internships should be directed to your career advisor. Since every opportunity is unique, we advise you to contact your advisor with any questions or concerns about how COVID-19 will or will not impact you.

> View more information and contact LeBow graduate career advisors

Who do I contact if I have other academic concerns?

Faculty and staff are always available to assist you. Please reach out via email to schedule calls or video appointments.

> View more information and contact LeBow graduate academic advisors

How can I stay connected to my classes and advisors online?

The College is utilizing the Zoom Online Meeting Platform for the delivery of virtual classes and remote meetings.

> Find more information on using Zoom effectively

Numerous software packages featuring Zoom and other platforms are available either through the LeBow Virtual Application (vApps) server or via direct download/install to student computers. Explore these options below.

How can I get involved?

LeBow Graduate Programs wants YOU to get involved with welcoming and connecting with our incoming graduate students. Many new students are unsure of what to expect when beginning graduate school and current students are a great resource for them. Sign up to share what grad school looks like at LeBow, provide tips and tricks, and be a friend! Get involved by hosting socials, being part of a panel or sharing your experiences.

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I am experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic; is there any financial assistance available to help?

LeBow recognizes that students and/or their families may be impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. Drexel University is dedicated to ensuring students get the support they need during this time. For more information on support offered through the University, please refer to the Drexel Student Emergency Fund.

How can I help keep the Drexel Community safe?

It’s everyone’s responsibility to do their part to keep the Drexel community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you see any activity or suspect any behavior that violates the University’s COVID-19 Code of Conduct, make an online report.


Current PhD Students

How can I stay in touch or ask questions?

The College is holding all PhD courses in person for 2021-2022.

For programmatic questions, Jade Lo, PhD, and Kelly Walsh can be reached via email. There is also a Team available for all PhD students – students will have been automatically added to the Team upon entry to the program. Please also look for announcements from the LeBow PhD Social Committee on ways to continue to interact with your fellow students.

How can I stay connected to my faculty advisors and program advisors?

Faculty advisors will notify students of available office hours and meeting options. Your academic advisor, Kelly Walsh, is available for in-person or virtual meetings.

For students working off-campus, numerous software packages are available either through the LeBow Virtual Application (vApps) server or via direct download/install to student computers. Explore these options below.

May I do my proposal defense or dissertation defense remotely?

At this point, proposal defense or dissertation defense may be done in different formats: in-person, virtual, or hybrid are all considered acceptable formats by the College. You may want to follow your Department’s guidance and discuss this matter with your Dissertation Committee members.

May I apply for travel/research funding?

Yes. Conference registration and travel are being supported, especially for students on the job market. All the other policies remain valid as set out in the LeBow PhD Handbook.

Where can I get training for my TA and teaching responsibilities?

Information and guidance on the use of online teaching and conference platforms can be found below.

Additional information can be found on the Graduate College website under Information for Graduate Student Instructors & Teaching Assistants (TAs).


Keeping Our Community Safe

Drexel LeBow is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our community. For information about safety measures at LeBow, review our community health and safety policies.

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Resources

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