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 format of classes in the fall term?

As announced on August 19 by President Fry, undergraduate courses will remain remote for the fall quarter.

> Read President Fry’s announcement

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

The LeBow Undergraduate Student Services Office is ready to support you during the fall term!

Your academic advisors will be available through email and for virtual appointments via Zoom (video or voice meeting) from 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 through virtual appointments via Zoom (video or voice meeting), email or phone during normal working hours, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-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 virtually:

  • Make an appointment with your advisor through your Drexel One Portal.
  • 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 virtually:

  • Make an appointment with career services via email at ugcs@drexel.edu.
  • Career Services will reach out to schedule your appointment using your Drexel email and will send you a Zoom link prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • Click on the link in the email and join the session!

In line with our normal business protocols, please give advisors 24-48 hours to respond; however, response times will likely be quicker.

What tutoring resources are available to me?

Tutoring services are currently available via Zoom session and by appointment. 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 Office via email and phone at any time.

> View a full list of academic advisors with contact information

You can also email Undergraduate Programs at lcbug@drexel.edu - your email will be redirected to the appropriate member of the team. 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@gmail.com.

> Visit the LeBow Undergraduate Advising Office
> Visit the LeBow Undergraduate Career Services Office

What about my student activities and student clubs?

As of the end of day on Friday, March 20, 2020, there will be no access to university or off-campus spaces for student activities, clubs or coursework. It is up to the individual club if they would like to maintain virtual meeting times.

How can I stay involved in the LeBow community?

LeBow will be offering tons of way to connect virtually with peers, faculty and staff throughout the fall term. Be sure to check your LeBow Undergraduate weekly newsletter, LeBow events and Dragonlink. We highly encourage you to stay connected and engaged!

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

As all University classes have been moved online and non-essential faculty and staff continue to work from home, the College is utilizing the Zoom Online Meeting Platform for the delivery of all classes and remote meetings.

> View more information about using Zoom

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.

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 do I need to know before I visit campus, and what safety precautions are being implemented at LeBow College of Business facilities?

In order to ensure the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, new safety procedures have been established, including using the Drexel Health Tracker app, wearing face masks and more. Facilities are being regularly cleaned and sanitized.

> View more information about LeBow Community Health and Safety

What will course delivery look like for the Fall 2020 term?

Graduate programs at LeBow will offer a combination of remote and Hyflex on campus courses for the Fall 2020 term for our campus programs. Remote classes have regular remote sessions at established time(s), usually at the same time you would normally go to class. These sessions offer the opportunity to connect live with fellow classmates for lectures, discussion, and teamwork.

HyFlex is an instructional method LeBow will be utilizing for the fall term. We are able to offer a very limited number of courses on campus due to health and safety regulations. As such, any course that is scheduled to run on campus will also have a “HyFlex” option that will run synchronously from the classroom. The professor will teach live to students both in the classroom and on the synchronous Zoom session. Students, faculty, and staff on campus will follow all health and safety guidelines including masks and physical distancing.

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?

While Drexel’s physical offices are closed, faculty and staff are still here 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.

> Sign up

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.


Current PhD Students

What do I need to know before I visit campus, and what safety precautions are being implemented at LeBow College of Business facilities?

In order to ensure the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, new safety procedures have been established, including using the Drexel Health Tracker app, wearing face masks and more. Facilities are being regularly cleaned and sanitized.

> View more information about LeBow Community Health and Safety

How can I stay in touch or ask questions?

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

> Find more information on using Zoom effectively

For technical questions or issues, a LeBow College of Business “Team” has been created in Microsoft Teams, and features the ability to chat with the tech department in real time. This group includes all PhD students.

For programmatic questions, Jade Lo, PhD, and Kelly Walsh can be reached via email. There is also a Team available for all PhD students – you 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 classes and faculty advisors online?

As many University classes have been moved online and non-essential faculty and staff continue to work from home, the College is utilizing the Zoom Online Meeting Platform and Teams for the delivery of all 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.

May I do my proposal defense or dissertation defense remotely?

Yes. All proposals and dissertation defenses need to be done remotely until further notice. It is strongly recommended that you use Zoom to conduct these defenses. Please be sure to notify the PhD Program office no less than 4 weeks in advance of any defense and include the Zoom link in that notification.

More guidelines from the Graduate College will be forthcoming on this topic. Please check for updates.

May I apply for travel/research funding?

Yes, but on a case-by-case basis. Only virtual events are being supported and mainly 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 what to do before visiting campus and what to expect when you arrive, review our community health and safety policies.

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Virtual Programming

Meet new people, stay connected with peers or build your network through a variety of virtual events taking place during the fall term.

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Resources

Explore our list of resources available through LeBow, Drexel University and beyond, including technology support, student services and COVID-19 updates.

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