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Drexel LeBow First-Year Student Experience

Two Drexel LeBow students talking on a bench outside

The first-year student experience at LeBow builds a strong foundation that promotes success not only during students first year but their entire college career.

Welcome Week and LeBow College Day kick off with a chance for new students to make friends and learn to navigate our bustling campus in the heart of Philadelphia’s research and tech corridor. Countless other opportunities follow, including case competitions, business simulations and the chance for select students to participate in academic research. Here at LeBow, first-year students get exposure to business courses that are usually reserved for upperclassmen. Start your career by jumping right in.

Visit the Drexel First-Year Experience website for more information regarding move-in, housing, dining and other University services outside of LeBow.

More Ways to Get Involved

STAR Research

The STAR (Students Tackling Advanced Research) Scholars program allows first-year students to participate in faculty-mentored research, scholarship or creative work during the summer after their first year. Students across the University are invited to apply for the program. Participants research topics relevant to their active field of study. LeBow students in the past have worked on various topics from protecting your cellular devices with antivirus software to trends in CEO turnover rates within Fortune 500 companies. STAR Scholars work full-time during the summer term while living on campus and earning a stipend.

This is a great opportunity for first-year students to get to know faculty, explore a major in a particular field and gain practical skills and valuable research experience.

Learn more about STAR

LeBow Learning Communities

Student members of the Drexel LeBow BRIDGE Learning Community

Each community has an academic focus and an experiential edge. Live, learn and support each other on this amazing academic adventure.

Learn more about the LeBow learning communities

Connect with Us

Our staff is ready to help you with any questions you may have about the application process, including which program is right for you. We look forward to hearing from you.

Caitlin Brady

Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs and Recruitment

(215) 571-3570

Gerri C. LeBow Hall 339