A Guide to Drexel’s First Virtual Welcome Week | Now

Welcome Week, taking place Sept. 12–20, may look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But with more than 250 virtual events, incoming students will still find ample ways to connect with campus resources, their individual colleges and schools, and each other.

The Franklin Institute welcoming incoming Drexel students during the University’s 2019 Welcome Week. This year, Welcome Week will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thomas Kiesnowski, an entrepreneurship and innovation major about to start his final year at Drexel University, had so much fun at one of the Welcome Week events that kicked off his first year as a Dragon that he joined the student organization that sponsors it.


Now, Kiesnowski is the president of that organization (called The Good Idea Fund), and is spearheading the planning of the First Bash event for this year’s incoming class — though it’s going to look different than it did during his Welcome Week.


“This year, unfortunately, COVID-19 has kind of changed everything, and we are no longer able to meet in person and have the typical First Bash experience,” he said. “But we’re really hoping to replicate the effect of

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