Drexel Off Campus Housing for Students

Aug 2, 2022 Filed to: Local Highlights Last Update on Aug 2, 2022

Drexel Housing for Students

At Drexel University in Philadelphia, there’s a mandatory two-year requirement for first and second-year students, the requirement is designed to give students the chance to have a variety of learning and lifestyle opportunities to get the full campus experience. In this blog, you’ll learn about the variety of housing options available on the campus, including university affiliated apartments for second-year students and upperclassmen. 

Residence Halls on Campus at Drexel University 

Let’s go over the campus housing options for first-year students at Drexel University. There are a variety of residence halls on the campus for students to choose from for their first year living on campus at the university. 


Caneris Hall

Carneris Hall opened in 2000 and was named after past senior Vice President for Student Life and Administrative Services, Andrew T. Caneris. 

Features

  • 4 and 6 person suites - 2 per bedroom 

  • Extra long twin bed 

  • Dresser

  • Desk with chair 

  • Common room with sofa, coffee table, chair and barstools 

  • Kitchen has an 18 cubic foot refrigerator, sink, and cabinet

Shared Community Amenities 

  • Kitchens with two to seven stoves, ovens, and a sink 

  • Laundry room with two washers and two dryers 

  • Wifi 

  • Elevator 

  • Multipurpose room with gaming equipment 


Get more details about Caneris Hall on the website.


Millennium Hall

Millenium Hall at Drexel University opened in 2009 and the name was chosen based on a student vote. This on campus housing option is available just to first-year students. 

Features

  • Traditional double rooms 

  • Extra long twin bed 

  • Small dresser

  • Desk with chair 

  • Central A/C and heat

Shared Community Amenities 

  • Floors 2-17 have a fridge, sink, stove, and oven

  • Laundry room on the first floor

  • Wifi 

  • Elevator 

  • Multipurpose room with gaming equipment 


Millennium Hall is a housing option only available to first-year students. Learn more about this residence hall on the site

Bentley Hall 

Bentley Hall was recently renovated in 2019 and has some upgraded amenities. This residence hall on campus is available to both first-year and upper-class students. 

Features

  • Traditional double rooms 

  • Extra long twin bed 

  • Two-drawer desks

  • Desk with chair 

  • A/C and heat are self-regulated per room 

  • Sliding windows

Shared Community Amenities 

  • Kitchen on the first floor 

  • Laundry room on the first floor

  • Wireless internet only 

  • Elevator 


Get an idea of what the campus housing option, Bentley Hall at Drexel University is like by checking out the floor plans on the website. 


Race Street Residences 

Race Street Residences opened in 2007 on campus and is available just for first-year students. 

Features

  • 4 person suites, 2 people per bedroom

  • Extra long twin bed 

  • The kitchen area has a full-sized refrigerator, sink, and cabinet storage.

  • Desk with chair 

  • A/C and heat are self-regulated per room 

  • Bathrooms located in the suite

Shared Community Amenities 

  • Kitchens on floors 2-11 have a stove, oven, sink, tables, and chairs

  • Laundry room on the first floor

  • Wifi

  • Elevator 

  • Floors 2-11 have a social lounge with a TV and a small study lounge. Floor one has a multipurpose room with a TV. Floor two has a large study room with group and private study furniture options.


Learn more about the campus housing option, Race Street Residences on the website



You’re also allowed to rent a microfridge from residential services on campus to keep in your room. Take a look at the full residence hall list available for first-year students on the housing website. 

Affiliated Campus Housing Options at Drexel University

Students returning to campus for their second year have more housing options available to them, including living off campus, as they are now eligible for to reside at Drexel University affiliated apartments in Philadelphia. 


Remember when you’re living off campus that you are responsible for the rent. 


Second-year students and upperclassmen are also eligible to stay in fraternity and sorority houses on campus but this is by invite only. 

Chestnut Square 

Chestnut Square in Philadelphia is a convenient housing option for students at Drexel University. It’s also one of three housing options available for second-year students and upperclassmen. You can even walk to your classes so there’s no need for a long commute. 



What makes Chestnut Square a great option for living off campus is that all the apartments are fully furnished so there’s no need to worry about furniture shopping, the floor plans feature a private and shared bedroom and bathroom options for you to choose from. 

Amenities at Chestnut Square

  • 24-hour fitness center 

  • Academic Success Center with iMacs and free printing 

  • Movie theater room 

  • All utilities are included with your rent

  • The washer and dryer are included 

  • USB outlets in every room 

  • Community Wi-fi 


Get more information about Chestnut Square on their website. Make sure to ask about any ongoing specials for moving in that might be available for you with the property manager.   

The Summit at University City Campus

The Summit at the University City campus is one of the premier housing options available at Drexel University. You can also bike or walk to campus! Living off campus at The Summit is convenient for students without cars, so need to stress out about being late to campus, it’s also one block away from the LUCY bus loop. 

Amenities at The Summit 

  • 25th-floor sky lounge with a full kitchen

  • Sun deck

  • The Fitness center is open 24 hours 

  • Private balconies 

  • Fully equipped kitchens in each apartment with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops 

  • All utilities are included with your rent 

  • 24-hour courtesy desk

  • Individual liability leases (You’re responsible just for your portion and won’t be penalized if your roommates miss rent)

  • Community Wi-fi 

  • Outdoor kitchen with professional BBQ grills


Learn more about The Summit at University City Campus on their website. Make sure to ask any questions about any ongoing specials for moving in with the property manager.   

University Crossings

University Crossings is also within walking distance of Drexel University. Like The Summit and The Chestnut housing options, University Crossings is fully furnished with floor plans for private and shared bedrooms and bathrooms.  

Amenities at University Crossings 

  • 24-hour recreation center with billiards, ping pong, and arcade games

  • A 24-hour fitness center with strength equipment, cardio machines, and free weights 

  • Fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops

  • On-site laundry facilities 

  • All utilities are included with rent 

  • Group study lounge 

  • Community Wi-fi 

  • Close to 30th Street Station 

  • On-site dining and retail 

  • Walk or bike to campus 

  • Study room


Learn more about University Crossings on their site, you can also apply for this Drexel University affiliated apartment online. 

Philadelphia Collegiate Recovery Haven

As part of the national recovery movement across college campuses across the country, The Philadelphia Collegiate Recovery Haven and Drexel University have partnered together to provide a unique residential community for Drexel University students recovering from substance issues. 


Philadelphia Collegiate Recovery Haven offers the following programs for their residents recovering on campus: 


Haven Monitoring and Mentoring Program - This program on campus gives students the chance to reflect on their substance abuse issues, this also includes counseling and communication with family. 


Haven Recovery Residence - This program focuses on a peer-led support community. It provides live-in peer support and weekly sessions with a clinical recovery coach. 


All Recovery Meeting - This meeting meets every Saturday night via Zoom and is open to both Drexel University students and alumni at 9:15 pm. 


Learn more about The Philadelphia Collegiate Recovery Haven and its programs on the website



We hope you’ve gotten a nice overview of the housing options available at Drexel University in Philadelphia and be sure to look into each residence hall and the apartments associated with affiliated housing when you want to live off campus. 


Students starting their second year at the university can choose Drexel off-campus housing if they choose to, but there are many on campus options available at Drexel University to choose from if you’re not ready for living off campus just yet.