Commencement Details

The 2023 College of Engineering class will be celebrating its commencement at the Mann Center on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 1 p.m. ET.


National Anthem
Joel Krakower, BS in Mechanical Engineering, MS in Mechanical Engineering

Reverend Brian Musser

Dean’s Remarks
Sharon Walker PhD, F. AEESP, F. AAAS, F., AIMBE
Dean and Distinguished Professor

Undergraduate Student Speaker
Darrell Omo-Lamai, BS in Material Science, MS in Material Science and Engineering

Graduate Student Speaker
Arkita Chakrabarti, PhD Chemical Engineering

Student Awards and Recognition

Keynote Speaker
Peggy Burns, BS ’79 Electrical Engineering

Graduating Class of 2023


* Cum Laude | † Manga Cum Laude | § Summa Cum Laude


Summer Undergraduates

Summer Graduates


The land on which Drexel University stands and upon which we gather is part of the traditional territory of the Lenni-Lenape, called “Lenapehoking.” It is here that the people called the ‘grandfather tribe’ and the ‘peacemakers’ have lived their lives, spoken their language, and held their ceremonies for thousands of years. Indeed, Lenni-Lenape is translated as “real or original person.” During the colonial and early federal period, many were removed west and north, but some also remain among the continuing historical tribal communities of the Philadelphia region: The Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation, Ramapough Lenape Nation, and the Powhatan Renape Nation. The first tribe to sign a treaty with the United States, the Lenape were subjected to 250 years of colonization that included cultural suppression and erasure, forced removal from this land and continue to experience systemic discrimination and marginalization.

Acknowledging this history, our privilege to be on this land, and the Lenni-Lenape’s continued presence, is consistent with Drexel University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We openly recognize the Lenape Indian tribe as the original inhabitants of eastern Pennsylvania, as well as their continuing presence and relationship with their territory. We acknowledge the Lenape people as the indigenous stewards of their homelands as well as the spiritual keepers of the Lenape Sipu, or Delaware River, and Drexel University does hereby commit to actively supporting our Lenape community members in whatever way we are able, helping to maintain the indigenous cultural identity of Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and southern New York.