The Rush Building houses on campus classes, CCI administrative
offices (academic advising, admissions, faculty, etc.) and the
iCommons computer lab (open to all CCI students).
30 North 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday
12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday
Rush 306, (215) 895-2474
8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
Facilities available to students, faculty, staff and
- The iCommons (Computer Lab)
- Drexel University Libraries
- The Information Technology Lab (Room 205)
- Wireless classrooms with A/V capture technology
To reserve the Rush Building Garden, which is available
for both Drexel and non-Drexel events, please fill out this
HISTORY OF THE RUSH BUILDING
2008: The Computing Resource Center is renovated with
collaborative workstations, new equipment and a fresh design and
renamed the iCommons.
2006: The garden and lobby are renovated. Wireless
networking, power outlets and webcams are added to increase the
flexibility of student collaboration.
1978: The University Board of Trustees accepts a plan to
completely renovate the structure for the exclusive use of the
library and information science programs. The renovation is
completed in 1981 with a total cost of $2.4 million and is greatly
aided by a grant of $1 million from the Pew Charitable
1961: The Rush Building is acquired by Drexel University and the
Graduate School of Library Science, as the iSchool was then known,
occupies three of the five floors.
1904: Construction begins on the Hospital for the Treatment of
Consumption and Related Diseases. The Hospital is named after
Benjamin Rush, the famous 18th century Philadelphia physician and
one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.