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COVID-19 Information

Drew is remote for the fall. Prospective students may contact our admissions office to schedule a tour. Campus is closed to visitors without a registered appointment. Face coverings must be worn at all times. More info.

Launch has given me the opportunity to take what I’ve learned in the classroom and make meaningful contributions in discussions and discourse.”
— Haley Watson C’20

We lost an icon with Alex Trebek’s passing on Sunday. It’s no surprise that virtual trivia was among the first places students gathered as #DrewU implemented a remote fall 2020 semester.

#tbt to 2018 when Drew made an appearance on @jeopardy
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Head to Drew.edu/stories for our story on the Biden-#DrewU connection, info on Thursday’s faculty panel on the election, and analysis on the recently-named Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. ...

This has been an election cycle unlike any in recent memory: divisive rhetoric, uncertainty, and a likely week-long wait for an official outcome. We reached out to #DrewU experts to weigh in on the week ahead. Read more at drew.edu/stories.

#electionday #vote
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This week, #DrewU students got to learn about drug discovery breakthroughs straight from the source, hearing from Seattle Genetics, winner of this year’s Heroes in Drug Discovery Award. So, why the Jackson Pollock painting? Find out at Drew.edu/Stories. ...

A message from #DrewU President Tom Schwarz.

Let us come together today as our country observes Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, in memory of the people who lost their lives in the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

While our campus community is widespread, we are one in our longstanding mission to add to the world’s good. On this day, we encourage you to think of those who were lost and honor the first responders and others who continue to rise to service in the face of extreme adversity and challenge.

Please take a moment today in silence, wherever you may be, to remember.

#NeverForget
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Happy 5️⃣th birthday to #DrewU’s favorite canine, resident campus therapy dog (and unofficial mascot?) Linus! ...

#DrewU has been named one of @theprincetonreview’s top colleges in the country once again!

Based on student surveys, Drew was also ranked among the nation's top 20 schools in Best College Theater and Race/Class Interaction categories.

Link in bio
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Another summer #DrewU jigsaw puzzle to end the week. Leave your time in the comments! Link in bio. ...

Drew University Fall 2020 Classes Will Be Online Only

In an announcement to the #DrewU community, Interim President Thomas J. Schwarz stated a change of course to Drew's intentions for a hybrid reopening of campus for the fall semester.

Read the full statement by clicking the link in our bio.
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It's time for another #DrewU summer jigsaw puzzle. Leave your time in the comments! Link in bio. ...

It’s time for another #DrewU jigsaw puzzle. Leave your time in the comments! [Link in bio] 🧩🧩 ...

Read President Baenninger’s statement in support of international students:

Dear members of the Drew community,

Last Monday, guidelines were released from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which prohibit international students from remaining in the United States if they are completing a course load that is 100 percent online. I am writing today to confirm our firm and unequivocal support for our international community of global citizen students from around the world, as well as our international staff and faculty, who greatly enrich our community.

This information was not expected, nor does it aid in the alleviation of the challenges our international students already grapple with in the face of this unprecedented global pandemic. However, because Drew has adopted a hybrid model of instruction for the fall semester—a mixture of online and in person classes—it appears at this time that our students will overall be unaffected by this news. Nonetheless, we do not support this policy decision and are working with our colleagues at other institutions and in professional organizations to express our opposition, and to advocate for our international students with our local and state representatives. We know that SEVP and ICE continue to develop interim policy guidance, and we are diligently following these developments so that we may share the most up-to-date information with current students.

Drew is very proud of our top 10 ranking among baccalaureate colleges for international student enrollment by the Institute of International Education. We open our doors widely because we value the excellence, engagement, and diversity our international students bring to The Forest.

To our international students in all three schools at Drew: We are here to support you, and we will continue to closely monitor SEVP guidance to help you prepare for the fall semester.
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This week's #DrewU jigsaw puzzle is a little festive. Happy #July4th!

And remember to leave your time in the comments! [Link in bio]
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Who's ready for another #DrewU puzzle? Link in bio.

Leave your time in the comments!
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Link to this campus photo as an online jigsaw puzzle in bio! Leave your time in the comments. #DrewU ...

A letter from #DrewU President MaryAnn Baenninger. Read the full statement via the link in our bio.

Dear Members of the Drew Community,

Black Lives Matter. I write today to embrace our black and brown Drew community members, and to express the love and solidarity of the Drew community in this time of pain and heartache.

Yet another unarmed or defenseless black or brown person has been killed by the police. Yet again, the killing is described as “senseless.” We grieve for George Floyd, who—like Eric Garner—was killed while begging to breathe, the single most basic of human needs. We are in anguish and despair over Mr. Floyd’s death, not because he was the victim of a “senseless” killing, but because he was killed as the result of a deliberate action, motivated by his race, at the hands of police. Our anguish and despair is very, very sadly not a new feeling.

History has repeated itself more times than we can count. As we grieve for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, we recognize all too well these feelings, because we have grieved for countless others before them. We grieve for our country and its citizens, and we watch as the people of our cities and our nation express this profound and collective sadness, suffering, and rage. With each unnecessary and violent death we cry out, each in our own way, for justice and equality, and for an end to racism in all its forms, only to find those ideals yet again beyond our nation’s grasp.

As a nation, we must not continue to define ourselves this way. As members of the Drew community we must be change leaders. We are guided by values of equality and social justice, and we have power collectively and individually. These values we learn and express at Drew are relevant, important, and urgent, and we must continue to live out these values on campus, in our hometowns, and in all of our interactions. In each and every instance, big and small, where we have the power to create change, we must act. Let those actions be guided by hope, determination, and unflagging persistence that Black Lives Matter.
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