Residence Life. Make Yourself At Home.
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Residence Life provides a residential experience in which students can interact and learn via quality programs and services in the Residence Halls. We promote residential student success by being an extension of the classroom. Our community living encourages critical thinking, development of leadership skills, and exploration of self. We provide students with an inclusive, healthy and welcoming home. We encourage our residents to positively connect to Drew University and become global citizens.
Live in, paraprofessional, student staff plan unique and specific programs for your floor and connects residents to engaging opportunities through Residence Life programs. Be sure to watch for signs on your floor and emails for events that will enrich your life on campus.
Housing is committed to providing a comfortable, safe, and friendly environment for you to pursue your academic goals.
The Department of Residence Life & Housing at Drew University is committed to building a community within the Residence Halls that ensures safety for all. Residence Life celebrates the diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and personal beliefs. By creating an inclusive and equitable environment which values respectful communication and intellectual discourse, the Department of Residence Life & Housing strives to support students in their academic and co-curricular pursuits.
|Center for Internships and Career Development||973-408-3710|
|Equal Opportunity Scholars Program||973-408-3578|
|Financial Aid & Scholarships||973-408-3112|
|International Student Services||973-408-3182|
|Office of the Registrar||973-408-3025|
|Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict||973-408-3511|
|Student Conduct & Community Standards||973-408-3453|
|Title IX, Equal Employment Opportunity and Nondiscrimination||973-408-3635|
Talk to your RA and they will help you will out the work order request online. Be as detailed as possible. You may access the work request page here: Click to submit a work order.
Speak to your RA and they will mediate and guide you through your options. If they cannot help, they will put you in touch with the CRE of the building/complex. We encourage all students to attempt to work out all situations with their roommates first.
Make sure you take a copy of your RCR and thoroughly check your room. Although the RAs do check all the rooms, it is done is a very short time span due to the rooms being occupied, and things can be missed. By doing a thorough check yourself and contacting your CRE with possible changes, you will ensure you are not inappropriately charged at the end of the year. You only have 48 hours after you move in to report any damages.
Health and Safety are performed early each semester and during each of the Residence Hall breaks. In order to maintain a healthy, safe environment in the Residence Halls, the Office of Residence Life conducts room inspections several times during each semester. Fines are imposed for violations (such as possession of prohibited items) and other infractions (such as alcohol contains in an underage room).
At the end of the fall semester (December), students are required to leave the Residence Halls but do not need to remove their belongings unless they are checking out and not returning to their Residence Hall spring semester. However, students are encouraged to take expensive property home with them. Clothes and other belongings can be left are left at the student’s own risk. Click here to see Break Housing Information.
The Office of Residence Life is responsible for handing out a key at the beginning of the year but does not make or produce the keys and ID Cards in the office. You can go to Pepin (Public Safety building) and ask Facilities to replace your key. The Business Office is responsible for replacing your Drew ID. You will be charged the cost of the key if it needs to be replaced and/or the cost of the ID Card if it needs to be replaced. For more information, stop by Pepin or call 973-408-3510.
There’s a lot you could possibly bring, but please remember that you have limited space and a roommate. Please check out the things you cannot bring either. What to Bring to Drew. This also provides a list of items not to bring to campus.
The only pets allowed are non-meat eating fish in Residence Halls. If you should require more information please contact the Office of Residence Life.
Residence Life holds information sessions that you would attend starting in November. Afterward, we accept applications by a deadline, then hold a group processing day to see the dynamic between yourself and everyone else involved. Once this is complete, we hold interviews with all candidates. Decision letters go out Mid- March.
Every Residence Hall on campus has at least 1 washer and 1 dryer if not more. These are accessible to you 24/7 unless posted otherwise in your respective Complex. No money is required to operate the machines.
What is the source of concern? Are you not getting along with your roommate? After you have consulted your RA and met to mediate the situation with your roommate? If so, your RA will guide you to the next steps and direct you to the Office of Residence Life and Housing.
Note: There is a room freeze for the first two weeks of school and the last two weeks of the semester. Residents may not move until after the room freeze.
Only Juniors, Seniors, and Faculty may have their cars on campus. As you see, there are limited numbers of parking spaces around. Please be respectful and only park in your designated area. Check out Public Safety’s site for more information. Public Safety
At Drew, drinking alcohol under the age of 21 is prohibited and illegal. We have a sight policy that the Resident Assistants (RAs) enforce and if seen with an illegal beverage in an illegal space, the situation will be documented and sanctions will be given at a later date in a meeting with a Coordinator of Residential Engagement or Dean.
If you are over 21, you may possess and carry closed alcoholic beverages and consume them in your room with the door closed. Drinking with a room door open makes the space a common area, accessible from the hallway by everyone, and is therefore considered breaking policy. Kegs and alcohol served in large containers (coolers) are not allowed because you cannot measure the amount of alcohol being served to the consumer.
Please go to drew.edu/movein for dates and other important move-in info. In regards to move out dates and other important information, please go to drew.edu/moveout. Checking in or checking out improperly results in a heavy fine, so make sure you know the dates when you can arrive on and leave campus.
Usually, within a week an administrator will contact the person to set up a meeting to discuss the incident.