Spring 2021 Housing

Spring 2021 Housing

The following message was shared with all students on December 29, 2020:

Dear Students,

This email contains information for the spring 2021 semester. It is also a follow up to our Town Hall for undergraduate students and parents, held on December 16, 2020. You may view the recording of the Town Hall event here

For students living on campus, we encourage you to review your housing assignment in your Drew housing portal, drew.edu/housingportal. Please note, the housing portal web address has been recently updated. All students who have applied to live on campus have been assigned an on-campus room. If you have any questions or concerns about your housing assignment please email reslife@drew.edu. If you would like to live on campus but have not yet completed a housing application please do so in your housing portal as soon as possible. 

We would also like you to confirm your status with us for the spring 2021 semester. For any student (undergraduate, graduate, or theological student) who is not living on campus for the spring 2021 term, please confirm if you plan to be present on campus during the spring semester. You can confirm your status by completing our form. Again, students confirmed in Campus Housing do not need to complete this form, it is only for students not registered in Campus Housing. 

It is very important that you familiarize yourself with these updates for the spring 2021 semester as we have outlined many of the processes for both resident and commuter students. Please save this message to refer back to as you prepare to join us on campus! The message is also posted on the Residence Life website

Moving Into Campus Housing

Move-In Process

All residential students must schedule a move-in appointment to gain access to their on-campus housing assignment. Scheduling a move-in appointment not only allows our Residence Life and Health Services teams to prepare for your arrival, but it also permits us to follow social distancing guidelines during the move-in process.

Move-in appointments are already being scheduled, and appointments must be scheduled no later than 48 hours before your intended move-in time. The calendar will not be available less than 48 hours prior to your intended move-in date/time.

Schedule Your Move-in Appointment: Appointment Calendar

Students are permitted to bring two guests to assist during the move-in process, and every resident is granted a maximum of 3 hours to unload and move in. Guests must exit campus at the completion of the move-in process. Names of students and all guests will be recorded during move-in for contact tracing purposes. Upon entering campus, temperature readings will be taken for every person coming on campus. Please do not report to campus if you or a guest is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

Out of State & Students Traveling From International Locations

Students traveling to New Jersey from any location other than New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, or Pennsylvania, are required to complete at least a 10-day quarantine upon your arrival. Previously the requirement was a 14-day quarantine, which is still encouraged; however, a 10-day quarantine is now the updated minimum timeline required by the State and the Madison Health Department for traveling to New Jersey. View the most current information about quarantining upon entry to New Jersey on this state website.

Students can complete their arrival quarantine in their spring 2021 housing assignment or at an off-campus location coordinated by you. Please plan your arrival to campus in accordance with the state travel quarantine timeline and important campus dates. During your quarantine, you should spend the majority of your time in your room. You are permitted to utilize the restroom, access and utilize the laundry room, exercise or relax outdoors, pick up to-go food from dining locations on campus, complete required COVID testing, or visit Health Services as needed and by appointment. Attending in-person classes or social gatherings and spending time inside other campus buildings is not permitted during the timeline of quarantine.

New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, and Pennsylvania Residents

Students who currently reside in New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, or Pennsylvania are not required to quarantine upon arrival to campus.

Move-In Times

Due to our arrival testing process, our move-in appointments are only permitted to be scheduled between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Moving onto campus after 5 p.m. is not permitted due to an inability to conduct proper arrival testing. If you are delayed in your arrival to campus and cannot get to campus until after 5 p.m., you will be asked to return the next day between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Move-In Dates 

January 4, 2021: Move-in for international, first-year, and transfer students (who entered fall 2020 or spring 2021), who must complete a travel quarantine* prior to New Student Orientation on January 17–19, 2021.

*Students may choose to quarantine off-campus at a hotel or with a family member in NJ, NY, PA, CT, or DE, as an on-campus quarantine is not required. If you choose to quarantine off-campus, you should plan to move into campus housing on January 15 or 16, 2021.

January 4–6, 2021: Move-in for returning students who must complete a travel quarantine* prior to classes beginning on January 20, 2021.

*Students may choose to quarantine off-campus at a hotel or with a family member in NJ, NY, PA, CT, or DE, as an on-campus quarantine is not required. If you choose to quarantine off-campus, you can move into campus housing on January 17, 18, or 19, 2021.

January 15 or 16, 2021: Move-in for first-year and transfer students (who entered fall 2020 or spring 2021) who are not required to quarantine or who have completed an off-campus quarantine.

January 17, 18, or 19, 2021: Move-in for returning students who are not required to quarantine or who have completed an off-campus quarantine.

Meal Plan information

The meal plan begins on Sunday, January 17, 2021 for all students. However, for any student arriving prior to that date, you have access to dining as an early arrival. The fee you pay for arriving early to quarantine includes meal swipes to each meal in the Commons (it does not include any points and all meals will be served in the Commons). While within your quarantine timeline, all students MUST use the grab and go aspect of the meal plan. You are not eligible to eat in the dining facility until your quarantine is over. Any student arriving prior to January 17, 2021 in part of an athletics program or new student orientation program, will have access to meals in the commons, paid for by those programs. 

You may also review the meal times on our website

Resident Student Check-In & Key Pick-Up

All cars must enter campus at the Lancaster Road entrance. This is the only entrance/exit for cars currently open. 

All residential students should go directly to the Ehinger Center Parking Lot for check-in. You will be greeted by our staff, who will take your temperature and collect the names of any guests assisting you with your move-in. 

Residential students should follow the check-in/key pick-up signage outside the Ehinger Center for our exact check-in location within the Ehinger Center. Additional instructions for completing your on-site COVID test are outlined below.  

Pre-Arrival & On-Site Testing

Drew University has implemented a pre-arrival testing protocol (also called “pre-entry testing”) and scheduled regular surveillance testing for the spring 2021 semester.

Requirements

All residential and commuter students planning to be on campus during the spring 2021 semester are required to:

  • Submit proof of a COVID-19 test performed within 7 days of initial arrival to campus; and self-quarantine between the date the test is performed and the return to campus.
    • If your COVID test taken within the 7-day window is positive, you will not be permitted to come to campus until you meet the CDC and NJ Department of Health criteria for release from isolation (10 days from the date of the positive test if there were no symptoms; or 10 days have passed since the onset of symptoms, and fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications). 
  • Students are responsible for the cost of pre-entry testing. For testing locations in your area, check with your primary healthcare provider or with your state or local health department. For testing sites in New Jersey, check here. Additional information about Morris County testing sites can be found here
  • PCR tests (preferred) and rapid antigen tests will be accepted. Antibody tests will NOT be accepted for pre-entry.

Submitting Results

An image of the test result, with the date of the test clearly visible, should be uploaded to your student health portal by visiting drew.studenthealthportal.com. Once logged into the portal, click on Document Upload, choose the “Pre-Entry COVID-19 test result” option from the dropdown menu, and upload the test result. The upload feature for pre-entry test results is now available in your student health portal. We also encourage you to bring a paper copy of your test results along with you for the check-in process. 

Prior to coming to campus, you should check the homepage of your health portal for the status of your COVID-19 test clearance. If you are cleared for arrival, there will be a green checkmark next to the COVID-19 test category and you will be permitted to come to campus.

If you do not submit a pre-entry COVID test, you will not be permitted to move into Campus Housing.

Exceptions to the Pre-Entry Testing Protocol

If a student has had a positive COVID-19 test result within 90 days prior to their arrival, you do not need to have another test as long as you remain asymptomatic. In this case, students will be required to upload a copy of your laboratory report with the positive result to your student health portal. Follow the procedure for submitting results above. Note you will also be exempt from the weekly testing protocol until that 90 day period has passed. 

Students who are enrolled as completely online for the spring 2021 semester, are not residing on campus, and will not be physically present on campus at any time during the spring 2021 semester are not required to submit a pre-entry test result.

Compliance

Unless you meet criteria for an exception as outlined above, you will NOT be permitted to move into campus housing or attend in-person classes until the pre-entry testing requirement is met.

On-Site COVID Testing/Surveillance Testing

Once you have checked in with Residence Life, you will be directed to complete your first on-site COVID test. You will most commonly have a nasal swab PCR test, a swab at the base of your nose. NOTE: this is NOT the extensively long nasopharyngeal swab! At times you may take a saliva test, which requires you to spit into a tube. The C’80 Pub inside the Ehinger Center will be our primary testing location for the spring 2021 semester. Depending on your date of arrival, you will be directed to complete your on-site COVID test either in The C’80 Pub inside the Ehinger Center or at Health Services, which is located next to Holloway Hall and near the Simon Forum Athletics Center. 

In preparation for working with our testing vendor, you will soon receive a message from Bergen New Bridge Medical Center requesting that you submit information via an online form. Completing the information requested prior to your move-in will help us to prepare for the best possible service and to keep on-site wait times to a minimum. Please be on the lookout for this email and complete the information promptly. In addition, we appreciate everyone’s flexibility as this process unfolds. We are anticipating a slight wait as we begin our testing program, but we anticipate a fast and convenient process as the semester progresses. 

We would like to note that for the spring 2021 semester, we will be conducting regular surveillance testing for anyone who will be on campus. 50% of our residential population will be tested every week after your move-in date (meaning on-campus residents will be tested every other week). All other students, faculty, and staff coming to campus will be tested on a randomized basis. 

Your health insurance will be billed for COVID surveillance tests administered on campus, however, any costs that are not covered by insurance for surveillance COVID testing will be covered by Drew University. 

Symptomatic testing will also be conducted as needed via Health Services, and special testing parameters for NCAA Athletics teams will be shared directly with student-athletes by your coaches and/or the Athletics Department staff. 

Additional Important Items

Campus Pledge, LiveSafe App and Moodle Training Course

Prior to your return to campus, each person must complete the required training listed on the Campus Training Hub, including signing the Community Pledge, completing the Moodle Course, and downloading the LiveSafe app to perform daily health and safety assessments.

On-Campus Housing Billing Information for Early Arrivals

The spring 2021 semester housing agreement begins on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 for international students; Friday, January 15, 2021 for new first-year and transfer students; and on Sunday, January 17, 2021 for returning students.

Should you plan to move into campus prior to these dates to complete a travel quarantine, there is a $25 per day fee during this time period. This fee will be billed to your student account based on your date of arrival. Student-athletes arriving early for pre-season and new students participating in new student orientation are not charged for an early arrival, unless you are completing a travel quarantine in On-campus Housing.

Residents Considering a Delayed Start to Living On-Campus

If you are considering delaying your move into campus housing—or signing up for campus housing—after the semester begins, you have the following options:

  1. If you are already registered in campus housing and would like to keep your assignment in the system, then you decide:
    1. To withdraw from campus housing; you will be refunded according to the schedule outlined on the Student Accounts website. This includes a 90% housing refund if withdrawn from housing in the first week of the semester; a 70% housing refund if withdrawn from housing in the second week of the semester; a 50% housing refund if withdrawn from housing in the third week of the semester; and a 0% housing refund if withdrawn in the fourth week or after in the semester; OR
    2. To hold your room, but move into campus housing at a later date in January, in February, or in March, you will be billed for the entire semester and not prorated for the weeks you were not on campus.
  2. If you choose to cancel a current housing assignment, then decide to return to campus housing at a later date, we cannot hold your housing assignment for you. You will select a room based on the available housing at that time. Your housing will be prorated for the duration of the term based upon your arrival date. Of course, if your previous room is still available, we will do all we can to assist you to be housed in that room.
  3. If you are currently not registered for campus housing but decide to move into housing at a later date, you will have access to select a room based on the available housing at that time. Your housing will be prorated for the duration of the term based upon your arrival date.

Retrieving Stored Belongings

Spring 2021 campus housing residents who elected to have personal belongings stored will return to campus to find their belongings delivered to their spring 2021 housing assignment.

Students who are not living on campus for the spring 2021 semester but have items to retrieve from storage will be contacted by Residence Life with options for picking up or continuing to store their belongings (continued storage may include additional fees).

Parking Pass Pick-Up

Any student who is eligible for a parking pass should register online on the Campus Security website.

Commuter Students

Parking passes for commuter students will be available for pick-up at the Campus Security Guard House, which is located on Lancaster road as you enter campus. If you do not yet have your student ID, you will need to first pick-up your ID card at the Ehinger Center Front Desk, then bring your ID to the Guard House to pick up your pass. See below if you do not have an ID card.

Resident Students

On-campus residential students will find your parking pass in your campus mailbox. Instructions for displaying your parking pass on your car will be included with your parking pass. 

ID Cards

New students who do not have an ID card will be given ID cards at the time of move-in. New commuter students can pick up ID cards at the Ehinger Center Front Desk through the first week of classes.

As a new student, if you have not yet submitted a photo for an ID card, please follow the instructions outlined on this website.

Please note: Photos must be submitted at least one week prior to your move-in/arrival date on-campus to allow for ID printing.

Returning students who have lost their ID card can submit a request for a new ID via this form.

In Closing

We would like to reiterate the important action items for everyone receiving this message:

  • If you are not living on campus, please complete our form to let us know if you plan to be on campus this spring semester.
  • If you are living in campus housing, please confirm your move-in time on our appointment calendar: Move-in Appointment Calendar
  • Once you receive the email from Bergen New Bridge Health, please submit the information requested at your earliest convenience.  
  • Complete the required campus health and safety training, sign the Community Pledge and download the LiveSafe app if you plan to be on campus during the spring semester. 

Thank you for your attention to this important message. If you have any questions, please reach dvt@drew.edu with general questions or reslife@drew.edu for specific Housing-related questions. We look forward to speaking with you and helping to answer any questions you may have. We wish you all the very best as you prepare for the spring semester.

Thank you,

Campus Life & Student Affairs


The following are updates were shared in the Town Hall event on December 16, 2020:

  • The travel quarantine timeline has been reduced from 14 days down to 10 days. All other restrictions and protocol are in place.
  • The arrival time for move-in is between the hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST. Unfortunately, we cannot permit students to move into on-campus housing after hours due to our requirement to have on-site testing for students upon arrival.
  • The timeline for a pre-arrival COVID test (PCR or antigen test) is now acceptable between 5-7 days prior to arrival
  • The updated link to the Housing Portal is now: drew.edu/housingportal

The following Spring 2021 Housing Information was shared with students on Friday, December 4, 2020:

Dear Students,

As we approach the close of the fall 2020 semester and the end of 2020, we are looking ahead to the spring 2021 semester and welcoming many of you back to campus. Please familiarize yourself with the information in this message to help you prepare for a safe and enjoyable on-campus experience. 

We would also like to invite you to a virtual Town Hall to discuss the reopening process for the spring 2021 semester. The virtual Town Hall is scheduled for Wednesday, December 16 at 7 p.m. EST. All undergraduate Drew students and family members are invited. The Zoom information for this event the form to submit questions is posted at the end of this message under “Additional Information.”

If you are planning to live on campus for the spring 2021 semester, and you have not yet submitted a housing application, you are not currently registered for housing. Please complete a housing application at housing.drew.edu as soon as possible to secure a room assignment. 

Moving Into Campus Housing

Out of State & Students Traveling from International Locations

Students traveling to New Jersey from any location other than Connecticut, Delaware, New York, or Pennsylvania, are required to complete a 14-day quarantine upon your arrival. The state of New Jersey encourages a 14-day quarantine when traveling. View the most current information about quarantining upon entry to New Jersey on this state website.

Students are permitted to complete their arrival quarantine in their spring 2021 housing assignment. Please plan your arrival to campus being mindful of the quarantine timelines. During quarantine, students should spend the majority of time in their room. You are permitted to utilize the restroom, access and utilize the laundry room, exercise or relax outdoors, pick up to-go food from dining locations on campus, and visit Health Services, as needed and by appointment. Attending in-person social gatherings and spending time inside other campus buildings is inappropriate during the timeline of quarantine.

New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, and Pennsylvania Residents

Students who currently reside in New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, or Pennsylvania are not required to quarantine upon arrival to campus. 

Move-in Dates

  • January 4, 2021: Move-in for international students, first-year, and transfer students (who entered fall 2020 or spring 2021), who require a 14-day quarantine* prior to New Student Orientation on January 17–19, 2021. 

*Students may choose to quarantine off-campus at a hotel or with a family member, as an on-campus quarantine is not required. If you choose to quarantine off-campus, you can move into campus housing on January 15 or 16, 2021.

  • January 4–6, 2021: Move-in for returning students who require a 14-day quarantine* prior to classes beginning on January 20, 2021.

*Students may choose to quarantine off-campus as an on-campus quarantine is not required. If you choose to quarantine off-campus, you can move into campus housing on January 17, 18, or 19, 2021.

  • January 15 or 16, 2021: Move-in for first-year and transfer students (who entered fall 2020 or spring 2021) who are not required to quarantine.
  • January 17, 18, or 19, 2021: Move-in for returning students who are not required to quarantine.

Billing Information for Early Arrivals

The spring 2021 semester housing agreement begins on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 for international students; Friday, January 15, 2021 for new first-year and transfer students; and on Sunday, January 17, 2021 for returning students.

Should you plan to arrive on campus prior to these dates to complete a 14-day quarantine, there is a $25 per day fee for housing and meals during this time period. This fee will be billed to your student account based on your date of arrival. Student athletes arriving early for pre-season are not charged for an early arrival, unless you are required to complete a travel quarantine.

Move-in Process

All residential students must schedule a move-in appointment to gain access to their on-campus housing assignment. Scheduling a move-in appointment not only allows our Residence Life and Health Services teams to prepare for student arrivals, but it also permits us to follow social distancing guidelines during the move-in process. 

Move-in appointments can be scheduled as early as today, but not less than 48-hours prior to your intended move-in time.

Schedule Your Move-in Appointment: Appointment Calendar

Students are permitted to bring two guests to assist during the move-in process, and every resident is granted a maximum of 3 hours to unload and move in. Guests must exit campus at the completion of the move-in process. Names of students and all guests will be recorded during move-in for contact tracing purposes. Upon entering campus, temperature readings will be taken for every person coming on campus. Please do not report to campus if you or a guest is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

Additional information about the specific arrival and check-in processes, including the key pick-up location and on-site COVID-19 testing will be shared in the coming weeks.

Pre-Arrival COVID-19 Testing

Drew University has implemented a pre-arrival testing protocol (also called “pre-entry testing”) for the spring 2021 semester.

Requirements

All residential and commuter students planning to be on campus during the spring 2021 semester are required to:

  1. Submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test performed within 5 days of initial arrival to campus; and
  2. Self-quarantine between the date the test is performed and the return to campus. 

Students are responsible for the cost of pre-entry testing. For testing locations in your area, check with your primary healthcare provider or with your state or local health department. For testing sites in New Jersey, check here.

PCR (preferred) and antigen tests will be accepted. Antibody tests will NOT be accepted.

Submitting results

  1. An image of the test result, with the date of the test clearly visible, should be uploaded to students’ health portal by visiting drew.studenthealthportal.com. Once logged into the portal, click on Document Upload, choose the “Pre-Entry COVID-19 test result” option, and upload the test result. The upload feature for pre-entry test results will be available starting the end of December as pre-entry COVID-19 test results must be taken within 5 days prior to your move-in date.
  2. Prior to coming to campus, students should check the homepage of their health portal for the status of their COVID-19 test clearance. If the test result is negative, there will be a green checkmark next to the COVID-19 test category and students will be permitted to come to campus.
  3. If the test result is positive, students will not be permitted to come to campus until they meet the CDC and NJ Department of Health criteria for release from isolation (10 days from the date of the positive test if there were no symptoms; or 10 days have passed since the onset of symptoms, and fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications).

Exceptions to the Pre-Entry Testing Protocol

  1. If a student has had a positive COVID-19 test result within 90 days prior to their arrival, they do not need to have another test as long as they remain asymptomatic. In this case, students will be required to submit a copy of their laboratory report with the positive result.
  2. Students who are enrolled as completely online for the spring 2021 semester are not residing on campus, and will not be physically present on campus at any time during the spring 2021 semester are not required to submit a pre-entry test result.

Compliance

Unless a student meets criteria for an exception as outlined above, students will NOT be permitted to move into campus housing or attend in-person classes until this requirement is met.

Retrieving Stored Belongings

Spring 2021 campus housing residents who elected to have personal belongings stored will return to campus to find your belongings delivered to your spring 2021 housing assignment.

Students who are not living on campus for the spring 2021 semester but have items to retrieve from storage will be contacted by Residence Life with options for picking up or continuing to store their belongings (continued storage may include additional fees).

Additional Information 

  • Virtual Town Hall Event: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 7 p.m. EST
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  • ID Cards
    • New students who do not have an ID card will be given their ID card at the time of their move-in. New commuter students can pick up their ID card at the Ehinger Center during New Student Orientation through the first week of classes.
      • As a new student, if you never submitted a photo for an ID card, please follow the instructions outlined on this website.
      • *Photos must be submitted at least one week prior to students’ move-in date to allow for ID printing.

Returning students who have lost their ID card can submit a request for a new ID via our form.


The following message was emailed to all undergraduate students on Monday, October 26, 2020:

Spring 2021 Housing Process

This email outlines a great deal of information about living on campus for the spring 2021 semester. We appreciate your time in reviewing this message.

To get started, everyone must first complete the Spring 2021 Housing Intent Form to state your on- or off-campus living intentions for the spring 2021 semester. View our brochure for a quick overview of this process.

  • On-Campus Residents: If you would like to live on campus, after you complete the Spring 2021 Housing Intent form, you will be directed to complete a housing application, which includes the option to select a roommate (see below). Housing Applications will be available starting November 2, 2020 at housing.drew.edu.
  • Off-Campus Residents: If you are planning to live off-campus, once you complete the Spring 2021 Housing Intent Form, you have no further steps to complete.

Roommate Selection

On-campus residents, after submitting the Spring 2021 Housing Intent Form (linked above) and housing application (available November 2, 2020), may opt to select a roommate following this process:

  • Both you and your roommate must:
    • Each submit your housing applications
    • Select one another via the Roommate Selection tab
      • A housing application must be completed in order to be selected as a roommate.
    • Complete your roommate selection by Friday, November 20, 2020.

Housing Lottery

Returning students will be reassigned the same lottery number you were assigned in April 2020 for the 2020-2021 Housing Selection process. Lottery numbers are being reassigned to allow students to fill rooms/suites with your roommate(s) of choice, as some students have elected to live off-campus for the spring semester, thereby creating vacancies in Housing. In order to allow you to choose a roommate of your preference, we are hosting this Spring 2021 Housing Selection process.

New students, meaning new first year and transfer students from the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters, will be placed in Housing and not required to participate in a selection process for the spring 2021 term. However, new students are permitted to select a roommate if you wish, simply follow the process outlined above.

 

Move-in Dates

In December we will share the move-in appointment calendar with all residential students to schedule your individual move-in date/time according to the schedule below.

  • January 4, 2021: International students, First-year and transfers students (who entered fall 2020 or spring 2021), who require a 14-day quarantine* prior to New Student Orientation on January 17–19, 2021. 

*Students may choose to quarantine off-campus at a hotel or with a family member, as an on-campus quarantine is not required. If you choose to quarantine off-campus, you can move into campus housing on January 15 or 16, 2021.

  • January 4–6, 2021: Returning students who require a 14-day quarantine* prior to classes beginning on January 20, 2021

*Students may choose to quarantine off-campus as an on-campus quarantine is not required. If you choose to quarantine off-campus, you can move into campus housing on January 17, 18, or 19, 2021.

  • January 15 or 16, 2021: First-year and transfer students (who entered fall 2020 or spring 2021) who are not required to quarantine.
  • January 17, 18, or 19, 2021: Returning students who are not required to quarantine.

 

First-Year & Transfer Students

We will be offering a three-day hybrid-model New Student Orientation program for first-year and transfer students who started/start at Drew University in the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters, from Sunday, January 17 through Tuesday, January 19, 2021. The January Orientation program schedule can be viewed on our website and a registration form to confirm your virtual or in-person attendance at New Student Orientation is forthcoming from the Orientation Committee. 

New international students should plan to participate in the virtual two-day international student orientation program January 13-15, 2021 in addition to the three-day New Student Orientation program outlined above. International students must register for international student orientation via this form at least two weeks prior to your planned arrival date.

New first-year and transfer students who are required to quarantine can arrive on January 4, 2020 to complete your quarantine in on-campus housing before the New Student Orientation program January 17, 18, and 19, 2021. First-year and transfer students who are not required to quarantine, can move into your on-campus housing assignment on Friday January 15 or Saturday, January 16, 2021.

In December, all on-campus residents will be sent an email with information to schedule your move-in appointment. At this time, we are planning to allow a maximum of two guests per student for the move-in process. Once you are placed in housing, we ask that all roommates/suitemates schedule your move-in times on different days and at different times to reduce the number of people in your room/suite at any given time, during the move-in process.

 

Returning Students

Returning students who require a 14-day quarantine can move in on January 6, 2021, in order to complete your quarantine in time for the first day of classes on January 20, 2021. Students who do not require a quarantine can move in on January 17, 18, or 19, 2021.

In December, all on-campus residents will be sent an email with information to schedule your move-in appointment. At this time, we are planning to allow a maximum of two guests per student for the move-in process. Once you are placed in housing, we ask that all roommates/suitemates schedule your move-in times on different days and at different times to reduce the number of people in your room/suite at any given time, during the move-in process.

 

Quarantine Information

If you are coming to campus from a location listed on the State of New Jersey Travel Advisory website, you will be required to complete a 14-day quarantine upon your arrival. You are permitted to move directly into on-campus housing for the 14-day quarantine time period, however you are also welcome to complete your quarantine off-campus if you prefer. There is a fee for the 14-day on-campus quarantine.

During the time of your quarantine, if you are on-campus, you will be permitted to leave your residence hall room to pick-up “grab and go” meals and for fresh air or exercising outdoors. You are not permitted to visit with others (inside your room or the rooms of others) during this 14-day quarantine period. You should not enter any other buildings other than your residence hall and dining establishments, as instructed. 

If you quarantine off campus, you can moving into your residence hall as follows:

  • First-Year and Transfer Students: January 15 or 16, 2021
  • Returning Students: January 17, 18, or 19, 2021

 

Spring 2021 Dining Information

The meal plan options are outlined on our website. You can select the meal plan that works best for you when you complete your housing application.

 

Returning to Campus

As everyone considers returning to campus during the pandemic, we want to assure you—and remind you—of the protocols and expectations in place for the safety and security of our community. 

The parameters below are in effect for living on campus during the spring 2021 semester; these parameters may be reduced or increased at the discretion of Residence Life in accordance with applicable state guidelines:

  • Non-residential guests (including commuter students and anyone not currently living on campus) are not permitted inside the residence halls, except for the move-in process. 
  • Currently we are limiting who can enter residence halls. At this time you are permitted to only be in your own residence hall.
    • We hope to soon provide residential students with access to other residence halls, continuing with our limited room capacities, however, at this time, this is prohibited.
  • Room Occupancy Limits: you are permitted to have other residents from your hall in your room, as outlined below.
    • Suites with four or six residents are permitted a maximum of four additional, same hall residents, in their suite.
    • Double rooms are permitted to have a maximum of three people in the room.
    • Single rooms are permitted to have a maximum of two people in the room.
  • Doors and windows (as appropriate) are encouraged to be opened for maximum air flow when residents are visiting other residents within the same hall.
  • All residence hall lounge areas are closed.
  • Residence hall kitchens can be utilized on a limited basis for food preparation purposes; “hanging out” in the kitchen is not permitted. 
  • Masks are required on campus and inside all campus buildings.

We encourage all students who are living on campus for the spring 2021 semester to stay on campus and limit off-campus travel as much as possible. If you must travel to a state or location on the NJ Quarantine List while you are living on-campus, you are required to register your travel with the Office of Residence Life via our On Campus Resident Travel Registry form. Adherence to the state guidelines for a 14-day self-quarantine is expected upon your return to campus. Self-quarantining means that you stay in one place and only leave to obtain food/essential items, to walk outside for fresh air or exercise, or to seek medical care/treatment. This includes refraining from participating in, in-person classes, jobs and internships. You are encouraged to speak with your faculty members prior to any travel, to manage your academic commitments. During the 14-day period of self-quarantine, spending time with others in locations outside of your quarantine location violates the parameters for the quarantine and may result in formal documentation and potential student conduct sanctions. Should you take a COVID-19 test upon returning from your travel and receive a negative result, please note a negative test result does not dismiss the 14-day self-quarantine, as per the state guidance. See page three of this NJ State document for additional information.

Thank you for your attention to this important message. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at reslife@drew.edu. We look forward to speaking with you and helping to answer any questions you may have. We wish you all the very best as you consider your plans for the spring semester. 

Thank you,

Residence Life & Housing