Update 1/25/16, 8am

The Drew campus opening has been further delayed this morning, Monday, January 25 so the facilities team can continue snow and ice removal from buildings that have not yet been cleared. As safety is our top priority, please note the following schedule. Access to buildings and parking lots, especially for those driving to campus, will be limited prior to that.

  • CLA classes will begin at 11:40am. INTO and CLA classes scheduled before that time are cancelled. This now includes the 10:25am classes we originally planned to hold.
  • Theological School online classes will be held as scheduled.
  • Caspersen classes are not impacted by the delayed opening.
  • For any professors who have difficulty getting to campus for class, please notify your dean’s office if you are canceling your class so they can manage a list for any students who have questions. 
  • All administrative offices will open at 12 noon. For those staff who cannot arrive at noon, please contact your manager for alternate arrangements. 
  • All dining facilities will open for their regular hours.
  • The Library, Ehinger Center and the Forum will be open for their regular hours.

Please use caution getting to campus and on the roads and paths as we are actively cleaning them to prepare for a safe opening. Thank you for your assistance and adherence to this schedule and apologies for any inconvenience this additional change has caused.  


Campus Re-Opens 10 a.m. Monday, January 25 – See updates above

The Drew campus will re-open tomorrow at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 25 so the facilities team can continue snow and ice removal throughout the night and morning. As safety is our top priority, please note the following schedule and plan for the 10 a.m. delayed opening time as access to buildings and parking lots, especially for those driving to campus, will be limited prior to that.
  • The academic buildings have not yet been cleared of snow so CLA classes will begin at 10:25 a.m. INTO and CLA classes scheduled before 10:25 a.m. are cancelled.
  • Theological School online classes will be held as scheduled.
  • Caspersen classes are not impacted by the delayed opening.
  • All administrative offices will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 25. For those who cannot arrive at 10 a.m. due to weather conditions, please contact your manager.
  • All dining facilities will open for their regular hours.
  • The Library, Ehinger Center and the Forum will be open for their regular hours.
Please use caution getting to campus and on the roads and paths as we are anticipating overnight freezing which will continue to make the weather clean-up a long process. Thank you for your assistance and adherence to this schedule.

Storm Updates 1/24/16

The Forum, Ehinger Center and Library will re-open at 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 24.

The Sunday Funday event will be held at 3 p.m. in The Pub.

The Hamlet auditions scheduled for noon on Sunday are cancelled and will be rescheduled.

The Commons will be open for regular brunch and dinner hours.

The EC food court will remain closed. The C-Store will be open Sunday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Storm Updates 1/23/16

Drew University will remain closed throughout the morning of Sunday, January 24.  The University is planning to re-open buildings for the on-campus community sometime on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday Funday will be held as planned at 3 p.m.in The Pub in the EC. All other campus events have been cancelled.

An update on when campus facilities will re-open will be posted here and on Drew’s Twitter and Facebook pages at 7 a.m. on Sunday.

Basketball games originally rescheduled to Sunday at Goucher now rescheduled until Monday. Men’s game at 3 p.m., Women’s game at 5 .p.m. Teams will leave via bus Monday at 10am.

The Drew vs. Scranton swim meet scheduled for Sunday, January 24 has been cancelled.

The boys’ indoor soccer tournament scheduled for Sunday, January 24 has been cancelled.

Winter Storm Watch Announcement 1/22/16

Dear members of the Drew community,

A winter storm watch is in effect for the Madison, NJ area. Snow is expected to begin late tonight and continue through the morning of Sunday, January 24. Since there is the possibility of heavy snow, with potential accumulations of 8-14 inches, Drew University will officially be closed on Saturday, January 23.

Please see the information below for information as of this writing. Updates will be sent to campus email addresses, be shared on Drew’s Twitter and Facebook pages and be posted here.

  • As is standard during all weather emergencies, all undergraduate residence halls will implement quiet hours. They will begin at 12:00am on Saturday, January 23 and end at 10:00am on Sunday, January 24. Residence life staff members will be present in the halls–please contact them with any concerns.
  • Health Services will be closed on Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24. All medical and other emergencies should be reported to Public Safety at (973) 408-4444.
  • Dining Services:
    • The Commons will be open on Saturday from 10:30am-6:30pm. It will resume normal hours on Sunday, opening at 10:30am.
    • The EC Food Court will be closed on Saturday and reopen for normal business at 2:00pm on Sunday.
    • The C-Store will be open normal hours–6:00pm–2:00am.
    • Peet’s Coffee House and Starbucks will be closed.
  • The Ehinger Center will be closed on Saturday and reopen for normal hours on Sunday.
  • The Library will be closed on Saturday and resume normal hours on Sunday at 1pm.
  • Theological School January term classes on Saturday, January 23 are cancelled. Students should contact their professors for further information.
  • The Caspersen School has no classes or events scheduled for Saturday, January 23.
  • Winterfest, originally scheduled for Saturday, January 23, was rescheduled for Saturday, January 30.
  • The Forum will be closed on Saturday, January 23 and reopen for normal hours on Sunday, January 24.
  • The Pub will be open for “Sunday Funday” for the AFC and NFC championship games from 1-10pm. Wings! Soda! Giveaways! (Alcohol-free so all members of the community can enjoy the event.)  
  • Athletics (Updated 1/23)
    • The men’s and women’s basketball games vs. Goucher to be held on the Goucher campus scheduled for Saturday, January 23 were rescheduled for Sunday at 3pm (men’s) and 5pm (women’s). 
    • Athletics events scheduled for Sunday, January 24 at 4pm at Drew have not been cancelled. The University will assess conditions on the morning of January 24 and update this status.
    • Basketball games originally rescheduled to Sunday at Goucher now rescheduled until Monday. Men’s game at 3pm, Women’s game at 5pm. Teams will leave via bus Monday at 10am.
    • The Drew vs. Scranton swim meet scheduled for Sunday, January 24 has been cancelled.
    • The boys’ indoor soccer tournament scheduled for Sunday, January 24 has been cancelled.
  • Please call (973) 408 3510 or (973) 408 3379 to contact facilities with any concerns. If you need a shovel to clean out your car, you can borrow one at Pepin. (Please bring your Drew ID.)

Thank you, and be safe.

Snow Closing Policy

In cases of inclement weather that necessitate closure of the University’s administrative offices, classes in the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School, and the Caspersen School of Graduate studies will be canceled and the library and CNS Helpdesk will be closed. In the event of a delayed opening or early dismissal, a corresponding adjustment will be made to the day’s class schedule and library hours.

Snow Removal Map

All cars must be removed from the areas in red and moved to the blue area.

Declaration of a snow emergency will be made by Public Safety via voice mail and entrance signage. During a snow emergency, vehicles must be removed from all designated “No Parking During Snow Emergency” locations and moved to any available “Snow Emergency Parking” area. Failure to relocate will result in towing and any related monetary charges. Once these areas are clear of all snow and ice, Public Safety will notify the campus community and vehicles should return to the parking spaces.

  • The primary locations for “Snow Emergency Parking” will be the Methodist Church lot and the Sitterly lot. Vehicles may only park in the Methodist Church lot during a snow emergency and must move back from both lots to the main campus when notified.
  • “No Parking During Snow Emergency” locations are reflected on the attached map and include all road parking throughout campus, the lower part of the Main lot, and other smaller parking areas which are difficult snow removal locations. Please be aware of these designated areas and act appropriately when inclement weather is expected.
  • If you have weekend plans or are leaving campus for an extended period of time, it is your responsibility to move your vehicle to the Tilghman lot. You must register your car with Public Safety for long term parking.
  • The campus community may also be asked to relocate vehicles for periodic lot clearing. This is necessary to remove excess accumulations of ice and snow in long term parking areas.
  • Again, vehicles in violation of this policy will be ticketed by Public Safety and towed at the owner’s expense.

Questions regarding this matter can be addressed at either Public Safety (973-408-3379) 24 hours per day seven days per week or Facilities Operations (973-408-3510) from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday in the Pepin Services Center. Thank you for your cooperation.