To ensure efficient snow removal operations and the safety of the campus community, Public Safety and Facilities Operations ask for your cooperation during all winter storms. Drew University will make every effort to keep the community informed, and campus residents should check voice mail for updates. Commuting students, faculty, staff, and administration should contact the Drew University Snow Closing information mailbox 973-408-DUSC (or 973 408-3872) to determine whether a snow emergency has been declared and what actions should be taken. During such an event the following parking plan will be enforced to help ensure that snow and ice removal can be managed safely and effectively.

  • 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.