Wendel, Tipple, Townhouses and ILC and MAT Theme Houses
Grad/Theo/CUE students live on campus year around. Wendel and Tipple house singles, couples, and families. Thus, community courtesy is paramount with quiet hours beginning at 9:00 p.m. and ending at 7:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 9:00 p.m. until 9:00 a.m. Friday – Saturday. The Townhouses are 3 to 4 bedrooms with kitchen and bathroom available for single students. Two of the townhouses are the Theological Intentional Living Community and the Caspersen MAT house.
Resident’s may reserve Tipple Lounge for small gatherings and children’s birthday parties. Otherwise the lounge is available for all residents to use for study or watching television. To reserve the lounge go to Lounge Requests. There is also a study lounge in the basement of Wendel.
ResLife and University Policies
Please refer to Daniel’s Dictionary for any policy questions.
Room mate Considerations
1. Wipe down kitchen counters, table stove, and sink after every use. Wash your dishes after every use. Clean food out of kitchen sink drain after washing your dishes
2. Clean up after yourself; think of the others that have to use the areas after you do.
3. Check supply list to see who is responsible to buy what. Try not to run out of supplies, especially toilet paper.
- No Door Propping: For security reasons, please do not leave outside doors open–close outside entrance doors if you see them open and no one around. Also, always lock your own apartment door and the doors of the building.
- Hallways: In accordance with local fire codes, hallways must be kept clear of all items except doormats and shoes. Three (3) pairs of shoes may be left near your door in the hallway away from stairs. It may be useful to purchase a shoe holder to place near the apartment door to hold shoes for the household. Other items left in the hallways are likely to be removed. These include but are not limited to: toys, bikes, roller blades, strollers, umbrellas, books, plants, etc. this is a matter of public safety. Please be courteous of your neighbors and facilities staff who are going up and down the stairs often carry groceries and other items.
When living with so many others in a small space it is inevitable that issues of cleanliness need to be addressed. Because of close quarters, the way in which you live can directly affect those around you. Here are some of the tips that the affiliate offices of Residence Life and Facilities have discussed as good ways to keep it clean and avoid fines:
- Keep shoes, toys, bikes, and other personal items out of the stairwells and landings.
- To avoid mold, wipe down damp walls in your shower and bathroom. Use an anti-bacterial or mold remover such as, Clorox clean-up, Fantastic, etc. once a month to manage and maintain the bathroom area.
- Use small trash bags and throw out garbage often. Also, remember to recycle to reduce trash and be eco-friendly.
Many families with young children live at Tipple and Wendel Halls, so children’s safety is of special importance.
Young children must never be left unattended. Children under 10 years old should always have adult supervision. Parents should also watch that their children not wander into outdoor renovation areas on campus. EVERYONE should be careful of children when driving, especially when backing in and out of parking spaces in the parking lot behind Tipple and Wendel.
There are NO pets allowed in the apartments with the exception of non-meat-eating fish Possession of a pet will result in a fine, the immediate removal of the pet, and the possible loss of housing.
Garbage and Recycling:
You are responsible for emptying all garbage and recycling from your room and the apartment. Do not place your garbage in the hallway nor leave it in the laundry room. Please do not leave garbage bags on the ground. Failure to do so may result in the entire community being charged for garbage removal.
Please put all garbage and recyclables in the appropriate bins and close bins.
Recyclables may be co-mingled. Please refer to the following webpage: Drew Recycling
Wendel/Tipple: There is a large metal garbage bin and a recycling bin in the back of Tipple between section Tipple D and Wendel D. .
Townhouses: There is a wooden shed in front of Townhouse #28 that had containers for garbage and recycling.
All residents are responsible for contacting facilities in the case of emergencies, such as a toilet clogged or overflowing or if an alarm is going off. call facilities Monday – Friday between 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m., 973/408-3510. After 5:00 p.m. or on weekends call public safety all other times, 973/408-3379.
Click here for Facilities webpage and to fill out a work request.
There is a laundry room located in the basement of all residence buildings (under section C in both Wendel & Tipple and next to Townhouse/Eberhardt Unit 5). Washers and dryers are $1.00. per load, the machines only take quarters, you will need 4 quarters per wash or dry load. Quarters are available for purchase at area banks and at Stop and Shop.
If there is a problem with the machines please contact Facilities,at 973/408-3015, immediately with a description of the problem. Personal washers and dryers are prohibited in private living areas and storage areas.
Each bedroom is equipped with one phone line. Students who wish to use the phone system must bring their own phones and please notify telecom, 973/408-3333, that you want your phone line activated.
To reach someone on campus, dial their 4-digit extension number. To make a call to an off-campus number, you will need to dial 9 first, then 1, then the full 10 digit number. You should hear two beeps, after which you must enter your authorization code. If the code is valid, you will hear 3 more beeps and the call will be connected.
Drew provides cable television and internet service in Wendel/Tipple units. You should find a cable jack and an internet jack in your apartment, however you will need to bring your own cable and internet cords with you. There is a monthly fee for your telephone service that will be charged to your monthly billing statement.
Please view the “Safety of Possessions” page to learn more about how to protect your personal belongings.
Madison Avenue Direct—a commuter van takes students to train station and local business and back to campus. There are signs and benches for pick-up near Simon Forum and near McLendon. The shuttle costs $1.50 per ride. Check the website for the latest schedule:
Madison Avenue Direct Schedule 2012
Bus (from the Drew main gate)
Local-stop service from Morristown to Short Hills or to Livingston Mall. NJTransit
Train (from the Madison train station)
Directions on how to get to the train station in Madison:
Walk to front of campus (Madison Avenue/Rte 124) turn right. Go to Madison Ave/Kings Road intersection–turn onto Kings Road. Stay on Kings Road all the way to the train station. You will cross Green Village Rd and Waverly Place. There are stairs just after you cross Waverly Place that will take you up to the platform to go to New York. Or you can walk to the front of the Train Station directly across from City Hall (otherwise known as the Hartley Dodge Memorial). The platform next to the train depot is the one going into New York City.
Stay on the train until you reach New York City. You will arrive at Penn Station.
Once at Penn Station you can exit the building, or stay inside the train station and transfer to the Subway’s to get to your destination. If you need help, the subway staff wear MTA uniforms and you may ask policeman for assistance.
Helpful Transportation Websites
New Jersey Transit Train Schedules (New Jersey’s commuter railroad)
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York City subways and buses, Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road commuter railroads)
NYC WorldWeb Travel Guide (New York City Sights & Attractions)
Resident mailboxes are located in the University Commons. To get your box number and combination, go to the Commons mail-room desk. You will need I.D.
Your mailing address will be:
CMB (your campus mailbox number)
Madison, NJ 07940
Living on campus
Living on campus as a graduate or theological student means you will live in “apartment style housing” it is important to recognize that this style of housing does not provide much storage. The space you will have will be crowded no matter how simply you live or how organized you are. Please consider the following tips:
- Decide what is most important to you and bring those things with you.
- Invest in some organizational units. Bookshelves, or stackable crates help find a home for papers and school work.
- Remember that storage space on campus is limited and not guaranteed. It is understandable that students will have a need to store some of their belongings the longer they live on campus and acquire new things, but the storage space available doesn’t change.
Please contact Elizabeth Fehsenfeld, Graduate and Theological Residence Director to set up a check-in appointment. Email is the easiest at email@example.com or by phone at 973/408-3055.
Check-In Dates: Please see the Housing Conference Hospitality page for up-to-date information
To expedite your check-in please make sure you are clear for check-in from the following offices. Per university policy residents may not pick up their key from Reslife until receiving clearance from the following offices:
Treehouse (Log in and click on “My Check-In Status” in the menu on the left side of the website.)
If you are single and chosen the single option with the Housing Office, you will share an 1 to 4 bedroom apartment or townhouse. You will have your own bedroom and share a bathroom and kitchen with your apartment mates. Please see the list below of things to consider bringing to campus.
When you arrive at Drew, your bedroom will have an extra-long twin bed, desk, desk chair, bureau or closet, dresser, and window shade and screen. You may want to bring a couple floor lamps and desk lamps as not all bedrooms have overhead lighting.
You may have a kitchen table with chairs and in some units a sofa and coffee table if there is space.
You will assume responsibility for this furniture, and it will be yours during your residency at Drew. You will be prompted to sign a Room Condition Report (RCR) when you pick up your keys. The RCR will list any damages found in the room prior to your moving in so that you do not get charged for these damages at move-out. Please note, you have 48 hours to make any adjustments to the RCR. Afterwards, you will be responsible for any damages.
Couples and Families
If you are a couple or have a family you will be assigned a one, two, or three bedroom apartment. The apartments are not furnished with any furniture. The apartment does have a kitchen with refrigerator, sink, stove/oven. Some apartments have overhead lights and others have an outlet that you may plug a lamp into and control by wall switch. Besides bringing furniture, please review the list below of things to consider bringing with you to your apartment.
Items to consider bringing to campus
Below are some items you might want to bring, some things to discuss with your apartment mates, and things that are restricted at Drew University. Please take a look, print it out, and pack accordingly!
Remember, this is just a start. If you have any questions on what you think you would like to bring but are not sure if it’s ok, please give us a call first 973-408-3394. We are more that happy to answer any questions for you! Always remember; when in doubt, leave it out.
*Grad/Theo students are permitted to bring window air-conditioning units in Wendel and Tipple–please contact Facilities for installation. Please put in a work order with facilities to have it installed. There is a fee to cover the installation/removal and electrical costs that will be billed to your student account. The Townhouses have central air.
- Medical Insurance Card
- Debit and/or Credit Card
- Identification (you will need two forms of ID)
- Driver’s License or State ID Card or Passport
- Any medications you require
What you will need…
- comforter or bedspread
- extra long twin-size sheets (36″ x 76″) if in a single room
- clothes hangers
- mattress pad
- pillow and pillowcases
- alarm clock
- blankets or comforter
- pots/pans/kitchen items
- toilet paper
Optional Room Items
- throw pillows
- egg crate-style pad
- area rug
- floor lamp (no halogen lamps)
- curtain + curtain rod
- air purifier/fresheners
- basic cleaning supplies (small vacuum, dustpan, windex, paper towels, etc.)
- water purifier
- floor length mirror
- plates, mugs, cups, silverware, etc.
- small sewing kit
- shower caddy, basket, or buckets for health and beauty aids and toiletries.
Bath & Personal Needs
- thongs, flip-flops, or shower shoes
- shampoo, conditioner and soap
- toothbrush and toothpaste
- small first aid kit
- hairbrush & comb
- hair dryer
- sunscreen & insect repellent
- other toiletries necessary prescriptions, medicines, and vitamins
- extra glasses, contacts or contact solution
- laundry basket
- quarters for washers and dryers in laundry room
- lots of clean underwear and socks
- cold weather clothing
- warm winter coat
- clothes hangers
Essential School Supplies
- pens, pencils, markers, highlighters
- notebooks and paper
- paperclips, stapler, tape, safety pins
- book bag/backpack
- ink cartridges
- fun books to read
- research paper writing guides
- surge protector (not multiple)
- extra printer paper
- ethernet cord
Grad/Theo Apartment mates may want to discuss these items in advance:
- kitchen items
- rug/floor covering
- dvd player/video game equipment
The following items are prohibited from Residence Halls because of fire hazard potential: See Daniel’s Dictionary for up-to-date list
- deep fat fryers
- open flame appliances
- hot plates
- non UL- listed appliances
- portable washing machines
- open coil appliances
- pets (only non-meat eating fish allowed)
- weapons (firearms, guns, BB guns, knives, bows & arrows, and martial arts equipment)
- explosives (fireworks, incense, candles, and flammable liquids)
- volatile liquids and substances of any kind (i.e. fuels, lighter fluid, open cans of paint, paint thinner, match-light charcoal, and turpentine.
- motorcycles, mopeds, or motor bikes
- unapproved lofts
- paper lamps or lanterns
- items attached to/hanging from fire-safety equipment
- halogen lamps
- extension cords (only surge protectors are allowed)
- outlet expanders
- decorative lighting (holiday lights, neon lights, etc.)
- illegal or non-prescribed drugs and drug paraphernalia
- space heaters, ceiling fans, washing machines, dryers,
- kegs, mini kegs, beer balls, and other alcohol beverages in bulk quantities. (Empty containers, funnels, or other paraphernalia used for bringing purposes will be considered illegal also and owners/room occupants are subject to fines.)
- waterbeds, pools
- University, other university/college, local, state, federal, or private/non-profit industry signage.