Here is a list of Resources

ResidenceLife and University Policies

Please refer to Daniel’s Dictionary for any policy questions.

Facilities

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. 

Laundry

There is a laundry room located in the basement of all residence buildings (between section B and 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.

Telecommunications

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. Cell phone reception in Wendel and Tipple is difficult.

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 all 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. For more information contact Telecommunications

Property Insurance:

Please view the Safety in Residence Halls page to learn more about how to protect your personal belongings.

Public Transportation

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 a 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)

Mail

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.  Click here for Mail Services.

Your mailing address will be:
(YOUR NAME)
Drew University
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.  See the what to bring section.  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.