ResidenceLife and University Policies

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


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 are laundry rooms located in each residence hall. In Tipple and Wendel the Laundry Room is located in the basement of all residence buildings (between section B and C in both Wendel & Tipple) The laundry room for the Townhouses and Eberhard is located next to 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 grocery stores courtesy desks.

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  apartment or individual bedroom is equipped with one phone line.  Students who wish to use the phone system must bring their own phones and please notify University Technology at 973/408-3333, that you want your phone line activated and you will receive an authorization code to allow you to make long distance calls. Please be aware 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 University Technology.

Property Insurance

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

Public Transportation

New Jersey Transit Bus

County buses stop at the main Bowne Gateway and provide service to Morristown, Short Hills, the Livingston Mall and other local destinations. View complete maps and schedules.

New Jersey Transit Train

The rail system can take you from Madison to most anywhere in north and central New Jersey, (including Newark-Liberty International Airport and the Jersey shore) and directly to New York Penn Station. Once at Penn Station, you can access the MTA bus, subway and rail system to locations throughout the metro-New York area or catch Amtrak trains to Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. and beyond.

For More Information

Directions to Madison train station: Standing at the front of campus facing Madison Avenue/Rte 124, turn right and proceed to the Madison Ave/Kings Road intersection. Turn right onto Kings Road and proceed across both Green Village Road and Waverly Place. Take the staircase leading up from Waverly Place to the New York-bound platform. See location on a map.


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:
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.