Grad/Theo Students:


If you are single and have 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.

Personal Items

  • Medical Insurance Card
  • Debit and/or Credit Card
  • Checkbook
  • 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
  • towels
  • pots/pans/kitchen items
  • groceries
  • toilet paper

Optional Room Items

  • throw pillows
  • egg crate-style pad
  • bedspread
  • area rug
  • floor lamp (no halogen lamps or paper shades)
  • curtain + curtain rod
  • air purifier/fresheners
  • basic cleaning supplies (small vacuum, dustpan, windex, paper towels, etc.
  • 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

  • towels
  • washcloths
  • bathrobe
  • thongs, flip-flops, or shower shoes
  • shampoo, conditioner and soap
  • toothbrush and toothpaste
  • deodorant
  • small first aid kit
  • hairbrush & comb
  • hair dryer
  • sunscreen & insect repellant
  • other toiletriesnecessary prescriptions, medicines, and vitamins
  • extra glasses, contacts or contact solution
  • laundry basket
  • detergent
  • quarters for laundry room

Essential School Supplies

  • pens, pencils, markers, highlighters
  • thesaurus
  • dictionary
  • notebooks and paper
  • paperclips, stapler, tape, safety pins
  • calculator
  • bookbag/backpack
  • ink cartridges
  • fun books to read
  • research paper writing guides
  • printer
  • surge protector (not multiple)
  • software
  • extra printer paper
  • ethernet cord

Grad/Theo Apartment mates may want to discuss these items in advance:

  • microwave
  • kitchen items
  • rug/floor covering
  • stereo/radio
  • television
  • dvd player/vcr/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 fyers
  • toasters
  • 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, matchlight 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 binging 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.