End of Year Move-out

  • All students not graduating are expected to move-out 24 hours after your last exam. Here is the link for the end of the year move-out booklet.
  • Residence Halls close at noon on Thursday, May 15, 2014 for non-graduates
  • If you are graduating, or have been approved to stay and work graduation, residence halls close after graduation on Saturday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Break

  • Begins on the Wednesday, November 26, 2014 prior to Thanksgiving at 10:00 a.m.
  • All CLA residents are required to vacate their halls by this time–failure to do so may result in a fine.
  • Check-out and Thanksgiving Break information will be distributed by Resident Assistants. Please review this checklist for an overview of what you must complete before leaving campus.
  • After halls close, Residence Life staff members conduct Health and Safety Inspections in every room and bathroom inspections in Riker, the Theme Houses, and the Suites.
  • Any illegal items will be confiscated and held in the Office of Residence Life.
  • All confiscated items may be picked up from the Office of Residence Life at the end of each semester, please contact your RD to set up an appointment.
  • If you need to reside on campus for Thanksgiving Break–please contact Housing at 973-408-3681.
  • Residence Halls will re-open the Sunday, November 30, 2014, at noon.

Leaving after Fall semester

  • Students who are leaving the university for any reason after the Fall semester should read this information.

Winter Break

  • Winter Break begins at a different day each year–but will close at 12:00 p.m. on December 18, 2014.
  • Please check the Academic Calendar for this year’s Winter Break closing date.
  • All CLA residents are required to vacate their halls by this time–failure to do so may result in a fine.
  • Resident Assistants will distribute Winter Break Closing information in late November. Please review this checklist for an overview of what you must complete before leaving campus.
  • After the halls close, Residence Life staff members will conduct Health and Safety Inspections in every room and bathroom inspections in Riker, the Theme Houses, and the Suites.
  • Any illegal items will be confiscated and held in the Office of Residence Life.
  • All confiscated items may be picked up from the Office of Residence Life at the end of each semester.
  • If you need to reside on-campus during Winter Break–please contact Housing at 973-408-3681.
  • Residence Halls typically reopen on a Sunday in late January–please refer to the Academic Calendar.

January Term Housing (JanTerm)

  • January Term Housing begins during the first week of January and is open to Drew students who are working on their academic internships, approved independent study, honors work, volunteerism, international students, athletes approved by the Athletic Department, students employed by the University during January and students enrolled in a program at Saint Elizabeth College.
  • Applications are available from the Housing Office or the Office of Residence Life in late November/Early December. Please follow the directions and deadlines on the application to ensure a January Term Housing spot.
  • Each year, certain halls on campus are designated as the host for JanTerm Housing. The University chooses only 1 or 2 halls for JanTerm Housing in an effort to follow the campus sustainability efforts–as it takes  less energy to heat and power 2 residence halls instead of 15.
  • If your residence hall is chosen for housing JanTerm students–you are required to turn in your room keys at the end of the Fall semester. Failure to do so will result in a lock change for your room that will be charged to your student account. Also, you are required to remove all linens from your bed, clear off your desk, empty half of your dresser and clear half of your closet for the JanTerm student who will be staying there.
  • For move-in times, locations and information regarding JanTerm Housing–please contact the Office of Residence Life at 973-408-3394 or the Housing Office at 973-408-3681.
  • JanTerm residents are required to leave the room in the condition that they entered the room. They may be charged for any cleaning or damages found in the room.

Spring Break

  • Spring Break typically begins on a Friday in March, March 6, 2015. Residence Halls re-open on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at NOON. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for exact dates.
  • All CLA residents are required to vacate their halls by this time–failure to do so may result in a fine.
  • Resident Assistants will distribute Spring Break closing information at the end of February. Please review this checklist for an overview of what you must complete before leaving campus.
  • During Spring Break closing, Residence Life staff members will be conducting Health and Safety Inspections in every room and bathroom inspections in Riker, the Theme Houses, and the Suites.
  • Any illegal items will be confiscated and held in the Office of Residence Life.
  • All confiscated items may be picked up from the Office of Residence Life at the end of each semester.
  • If you need to reside on campus during Spring Break–please contact the Housing Office at 973-408-3681.
  • The Residence halls re-open at noon on the Sunday after Spring Break.