Drew’s campus provides both tranquility and excitement. Its location in the New York metropolitan area offers almost unlimited intellectual, cultural, and social resources. But there is also much stimulation even nearer to home. Students of the Theological School are encouraged to participate fully in the broader life of the University. The Drew calendar annually includes nearly 400 events open to students and the public, including concerts, plays, films, athletic events, religious services, conferences, and lectures.
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Because the Drew community is religiously diverse, religious activities are frequent and varied to meet the needs and interests of the faiths represented on campus. The university chaplain, along with campus ministers and religious advisers, oversees a variety of worship experiences to encourage personal faith development.
Interfaith chapel services offer an opportunity to participate in worship celebrations that bring people of differing perspectives together. The Religious Life Council is an interfaith body that includes students, faculty, and campus ministers from several religious organizations. The council provides an opportunity for people to get to know each other and discuss common concerns.
The following worship, study, service, and fellowship opportunities are available through the chaplain’s office: Catholic Campus Ministry, Hillel Jewish Student Organization, Episcopal Campus Ministry, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Muslim Student Association, Pagan Society, and the Spirituality Theme House. Chapters of the Beatitude Society, United Methodist Women, and Order of St. Luke are active in the Theological School.
Guidance and oversight of religious life on campus is the responsibility of the Office of the University Chaplain. The chaplain seeks to educate through spiritual leadership, community service opportunities, and cooperative work with deans. The chaplain’s office is located on the second floor of Seminary Hall. The Religious Life office is located on the second floor of the President’s Annex.
Craig Chapel in the Theological School offers chapel services every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning of the academic term. Worship services, including the musical offerings of the Seminary Choir, reflect the multi-ethnic and international character of the Theological School faculty and student body. In addition, many other special worship services are held in Craig Chapel, ranging from Catholic Mass to liturgical drama and dance.
Drew University provides a limited amount of housing for graduate and theological students in four different facilities; Green Villa suites, Loantaka Houses, Tipple Hall and Wendel Hall. Because housing is limited, it is not guaranteed. Housing is available for both single and married students. The University will make every effort to satisfy the needs of each applicant within our policies but reserves the right to make final decisions regarding housing assignments. Do not plan to arrive on campus without a confirmed housing assignment. Learn more about housing on the HCH page.
There are two student groups in the Theological School: