Special EventsNow is the perfect time to visit Drew. We offer a full array of visit opportunities including campus tours and information sessions. Our special programs like Discover Drew Days provide the perfect opportunity to hear panel discussions, explore campus and a chance to meet current students, faculty and staff in ways not possible at traditional, large-scale college open houses.
Discover Drew Days
8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Hear from current students, tour the campus and meet faculty members.
In July, we’ll host Summer Orientation to welcome the Class of 2020 and new transfer students to the Forest. Register by for an orientation session June 15th. Visit drew.edu/orientation for details. Contact the Office of Student Activities for more information.
Campus Tours & Information Sessions
There’s no substitute for the real thing; come for a tour and see Drew’s beauty and feel its energy. Hour-long student-led campus tours depart from Wesley House. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early to sign in. If special assistance is necessary, please note that we require at least two weeks notice. Information sessions give prospective students and parents the opportunity to meet with admission counselors, explore our programs, learn about admission and enrollment procedures and ask questions. Throughout the fall tours will be offered Monday – Friday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and select Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. A brief information session will be held prior to each tour. Tours may not be offered on some holidays and open house dates.
Register for a Tour and Info Session
Why an Interview is Important
We strongly recommend a personal interview. Beyond your application, recommendations and transcripts, a one-on-one admissions interview allows us to learn more about you, your passions and discuss how Drew may be may be the right choice for you. An interview will not only enhance chances for admission, but also, if eligible, for the Baldwin Honors, Presidential or Dean’s academic merit scholarships as well as for the Civic Engagement Scholarship. Selected candidates for the 7-year dual degree BA/MD program will be invited to participate in a required admissions interview. We’d love to see you in person for your interview (and show you around while you’re here), so we hope you’ll make the trip to campus. However, we are happy to accommodate interviews via Skype or FaceTime.
Schedule an Interview
On Presidents’ Day, come see what makes Drew University distinctive among national liberal arts colleges.
Hear our students share their own college search process with you and why they declared Drew! Join our faculty as they discuss Drew to learn how real world experience, mentoring, our location in Madison and our proximity to Manhattan make a meaningful difference in the lives of our students. Listen as our President shares her experiences about choosing the right college or university.
Presidents’ Day at Drew: Discover your college story.
View Schedule & Register for February 15: Morning Session View Schedule & Register for February 15: Afternoon Session
Thinking about Transferring? ATTEND A TRANSFER THURSDAY.
- Speak directly with your transfer admission counselor
- Receive a preliminary review of your application and transcripts
- Tour the campus
- Learn more about available academic programs
- Learn more about student life
- Offered most Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Some holidays and other dates are excluded. If you can’t attend one of our Transfer Thursdays, contact us. We are happy to accommodate your schedule.
Register for a Transfer Thursday
Can’t make it in person?
Here’s a Preview
or Join us on the Road
Drew Admissions will be crisscrossing the country and traveling around the world to meet you in your neighborhood. You’ll have several opportunities to meet your admissions counselor, current students, faculty or alumni. Learn more about our Drew on the Road programs.
Where is Your Admissions Counselor?
Go Ahead. Make Your Day.
For admitted students only.
*April 6 **all dates except April 27 ***April 24Register Now
Once you register, the Admissions team will find courses and coordinate activities to Make Your Day. Please register at least three business days before your planned visit, so we can customize a day just for you.
Can’t make it on a Make Your Day date? Consider sitting in on a class during a Drew Experience.
Student-led group tours are available to high schools, community groups and organizations of 10 to 30 students who are high school seniors, juniors or in the spring of their sophomore years.
- Reservation is required at least two (2) weeks in advance.
- Reservation is confirmed when you receive notice from the Office of College Admissions.
- Group size limit is 30, not including chaperones.
- All tours are walking tours.
- Groups arriving more than 30 minutes late can not be guaranteed a tour.
- If inclement weather is predicted, please bring appropriate attire and gear (e.g., umbrellas).
- If arriving by double-decker bus, please contact us for alternate directions.
- If special assistance is necessary, please let us know immediately.
Request a Group Tour
Drew comes to you! Check our map to see when Drew will be in your area this month.
What better way to get a feel for being a Drew student than to spend a night as one? Drew’s overnight program pairs admitted high school seniors with Drew student ambassadors who serve as overnight and day hosts. Meet Drew students, sleep in a dorm room, tour the campus, eat in the Commons, attend classes, meet faculty and coaches and be a part of on-campus events. Overnight visits are offered Sunday through Thursday, February 5 to March 11 and March 18 to April 29.
Typical Ambassador Stay Schedule:
*Schedule will vary depending on the course list and interests of the Drew host.
|4:30 p.m.||Check-in with host at Wesley House (admissions)|
|5 p.m.||Student departs with host for dinner|
|6 p.m.||Student attends activities with host and spends the night in a residence hall|
|7-9 a.m.||Breakfast with host|
|9 a.m.-noon||Attend classes and activities with host|
|1-4 p.m.||Attend classes and activities with host|
|4 p.m.||Depart campus|
Parents are more than welcome to come to Wesley House for a meet-and-greet with an admissions counselor when they drop off or pick up their son/daughter. The student is also encouraged to join the conversation when the day’s activities are complete. Meet-and-greets may be scheduled anytime between 3 and 5 p.m.
What to bring:
- A sleeping bag and pillow
- Toiletries and a towel
- A change of clothes
- Some spending money
- Homework or reading material (so your host has time to get some homework done too!)
- Others have also brought a small air mattress, a notebook for class visits, etc.
We’ll give you:
- A folder with your schedule, three meal tickets and other important information
- An excuse letter for your high school
Request an Overnight Visit