Drew University

Visits & Events

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Visits& Events

Discover – Focus On – Experience

Now is the perfect time to visit Drew. This fall we will offer a full array of visit opportunities including campus tours and information sessions. Our special programs like Discover Drew Days, Focus On… and Experience Drew 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.–2 p.m.
Hear from current students, tour the campus and meet faculty members.
Guest Speaker Rob Franek C’93
Senior Vice President, Princeton Review, Publisher of The Best 379 Colleges

Save the date for these Discover Drew Days, registration will be open soon:

  • Saturday, January 23, 2016
  • Saturday, April 30, 2016

Focus On…

8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Attend faculty-led demonstrations, join conversations and explore campus on tours tailored to your academic interests.

Experience Drew Days

8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Be a Drew student for a day. Create your own schedule, sit in on classes, explore travel abroad and internship opportunities, and have lunch with a Drew student. (Registration Coming Soon)

  • Thursday, November 5, 2015
  • Friday, November 6, 2015

Contact the college admissions office at cadm@drew.edu or 973-408-DREW to learn more.

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 Brothers College (Temporary home of college admissions while Wesley House undergoes renovations). 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

Consider an Interview

Drew strongly encourages an individual interview especially for students who wish to be considered for the Baldwin Honors, Presidential or Dean’s scholarships. Civic Scholarship candidates should also consider an interview to enhance their chances of receiving this prestigious award. Candidates for the 7-year dual degree BA/MD program are required to schedule an interview prior to December 1. Candidates for regular admission to Drew should schedule their interview prior to March first for entrance in the following fall semester. Interviews will give us an opportunity to assess your readiness for Drew, and also for us to get to know you on a personal level. It also provides an opportunity for you to assess if Drew is right for you and to ask us any questions you might gave about the university or the admissions process. Interviews can be scheduled for on-campus, via Skype or Face-time, or with an alumni interviewer in your area. Interviews are available for rising seniors in the spring of junior year and for seniors and transfer students year round.

Schedule an Interview

Experience Drew

Experience Drew gives admitted students a chance to see what it is like to be a student at Drew. Typically, students sit in on one or two classes. Our admissions staff will work with faculty to select courses that best match indicated academic interests on the registration form. During the visit there are also opportunities to have lunch with current students, take a campus tour, and if possible, sit in on a club meeting with the hosting student. This visit opportunity is best suited for students that have been admitted to the university. Fall visits begin at the end of October and run through early December. Preference is given to students who are applying Early Decision I or II. Spring visits begin in February and run through the end of April. If you have questions about the type of visit that may be best for you, please call us at 973-408-DREW and we are happy to assist you.

Sign up to Experience Drew

For the best visit, please sign up for your visit no later than two weeks in advance. An email confirmation with a schedule, and rules and guidelines for your day visit will follow once permission to sit in on the class has been granted, and your schedule has been organized by a member of our admissions team. Please note that the visit is not official until an email confirmation from an admissions representative is received.

Transfer Thursdays

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 every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 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.

makeyourday

*April 6 **all dates except April 27 ***April 24

Register 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.

Group Tours

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

College Fairs

Drew comes to you! Check our map to see when Drew will be in your area this month.

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Overnight Visits

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.

Day of Arrival*

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

The Next Day*

7-9 a.m. Breakfast with host
9 a.m.-noon Attend classes and activities with host
noon-1 p.m. Lunch
1-4 p.m. Attend classes and activities with host
4 p.m. Depart campus

Optional:

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

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