Here are the basics to get started using technology at Drew.
Sign into your Drew Email Account
Your Drew email account is your vital link to everything that is happening on campus. Your instructors as well as administrative offices such as Financial Aid and the Registrar will communicate with you using your drew.edu email address, so it is important that you check Drew email daily. Access your Drew email by clicking the Gmail icon from TreeHouse or by navigating to mail.drew.edu. You may also connect your smartphone or tablet to your Drew email account by following our instructions.
Find Information on Drew’s Online Campus Portal, “TreeHouse”
TreeHouse (treehouse.drew.edu) is your one-stop shop for most of your needs while at Drew, including registration, billing, and financial aid information. You will find links to all university services here.
Online Class Materials
Moodle (moodle.drew.edu) is Drew’s Course Management System. This is where many professors post electronic class materials. Ask your professor if they use Moodle as part of your course.
Drew is a Google Apps for Education school. As a student at a Google school, you have free access to a Drew Gmail account (mail.drew.edu), Drive account (drive.drew.edu), Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides as well as many other Google apps. Check out Google at Drew for more information.
Connect to our WiFi
Drew WiFi is available inside all campus buildings and has recently been expanded to include many outdoor areas, including the Tolley-Brown circle, the forest from the Ehinger Center patio to the Commons, the Hoyt Lawn and area between the Library and Methodist Archives, the Mead Lawn, and the area outside of Tilghman House to name a few.
Connect to the drew1x network with your Drew username and password for secure access to the internet. An open public WiFi network (drew) is also available.
Get Microsoft Office and updated anti-virus software
Every Drew student is entitled to free access to Drew’s Microsoft Office subscription as well as F-Secure anti-virus. Whether you purchased a Drew recommended laptop or brought one from home, it’s easy to download and install your copy of Office and F-Secure today.
Drew Technology Services also offers:
Drew Recommended Laptops for Purchase
Have a Drew-recommended Laptop?
If no, please see our Student Computing page for information about available discounted laptops from Lenovo and Apple. A Drew recommended laptop includes free on-campus service, including loaners while your laptop is in for repair.
If yes, please fill out the laptop registration form to be entitled to on-campus repairs and free loaner services.
CloudPC – Your virtual computer lab
At Drew, our computer labs are wherever you are. On campus or off, you have 24 hour access to academic software such as SPSS Statistics and ArcGIS without the need to travel to a computer lab. Your instructor will let you know if your coursework requires you to use software available through CloudPC. Click the CloudPC icon from TreeHouse or visit cloudpc.drew.edu to get started.
Need Help with Microsoft Office, Google Apps or other Technologies?
The Academic Technology Center offers one-to-one and workshop training. Make your training requests through the Helpdesk (see our contact information below).
Need to Print?
Printers are in the Library; cost is $0.10/page. The library also has scanners which allow you to make a digital copy of your needed materials free of charge. Scanning is also a “green” alternative!
The Technology Helpdesk is happy to answer all of your technology questions or problems. There are several ways to reach us:
- Phone: 973-408-HELP (973-408-4357)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In Person: In the main Library at the end of the long “Circulation” desk.
- Online Ticketing: Fill out a service request at help.drew.edu.
Connect with the Drew Community
Visit the full list of Drew’s information technology services here.