Parents & Families.
From the moment of acceptance, your student became part of the Drew family—a close-knit, thriving community devoted to excellence in the liberal arts that offers opportunities to grow, learn, perform, inquire and flourish. Parents and families are an integral part of that community and we welcome your involvement.
Each fall, Drew families gather on campus for Family Weekend. But that’s just the beginning. Please join us, and connect on and off campus!
All parents are automatically members of the Drew Parents’ Association and are invited to become involved in the life of the University by participating in campus and regional programs. There are no dues.
We are currently forming a Parents’ Council to act as an executive arm of the Parents’ Association to provide leadership and direction regarding parent relations. Volunteer members of the Parents’ Council will focus on building connections and supporting our students by promoting communication among parents, serving as ambassadors to engage other parents and supporting programs and services that enhance the student experience through volunteer and other opportunities.
We are looking for C’18–C’21 parents to join us! If you would like to learn more or get involved, please contact Carol Bassie, director of Alumni and Parent Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-408-3838.
Drew relies on the involvement of its alumni, parents and friends to support the development of campus, affinity and regional events that enrich the Drew community. Beyond giving, families demonstrate their commitment through volunteering. Learn more about some the many ways to contribute to Drew’s mission and enhance the experience of its outstanding students, its alumni and its parents and friends. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.
We are often looking for new spaces for alumni and parent events in major cities.
If you are willing to host in your home or workplace, please let us know by contacting the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at email@example.com or 973-408-3987.
Volunteers for the Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD) create important links between Drew’s alumni community and current students seeking career advice and opportunities.
As a volunteer, you can sponsor an extern or intern, offer information interviews to current students or fellow alumni, mentor students or alumni and participate in networking events.
Volunteer Admissions Network (VAN) volunteers raise the visibility of Drew and provide the important personal contact that prospective students and their parents hope to find throughout the University search process. The Office of Admissions is growing its cadre of ambassadors for Drew to foster the building of such relationships. VAN members help in the following ways:
Want to volunteer? Complete this form or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-408-3229.
Since 1867, gifts from alumni, parents and friends have helped offset the gap between tuition revenues and the full cost of providing a Drew education. Gifts to the Parents Fund sustain and enhance the University’s commitment to the education of talented students and their development into thoughtful global citizens and effective future leaders, through an individualized education that includes exceptional faculty mentorship and experiential learning. Your gift is put to work immediately to ensure the best Drew experience for all students and is a wonderful way to show support for your student’s education.
Make sure we have your most recent contact information so we can stay connected with you and your family.
Join fellow new parents for a special reception with President Baenninger, returning parents and other notable guests. Details to come!