Grad/Theo Tipple Complex
The Tipple Complex is unique to Drew University. These on-campus apartments are available for married couples, families and single students. Each Residence Hall also has a designated section for the College of Liberal Arts students, to further bridge the gap between the three schools.
The Tipple Complex boasts an indoor and outdoor playroom for the families with tables and grills for picnics and summer family fun. Moreover, Tipple Hall Lounge is the hub of student gatherings due to its large lounge area complete with fireplace and kitchen.
Please remember that the Tipple playgrounds are for children only. Children under the age of 10 are not permitted to be in either area without parental supervision. Family housing units have the major kitchen appliances including an oven-range and refrigerator but these apartments are otherwise unfurnished.
Here is a picture of the single room that is furnished with an extra-long twin bed, a dresser, desk and desk chair. The other photo depicts a typical kitchen, with stove, refrigerator, kitchen sink and some cupboard space. Please be aware this is an example of but may not be specific to your apartment.
All residents are responsible for contacting Facilities in the case of emergencies, such as a toilet clogged or overflowing or if an alarm is going off. Call Facilities Monday – Friday between 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m., 973-408-3510. After 5:00 p.m. or on weekends call public safety at all other times, 973-408-3379. Click here for Facilities webpage and to fill out a work request.
There are laundry rooms located in each residence hall. In Tipple and Wendel the Laundry Room is located in the basement of all residence buildings (between section B and C in both Wendel & Tipple) The laundry room for the Townhouses and Eberhard is located next to Eberhardt Unit 5. Washers and dryers are $1.00. per load, the machines only take quarters, you will need 4 quarters per wash or dry load. Quarters are available for purchase at area banks and at grocery stores courtesy desks.
If there is a problem with the machines, please contact Facilities, at 973-408-3015, immediately with a description of the problem. Personal washers and dryers are prohibited in private living areas and storage areas.
Each apartment or individual bedroom is equipped with one phone line. Students who wish to use the phone system must bring their own phones and please notify University Technology at 973-408-3333, that you want your phone line activated and you will receive an authorization code to allow you to make long distance calls. Please be aware cell phone reception in Wendel and Tipple is difficult.
To reach someone on campus, dial their 4-digit extension number. To make a call to an off-campus number, you will need to dial 9 first, then 1, then the full 10 digit number. You should hear two beeps, after which you must enter your authorization code. If the code is valid, you will hear 3 more beeps and the call will be connected.
Drew provides cable television and internet service in all units. You should find a cable jack and an internet jack in your apartment, however, you will need to bring your own cable and internet cords with you. There is a monthly fee for your telephone service that will be charged to your monthly billing statement. For more information contact University Technology.
Please view the Safety in Residence Halls page to learn more about how to protect your personal belongings.
New Jersey Transit Bus
County buses stop at the main Bowne Gateway and provide service to Morristown, Short Hills, the Livingston Mall and other local destinations. View complete maps and schedules.
New Jersey Transit Train
The rail system can take you from Madison to most anywhere in north and central New Jersey, (including Newark-Liberty International Airport and the Jersey shore) and directly to New York Penn Station. Once at Penn Station, you can access the MTA bus, subway, and rail system to locations throughout the metro-New York area or catch Amtrak trains to Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. and beyond.
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Directions to Madison train station: Standing at the front of campus facing Madison Avenue/Rte 124, turn right and proceed to the Madison Ave/Kings Road intersection. Turn right onto Kings Road and proceed across both Green Village Road and Waverly Place. Take the staircase leading up from Waverly Place to the New York-bound platform. See location on a map.
Resident mailboxes are located in the University Commons. To get your box number and combination, go to the Commons mail-room desk. You will need I.D. Click here for Mail Services.
Your mailing address will be:
36 Madison Ave.
CMB (your campus mailbox number)
Madison, NJ 07940
Living on campus
Living on campus as a graduate or theological student means you will live in “apartment-style housing” it is important to recognize that this style of housing does not provide much storage. The space you will have will be crowded no matter how simply you live or how organized you are. See the what to bring section. Please consider the following tips:
Housing Rates (per semester charge)
*Rates are per semester* *Summer months are billed individually*