The Office of Admissions hosts New Student Orientation for each of our five programs. Orientation is designed to welcome new students to campus, give them an overview of offices and policies on campus and assist them in getting their affairs settled before the start of classes. All new graduate students are required to attend orientation, however we ask that you RSVP by filling out the form below.
Upcoming Orientation events are scheduled for the following:
Fall Orientation (Arts & Letters, Medical Humanities, and History & Culture) – August 25th at 2pm in Ehinger Center, Crawford Hall
(Dean’s Reception immediately following in Mead Hall at 6pm)
Click here for a PDF of the Orientation handbook. The orientation handbooks contains information about your student accounts, the Graduate Student Associate, as well as information about various offices around campus.
Questions or Concerns? Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 973-408-3110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals needing special assistance should contact the Housing, Conferences, and Hospitality Office at 973-408-3103 at least five working days prior to the event to ensure appropriate arrangements.
New Student Checklist
- Register for Classes
- Course Registration is done through Treehouse. If you are unsure what courses you need to take or need help deciding, you should contact your advisor. If you are not sure how to register on Treehouse, take a look at this step-by-step video. If you are having problems registering, you should contact the Registrar’s Office, email@example.com, 973-408-3025.
- Submit your Health Forms
- Health Forms are available on your My Health portal. Read the information from Health Services carefully, not everything applies to Graduate Students. New students are given one semester to get the forms into Health Services. However, late fees may occur if documents are not submitted by the Health form deadlines. If these forms are not in by the end of your starting semester, you will not be able to register for classes next semester. For more information on New Student Health forms is available online. For questions and concerns please contact Health Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 973-408-3414.
- Parking Permit
- If you plan on parking on campus, you will need to register your vehicle with Public Safety and get your parking decal. Parking permits are valid from August to the August of the following year. Summer passes are available if you will only be parking during the summer term. You will need to register you vehicle online via the My Parking portal before you will be able to receive you parking permit. After registering your vehicle you will need to bring your vehicle, a Drew University identification card, a valid Driver’s License, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance to Public Safety in the Pepin Services building. For more information on Parking please refer to the Orientation Handbook or contact Public Safety, email@example.com, 973-408-3379 (non-emergency).
- Student ID Card (will be done at Orientation)
- Purchase Textbooks
- Locate Your Classes