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:

Summer/Fall Orientation – August 24th at 3pm in Room ARTS 106, Dorothy Young Center for the Arts.

Orientation Information

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

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
  • 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,, 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,, 973-408-3379 (non-emergency).
  • Student ID Card (will be done at Orientation)
    • Your ID card will function as your library card and gym card. You can even put money on your card and use it as a debit card at the dining services and bookstore. ID cards can be obtained through the Student Account office in Holloway Hall.
  • Purchase Textbooks
    • The list of texts required for any particular course is available under the course listing in Treehouse. Visit the University bookstore located in the Commons building to buy or rent your texts. You can also purchase books from the bookstore website.
  • Locate Your Classes
    • Classes are held in several buildings around campus. It may be best to make sure you know where you are going for your first day of classes. Locations for class are listed on Treehouse under the course information. Campus map is available online.

Register for Orientation