Private Use of Public Spaces

For safety, as well as courtesy to neighbors, personal outdoor belongings should be stowed away each night. This includes toys, bicycles, play structures, furniture, sports equipment/devices, and wading pools. Such items should not be left in common areas nor in any exterior portion of a unit without consent of the Residential Properties Office. Moreover, no occupant should build or temporarily use any item (e.g. signs, grill, fence, trellis, canopy, awning, garden ornament, or radio or tv antenna) in the common areas without consent.

Dooryard Gardens

With permission, residents may establish and maintain flower beds in the front and along the sides of each building unit. Such garden areas need to be not more than six feet deep and clearly defined by a border (for example, one of stones), that clearly marks the area for the grounds crew. Such plantings must not interfere with the care and maintenance of trees or air conditioning units. The resident must notify the Residential Properties Office in advance if planning to maintain their own dooryard garden. If proper notification isn’t given, Drew University can not be held responsible for how the grounds crew does or does not maintain the area.

Public Spaces and Dooryard Garden Policies Form