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For CLA Students

Fall Semester

Our 186 acre wooded campus is more than just a place to learn, it’s your home away from home. There are sixteen residence halls for first years to graduate/theological students.

For up-to-date information, please check the academic calendar on the Registrar’s webpage.

  • International CLA students may move in for orientation.
  • New CLA students arrive on Thursday, August 24, 2017 for full orientation.
  • Returning CLA students may move back to campus on Sunday, August 27, 2017.

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  • Plan to join us on your floor or in your halls for programs. Your RA can provide you with the details.
  • Family Weekend will be held October 21-22, 2017.
  • Thanksgiving Break begins on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.  CLA Residence Halls close at 10:00 AM.  Everyone must be out of their room by this day/time. If you need to stay over break, please contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing for an application.  CLA Residence Halls reopen on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 12:00 PM (Noon).
  • 24-Hour Quiet Hours for finals begins on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 11:59 PM and ends on Saturday, December 16, 2017.
  • Winter Break: CLA Halls close at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, December 16, 2017.

Winter Break Interim Housing

Please contact the Residence Life and Housing Office for an application and specifics on how to apply for winter housing.

Spring Semester

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  • Spring Break 2018 begins on Saturday, March 3, 2018.  The CLA Residence Halls close at 7:00 PM on March 2nd and reopen on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 12:00 PM (Noon).  If you need Break Interim Housing, please contact the Housing Coordinator at 973-408-3394.
  • Fall Housing 2018: Watch your emails for notices regarding summer and fall housing.
  • 24-hour Quiet Hours for Spring 2018 finals begin on Tuesday, May 1 at 11:59 PM and end on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 12:00 PM (Noon).
  • All non graduating students are expected to move-out of the CLA residence halls 24 hours after their last exam or by 12:00 PM (Noon) on Thursday, May 10, 2018, whichever comes sooner.

All graduating students and those students approved to help with graduation must move out of their residence halls by Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM.


 

Break Closings


Thanksgiving Break

  • CLA Residence Hall wills close on November 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. for Thanksgiving Break.
  • All CLA residents are required to vacate their halls by this time–failure to do so may result in a fine.
  • If CLA residents would like to stay, the Thanksgiving Break Application (below) needs to be filled out by November 18, 2017.
  • Check-out and Thanksgiving Break information will be distributed by Resident Assistants. Please use the checklist below:
  • Unplug everything except for your refrigerator
  • Dispose of all perishable foods
  • Empty your trash cans and recycling bins
  • Take home your pets (non-meat eating fish)
  • Turn off your lights
  • Close and lock your windows.
  • Zero and First Floors, make sure your blinds are closed.
    Second and Third Floors, make sure your blinds are open.
  • Lock all doors.
  • After halls close, Residence Life staff members conduct Health and Safety Inspections in every room and bathroom inspections in Riker, the Theme Houses, and the Suites.
  • Any illegal items will be confiscated and held in the Office of Residence Life.
  • All confiscated items may be picked up from the Office of Residence Life at the end of each semester, please contact your RD to set up an appointment.
  • If you need to reside on campus for Thanksgiving Break–please contact Housing at 973-408-3681.
  • Residence Halls will re-open the Sunday, November 26, 2017, at noon.

Thanksgiving Break Housing

To accommodate the needs of our students, break housing is offered to those who need to stay on campus. The following steps should be taken:

  • The Thanksgiving Break Application needs to be filled out by November 18, 2017.
  • Students who have completed the Thanksgiving Break Housing Application will be permitted to stay in their current rooms, however, if there are insufficient numbers of other students also staying in your residence hall, you will be relocated to Tolley or Brown.  This measure if for your safety and security and you will be notified prior to Wednesday, November 16th should the need occur for you to relocate.
  • The cost of housing is $220 for non-INTO students.  For INTO students the cost of Thanksgiving Housing is covered in the cost of your housing so there is no charge, however, you must complete the Application.
  • You will be held responsible for any damage to the residence hall that occurs from Wednesday, November 22, 2017 through Sunday, November 26, 2017.
  • If you are relocated to Tolley or Brown you must move back to your permanent fall assignment by 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26th and return your key to the Residence Life Office (EC) by Monday, Nov. 27, 2017.
  • No overnight guests are permitted during Thanksgiving Break.
  • All rules in Daniel’s Dictionary are in effect during Thanksgiving Break.

 

Leaving after Fall semester

  • Students who are leaving the university for any reason after the Fall semester should read this information.

Winter Break

  • For important dates, please check the Academic Calendar. Winter Break begins at the conclusion of the fall term. CLA residence halls will close on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at noon.
  • All CLA residents are required to vacate their halls by this time–failure to do so may result in a fine.
  • Resident Assistants will distribute Winter Break Closing information in late November or early December. Please review the checklist below for an overview of what you must complete before leaving campus.
    • Before you leave make sure to…
      • Unplug everything. (This includes your refrigerator)
      • Dispose of all perishable foods
      • Empty your trash cans and recycling bins
      • Take home your pets (non-meat eating fish of course)
      • Turn off your heat and lights
      • Close and lock your windows.
      • Zero and First Floors, make sure your blinds are closed.
        Second and Third Floors, make sure your blinds are open
  • After the halls close, Residence Life staff members will conduct Health and Safety Inspections in every room and bathroom inspections in Riker, the Theme Houses, and the Suites.
  • Any illegal items will be confiscated and held in the Office of Residence Life.
  • All confiscated items may be picked up from the Office of Residence Life at the end of each semester.
  • If you need to reside on-campus during Winter Break, please fill out the Winter Interim Housing Application.  For more information, contact Bob Meade at 973-408-3681.
  • Residence Halls will reopen on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

January Term Housing (JanTerm)

  • January Term Housing begins during the first week of January and is open to Drew students who are working on their academic internships, approved independent study, honors work, volunteerism, international students, athletes approved by the Athletic Department, students employed by the University during January and students enrolled in a program at Saint Elizabeth College.
  • Applications are available from the Office of Residence Life and Housing in late November and are due in early December. Please follow the directions and deadlines on the application to ensure a January Term Housing spot.
  • Each year, certain halls on campus are designated as the host for JanTerm Housing. The University chooses only 1 or 2 halls for JanTerm Housing in an effort to follow the campus sustainability efforts–as it takes  less energy to heat and power 2 residence halls instead of 15.
  • If your residence hall is chosen for housing JanTerm students–you are required to turn in your room keys at the end of the Fall semester. Failure to do so will result in a lock change for your room that will be charged to your student account. Also, you are required to remove all linens from your bed, clear off your desk, empty half of your dresser and clear half of your closet for the JanTerm student who will be staying there.
  • For move-in times, locations and information regarding JanTerm Housing–please contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing  at 973-408-3394.
  • JanTerm residents are required to leave the room in the condition that they entered the room. They may be charged for any cleaning or damages found in the room.

 Spring Break

  • Spring Break begins on a Friday  March 3, 2017 and residence halls close at 7:00 p.m. Residence Halls re-open on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at NOON. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for exact dates.
  • All CLA residents are required to vacate their halls by this time–failure to do so may result in a fine.
  • Resident Assistants will distribute Spring Break closing information at the end of February. Please review this checklist for an overview of what you must complete before leaving campus.
  • During Spring Break closing, Residence Life staff members will be conducting Health and Safety Inspections in every room and bathroom inspections in Riker, the Theme Houses, and the Suites.
  • Any illegal items will be confiscated and held in the Office of Residence Life or your Coordinator of Residential Engagement’s (CRE) Office.
  • All confiscated items may be picked up from the Office of Residence Life or your CRE’s Office.at the end of each semester.
  • If you need to reside on campus during Spring Break–Fill out the Spring Break 2017 or  contact the Housing Coordinator at 973-408-3681.
  • Residence halls re-open at noon on the Sunday after Spring Break, Sunday, March 11, 2018 at noon.

End of Year Move-out

  • All students not graduating are expected to move-out 24 hours after your last exam or by noon on Thursday, May 11, 2018, whichever comes sooner. Here is the check-list for the end of the year.
  • Residence Halls close at NOON on Thursday, May 10, 2018 for non-graduates.
  • If you are graduating, or have been approved to stay and work graduation, residence halls close after graduation on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:00pm.

For Our Students

Contact Residence Life and Community Standards
36 Madison Avenue Madison NJ 07940 Phone: 973-408-3394 Fax: 973-408-3520 Personnel Listings

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M - F: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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