The Tolley/Brown Complex is one of the two designated First Year Hall Complexes.  Tolley/Brown is nestled towards the back side of campus, along side the McClintock, Foster, and Hurst Halls (The Suites Complex).  Surrounding this traditional styled home away from home, is the Forest Preserve, which allows Drew to obtain its name:  The University in the Forest.

The occupants of Tolley and Brown Hall are primarily freshman students but please note there are some second year students within this Complex as well!  Tolley and Brown are connected by a large lounge, that boasts ceiling-high, wall length windows that outlooks the patio and the Forest.  Students from Tolley and Brown Hall enjoy a spacious meeting room for studying and a newly built outdoor patio for activities and programs with a forest backdrop. If campus dining is not in your daily activity, the lounge has its own kitchenette. If you are interested in experiencing your first and/or second year on campus set back in the Forest of Drew University, this choice may be for you.

Tolley Hall is three stories with a full basement.  Each floor is practically identical with its contents.  The basement contains a laundry room, bike rack, and the Drew University Radio Station Headquarters.  The upper three floors houses student rooms, Resident Assistants, and a small individualized bathrooms.
The first floor is one of Drew’s Substance Free Floors!

Tolley Hall Facts:

Description Capacity Room Type Room Size Window Size
  • Traditional Styled
  • Co-Ed by room
  • 153 Residents
  • 5 Resident Assistants
  • 66 Doubles
  • 6 Singles
  • 5 Triples
  • 1 Quad
  • Single: 14′x8′
  • Double: 14′ x 10’6″
  • Triple: 12’4″x20’6″
  • 36″ wide
  • 63″ high

Other Information

  • Communal Bathrooms
  • Houses washers, dryers, and 3 small kitchen
  • Shares Large Lounge with small kitchenette area
  • Outside Picnic Area
  • Bike Rack in Basement
  • Radio Station in Basement
  • Substance Free Floor


Tolley is named for the first Dean of the College of Liberal Arts.