Living on Campus:
First-year students will reside in double occupancy rooms and a few triples. Students are cencouraged to decorate their rooms to make them personally appealing and to reflect their interests. All windows have shades or mini blinds, and other window coverings are permitted.
Housing Deposits are due May 1, 2021.
Completing the Housing Application:
All students must complete the on-line housing application by July 1, 2020, to be assigned housing for the fall semester. To complete your housing application:
Choosing a Roommate:
First-Year students may choose a roommate for the fall semester. However, most students do NOT select a roommate. Drew, like most colleges, assigns roommates. Most students, however, will have an assigned roommate by July 20th. Students who do not choose a roommate will be paired with a roommate based on the questions on the Housing Application.
In cases where friendships have developed and students wish to live together, students may request a roommate between June 1st through July 1st. Both students must first complete the Housing Application. To choose a roommate follow these steps:
Both students must complete this process and choose each other in order for the request to be processed.
Note: Completing this roommate selection process does not guarantee that you will be paired together.
We encourage you to contact your roommate prior to arriving on campus to coordinate room set-up. For example: common items as carpets, ordering micro-refrigerators, and televisions.
A bed frame, mattress, dresser, desk, desk chair, mirror, wastebasket and hanging space or wardrobes are provided in each room. Mattresses are extra-long measuring 35” x 80”. All rooms have at least one window.
Information on all of the Residence Halls
Welch third floor (first-year students only)
Haselton first floor (upper-class hall)
The substance-free floors provide students with an environment free from the issues often associated with alcohol and drug use. Students who live on these floors must sign an agreement stating they will not drink alcohol, smoke, or use illegal or illicit substances on the floor.
The University believes that learning takes place outside the classroom as well as within. An important component of the college experience is living in community with others, participating in student organizations and attending events. There are a variety of housing styles for undergraduates including theme houses, special interest floors, suites, and many single occupancy rooms. In addition, dynamic programming takes place in all residence halls. Thus, all undergraduate students are expected to live on campus in order to fully benefit from the residential experience and co-curricular activities and to enjoy the full advantages of residential learning.
All full time, enrolled, undergraduate students are required to live on campus during their years of study at Drew. Students can apply for commuter status if they will be residing with a parent or, family member designated by a parent, and live within a fifty mile radius of the campus.
Juniors and seniors who want to experience off campus living can petition to change their status by completing the form.
Important Note for INTO Students: If you are an INTO student do not complete this form. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Please complete the “Change to Commuter Status” form at drew.edu/housingportal
Please read over the guidelines for a room change. Each step must be completed in the order listed. No room change can occur within the first two weeks of the fall and spring semesters, however, the Housing Coordinator may do administrative room changes during these periods. Failure to follow correct room change procedures will result in an improper room change fine.
The Residence Life and Housing Office is located in EC Suite 138. The Housing number is 973-408-3681 and Residence Life is 973-408-3394.
Eberhardt Efficiencies- Five Eberhardt efficiency units will be available next year. Three small efficiencies will house two students each (#1, 2,5) and, three students will reside in two large efficiencies (#3, 4).
The first and second floor of Haselton will be available at Room Selection. The Art House occupies a section of the first floor, the Pangea Theme House occupies the entire third floor.
The sixth floor of McLendon designed as the Quiet Floor for students wishing to live and study in a peaceful, quiet, serene environment. Respect for neighbor’s quiet rights is a key aspect of living on this floor. All noise (television, music, talking, etc.) must be maintained at a level agreed upon by floor residents and are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students wishing to reside on this floor sign an agreement committing to adhere to the above mentioned expectations.
The Baldwin Academic Floor will occupy the entire fifth floor of McLendon. While the area is open to all upperclass resident students, the space is intended for students with strong academic interests. The floor provides students a scholarly environment centered on their classes and studies. Students must be pre-approved to reside on this floor. Contact the Housing Coordinator if interested.
The wellness/substance-free floors option offers an additional measure of support for individuals who choose not to drink, smoke, or use other drugs (also implying illegal prescription drug use). Residents and their guests agree to keep rooms, common areas, and public spaces free from substances including, but may not be limited to alcohol, tobacco products, and other drugs. Students who live on these floors must sign an agreement stating that they will not drink alcohol, smoke, or use illegal or illicit substances.
All students seeking Housing Accommodations please fill out the Housing Accommodation Request Form.
Room Selection is your opportunity to select a living space for the upcoming year. You are strongly urged to make every attempt to choose a room and a roommate. If you do not have a roommate, you may still participate in Room Selection. You will be consolidated with another student who is also alone in a double in the same residence hall. This will occur during the room selection process. The student with the earlier priority number will remain in the chosen room while the other is relocated to this room. After Room Selection, a student with a vacancy in his/her chosen room can expect to be consolidated in order to make room for incoming transfer and returning students. This may involve reassignment to a room in another building. Please communicate with your roommate any changes in your status to help him or her plan accordingly and to prepare for consolidation.
These are the semester costs of housing for the 2020/2021 Academic Year.
2021/2022 costs will be available soon.
Suites in Foster, Hurst, McClintock, and McLendon Hall, 2nd, 3rd , and 4th floors, and selected Riker quads and triples in all residence halls must be filled completely and may not be partially filled. The group selecting these units must include the appropriate number of students to fill the suite, quad or triple.
Prior to participating in room selection, each student is required to sign a Housing Agreement. The note guarantees the student will occupy the room selected for next academic year.
A student who selects a room in one of the Suites: Foster, Hurst, McClintock, and McLendon Hall, 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor, and cancels housing for the Fall semester at any time after selecting the room prior to August 22, 2021, will be charged one-tenth of the semester cost of the selected room. Also, the student will be assessed one-tenth of the semester cost for changing to another room after Room Selection and prior to the first day of fall semester classes. After August 22, 2021, the University Refund Policy will be in effect.
A student selecting a room in Hoyt, Asbury, Haselton, Baldwin, Eberhardt, Riker, and Holloway, must cancel housing with the Residence Life and Housing Office in writing, before July 15, 2021, to avoid a fine. After July 15th prior to August 22, students will be assessed one-tenth the cost of their selected room. After August 22, 2021, the University Refund Policy will be in effect.
Priority numbers are based on expected year of graduation, not the total number of credits completed. For example, students who entered Drew in the fall of 2016 will pick with the class of 2020; students who entered Drew in the fall of 2017, will pick with the class of 2021, regardless of their total number of credits. Priority numbers are randomly assigned by computer and will be sent to you via e-mail. Your priority number appears as a four-digit number beginning with 1, 2, or 3. This first number indicates your class and the last three indicate your priority. For example, 1164 means you are choosing your room with the class of 2020, and will have the 164th choice; 2011 means you are picking your room with the class of 2021 and you have the 11th choice. Number 1000 is considered the highest priority, then 1001, 1002, etc. The class priority numbers are assigned on the basis of expected year of graduation. For example, first-year students are assigned numbers based on the graduation year of 2022 and will be assigned a priority number starting with 3000 ; second-year students (sophomores) are assigned numbers based on the graduation year of 2020 and will receive a number beginning with 2000; third-year (juniors) are assigned numbers based on the graduation year of 2020 and will receive a 1000 number. Priority numbers may not be switched.
Priority numbers will be emailed to all current first-year, sophomore and junior residents via Drew email accounts. In order to receive a date and time for room selection students must complete the on-line application. If students do not receive a priority number come to the the office of the Housing Coordinator, Ehinger Center, room 140, for a priority number. If students are currently commuting or on a leave and wish to participate, please contact Residence Life at email@example.com.
Two or more students who choose to live together in a double, triple, duplex, or suite may make their selection according to the best priority number of any member for the group. They must form a roommate group. Each member of the group must be registered with 12 or more credits for the Fall semester and completed the on-line Housing Application to form a Roommate Group and participate in Room Selection.
This rule states a student who uses his/her priority number to bring others into a suite (McClintock, Hurst, Foster, or McLendon, 2nd, 4th, 5th floors) may not move to another room on campus during the fall semester. In addition, commuter students may not choose to become a resident, use his/her lottery number to create a suite, and then decide to become a commuter again prior to the fall semester. If a student uses his/her number to bring others into a suite and then changes rooms out of the suite or, changes their status to a commuter they will be charged one-tenth of the cost of housing for the semester.
The order of the Wait List is prioritized first by class and then in order by date received. The first day to put your name on the Wait List is April 1, 2019. Students may put their name on the Wait List for a single, or a room in another hall by completing a Wait List Form is available at housing.drew.edu. Those students on the list who will be seniors next year will be considered first, juniors will be given the next opportunity, and then sophomores. When a vacancy occurs, only requests on file are considered. It is to your advantage to submit a Wait List request before you leave for the summer.
Please be aware if your roommate cancels during the academic year or during the summer, you will be assigned a new roommate or be reassigned to another room and roommate. It is wise, therefore, to discuss with your prospective room/suite mates their plans for the upcoming academic year. Residence Life reserves the right to consolidate vacancies.
Students Currently on Study Away programs for the spring semester:
Students currently away for the spring semester may participate in room selection. Students need to fill out the on-line application and be registered for Fall classes. Students receive an email with the date and time to your hall and room using your computer like students currently on campus. Students need to be aware room selection times are appointed using the East Coast time zone. A proxy may not select your room for you.
Students going on Study Away programs for the Fall 2021 semester may not participate in Room Selection. If you plan to study away during the Fall 2019, housing information for the Spring 2021, will be emailed to you in November. Assignments for spring semester are made in January.
Students going on study away programs for the fall semester are encouraged to submit a Wait List request prior to leaving in the fall, for their return to spring housing.
If you are accepted into a Theme House, you are not eligible to participate in Room Selection. Theme House assignments are due to the Residence Life and Housing Office. A student accepted into a Theme House must complete the on-line housing application by April 1st and may not select a room during on-line room selection.
|Women’s Concerns House||Eberhardt units 23 & 24|
|Art House||Haselton, Rooms 112, 113, 115, 117 119, 122|
|La Casa Latina||Eberhardt 25 & 26|
|ABC House||Eberhardt 21 & 22|
Note: You must be registered for 12 or more credits for the fall semester to be eligible for on-line room selection. Your roommate, quad-mates or suitemates must also be registered in order for you to select housing together.
Room Selection Notes
|Single-sex by floor housing 60 students in 24 singles and 7 doubles and 8 triples.
The following rooms will be changed from doubles to triples: 201, 202, 214, 215, 301, 302, 314, 315.
|Co-ed, traditional residence hall housing 81 students in single and double rooms.
The following rooms are considered small doubles: 135, 226, 326
|“The Suites” are co-ed residence halls, each housing about 64 upperclass students in double rooms. Most suites accommodate six men or women in three double rooms, with a common living room, and a bathroom. Residents are responsible for cleaning their own bathrooms.
On each floor, one suite must be of the opposite gender.
|Co-ed, traditional residence hall housing 88 upperclass students in mostly double rooms and a few triple rooms.||
|Five efficiency units will be available for Room Selection. Each efficiency consists of living area, a kitchenette (sink, refrigerator, no stove), bathroom and walk in closet.||
|Co-ed, traditional residence hall housing 110 upperclass students in mostly single and double occupancy rooms and 1 triple room.
The following rooms are considered small doubles: 101, 127, 201, 227, 301, 327
|McLendon consists of four-person and six- person suites. All rooms are double occupancy.
Four-person suites- 20
Six-person suites- 9
Residents are responsible for cleaning their bathrooms. The Quiet Wing occupies the sixth floor and the Baldwin Academic Wing is on the fifth floor.
|Co-ed residence hall housing 156 students in single and double rooms in “quads”. Each “quad” houses either men or women who share a common bathroom. Residents are responsible for cleaning their bathrooms.||
|Co-ed, traditional residence hall housing approximately 100 students on the 2nd and 3rd floors||
Priority numbers will be sent to all current first-year, sophomore and junior residents in early April. If you did not receive a priority number please email firstname.lastname@example.org to draw a lottery number. If you are currently commuting or on a leave and you wish to participate please contact Residence Life at email@example.com
Once you are sure that you want to apply for housing for the fall semester you must activate your priority number by completing the Application/Housing Agreement. This must be done in order to be assigned a date and time to select a room. All students must complete this process in order to receive a date/time for room selection and to be included in a Roommate Group. This must be completed by Tuesday, April 13, 2021 by 11:59 p.m.
Step 3- Forming a Roommate Group
Roommate Groups are used to select a room, suite or quad where the student with the best lottery number is able to “pull” others into the unit. These units must be filled completely. You are able to set up roommate groups when you, and the person that you want to be roommates with, have completed the Housing Application and, are registered with 12 or more credits for the fall semester. You may easily disband a group and form a new one, if needed, before you make your selection. Please remember that for a group to be fully matched roommate requests must be reciprocal. This means that all members of the group must select and confirm each others requests.
We recommend that you either open the room selection system in a different window or print out this page so that you can follow the directions while on the system.
On April 19th, if you have a priority number and you have completed your Housing Application/Agreement, you will be sent your date and time to select your room. You will be given 2 minutes to select a room. You can still select your room after 2 minutes, however, a student with the following lottery number will be choosing their housing so your options may be reduced.
_____ A lottery number has been assigned to me.
_____ I have completed the Housing Application/Agreement.
_____ I have set-up my Roommate Group.
_____ Everyone in the Roommate Group has accepted each other as roommates.
_____ I am registered for the fall semester
_____ Everyone in the roommate group is registered for the fall semester.
_____ I/we have decided where we would like to live and have several options.
Questions? Please email Residence Life at firstname.lastname@example.org
Preparation is important. Most of the tasks associated with on-line room selection are done prior to making your selection. You should monitor the rooms that are available beforehand. Also, in MyHousing will be a link to floor plans of each of the halls. Although the floor plans are not drawn to scale they will give you an idea of the location of the rooms. You do not have to select your room during your designated time but can select at any time after while room selection is open. Times will be posted.
Log on to https://housing.drew.edu/myhousing and enter your ID and password.
If you did not get the desired hall and/or room you may complete a which is available in housing.drew.edu.
Housing Agreements are offered on a yearly basis only, and policy states that priority is for incoming students. Every resident must reapply for housing for the next housing agreement term. If you anticipate needing to live on campus for an additional year as a returning full-time student, please visit drew.edu/housingportal, navigate to “Forms,” and complete a returning student housing application by June 1, 2021. Decisions on Returning Graduate Student Housing Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will be communicated to you on or before July 1, 2021.
Returning student housing applications are reviewed and placement decisions will be determined by availability.
The University’s approved housing assignment priority is as follows:
Please note the following deadlines for Graduate Student Housing:
Housing is not guaranteed and may only be available for the initial year of your program.
We are eager to assist you in finding a housing accommodation. Please contact email@example.com or 973-408-3924 and we will set up a time to speak to you about your individual needs.
Email as a Means of Communication
Housing Occupancy Agreements
Students Leaving Housing After the Fall Semester
Requesting to stay after the current lease expires
Requesting to Break a Housing Occupancy Agreement
Housing Eligibility and Limitation
Room Change (single students)
Vacating Apartments (single students)
When a student vacates their housing unit (family or single) permanently no personal belongings may be left behind. Students will be charged for cleaning and disposal of all personal things left in their unit, including common areas.
What size are the mattresses?
Mattress measure 36’ x 80’ and require extra-long sheets.
What furniture comes with the room?
Each student has a bed frame and mattress, desk and desk chair, bureau and closet. Also, a waste basket and recycling basket are provided. The room has connections for cable, computer and local telephone service, residents must supply their own cables, cords, an phone.
Do first-year students pick their room, Residence Hall or roommate?
Currently, first-year assignments are determined by the selection of first year seminars. Those enrolled in specific seminars are grouped together in each residence halls. Residents may request a roommate and we will try to accommodate this request.
If I’m a commuter, may I l become a resident later?
Yes, commuter students may become residents. A student choosing to become a resident for the fall semester may participate in room selection in April. These students should email the Residence Life Housing Office to ask for lottery number and instructions regarding the process. Those changing for the spring semester may submit a Housing Application any time prior to the spring semester. On the application students can communicate their preference regarding residence hall, room and roommate.
If I’m a resident, can I become a commuter?
Students may apply for commuter status if they will be residing with a parent or family member designated by a parent, and live within a fifty-mile radius of campus. The student may request to become a commuter at any time, however, the housing charge for the semester will not be refunded. A student should fill out an application. If approved, check-out of their room and turn in your key with your Resident Assistant. A student must notify the Housing Coordinator if the requested change has been approved for the spring semester before January 10 to avoid the housing charge for the spring semester.
What If my roommate and I don’t get along?
In the event you feel as though you and your roommate are not a match, you must wait two weeks (there is a two-week hold on room switches at the start of fall and spring semester). After the two week hold, you may follow the room change process, which can be found in the Drew Move-in Guide under the section Residence Life Room Change Process. Please click here to go to the Drew Move-in Guide.
How many people share a room?
Most of the campus rooms are doubles with a few triples. We have single rooms; however, seniors then junior have first priority at selecting these rooms.
Is there a Wait List for single rooms?
Yes, students who want a single room, a room in a particular residence hall or even an empty double for you and a friend can make this request on a Wait List form. The Wait List is prioritized by seniors, juniors, sophomores, etc., by date submitted. There is an additional charge for single rooms.
Is housing available during breaks?
Housing is available for undergraduate students, however, there is an additional cost and you will probably have to reside in a different building and room than your fall or spring semester assignment.
Is there off-campus housing?
The Housing Coordinator maintains a binder with local realtors and, listings from people in the area with rooms, apartments and houses for rent. Although we keep the listing we do not inspect or endorse any of these residences. Housing in the area is relatively expensive and you may have to enter into a year-long lease.
Is there air conditioning in the Residence Halls?
Baldwin, Haselton, Riker, McLendon, and the suites, Foster, McClintock and Hurst all have air conditioning and the rest of the residence halls do not. Tolley and Brown share a lounge which is air conditioned as do Welch and Holloway Halls. First-year residence halls do not have air conditioning.
If I study abroad for a semester, where do I live when I come back?
If you are studying away for the spring semester, information will be sent to you (via e-mail) so that you can participate in the on-line room selection process to choose a room for the fall semester. You must be registered with 12 or more credits for the fall to select a room in late April. If you are studying away in the fall semester you must submit a housing application for the spring semester so you will have assigned an appropriate Hall and room. Requests for specific residence halls and rooms are accommodated if possible.
How do I get into a Theme House
Each theme houses has its own application process. Contact the House Assistant as they will explain the process, check the house website for more information. First-year students are not permitted to live in Theme Houses for their first semester. In their second semester, these students must have their application reviewed by the Director of Residence Life for Student Engagement who will decide if permission will be granted.
Do I have to have a meal plan?
Yes, all undergraduate students who live on campus are required to have a meal plan. A variety of meal plans are offered to accommodate the needs of each student.
If I do not like the meal plan I have, can I change it?
The deadline to change your meal plan is the day before the start of the meal plan, but if you do feel like you need to change you may do so within the first two weeks of the semester by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org