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Housing Rates, Application and Policy Statements.
All tuition, fees and charges are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the University’s Board of Trustees. New tuition and fee changes are announced in the Spring for the for the upcoming Academic Year.
POLICY STATEMENT AND PROCEDURES
“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 various floor plans for doubles. 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.” – Residency Policy – Office of Residence Life
Follow this link for more information on housing policies and procedures.
“Emancipated resident students may reside on campus through the entire year. In addition to fall and spring semester housing, breaks which occur either during the semester or, between semesters, will be identified along with the location for housing. It will be necessary for an emancipated student to move from his/her current housing location to other buildings over breaks. There is an additional charge for each break. In addition to the fall and spring semesters, housing is available during the break periods below.” – Housing Policy for Emancipated Students
Follow this link for more information on making Drew your primary residence and plan to live on campus throughout the year, along with further accommodations.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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, dresser, a closet, and a Micro-fridge (shared between roommates). Also, a waste basket and recycling basket are provided.
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. A student must contact the Registrar’s Office to change their status and the Financial Aid Office as financial aid packages may adjust.
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 on the Housing Portal to change their status. If approved, check-out of their room and turn in your key with your Resident Assistant. A student must contact the Registrar’s Office to change their status and the Financial Aid Office as financial aid packages may adjust.
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 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 Residence Life and Housing Office as they will explain the process, and 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 email@example.com.