August 24-27, 2023

View the detailed Fall Orientation schedule here!

We’re So Excited to Meet You!

Fall New Student Orientation will take place in-person, on campus from August 24-27, 2023 and is mandatory for all new first-year and transfer students starting in the fall 2023 semester.

Fall Orientation is a time for you to engage with the individuals and resources available to you on campus at Drew as a new community member. Connections begin to form with classmates, other Drew students, faculty, staff and the campus as a whole. The activities planned during Fall Orientation will assist students as they begin their transition to life at Drew; this includes getting familiar with the campus landscape, meeting fellow Drew students and making new friends. The experiences and memories you’ll have during orientation will last a lifetime.

If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Dana Giroux before August 23rd, 2023 via email at dgiroux@drew.edu or telephone at 973-408-3962 to discuss your accessibility needs.

New Student Move-In Information

New First Year and Transfer Student Move-In: Thursday, August 24, 2023.
New first year and transfer students can move-in between 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. All students must schedule a move-in appointment! The August 24, 2023 move-in appointment calendar for all new first year and transfer students living on campus for the Fall 2023 semester is now live! (Click the Calendly link below to schedule your appointment. If you have not yet done so, please view your housing assignment by visiting your housing portal before signing up for a move-in time: drew.edu/housingportal.

Move-in times begin at 9:00 a.m. and will run every 30 minutes as scheduled on the appointment calendar (Calendly) linked below. The time you sign up for is your arrival time, which is when you are to pick up your key from Residence Life at our check-in tent which will be located in the Tilghman House parking lot. Please do your best to come at your selected arrival time. Arriving earlier or later than your scheduled time will cause delays for yourself and others.

After you schedule your move-in appointment, should you need to change your move-in time, you will receive instructions in your confirmation email on how to cancel your appointment and then proceed to reschedule for the appropriate time.

NOTE: New International Student Move-In: Sunday, August 20, 2023.
New international student orientation will begin on Sunday, August 20, 2023. New international students join the university-wide New Student Orientation program on Thursday, August 24, 2023 through Sunday, August 27, 2023.

Important Information

Instructions for a Successful Move-In

When you arrive on campus on Thursday, August 24, 2023, please enter campus through the Lancaster Road campus entrance (on Madison Avenue) at your scheduled move-in time.

We encourage someone other than the Drew student to be the driver of your vehicle as the Drew student will need to step out of the car to pick up your room key, ID card, and New Student Orientation name tag. Once you pick up these items, you will return to your car and drive up to the residence halls, as instructed by our Campus Security staff. Students arriving via a car service, Uber, or Lyft, etc., may be dropped off at our check-in tent. We will shuttle you and your belongings to your residence hall once you have checked in.

Once you are at your residence hall, you will have a few minutes to unload your belongings, then begin to move-into your residence hall. Please be sure to label your boxes/large items (painter’s tape works great!) with your last name, residence hall name, and room number. This way, if one of your items is misplaced, it can be returned to you!

After your vehicle has been emptied, you will be instructed to move your vehicle away from the residence hall. You may park your vehicle in a designated parking space for the duration of your time on campus for Move-In Day.

The Commons Dining Hall will be open for lunch from 11 AM – 4 PM on Move-In Day, feel free to take a break and enjoy some lunch! There will also be a New Drew Parents Reception from 1-3 PM in The Ehinger Center, C’08 Pub.

A few important notes to keep in mind:

Every Drew University undergraduate residence hall bedroom has one mini refrigerator and microwave combo unit inside. Please do not bring a refrigerator when you come to move in as there will be one waiting for you and your roommate to use.

Keeping the environment in mind, our residence halls do not have paper towel dispensers in the restrooms. We encourage students to bring your own hand towel for use in the residence hall bathrooms. The university will provide all residents with two reusable and washable hand towels on your move-in day.

Please download the LiveSafe app today, instructions can be found online here. This app is used by the university to communicate emergency alerts to our community. There are additional resources within the LiveSafe app for your use as well.

Our residence halls are staffed by trained student employees who serve as Community Advisors and professional staff members (one per residential complex). We have an on-call system with a professional staff member available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Once you move in, please introduce yourself to the staff in your building! And be sure to add the duty phone number into your mobile phone – this number will be on posters located throughout all residence halls.


Meet the Orientation Committee

The Orientation Committee (OC), which is fondly known as the Mighty OC, are an integral part of every new student’s success on the Drew’s campus. Each incoming student is paired up with an OC member, and will be in contact with them throughout the summer, through orientation, and into their first year at Drew.


Forgot your password?

If you have forgotten or misplaced your log in information, contact the University Technology Service Center at 973.408.HELP (4357) or email helpdesk@drew.edu for assistance.


Health Insurance

All full time Drew students are required to have health insurance coverage.  Eligible students can purchase health insurance from University Health Plans. Information about the insurance plan and to download a brochure is available at www.universityhealthplans.com or by calling 1.800.437.6448.

Students who already have health insurance may waive the student insurance through the online form in Treehouse. 

Students that fail to either enroll or waive the plan will automatically be billed for the student insurance plan on their fall semester tuition bill. Dependents can be enrolled at University Health Plans.


Financial Aid Awards

Students must accept or deny any financial aid awards that are allocated to them. Not accepting or denying your awards will place a hold on your account.


Proxy Access

Proxy Access gives you the option to specify who should be able to view your bill, grades, holds and other important information.