Transferring to Drew

The Office of Admissions will assist you to in preparing all the required items to ensure you have a successful transition to Drew University. Please be in communication with our Director of Transfer & Continuing Education, Ms. Sunita Bhargava at sbhargav@drew.edu.

Academic Advising & Course Registration

After you have enrolled (paid your deposit) at Drew University, you will be assigned an Academic Adviser to assist you in your course selection and course registration. Please be an active participant and reach out to your advisor early to begin establishing your plan for success at Drew University. If you have any questions about where you are in this process, email advising@drew.edu. After you speak with your Advisor, you will need to register for your classes.


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.


What happens at the New Student Orientation session?

Orientation will provide you with an introduction to Drew University and the resources available to you. This is also a time for you to hear from faculty and staff that support the transfer experience at Drew, meet your Transfer Orientation leaders, and connect with fellow new transfer students.

Can transfer students have cars on campus?

Residential Juniors and Seniors are permitted to have cars on campus at Drew University and all commuter students are permitted to have a car. Visit the Campus Security website for more information about having a car on campus.

How do I find an on or off-campus job?

There are many options for on-campus employment, including work study. To find out if you are eligible for work study, review the Student Employment section of the Financial Aid site. There is an online forum of student employment opportunities. In addition, The Center for Career Development also has great connections for part-time and internship opportunities.