Snow Closing Information.


Snow Closing Information

Campus Update for Tuesday, February 28

Dear members of the Drew community,

The University will have a delayed opening tomorrow morning, Tuesday, February 28, due to the inclement weather. Administrative offices will open at 10:30 a.m. Students should check their email regularly for updates from their professors about their classes. For in-person classes that begin before 10:15 a.m., professors will be in contact about whether those classes will be converted to Zoom. Classes that are scheduled to begin at 10:25 a.m. or later will occur as scheduled unless directed otherwise by the instructor.

As per the Employee Handbook, non-essential staff should work from home during inclement weather when possible until the campus is officially open at 10:30 a.m. We recognize that there will be some time required to commute to campus for an in-person opening of administrative offices, so adjustments may need to be made to scheduled meetings.

The reception with President-elect Hilary Link for faculty and staff will take place as scheduled Tuesday afternoon. We hope to see you there.

Dining services will be open as scheduled, other than Peet’s, which will open at 10 a.m. Resident students are advised to remain weather-aware when outside. Should an emergency arise, please contact Campus Security at 973-408-3379.

If we need to adjust our opening or other campus event plans we will do so by 8 a.m.

Thank you for your cooperation. Please be safe!

Additional Information

In cases of inclement weather that necessitate closure of the University’s administrative offices, classes in the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School, and the Caspersen School of Graduate studies will be canceled and the library and CNS Helpdesk will be closed. In the event of a delayed opening or early dismissal, a corresponding adjustment will be made to the day’s class schedule and library hours.

Snow Removal Map

All cars must be removed from the areas in red and moved to the blue area.

Declaration of a snow emergency will be made via email, voicemail and entrance signage. During a snow emergency, vehicles must be removed from all designated “No Parking During Snow Emergency” locations and moved to any available “Snow Emergency Parking” area. Failure to relocate will result in towing and any related monetary charges. Once these areas are clear of all snow and ice, Public Safety will notify the campus community and vehicles should return to the parking spaces.

  • The primary locations for “Snow Emergency Parking” will be the Methodist Church lot and the Sitterly lot. Vehicles may only park in the Methodist Church lot during a snow emergency and must move back from both lots to the main campus when notified.
  • “No Parking During Snow Emergency” locations are reflected on the attached map and include all road parking throughout campus, the lower part of the Main lot, and other smaller parking areas which are difficult snow removal locations. Please be aware of these designated areas and act appropriately when inclement weather is expected.
  • If you have weekend plans or are leaving campus for an extended period of time, it is your responsibility to move your vehicle to the Tilghman lot. You must register your car with Public Safety for long term parking.
  • The campus community may also be asked to relocate vehicles for periodic lot clearing. This is necessary to remove excess accumulations of ice and snow in long term parking areas.
  • Again, vehicles in violation of this policy will be ticketed by Public Safety and towed at the owner’s expense.