Hurricane Ida, 9/2/21

Hurricane Ida, 9/2/21

Good morning,

I hope that all members of the Drew community and their loved ones are safe and dry in the wake of Hurricane Ida.

Drew’s Facilities department has been inventorying campus and, while damage is minimal, minor roof leaks and basement flooding in several buildings and rooms have been identified, and we are working to resolve those issues. Campus Security and Residence Life staff worked throughout the evening to assist students and residents as needs arose. Students can reach out to Campus Life & Student Affairs at

Although campus remains open, we understand that some members of the Drew community will have difficulty coming to campus for work or class, and we encourage any affected individuals to reach out to their supervisors or course faculty as needed.

Close-knit communities come together in times of difficulty. As we have throughout the pandemic, we can continue to care for one another and respect individual circumstances.

If you are in need of immediate personal assistance following the events of the last 24 hours, please email me at


Thomas J. Schwarz