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On-campus orientation:

Orientation: Sunday, August 18, 2024

Pre-Arrival Checklist!

It’s almost time to board a plane and start your new journey at Drew University! We have a lot of resources to help you along the way. This is a simple checklist to help you stay on track and prepare for your arrival. If you need help or get stuck on any of the checklist items, email us at You can review the INTO Drew Welcome Guide to learn more about Drew, living in New Jersey, what to pack and much more.

Now that you have confirmed your place, complete these important steps!

After you confirm your offer, you will receive an email from University Technology (UT) with your uLogin ID and student ID number. Once you have this number, go here for instructions on how to activate your Drew ID. You will need to select 'activate my account' to access login instructions.

Apply for your F-1 visa right away. To start the process you will need to use the Form I-20 that will be sent to you by

We offer a variety of visa support services through PASS, our Pre-Arrival Student Success Program.

How can PASS help you?

  1. Attend one of our information and preparatory workshops. We offer different types of virtual webinars and workshops about the F-1 visa process. Check out our events page

  2. Register for one-on-one visa interview prep with a PASS advisor

  3. Read more about the steps to applying for a US F-1 Visa

Living on campus? If you are required, or choose to live on campus, make sure you pay your deposit. You can do this through INTO Pay, your unique link is on your offer letter, or you can go here

Want to know your residence hall assignment? Email for information on housing assignments.

Living off campus? Graduate students who would like to live off campus can contact for information about local accommodations.

  1. Visit Submitting your forms to read about required immunizations and other important health information.

  2. Next, download and complete the required immunization form and physical exam form.

  3. Finally, upload or submit this form online on Drew health portal. You may also bring the completed immunization form with you to Orientation if you are unable to submit it online before departure. All immunization records MUST be in English.

Pay your full tuition before arrival. For online payment and wire information, please refer to the links on your offer letter. If you have questions please reach out to

So that we can support your arrival, we need your flight and arrival details. Please go to the arrivals portal to submit your flight details. Here you will also be able to indicate if you would like us to provide you with an airport transfer to campus. EWR transport is available at no charge. JFK and LGA both have $100 charges.

Arriving early? If you are arriving early and would like to book a hotel, the following website recommends hotels close to the Drew campus.

Available pre-arrival activities can be accessed at: More activities and information will be added as we get closer to orientation so be sure to check frequently for updates.

You will receive details on the math placement test if it is required for your program of study. It is highly recommended that you take the test prior to arrival. More information is available here.

Need help with the math placement? Contact for any questions.

During your travels, if your flight changes or if you have any issues, please contact us on our emergency phone that is available during the approved arrival period. The number is: