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On-Campus and Online Orientation: Sunday, August 21, 2022

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 iso@drew.eduYou 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!

Activate your Drew ID

After you confirm your offer, you will receive an email from iso@drew.edu with your unique university record number. Once you have this number, go HERE for instructions on how to activate your Drew ID.


Apply for your F-1 visa

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 dcenicola@drew.edu

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

How can PASS help you?

  • 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
  • Register for one-on-one visa interview prep with a PASS advisor
  • Read more about the steps to applying for a US F-1 Visa


Finalize your housing

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 iso@drew.edu. Students will start being assigned housing in mid-July.

Living off campus?

Graduate students who would like to live off campus can contact iso@drew.edu for information about local accommodations.


Upload your proof of immunization through the Drew Health Portal

  • Visit Submitting Your Forms to read about required immunizations and other important health information.  
  • Next, download and complete the required immunization form.
  • 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 tuition and fees

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 iso@drew.edu.


Submit your flight details on the arrivals portal

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. This is available to you at no cost.

Arriving early?  

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


Complete pre-orientation activities

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


Need to take Calculus? Complete the math placement test

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 iso@drew.edu for any questions.


Arrive at Drew!

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:




Contact Us

Write down or add our phone number in your mobile phone: 

+ 1 973 408 4000

For help while traveling 

call our arrivals phone:  

+ 1 973 755 8102

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If you still have any other questions that weren't covered in this guide, please email us at INTOadmissions@drew.edu