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Admissions #Drew2024 Parent to Parent Web cast meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Heather Robinson
14:05
Welcome parents of the Class of 2024! Please ask you questions here...thank you!
Caryn
15:17
Tell us more about the Fall contingency plans.
Bob Herr
16:56
The main academic plan centers around continuing with virtual education we are providing now. And, preparing for a Spring 21 start for "in person".
Bob Herr
17:14
However, more details are being formulated
Korotkyy, Mykola
17:27
+ as Bob already mentioned we’d like to know the next steps. When we should expect this guidance? Just want to be sure we are not missing something
markpac
17:52
How have you tried to maintain a strong community during the COVID remote learning period?
markpac
18:32
What has the college done to prevent students from falling through the cracks during the COVID disruption?
Deb Stevens
19:12
hoping you are recording this. my husband can’t attend
Heather Robinson
19:35
We are recording! We will share!
michelle brisson
20:17
Here’s a look at our virtual programming calendar: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/2/d/e/2PACX-1vRli6UZb5JL0m1sGbaRxgjMuCRIeYPV_fXkiPF2X8a2NB-HdWtBO13X8UOGlyyNUxMw7izqDA-cgbNL/pubhtml
bridget rivezzo
20:25
Do admitted students have access to sit in on classes and all the other experiences MaryAnn mentioned.
EJ James
20:32
We live in Florida and are wondering how to plan for Spring orientation
Bob Herr
21:15
@bridget - yes, we will be sending information very soon about available classes students can virtually attend starting next week.
bridget rivezzo
21:20
Will you cover what to do after a student has accepted their offer?
Heather Robinson
22:31
Yes!
Bob Herr
22:35
Yes, Michelle will cover orientation and some additional transition tips.
tyates
22:52
When is the anticipated move in day for athletes?
bridget rivezzo
22:55
Thanks.
MaryAnn Baenninger
24:31
I know that people have a lot of questions about what will happen in the fall. The best way to ease your mind, is that we will make sure that we are responsive to whatever Corona throws at us. We are used to planning for face to face and we can get those systems up and running in a flash. But now we are also very adept at virtual learning and we know we can do that too. We will constantly keep people updated as we move into the orientation cycle and through the summer.
jen zangari
28:04
Hi! When do roommate choices have to be submitted?
Deb Stevens
28:21
don’t forget about the pool! my son is coming in as a swimmer! He is USA. iIs the pool open
Deb Stevens
29:18
awesome
Deb Stevens
29:26
awesome!
bridget rivezzo
30:41
Can we buy Drew Swag for our students?
michelle brisson
31:30
Yes! The Bookstore is open online: https://www.bkstr.com/drewstore/home
Krista Kovacs
31:32
what kind of support is there for a new student, not an athlete, who does not know anyone?
Katy
33:08
what type of on-campus medical facilities are offered?
MaryAnn Baenninger
33:45
For Athletic Sway http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/newjersey/madison/drew-university
MaryAnn Baenninger
34:02
Athletic swag: http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/newjersey/madison/drew-university
MaryAnn Baenninger
35:32
@Krista Kovacs we have something called the Mighty OC, the orientation crew and they each have a small groups of students that they shepherd during orientation in the summer and fall. Students can’t help but meet students in their orientation group.
Angela Dee Alforque
36:07
@Michelle Brisson Can you talk about campus security and safety, and what resources are available for students if they, for example, are out late at night on campus and are concerned about their safety. Thanks.
Bob Herr
36:37
The Health Center is full accredited and has a board certified staff, and on-site lab. We also have mental health and counseling staff available for students.
Bob Herr
38:39
http://www.drew.edu/health-services/about-us/services/
bridget rivezzo
38:54
What happens if students are clear about their major already.
Krista Kovacs
40:12
Thank you MaryAnn!
Caryn
41:48
what is the ratio of commuter students vs. resident students?
MaryAnn Baenninger
42:06
@Angela Dee Alforque while Michelle is talking, we have what we call Public Safety who make sure the campus is safe, we also have an escort service, and we are just instituting an app for mobile phones that allows students to be connected wherever they are on campus. We also do (with me the President) safety walks once a semester where we walk together at night to make sure that all our lights are working properly and to get feedback from students to ensure that all campus areas are safe. Madison NJ has the very highest safety rating in New Jersey and we are closely tied to Madison. Merchants in town and the Mayor and City Council look out for our students. They all meet the Mayor on the first Saturday of orientation.
petew
46:47
Does Drew have anyFraternities/Sororities?
laurenmiglietta
47:06
If the student decides to come home one weekend, do they have to notify someone?
Bob Herr
47:26
Drew does not have a Greek system, so no social fraternities and sororities.
bsross
48:08
What programs do you have in place to support students who are a part of a marginalized group?
bridget rivezzo
48:48
Thank you Michelle
laurenmiglietta
49:32
Thank you
bridget rivezzo
52:51
Does the money come to them like a paycheck?
Caryn
53:12
If the first semester is virtual, do you adjust the financial aid/merit awards?
bridget rivezzo
53:18
or does it go directly to tuition
Donielle Mayes
53:29
We have been furloughed due to COVID-19 since completing our FAFSA and our financial situation has dramatically changed. Are there any considerations or opportunities to take new situations into account?
Deb Stevens
53:32
how do we find out about the federal work study program requirements?
MaryAnn Baenninger
53:47
@bsross I greatest hope is that no student is part of a marginalized group. I could talk about Drew’s identity as an inclusive campus, but I think it is more important to say that we attract students who want to be with students who are different than themselves. We have many structures to support difference in all forms. If you would like to reach out specifically to me I can try to answer more specific concerns that you might have. mbaenninger@drew.edu
Bob Herr
53:47
@bsross - our Francis B. Sellers program offers two supportive programs, one for 1st generation students and another through the NJ state EOF program.
Bob Herr
54:37
Work study comes to the student as a bi-weekly paycheck and they have the decision to apply it to tuition or other expenses.
MaryAnn Baenninger
55:12
@Danielle Mayes, please reach out to financial aid who will help you navigate through this. We have a financial aid appeals process to account for changes.
Bob Herr
55:40
@Donielle - please contact the Financial Aid office. We are working with families affected by the current COVID situation. finaid@drew.edu
Donielle Mayes
56:02
Thank you!
bsross
57:03
Thank you MaryAnn and Bob!
MaryAnn Baenninger
57:52
finaid@drew.edu
MaryAnn Baenninger
58:03
Cmccarthy1@drew.edu
michelle brisson
01:00:13
In regards to the earlier question about programs on diversity and inclusion, we also have exciting education-based theme-month programs to celebrate our diverse identities as a community. Some special months I could highlight that we’ve hosted are our “Queering the Forest” celebration in October in which we hosted a range of programs celebrating students who identify as LGBTQ+, in February we hosted four different weeks of programs in celebration of Black History Month, and even in March, we hosted multiple virtual programs to celebrate women for Women’s “Herstory” Month.
tyates
01:00:23
What is the roommate questionnaire deadline?
SBuchanan
01:00:55
Is there an extracurricular schedule - say, this year's as an example? When are the theater and choir opportunities?
markpac
01:01:31
Does the college allow for a gap year? If so, What are the conditions for a gap year?
michelle brisson
01:01:52
There is a calendar on the Student Activities website, feel free to scroll back in time and check out all the programs! http://www.drew.edu/StudentActivities/
bridget rivezzo
01:02:00
If your not sure if you need the loans because of all that is happening should you accept them? And if you end up not needing the loans can you just cancel?
markpac
01:02:00
Does my financial aid offer change if I take a gap year?
bsross
01:02:00
Can you provide us a link or information about technology requirements for academics. e.g.. computer.
Hana
01:02:02
Does accepting external scholarships affect the grants/scholarships from the university?
MaryAnn Baenninger
01:02:50
@SBuchanan I don’t even know how to begin to answer this! There are tons and tons of opporutuntiies. Students can join clubs, but they can also just watch Drew Today which is a daily list of all activities on campus; there are about 30-40 things happening on a given day .Students do not need to be a theater or music major to try out for and participate in those programs.
Colby McCarthy
01:03:59
Outside scholarships will not affect a student's grants and scholarships unless those awards exceed their actual costs. Outside awards can change eligibility for federal work study and subsidized loans however.
Sandra Hilario
01:05:10
Is there any consideration being given to extending the 5/01 deposit date?
Steve
01:05:28
Do you have posted online somewhere a listing of the home states of Drew's current students (presuming that the Class of 2024 still is unknown)?
Kelly Bryer
01:06:44
When can we expect our first bill and when can we select payment plans?
MaryAnn Baenninger
01:08:20
@Steve about 40% of our students are “national” students and Drew is ranked 8th in the country at baccalaureate colleges for the number of international students.
michelle brisson
01:08:22
Housing application deadline is 7/1/2020 just so you have it here!
Colby McCarthy
01:08:59
Bills for the fall semester will go out on July 5th and payment will be due on August 5th. Once your student is deposited, they can sign up for their payment plan through their student portal with the first payment due in July.
bridget rivezzo
01:10:20
What if you already have a computer?
michelle brisson
01:10:41
If you or your students are interested in learning more about campus activities, programs, and happenings, please check out both the Drew University and the Student Activities Instagram accounts: @drewuniversity and @drewstuact
Bob Herr
01:10:45
@Steve we don't do a specific list, however currently among the committed 2024 students they are from 20 states and 9 countries. Of course, we still have many more students to commit!
Deb Stevens
01:11:14
we got my son an apple air book. lighter. less expensive in case it drops. he loves it!
MaryAnn Baenninger
01:12:11
@Deb Stevens, same computer the president is typing on now!
petew
01:14:02
Thank you very much for this forum, very helpful and informative
MaryAnn Baenninger
01:14:02
mbaenninger@drew.edu
Donielle Mayes
01:14:15
This has been wonderful- Thank you!
markpac
01:14:25
Thnak you
Eric Bleickardt
01:14:28
Thank you very much!
Korotkyy, Mykola
01:14:28
Thank you!
SBuchanan
01:14:29
Thank you!
Steve
01:14:32
Thx