Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”—Pele, Soccer Champion


This community offers a space for people who identify as or are interested in building the inclusivity, relationships, and support for commuters and nontraditional students. This community offers resources, programs, events, and networking opportunities that can enrich a student’s academic experience and promote their success.

The Commuter/Transfer/Nontraditional Identity/Affinity Community brings together faculty, staff, alums, and community members who understand that this community has unique needs in its transition into The Forest—yet this community also has unique experiences that can contribute to the culture of Drew. This community is designed as a space to explore, learn, reflect on, and support each student’s path during their academic development.

If you are interested in participating in and/or supporting this community, please feel free to share your experiences, provide resources that may support students’ pathways to development, connect with students to offer insight and support, and inform the broader community of internships, community engagement, or job opportunities.

3 Tips To Create Social Opportunities As A Commuter Student

3 Tips To Create Social Opportunities As A Commuter Student

U.S. News and World Report in their article, “3 Ways to Adjust to College as a Freshman Commuter” shares how attending orientation, getting a campus job, and just hanging out on campus can provide a first year commuter student with …

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Student Spotlight: Interview with Ava Valentino C’20

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Ava Valentino C’21
Majors: Anthropology and Italian
Minors: Music and Museum Studies
Launch Career Communities: Arts, Communications & Languages and
Science, Technology, Engineering & Sustainability
Launch Identity/Affinity Communities:
Commuter/Transfer/Non-traditional
Clubs: Choral Union, Cultural Italian American Organization (CIAO), ARIEL, and BOAS! …

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Student Spotlight: Interview with Jillian Scarpanito C’20

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Jillian Scarpanito C’20
Major: Biology
Launch Career Community: Medicine and Health Professions
Launch Identity/Affinity Community: Commuter/ Transfer / Non-traditional
On-Campus Job: Academic Coach
Club: TriBeta (secretary)

What attracted you to Drew?  

I was attracted to Drew’s tight-knit community and excellent science …

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A College Commuter Offers 10 Tips To Students

A College Commuter Offers 10 Tips To Students

Noelle Scolieri on the Unigo website offers 10 tips to college commuter students to help them navigate the campus environment.  The article covers everything from navigating parking to getting involved in campus life.  Read the tips.

 

 

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Sari Pascoe Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Sari Pascoe
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