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.

Get the Full College Experience as a Nontraditional Student

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Interested in fitting in extracurricular activities, immersive experiences and club life into your busy schedule? Learn ways nontraditional college students navigate extracurricular activities and find balance during their academic career. Click here to read more.

Posted by Hannah Faustmann
Hannah Faustmann Assistant Director, Center for Global Education Hannah Faustmann
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A College Guide for Nontraditional Students

A College Guide for Nontraditional Students

Nontraditional students’ schedule may be dictated by work, family or outside commitments, creating a unique set of challenges for engaging in college. Check out this helpful U.S News guide for nontraditional students that provides tips and advice for succeeding and …

Posted by Hannah Faustmann
Hannah Faustmann Assistant Director, Center for Global Education Hannah Faustmann
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My Transfer Student Experience & 4 Tips for Transfer Success

My Transfer Student Experience & 4 Tips for Transfer Success

Transferring colleges can be a daunting and sometimes complicated experience. It is not a decision that should be made lightly. Hear from a recent transfer student and discover some tips for ensuring transfer success in her insightful blog.

Posted by Stephanie Pelham
Stephanie Pelham Associate Dean, Student Engagement Stephanie Pelham
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Student Spotlight: Molly Royek C’21              

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Molly Royek C’21                              
Major: Biology
Minor: Public Health
Launch Career Community: Medicine and Health Professions
Launch Identity/Affinity Community: Commuter / Transfer / Non-Traditional
Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) National Biological Honor Society
Tutor / Supplemental Instructor (online) for Center for Academic Excellence (CAE)
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Yasmin Acosta Launch Catalyst Yasmin Acosta
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5 Tips for Commuter Students

5 Tips for Commuter Students

Check out this article for helpful tips to getting involved on campus as a commuter student.

Posted by Stephanie Pelham
Stephanie Pelham Associate Dean, Student Engagement Stephanie Pelham
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