• Drew Hall Details

    Drew Hall is located on Hewitt Avenue across from the Bush Memorial Library. Drew Hall was named after Charles M. Drew, a United Methodist and generous donor to Hamline University. Originally a men’s residence hall built in 1946, Drew Hall is home to a community of roughly 200 undergraduate students. Most of the rooms in Drew Hall are doubles and a small number of single rooms are also available. Drew is home to four special-interest communities: Transfer Community, LGBT and Social Justice Community, Honors Community, and Global Piper Community.

    Transfer students connect to one another and the greater Hamline community through special programming in the Drew Hall Transfer Community. Transfer students often have unique needs. Living together with other transfer students and engaging in special activities and outings helps assist the transition process.

    The LGBT and Social Justice Community is a community of first-year and returning students interested in learning about issues of social justice that includes women's rights, the LGBT community, race, and other areas of diversity such as religion, class, and internationalism. Students living on this floor commit to furthering their knowledge of social justice. This community is all-gender, meaning residents can select a roommate of any gender.

    The Honors Community is a special-interest community offered to students registered in the Early University Honors Program. Students who live in the Honors Community will have an area with a dedicated student lounge. Staff will be available on the floor to help students achieve academic success, and RAs will provide educational and social programming for all residents. The only requirement to live in the Honors Community is to be registered with the Early University Honors Program.

    The Global Piper Community is a special-interest community offered to all domestic students who want to study abroad and/or majoring in Global Studies. Students who live in the Global Piper Community will be paired with an international student as a roommate. The community will have an RA dedicated to help these students live and learn with each other and to achieve academic success. Global Mentors will provide educational and social programming for these residents as well.  

    Drew Hall Council

    The Drew Hall Council provides residents with activities and programs designed to enhance the residential life experience. 

  • Drew Residence Hall Staff

    The Resident Assistants and Area Coordinator are committed to building and maintaining a positive community environment. They plan social, educational, recreational, and cultural programs for residents. A Resident Assistant lives on each floor. Resident Assistants will host a variety of social program during the first week of classes. These programs are designed to provide residents the opportunity to meet, mingle, and build community. The staff also plans a variety of activities throughout the year. 

  • Features and Furnishings

    Room furnishings include a desk, desk chair, window coverings, bed, bureau, MicroFridge unit and closet space for each student. In some configurations, some of these items may be shared between roommates.

    The standard room set up includes bunked beds.  Students who want to have their beds lofted need to contract with BedLoft.  Mattresses are extra-long twin 36" x 80".  Furniture may not be moved from student rooms. An important note: some Drew rooms are not able to have beds lofted depending on the room's closet.

    BedLoft Brochure
    BedLoft Info
    BedLoft FAQs 

    Click here to see an empty Drew Hall standard double room with walk-in closets and the ability to loft beds: Drew Hall Empty Room (Walk-In Closet)

    Click here to see an empty Drew Hall standard double room with built-in closets and does not have the ability to loft beds: Drew Hall Empty Room (Built-In Closet)

    You will need to provide your own pillow, blanket, linens, desk lamp, and wastebasket. Furniture placed in lounges and public areas is for the use of all residents and residents are asked not to move lounge furniture. There will be a penalty to any student who is found with lounge furniture in their room.

     Hall Features  

    •    Transfer, LGBT & Social Justice, Honors, and Global Piper special-interest communities
    •    Same-gender living on first floor (female-identified)
    •    Coed living on the second and third floors
    •    Resident Assistant located on each floor
    •    Community bathrooms
    •    Free use of laundry facilities
    •    Resident kitchenette
    •    Vending machine
    •    Security card access into building
    •    24-hour surveillance cameras
    •    Study/social lounges
    •    Single and double rooms 

    Room Features

    •    Set of furniture for each resident (extra-long twin bed, desk & chair, bookcase)
    •    Window blinds
    •    Individual closets or wardrobes
    •    Ethernet and wireless internet access
    •    Cable TV service with free streaming service
    •    MicroFridge Unit

    Want to get to know your RA a little bit? Or maybe find out some good things to bring or not to bring? Look no further. We've asked our RAs to each write a letter to their incoming students and they delivered. Check them out and get a sneak peak at one of the friendliest faces you'll see around campus!

    Click here to read your letter from your RA