• 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 200 undergraduate students. Most of the rooms in Drew Hall are doubles, a small number of single rooms are also available. Drew is home to the Transfer Community, the GLBT and Social Justice Community, and an Honors Community.

    Transfer students connect to one another and the greater Hamline community through special programming on the Drew Hall transfer floor.

    The GLBT and Social Justice floor is a community of first-year and returning students interested in learning about issues of social justice that include women’s rights, the GLBT 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.

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

    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 Advisors, Assistant Area Coordinator 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 Advisor lives on each floor.  Resident Advisors 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.

    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  

    •    Honors and GLBT and Social Justice Communities
    •    Transfer Floor
    •    Coed living environment on the 2nd and 3rd floors - single gender on the 1st floor
    •    Resident Advisor 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 (very limited) 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

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