Microsoft Office

Drew University currently offers Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows and Mac.


Students are entitled to download and install Microsoft Office. 

Please read the Microsoft Campus Agreement.

Installation information can be found at Installing Microsoft Office - Student.


Faculty and staff are provided Microsoft Office on their Drew-issued computers.

Upgrade instructions can be found at Installing Microsoft Office - Employees.

Information about the Microsoft Home Use Program can be found at Microsoft Home Use Program -- Current versions of Microsoft Office for MacOS and Windows, for faculty and staff.


Drew provides an antivirus program to faculty and staff. Drew-issued computers will come with the software installed.

Installation instructions can be found at F-Secure Antivirus.


Any information/updates about Moodle can be found on the front page of Moodle.

Faculty can find additional information at Moodle Resources at Drew.

Students can find additional information at Introduction to Moodle for Students.

Google at Drew

We have collected information for Getting Started with Google here at Drew, as well as more general information for using Google at Drew.


TreeHouse provides students, faculty, and staff with a direct link to Drew University's administrative database and resources. It is designed as a convenient way for the University community to access administrative information.

In order to access the TreeHouse options listed below, students need to be in the 'Student' tab.


All of your student records can be found in TreeHouse, including registration for any upcoming classes. To access your registration, use the "Registration Tools" in your TreeHouse Students tab. You can also access your student account and other records from the student tab.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact the Registrar's Office.

TreeHouse Ladder

TreeHouse Ladder is a program that helps you track progress toward your degree requirements. It includes a tool to calculate GPA, a class planner for future semesters, as well as a detailed listing of completed courses and courses needed to finish your major and/or minor.

Billing and Account Statements

TreeHouse also contains links so you can see your current account balance (what you owe the school or vice versa) as well as your account summary. If you have any questions about this, contact Financial Aid or the Student Accounts.

Near the bottom of the TreeHouse Student page is where you can accept your financial aid (loans) for the year, after taking the direct loan entrance counseling and accepting Drew's terms and conditions of service.

Proxy access 

Proxy access can be given to a parent/guardian/spouse, etc, by a student. This is not mandatory. Unless proxy access is given, no information about the student can be given to a parent by the school.

To grant access, the student will need to select 'Parent/Guardian Proxy Access', which is located in the TreeHouse Student tab under 'Personal Information'.

There is also information for parents in the TreeHouse tab named 'Parents'. This will give information about how to contact the student, and links to information about visiting and various departments on campus, as well as a link to the TreeHouse Proxy Login.

To set up a parent or guardian with access to the student's bill or to make tuition payments, the student will need to add an authorized party in Nelnet. 

Housing, Parking, and Dining Options

The TreeHouse Student page also provides links to Housing SelfService, to register for parking on campus, and to Dining/Meal Plan information.

Library Databases

The Drew University Library has many research resources for students. To learn more about the library resources and research skills, you can visit the Library website, call them at 973-408-3125 or e-mail them at

Network Drives

Network drives are storage locations maintained by University Technology. Each Drewid is allotted a personal F: drive, and most Drewids will see additional network drives, depending on their roles at the University. Additional information can be found at My Network Drives. From off-campus, we suggest using MyFiles ( to access your drives. More information can be found at MyFiles here in Tech Help.

Off Campus Access

You can access almost all the available technology at Drew from off campus.

Network Drive Files

Using MyFiles, you can access the files from your F: Drive (or a departmental drive you have access to) from anywhere off campus (or when on campus but not logged into the Drew network). Simply go to and log in. You will see your F: Drive, and the other network drives, in the navigation pane on the left.

For more help and information on the F: Drive, see Drew University's documentation on My Network Drives.

For more information on MyFiles, see our documentation at MyFiles.

We also created a page for those Working With Network Drive Files in CloudPC.

Please visit Storage Options and Backing Up Your Data for suggestions on not losing important work.


CloudPC is accessible off campus the same way that it is on campus, from

For more help, see Drew University's documentation on setting up CloudPC and Using CloudPC.

Drew Email

Your Drew email is accessible off campus the same way that you reach it while on campus, from, or by entering your full email address ( at a Google login.

For more help, see Drew University's documentation on Getting Started with Google.

Reviewed 5/31/23