Drew University currently offers Microsoft Office 2013 for Windows computers and Office 2011 for Mac.
After more testing has been done, Office 2016 will be made available for both operating systems (barring unforeseen complications).
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 students, faculty and staff. Drew-issued computers will come with the software installed.
Installation instructions can be found at Installing F-Secure Antivirus.
Any information/updates about Moodle can be found on the front page of Moodle.
Faculty can find additional information at https://moodle.drew.edu/2/mod/page/view.php?id=4218.
Students can find additional information at Introduction to Moodle for Students.
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 Dashboard. You can also access your student account and other records from the dashboard.
If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact the Registrar's Office.
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 an area where 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 Business Office.
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 (FAQ)
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 'Help & Services'.
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.
If a student works on-campus and is paid through Drew, their electronic time-card will also be available to be filled out and submitted for approval on their TreeHouse Student page.
Housing, Parking, and Dining Options
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Communications department has extensive and specific documentation for Drew University's WordPress sites.
In order to gain access to a Drew WordPress site, you must first be trained by University Technology. To set up an appointment, please contact the UT Service Center at 973-408-4357 (HELP).
The Drew Today emails are sent daily, around midnight, to everyone at Drew. The Communications department manages the Drew Today.
You can find some basic instructions for posting a Drew Today announcement here. Any questions should be directed to Communications at 973-408-3238 or via email to email@example.com.
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 (https://myfiles.drew.edu/) to access your drives. More information can be found at MyFiles here in Tech Help.
You can access all the available technology at Drew from off campus.
F: Drive Files
Using MyFiles, you can access the files from your F: Drive from anywhere off campus (or when on campus but not logged into the Drew network). Simply go to https://myfiles.drew.edu/ 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.
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 https://cloudpc.drew.edu/.
Your Drew email is accessible off campus the same way that you reach it while on campus, from https://mail.drew.edu/, or by entering your full email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) at a Google login.
For more help, see Drew University's documentation on Getting Started with Google.