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Recent Announcements

November 25, 2020
Providing an Option to Undergraduate Students for Fall 2020 Grades

Rutgers announces an alternative grading option for undergraduate students. Students may apply to change any course from letter grading to Pass/No Credit grading. Further details for the opt-in process for fall 2020 grades will be forthcoming from campus provosts and chancellors in early December.

November 20, 2020
COVID-19 Telecommuting–Extended through March 31, 2021

In order to continue to support social distancing, Rutgers extends the telecommuting rule relaxation policy set to expire on December 31, 2020 to March 31, 2021.

November 13, 2020
We’re Counting on YOU

Case counts of COVID-19 have increased markedly across New Jersey and among our student population these past few weeks. As we look ahead to the Thanksgiving weekend and the winter months, use these recommendations to stand strong.

November 10, 2020
Announcement: COVID Alert NJ App

Rutgers and the Coalition of Rutgers Unions would like to share COVID Alert NJ. This free and secure mobile app anonymously alerts users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. This app is an additional tool to fight against the coronavirus.

Returning to Rutgers Safely

Read Returning to Rutgers, the comprehensive plan for restart as submitted to the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education.

Complete the mandatory My Campus Pass, a daily self-screening application for employees and students, before entering a Rutgers building or being on campus. Log in to

Use the Rutgers Visitors Log to register visitors and guests each day using this required platform. Access the app.

Remember the three Ws. Wear a face-covering. Watch your distance. Wash your hands. [English Video] [Spanish Video]


Health & Safety

My Campus Pass, a self-screening app, must be used by employees and students each day before traveling to campus or entering a Rutgers building. Access the app at:

COVID-19 On-Campus Testing Strategy, Rutgers offers SARS-CoV-2 PCR saliva testing to specified groups of employees and students on campus. Read about the university’s testing strategy.

Testing Program Dashboard, visit the Testing Program Dashboard page to see the complete results of the SARS-CoV-2 testing performed as part of the university’s strategic testing program.

Resources from New Jersey

The COVID Alert NJ app anonymously alerts users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. It also provides up-to-date information on New Jersey reopening news and key COVID-19 metrics. Download the app and learn about other resources available from New Jersey.

Be Prepared

For resources that can answer your questions about the current and upcoming semesters, please visit your respective campus website:


Rutgers released its plan to restore and repopulate research at the university, reopening research venues in a staged manner. Learn more to understand and support the safe return to full research capability.

Read a message about maintaining safety in our research enterprise.

Administrative Functions

Learn about the plans for preparing people and places for our gradual return to campuses including continued telecommuting, phased and flexible staffing, work options, safety practices, and guidance for uses of shared spaces.

Academic Instruction

For the fall 2020 semester, the majority of undergraduate courses is being delivered remotely. Graduate and professional education have returned to a combination of in-person and remote education.

The schedule of courses for the spring 2021 semester will be available in early November.



Get answers to your questions on health and campus safety, research, telecommuting, and more subjects of concern and interest to the university community.

Additional Announcements

Summoning Our Strength and Resilience (October 27, 2020)

Join Us to Fight the Flu (September 29, 2020)

EPSLA and E-FMLA Reminder (September 28, 2020)

Mandatory COVID-Related Apps (September 25, 2020)

Additional announcements can be found on the Communications page.

Emergency support

Donate to support Rutgers students during this crisis and help fund COVID-19 research and clinical care:

This website is your official source of information about the university’s response to COVID-19. This is an evolving situation and we will provide updates as information becomes available.  Check this site frequently.