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Our Plans for Fall 2020

July 6, 2020
Jonathan Holloway, President, Rutgers University

After careful consideration, Rutgers is planning for a fall 2020 semester that will combine a majority of remotely delivered courses with a limited number of in-person classes. The chancellors will each distribute messages that provide additional details for their respective communities. Please note that the university has not made any decisions regarding winter session or the spring semester.

Read President Holloway’s full message

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Returning to Rutgers

June 19, 2020
Antonio Calcado, Executive Vice President for Strategic Planning and Operations and Chief Operating Officer

On behalf of the COVID-19 Task Force and with thanks to hundreds of people at Rutgers who have contributed to the effort, I am sharing with you Returning to Rutgers, the current plan for repopulating Rutgers. This document outlines some principles, practices, and protocols that are applicable throughout the university.

Read Antonio Calcado’s message about this resource.

Academic Instruction

For the fall 2020 semester, the majority of undergraduate courses will be delivered remotely. Graduate and professional education will return to a combination of in-person and remote education.

Prepare for Fall 2020

For details on the upcoming semester and directions to resources that can answer your questions, visit your respective campus website:

Health & Safety

The health and safety of all members of our community is a shared responsibility. Learn about the requirements for social distancing, face coverings, and other preventative practices to which everyone at the university must adhere.


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

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.


Find health and safety poster samples; visitor log forms; guidance on face coverings; social distancing signage and floor markings; space divider examples and sources; and additional resources in the toolkit.

It’s Up to Us Posters [PDF]


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

Recent Announcements

Returning to Research: Guidelines, Process, FAQs (June 29, 2020)

Returning to Rutgers, FAQs (June 19, 2020)

COVID-19 Telecommuting – Extended through August 31, 2020 (June 19, 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.