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Recent Announcements

May 13, 2021
Updates on Summer Events, Camps, and Vaccinations

After the prohibition of on-campus events expires on May 31, 2021, events and activities, including summer camps, may be permitted with prior approval and adherence to outlined requirements. As a reminder, vaccination clinics for the Rutgers community continue on all campuses.

May 12, 2021
Restricted Travel and Exception Approval Process Announcement

For the health, safety, and well-being of Rutgers students, faculty, and staff, the university will continue its broad restriction on both foreign and domestic travel for University purposes. Limited travel that is explicitly approved as an exception via a waiver process will be allowed.

May 3, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination Now Available at Rutgers

Beginning Wednesday, May 5, Rutgers will offer COVID-19 vaccination to students, faculty, staff, and others who have a Rutgers NetID. Appointments will be available at three campus locations: Camden, Newark, and Piscataway. Register for an appointment on the Rutgers COVID-19 vaccine portal.

May 3, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Information

At least two weeks prior to arrival on campus, but no later than August 1, 2021, students must upload complete vaccination documentation to the Rutgers Student Immunization portal (NetID and password required). Students requesting an exemption, for medical or religious reasons only, from the requirement that they submit proof of vaccination will find those forms on the portal.

April 26, 2021
Guidelines for Summer Outdoor Camps

Effective June 1, 2021, Rutgers will allow outdoor camps to resume and will follow strict adherence to a number of public health guidelines.

April 23, 2021
Priority Vaccination Appointments at Middlesex County Megasite

Our clinical partner RWJBarnabas Health has extended priority access for all Rutgers University students seeking a COVID-19 vaccination appointment effective immediately. Vaccines are administered at the Middlesex County Megasite in Edison, New Jersey.

March 25, 2021
Our Path Forward – COVID-19 Vaccination and the Fall Term

Moving toward a return to pre-pandemic normal, the university announces that students planning to attend Rutgers in Fall 2021 will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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, vendors, contractors, and guests each day using this required platform. Access the app.




Health & Safety

COVID-19 On-Campus Testing Strategy, Rutgers offers SARS-CoV-2 PCR saliva testing to specified groups of employees and students on campus on a weekly basis. Read about the university’s testing strategy. Visit the Testing Program Dashboard to see results of the testing performed.

Mental Health and Wellness Rutgers offers student support and guidance services at CAPS or UBHC. Rutgers staff, faculty, and their families can seek services through Rutgers4U. Rutgers employees also can find resources on COVID-19 telecommuting and wellness.



Dean Robert Johnson receives COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Rutgers will offer COVID-19 vaccination to students, faculty, staff, and others who have a Rutgers NetID. Appointments will be available at three campus locations: Camden, Newark, and Piscataway. Appointments required; no walk-ins.

Videos & Podcasts

Our Path Forward: Returning Safely to Rutgers Antonio Calcado, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, talks about the decision to require vaccinations for Fall 2021 enrollment and upcoming steps in the process. [Watch the video]

COVID-19 Biweekly Health Briefings from RBHS Chancellor Brian Strom provide an opportunity for information sharing and clarification on COVID-19-related topics. [Watch the past briefings]

On the Pandemic, a podcast series where university experts and leaders in health examine the critical challenges we face in our recovery from COVID-19, with Mary E. O’Dowd, Executive Director, Health Systems and Population Health Integration, RBHS. Listen on your preferred platform.


Be Prepared

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

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.  Download the app and learn about other resources available from New Jersey.

Visit New Jersey’s COVID-19 Vaccine Registration site to register for the vaccine and find vaccine locations.


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.


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

Additional Announcements

Fall Return to the Banks: Chancellor Christopher Molloy’s update on the planning at Rutgers–New Brunswick (April 2, 2021)

Moving Forward: Chancellor Brian Strom’s message to the RBHS community (April 1, 2021)

Planning for the Fall Semester: Rutgers-Camden (March 31, 2021)

Message from Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor–Fall 2021 (March 31, 2021)

Temporary Expansion of Permissible Use of Accrued Paid Sick Extended Through May 31, 2021 (March 31, 2021)

COVID-19 Telecommuting – Extended through May 31, 2021 (March 31, 2021)

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.