Vaccinations & Boosters
COVID-19 vaccines and first boosters are required of ALL Rutgers students and employees who are eligible to receive them. Documentation proof must be uploaded to the appropriate student or employee vaccine portal.
Those with a previously approved exemptions are also exempt from the booster requirement
- Changes Related to COVID-19 Protocols Including Masking (March 10, 2022)
- Get information for Event Protocol
- Read Guide to Returning to Rutgers.
- Faculty and staff can review the Return to Rutgers Tech Checklist.
- Navigating Our Classrooms and Student Spaces is a quick reference guide for faculty and students.
My Campus Pass, a daily self-screening application for employees and students. Log in to my.rutgers.edu.
Health & Safety
Mental Health and Wellness If you are feeling anxious or know someone who is, we urge you to seek assistance. Rutgers has many wellbeing resources available to assist students and employees. Rutgers offers student support and guidance services at CAPS or UBHC. Rutgers staff, faculty, and their families can seek services through Rutgers4U. The My Wellness app for Rutgers employees is available within the Rutgers app and within the myRutgers portal.
For resources that can answer your questions about the current semester and beyond, please visit your respective campus website:
- Rutgers University–New Brunswick
- Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
- Rutgers University–Newark
- Rutgers University–Camden
March 31, 2022
Reminder – Updated Masking Protocol
Effective Monday, April 4, use of face coverings in offices, conference rooms, research labs, housing, and public spaces in buildings will be optional. Face coverings will still be required in all teaching spaces (classrooms, lecture halls, seminar rooms, etc.), teaching labs, computer labs, buses, libraries, and clinical facilities. Additionally, face coverings will be required in student-staff and student-faculty meeting spaces. The decision to use face coverings in spaces where they are not required is entirely a matter of individual choice and should always be respected.
The use of face coverings is still required for faculty, staff, and students who have received an exemption from the university’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements; these individuals must wear face coverings in all public spaces, including offices, research labs, housing, and conference rooms.
March 10, 2022
Changes Related to COVID-19 Protocols
As public health statistics continue to improve, Rutgers is making some important changes to our COVID-19 operating protocols related to face coverings; indoor events; and vaccine requirements for volunteers, contractors, guest lecturers, and other affiliates. Read the announcement for full details.
Face coverings: Effective Monday, April 4, use of face coverings in offices, conference rooms, research labs, housing, and public spaces in buildings will be optional. However, use of appropriate face coverings will still be required in all teaching spaces (classrooms, lecture halls, seminar rooms, etc.), teaching labs, computer labs, buses, libraries, and clinical facilities. Additionally, face coverings will continue to be required in student-staff and student-faculty meeting spaces. And face coverings will continue to be required for faculty, staff, and students who have received an exemption from the university’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
Indoor events: All indoor events require attendees to show proof of full vaccination or a COVID-19 negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to the event and must remain compliant with published COVID-19 protocols. Face coverings are no longer required at events.
Vaccine requirements for contractors, volunteers, and others: A new university policy addresses vaccination requirements for volunteers, contractors, guest lecturers, and others. These changes are effective immediately. Read the FAQ about the policy
Return to Campus Update – January 31, 2022 (January 21, 2022)
Event Protocol Update (January 13, 2022)
Information on Student Required Booster Vaccination (January 10, 2022)
Update on Booster Vaccination for Faculty and Staff (January 2, 2022)
COVID Booster Guidance (December 9, 2021)
Update on Telecommuting Policy Relaxation (December 3, 2021)
Additional announcements can be found on the Communications page.
Submit violations of university safety guidelines by completing the COVID Observation Reporting form. Please note that submissions are not monitored in real-time and are intended for non-emergency concerns only.
Donate to support Rutgers students during this crisis and help fund COVID-19 research and clinical care: support.rutgers.edu/covid19support
This website is your official source of information about the university’s response to COVID-19.