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Our Plans for Fall 2020

August 6, 2020
Rutgers COVID-19 Testing Strategy

Rutgers has developed a testing strategy that utilizes risk assessments to prioritize testing as part of a return-to-campus program.

Read about the university’s testing strategy

July 16, 2020
Fee Reduction for Rutgers Students

President Holloway announces the implementation of a reduction in student fees for the academic year.

Read President Holloway’s full message


cover of the Returning to Rutgers report

Returning to Rutgers Safely

Read Returning to Rutgers, the how-to guide that outlines the principles, practices, and protocols that are applicable throughout the university as we begin to repopulate Rutgers spaces.

Read Antonio Calcado’s message about this resource.

Use building signage to indicate health and safety guidelines. [Video]

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

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.

COVID-19 On-Campus Testing Strategy

Rutgers University is currently offering SARS-CoV-2 PCR saliva testing to specified groups of employees and students who are working and learning on campus. Read about the university’s testing strategy.

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:


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

Operating Status of the Rutgers Libraries (August 5, 2020)

RBHS Student Travel Advisory (July 31, 2020)

Travel Advisory for Rutgers Employees (July 31, 2020)

President Holloway’s full message about Our Plans for Fall 2020 (July 6, 2020)

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.