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To maintain the safety of our community, Rutgers University has been preparing to respond quickly and appropriately to the evolving COVID-19 coronavirus situation. As we plan for various scenarios, we continue to follow guidelines as set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH). Please return to this site regularly to keep informed about the university’s activities to address this public health crisis.

 

Be Prepared

For details and directions to resources that can answer your questions, please visit your respective campus website:

 

Mandatory COVID-Related Apps

Rutgers has developed two apps that are ready for use by university students and will be mandatory beginning Monday, September 28. My Campus Pass, is a self-screening app that must be used by students each day when traveling to campus or entering a Rutgers building. To access My Campus Pass, log into my.rutgers.edu. The second app, Rutgers Visitors Log, is available by logging into http://visitorlog.rutgers.edu. Visitors and guests with a legitimate business purpose that cannot be accomplished remotely must be registered each day using this platform. Anyone with an active NetID can enter a guest through the system. Read the communication from Antonio Calcado, Executive Vice President for Strategic Planning and Operations and Chief Operating Officer, for more information.

 

COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Students Living On-Campus

Moving Into On-Campus Housing

  • All students moving in to on-campus housing must undergo COVID-19 PCR testing one to three weeks prior to move-in day
  • A second test is done at move-in
Living in On-Campus Housing
  • Students living in on-campus housing should expect periodic testing throughout the semester

Find more information at health.rutgers.edu/covid-19-testing.

 

COVID-19 Testing Clinics

Walk-in clinics are available on all campuses to any member of the Rutgers community authorized to receive COVID-19 testing. Please make an appointment through the Return to Rutgers page: go.rutgers.edu/COVID-19-Testing. Small drive-through testing clinics may be arranged with individual departments to accommodate specific needs.

 

Academics

Fall 2020 Instruction

Professional and Graduate Education

  • Graduate education is a combination of in-person and remote education.
  • Graduate education is prioritized for access to campus facilities wherever possible in absolute adherence with state and federal guidelines, testing expectations, and strict plans for protective distancing.
  • Professional education is a combination of in-person and remote modes made at the discretion of the chancellors.
  • Professional students are likewise be given priority access to our campus facilities wherever feasible, and health sciences professional students have access to training in our healthcare delivery sites.

Undergraduate Education

  • The majority of our courses are being delivered remotely.
    • Rutgers faculty have prepared for remote undergraduate instruction that builds on lessons learned from the spring semester.
    • The university has made, and will continue to make, investments in instructional technology and training to further enhance the student experience.
    • All classes that are taught remotely meet the standards and expectations of the world-class institution that Rutgers is.
  • A limited number of courses that benefit from direct access to campus facilities are on campus with appropriate health-related precautions.
    • Examples include select courses in the arts, laboratory or field work, and clinical instruction.
    • Each chancellor worked with the schools’ deans and faculty and provided updates on specific courses that use at least some in-person.

 

Technology Resources

 

Student Services

Rutgers–Camden

Rutgers is open, but some services and facilities may not be operating or may be operating on limited schedules. Check the campus operating status for more details: Rutgers University–Camden

The One-Stop Center and the Contact Center remain operational via email and will respond within two business days:

Rutgers–Newark

Rutgers is open, but some services and facilities may not be operating or may be operating on limited schedules. Check the campus operating status for more details: Rutgers University–Newark

One Stop and Enrollment Services, Financial Aid, Registrar, and Student Accounting will be serving students remotely Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Rutgers–New Brunswick 

Rutgers is open, but some services and facilities may not be operating or may be operating on limited schedules. Check the campus operating status for more details: Rutgers University–New Brunswick

The Visitor Center and the Undergraduate Admissions office are closed to the public.

  • Admissions staff will continue to answer phone inquiries at 732-445-4636 and emails during this time.
  • All campus visits/tours have been canceled until further notice.
  • One Stop Student Services Center: Is closed for walk-in inquiries until further notice. Students can contact a Student Services Adviser using the following contact forms: 
  • Office of the Registrar: Requested documents will be available by mail only.
  • Cashier: The New Brunswick Cashier’s office will be closed for in-person payments until further notice. Payments can be made online at paymybill.rutgers.edu or mail payments to:

Rutgers University Student Accounting Services
P.O. Box 2021
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2021

RBHS

Rutgers is open, but some services and facilities may not be operating or may be operating on limited schedules. Check the operating status for more details: Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

International Students

Rutgers Global provides Global Travel Resources with updates, advisories, and useful resources for international students and scholars.

Graduate Students 

Graduate and professional school students may refer to their campus operating status page (Camden, Newark, New Brunswick, RBHS) and to their school websites for additional information about support services, remote instruction, degree completion, and more.

Students in the School of Graduate Studies should refer to the school’s COVID-19 information including the deadline change for the submission of theses and dissertation materials and FAQ.

 

Counseling and Wellness Services

Counseling support and guidance services for students are available.

 

Events

The current suspension of all in-person events such as classes, programs, camps, conferences, or other activities at Rutgers University remains in place this fall to ensure we do our part to limit opportunities for the virus to spread.

 

Fall 2020 Athletics

Rutgers–New Brunswick

On September 16, 2020, the Big Ten Conference announced the adoption of stringent medical protocols with the intention to resume the football season on October 23-24. Updates regarding other fall and winter sports are to be announced with testing protocols required before competition can resume.

Rutgers–Newark and Rutgers–Camden

Both Rutgers–Newark and Rutgers–Camden have canceled their fall 2020 sports seasons. This was done in compliance with the decision made by the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) to suspend all sport contests and league championships during the 2020 fall semester due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

On-Campus Housing

On-campus housing is extremely limited. Our residential life teams are ready to answer your questions.

Rutgers University–New Brunswick and RBHS Students in New Brunswick
Rutgers University–Newark and RBHS Students in Newark
Rutgers University–Camden

 

Tuition and Fees

The Rutgers Board of Governors took the unprecedented step of freezing tuition and fees for the 2020–2021 school year. This action was taken in recognition of the economic stresses that confront every member of our community and despite cost increases in virtually every area of our operation. Tuition and fees are set at the minimum amount required to provide our 70,000 students with a world-class education. A robust Rutgers education, whether delivered in a remote, hybrid, or in-person fashion, is comprehensive and is provided by some of the finest scholars in American higher education.

In recognition of the financial hardship that many students and families find themselves, the university announced a reduction in the “campus fee” for the academic year. This fee supports many vital aspects of university operations that continue to function, like library resources and student services. For full-time undergraduate students, this change translated to at least a $300 reduction in their term bills over the academic year.

 

Student Travel Advisories

State Travel for RBHS Students

On July 31, Brian Strom, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, issued a travel advisory for RBHS students who have traveled to states on New Jersey Travel Advisory List.

International Travel for All Students

Effective September 16, 2020, Rutgers instituted an additional requirement to prohibit university students from returning to campus for fourteen days after travel to one of the countries or territories on the CDC’s Level 3 Travel Advisory List. Access the full list of countries with the Level 3 Designation on the CDC webpage. 

This requirement supplements the July 31, 2020 restrictions from returning to campus for 14 days after travel to regions included in the State of New Jersey’s Travel Advisory List. The updated travel advisory list can be found on the New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub.

For more information, please read the communication from Vicente Gracias, Senior Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Vice President Health Affairs, Rutgers University, and Brian Strom, Chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs.