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COVID-19 Vaccination and the Spring 2022 semester

In support of Rutgers’ commitment to health and safety for all members of its community, the University has updated its Immunization Requirements for Students to include vaccination against COVID-19. (Read Policy 10.3.14 COVID-19 Immunization Record Requirement for Students). This health policy update means that, with limited exceptions, all students must be fully vaccinated, receive a booster shot when eligible, and upload record of these vaccinations to the Rutgers Student Immunization Portal. A valid NetID and password are required. Vaccination and exemption request documentation for spring semester students was due to be uploaded to the Rutgers Student Immunization portal by December 1, 2021. Booster administration and corresponding record upload to the Rutgers Student Immunization portal is due by January 31, 2022. Students residing in university housing should upload their information by January 15, 2022.

Rutgers is offering COVID-19 vaccinations at on-campus locations. Learn more about making an appointment and read the vaccine FAQ.

Students accepted on or after December 1, 2021, must upload evidence of immunization as soon as the vaccination series is completed and no later than seven calendar days after their acceptance date. Students accepted on or after December 1, 2021, who wish to request a medical or religious exemption must submit their request no later than seven calendar days after their acceptance date. The exemption request form is available to enrolled students by accessing the Rutgers Student Immunization Portal. Exemption requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis; they are NOT automatically granted.

Students who are not compliant will not be permitted to register for courses.

 

Navigating Our Classrooms and Student Spaces

Read this quick reference guide for faculty and students on classrooms, residence halls, libraries, and other campus spaces including a high-level view of information pertaining to transportation, face coverings, spaces, vaccination, and testing.

 

Mandatory COVID-Related Apps

My Campus Pass, is a self-screening app that must be used by students, faculty, and staff 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.

 

Technology Resources

 

Student Services

Rutgers–Camden

Check the campus operating status for more details: Rutgers University–Camden

The One-Stop Student Services Center is open via appointment (Tuesdays and Thursdays only) and by email.

Rutgers–Newark

Check the campus operating status for more details: Rutgers University–Newark

Rutgers–New Brunswick 

Check the campus operating status for more details: Rutgers University–New Brunswick

  • Admissions:   732-445-4636 and email
  • Students can contact a Student Services Adviser using the following contact forms: 

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Term Bill Processing Unit
P.O. Box 2021
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2021

Note: Indicate the student’s name, telephone number, and RUID/A number on the front of the check. 

RBHS

Check the operating status for more details: Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

  • Registrar: rbhsregistrar@rbhs.rutgers.edu; 973-972-5374
  • Payments can be made online at paymybill.rutgers.edu or mail payments to:
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Term Bill Processing Unit
    P.O. Box 2021
    New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2021Note: Indicate the student’s name, telephone number, and RUID/A number on the front of the check.
  • Non-banked students can book an appointment with a cashier at all campuses to make cash payments via a new online appointment system. We continue to encourage students to pay online for their health and personal safety.
  • Schedule an appointment to pick up ID cards.
  • Disability Services: odsrbhs@rbhs.rutgers.edu or call 973-640-0058.
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.

Counseling and Wellness Services

Counseling support and guidance services for students are available.

Food Assistance

The New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) has made it easier for college students to access food assistance during the public health emergency. Students aged 18 to 49 who are enrolled at least half time at an institution of higher education or business, technical, trade, or vocational school that requires a high school diploma may be eligible for food assistance through New Jersey’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education provides a flyer [PDF] with additional details on eligibility.

Food Pantries on Campus

Camden
Newark
New Brunswick


On-Campus Housing

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

Travel Restrictions

For the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff, Rutgers continues its broad restriction on both foreign and domestic travel for University purposes, while allowing limited travel that is explicitly approved as an exception via a waiver process. The restriction includes domestic travel for University purposes outside of the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, and Connecticut region. Refer to the Travel Guidance page available from the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs for more details.

Travel and Quarantine Advisories

Rutgers is aligned with the quarantine and travel recommendations put forth by the New Jersey Department of Health.

On April 5, 2021, the State of New Jersey relaxed domestic travel-related quarantine requirements for individuals who are fully vaccinated. Though ALL non-essential interstate travel continues to be discouraged, vaccinated individuals (or those who have recovered from COVID-19 within the last three months) no longer need to quarantine or be tested for COVID-19 before or after domestic travel.

International travelers should review the CDC’s COVID-19 travel recommendations by destination.

Please check New Jersey Department of Health guidelines for the most up-to-date information and guidance.