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To maintain the safety of our community, Rutgers University has responded to the evolving COVID-19 coronavirus situation since events unfolded in March 2020. 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).

COVID-19 Vaccination and the Fall 2021 Term

In support of Rutgers’ commitment to health and safety for all members of its community, the University will be updating its Immunization Requirements for Students to include the COVID-19 vaccine. This health policy update means that, with limited exceptions, all students planning to attend in the Fall 2021 semester must be fully vaccinated. Learn more about the requirement, proof of vaccination, and exemptions.

Rutgers has been approved by the State of New Jersey to offer Rutgers clinics for on-campus administration of vaccines to students, when vaccine supplies become available. Rutgers students may complete a questionnaire to register their interest in receiving a vaccine from the university on the Rutgers vaccine portal.

Students may upload their vaccination documentation on the Rutgers Student Immunization portal. A valid NetID and password are required.

For additional details to resources that can answer your questions about the fall semester, please visit your respective campus website:

 

Mandatory COVID-Related Apps

Rutgers has developed two apps that became mandatory for use beginning Monday, September 28, 2020. 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 required testing throughout the semester; refer to the COVID-19 Campus Testing information for testing frequency

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

Remote instruction continues for the spring 2021 semester. Please refer to your specific campus operating status page for additional details:

 

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, 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. 

  • Non-banked students can book an appointment with a cashier at all campuses to make cash payments via an online appointment system. We continue to encourage students to pay online for their health and personal safety.
  • RU-info can be reached via phone at 848-445-info (4636), text at 732-662-2664, or online at ruinfo.rutgers.edu. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Disability Services: Staff members are working remotely and can be contacted through email and phone.
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

  • 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: Working remotely, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., no reduction in services. Email: 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.

Students in the School of Graduate Studies should refer to the school’s COVID-19 information and FAQ.

 

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

 

Events

The current prohibition of indoor and outdoor events at all Rutgers locations will remain in force through April 30, 2021.

 

Spring 2021 Athletics

Refer to the specific athletic departments for information on spring activities.
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 and Quarantine Advisories

Rutgers is now 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.

Non-vaccinated travelers and residents returning from any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) are still expected to self-quarantine at their home or temporary lodging. 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.