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February 5, 2021 EDITION

Rutgers University Parent & Family Newsletter

University Updates
COVID-19 Updates
Rutgers COVID-19 Website: Rutgers has announced it will deliver virtual instruction for the Spring 2021 semester.  Please continue to monitor this website for the latest updates regarding COVID-19 and for answers to frequently asked questions regarding campus resources.

Please see here for a message from Chancellor Molloy on the Fall 2021 Outlook and Academic Planning.
My Campus Pass

My Campus Pass is a self-screening app that must be used by employees and students each day when traveling to campus or entering a Rutgers building. To keep students and others safe, the app asks basic questions about current health to determine if someone is cleared for entry.

To access My Campus Pass, students should log into Once logged in, the My Campus Pass window will be visible. Students should then click on the “Get My Campus Pass” button, which will take them to the symptom survey for completion. They will also be asked to include any Rutgers building they plan to enter that day. Once the survey is submitted, students will receive an immediate notification as to whether they've been cleared for entry.

For more information regarding the app, please visit
COVID-19 Testing
Testing for Students: For information on testing for Rutgers- New Brunswick students, please visit this website for detailed information.

An Important Note About Privacy:
Testing facilities CANNOT contact professors, deans, or parents with test results. Rutgers Student Health is obligated to notify only the person tested and the Middlesex Department of Health. The same is true of any medical office, including urgent care offices

Parent and Family Programs Info
You're Invited: February Parent and Family Association Meeting

Join us for the first meeting of the Spring semester.  We will be hosting the February Parent and Family Association Meeting on Monday, February 8th at 7pm EST on Zoom. 

The topic for this month's meeting is Student Involvement, and Karima Woodyard, Director, will be presenting about the various ways students can get involved at Rutgers.

You can pre-register to receive the meeting link here
We look forward to seeing you there!
Parent and Family Newsletter: What Do You Want To See?

This is YOUR newsletter! If there are topics you'd like to see in an upcoming newsletter, let us know! Please submit any topics or suggestions here.

If you know other parents and family members who would like to receive the newsletter, you can have them sign up here.
Updates for Parents and Family Members

Spring Parent and Family Town Hall Meeting

We understand that parents and families continue to have lingering questions about the spring semester. To assist, the Division of Student Affairs will be facilitating a virtual parent and family town hall on Tuesday, February 9 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions on student support services and involvement, testing and COVID safety protocols, student accounting, and financial aid.  


Click here to submit your questions in advance. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions during the event.

Register here for the Spring Parent and Family Town Hall.  


R Family Council Interest Meeting 

Want to be a part of enhancing the parent community at Rutgers? Want to help fellow parents (and yourself) learn more about Rutgers so they can better support their student? Want to connect with families across the world who also love a Scarlet Knight? 


The R Family Council helps parents and families of Rutgers students to foster a positive and enduring connection to the Rutgers community. If you would like to learn more about the Council, please submit the Interest Form to receive more information.

Rutgers University Alumni Association Upcoming Events
Campus Resources & Updates
Rutgers Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

Safety Matters, the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report for Rutgers University, is available online for your review.  This comprehensive report, released in October 2020, provides an overview of our Public Safety services and includes statistical crime- and fire-related information as required under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act 20 U.S.C. §1092(f), or the Clery Act as it is commonly known.

Safety Matters includes:

  • Three years of on- and off-campus crime statistics
  • Fire log and other related fire safety information
  • Procedures for the reporting of criminal activities and emergencies on campus
  • Policies regarding security of and access to campus facilities
  • Information on law enforcement on campus
  • Emergency response and notification procedures
  • Descriptions of campus security, crime prevention, and alcohol/drug educational programs
  • Policies regarding the possession, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs
  • Information on campus sexual assault prevention programs and procedures to follow in the event of a sexual assault
  • Procedures on missing student notification
  • Where information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained 

Off Campus Living and Community Partnerships Updates

Dear Off-Campus Student,

Welcome back to the off-campus community.  During these uncertain times, we want to make certain you are aware of critical information about how you can live in the off-campus community while protecting your own health and safety and that of others. Compiled below is information related to safety, security and your health.

Rutgers continues to maintain a website ( with relevant COVID-19 information, and the State of New Jersey also provides a website with current guidelines.  Additionally, our website has been updated with FAQs to assist you as we moved forward.

If you are a student renting in the local community, please register your local address and emergency contact information with our office so we can keep you updated on municipal information, programming emergency alerts and other helpful information related to living off-campus. .
If you test positive for COVID-19, the best thing you can do to protect the New Brunswick and Campus Community is isolate for 10-14 days.
If you test positive, please comply with the questions posed by contact tracers.  Your information helps health officials monitor how the virus is spreading in the population.  Your name and personal information are kept confidential, so please answer their questions honestly and completely. No one will get in trouble from cooperating with a contact tracer.
For guidance on what to do,
click here.
We all have a part in keeping our community safe. For tips on how to do that, visit

Follow our social media channels to stay up to date with information about living off-campus, and resources available to you on campus and in the community.
New Brunswick Official Student Listserv

The New Brunswick Official Student Listserv (NBOSL) contains timely academic and student information, such as updates from the Registrar, Student Accounting, and Health Services. Students are responsible for knowing the information in these notices and taking appropriate action when necessary. The NBOSL is published every Tuesday during the semester, and parents and families are welcome to keep informed by viewing these weekly notices on
Student Center Hours for Spring 2021

The Busch, College Ave, and Livingston Student Centers will be open Monday – Thursday from 9am – 10pm and Friday from 9am – 5pm. Centers will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, please visit the Student Centers and Activities website.

Personal Meeting Room Reservations Available

Students can once again reserve personal meeting rooms for academic engagement (i.e., online classes, academic sessions, exams and meetings with professors and other Rutgers staff). Rooms are limited to one per day for three hours, with a maximum of two people. All Rutgers safety policies, such as mask wearing, must be adhered to. A current Rutgers ID is required to enter the Student Centers. Students can reserve space at
Werblin Recreation Center Now Open

The Werblin Rec center is now open (by reservation only). Students can take a group fitness class, swim, play open rec and more. Virtual programs are also available. For information on how to make a reservation, please visit their website.

Rutgers Commuter Student Association Updates

If classes and events were on campus, would you be commuting to Rutgers? A commuter is someone who lives in a permanent residence and travels to campus via car/other vehicle or mass transit.

If yes, then the Rutgers Commuter Student Association (RCSA) wants to share events, resources and other opportunities that are available to you now and in the future. These include:

  • Events catered to commuters
  • Interactive lounge on Discord
  • Future Commuter Mentor Program
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Commuter lounges, lockers, and other amenities

Sign up for the Commuter listserv at: For more information about RCSA, visit:

Upcoming Events

Black History Month Events: Spread the Word!

Looking for ways to honor #BlackHistoryMonth?

The Paul Robeson Cultural Center invites you to celebrate Black History Month with an annual calendar featuring over 20+ events throughout the month of February! Join us for events that reflect the richness of the African diaspora and historical contributions of our trailblazers. Can’t attend an event? Download a virtual Zoom background to celebrate with us all month long! Students, faculty, staff, and community are invited! Learn more.

Afro Fusion Zoom Journey Dance Class for the Rutgers Community

Afro Fusion Zoom Journey with Kimani Fowlin & Okai
Friday, February 12, 2021 
4:00PM - 6:00PM
Through Kimani's instruction and Okai's music, the class will be a beautiful opportunity to create community through African Diasporic song and dance. Hopefully by the end of our workshop you will be feeling the warmth of the African Continent. This class is open to the Rutgers Community. Registration is required with Rutgers Continuing Studies
Kimani Fowlin is a dancer, choreographer, and educator. She is an assistant professor of dance and the director of the Dance Program at Drew University. She has been on the Mason Gross Dance faculty at Rutgers University for over 23 years and teaches dance residencies or Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), DreamYard Project, and other NYC institutions and organizations.
In January 2020 she co-organized and co-facilitated Dancing Around Race: Whiteness in Higher Education at the University of Utah. In June 2020 she helped launch Black Dance Stories, the weekly story sharing and discussion series she manages and co-facilitates with creator Charmaine Warren. Fowlin is dedicated to creating art with a purpose — social justice is at the core of her dance making.  

Rutgers Business School Signature Leadership Series: Building a Culture that Promotes and Enables Lifelong Learning

Thursday, February 11, 2021
12-1 pm ET

PRESENTER – Matt Kane, Head – Experienced Leader Development, Johnson & Johnson

A conversation with Matt Kane, Head – Experienced Leader Development, Johnson & Johnson with moderation by Peter Methot, EMBA ’17, Associate Dean of Executive Education, Rutgers Business School

The Rutgers Business School Signature Leadership Series: Lessons of Resilience, Resourcefulness, Responsibility, and Reinvention features live virtual discussions with thought leaders and business leaders from across the industry spectrum. This complimentary monthly series will give you:
- the opportunity to hear and learn from leadership experts
- stories of their journey
- lessons learned
- insights

Join the conversation and get a glimpse into their everyday, real-life challenges and learn from their leadership playbooks.

Zimmerli Museum Updates

New Virtual Program Series

This spring, the Zimmerli partners with Sisterwork, a New Brunswick start-up committed to addressing intergenerational poverty in New Jersey, for the new series BLOOM: Explore Growth and Self-Expression Through Art. Sessions are free and open to the public, who are invited to participate in any or all of the workshops, which take place on February 13, March 13, and April 10. Each session invites participants to engage with artwork in the Zimmerli’s collections through mindfulness, movement, and community narratives.


Registration is not required. Workshops are conducted with both English and Spanish instruction. Please visit Zimmerli at Home Virtual Events for details and Zoom information.

The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers remains closed to the public until further notice,
Visit our home page for updates, as well as to reach staff by email. We also post a variety of content on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. Thank you, for your understanding and support!

Student Jobs, Volunteer & Leadership Opportunities

Join RUPA: Rutgers University Programming Association!

The Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) is the university's student-run programming board, providing events for all students at Rutgers-New Brunswick. Students can apply now for Director and Assistant Director positions for the 2021-2022 academic year. The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 14. Encourage your student to explore this opportunity at

All Rutgers students are encouraged to follow @RUPARutgers on social media for event announcements and details. 
RCSA 2021-2022 E-Board Chair Applications 

Deadline: Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 11:59 PM 
"Be a Voice for Commuters"- apply to be a part of RCSA's Executive Board. 

The Rutgers Commuter Student Association is an inclusive volunteer student organization whose primary role is to serve commuter students’ needs and interests while building a community on campus. RCSA promotes commuter student integration into the larger Rutgers population through programming and advocacy with other student organizations, committees, and departments. 

Available chair positions are Public Relations, Events, Initiatives, and Student Assembly. To apply, please click on the link 

For more information, contact us at: or DM us on social media @RUcommuter
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