Parent and Family Newsletter - October 2
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Parent & Family Newsletter
University Updates
Fall 2020 Updates

Please be sure to follow the official website for live updates as the situation progresses:
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

Please encourage your students to comply with calls from contact tracers.  Their information helps to inform spread. Name and personal information is kept confidential so please answer their questions honestly and completely.

Parent and Family Programs Info
October Parent and Family Association Meeting 
The October Parent and Family and Association Meeting will take place on Monday, October 12 at 7pm (EST). Join us for a Late Night "Coffee w/ CAPS: Parents Talk". Participants are invited to take part in a conversation with clinicians from Rutgers Counseling, Alcohol & Other Drug Assistance, & Psychiatric Services (CAPS) to learn tips and discuss ways to support your college student from home during the pandemic. We will discuss how to support distant learning, communication, and dealing with stress related to COVID, discrimination and college life.

To RSVP for the October Parent and Family 
Association meeting, please click here. The RSVP form will close on Friday, October 9th at noon.  A confirmation email w/the Zoom link will be sent once the registration closes. 

Parent and Family Community Groups

Although we are not able to offer in-person meetings this semester, we still want to ensure that you can connect with other parents and family members.  If you are interested, you can sign up for our Parent and Family Community Groups to meet others who may also be out of state, a parent of the same major, or another empty nester!
Upcoming Events
Rutgers Commuter Student Association Trivia Night

October 5 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Are you a huge trivia nerd? Let's find out together! Join our trivia night to test your knowledge in topics like t.v. shows, movies, sports, history and more!

here to attend this event!

Rutgers Business School Invites you to: "Like No Other: Unlocking the Value Only YOUR Experience Can Provide"

October 8, 12 – 1 PM ET- Register here

Speaker: Ed McNamara, Senior Director of Communications and Marketing at SHI International moderated by Peter Methot, Associate Dean of Executive Education at Rutgers Business School

Featuring live virtual discussions with thought leaders and business leaders from across the industry spectrum, this complimentary biweekly series will give you the opportunity to hear and learn from leadership experts. Join the conversation to get a glimpse into their everyday, real-life challenges and learn from their leadership playbooks.

Scarlet Days of Service

As part of our commitment to civic engagement and the prideful tradition of giving back to our communities, we invite you to answer the Knight's Call and participate in our weeklong Scarlet Days of Service happening October 5-11. You can choose from a menu of meaningful virtual service opportunities, connect with a local organization on your own, or share a service project you have created. At the end of the week, participants will have an opportunity to share a photo, video, or image from their service project that will be included in a video compilation celebrating this collective effort. Participants who complete a service project and share their experience will receive a thank you package with a commemorative t-shirt. 

Learn more and register here.

Scarlet Knight Challenge

Welcome New Scarlet Knights! It’s time to answer the Knight’s Call!

Throughout September and October events will be highlighted as part of the Scarlet Knight Challenge. New students who take the challenge will have the opportunity to build connections with students part of the Rutgers community and connect with resources/services that will assist them in their transition.

The Scarlet Knight Challenge allows new students to start their college career in an engaging way. Those who complete the challenge will be entered to win various grand prizes such as Textbooks for a Semester!!

This contest is exclusively open to all first-year and transfer students! You can find more info on the Scarlet Knight Challenge here!

*Prizes are subject to change based on availability

Campus Resources
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Student Centers

As the hub for the Rutgers Community, Student Centers and Activities provides students with much-needed resources, services, and virtual engagement opportunities. Hours for the Busch Student Center, College Ave Student Center, and Livingston Student Center beginning September 8 will be: Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 10pm, Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm and closed on Saturday and Sunday. The Centers have been set up to ensure social distancing and protocols to protect the health and safety of our guests. Student Centers will provide students with reliable WiFi, study spaces, meditation and prayer rooms, and much more. In addition, select food vendors within the Busch and College Ave Student Centers will open beginning September 8. Visit at for a complete list of Student Center hours and services, as well as upcoming virtual events. You can also follow @RutgersuSCA on social media for the latest events, news and updates.
Student Center Study Space

Student Centers and Activities has opened up personal meeting room reservations 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. Students can reserve space online at the Busch, College Ave or Living Student Centers. For more information, visit

University Libraries

Building Access
  • Study areas at Alexander (College Ave), Library of Science and Medicine (Busch), and Carr (Livingston) will be open to Rutgers faculty/staff/students beginning September 8th. All others will be closed.
  • You'll need to show Rutgers ID and register with security; visits are limited to 2 hours
  • Occupancy is limited, mandated by state guidelines, and will be enforced by security personnel
  • You must wear a mask and maintain social distancing. No eating or drinking is permitted.
  • The first hour of opening is reserved for at-risk individuals. Thank you for showing courtesy to others.
While library building access is restricted, you can request items from most of our circulating collections via Click and CollectILL, E-ZBorrow, UBorrow, and Article Delivery are available, and several locations are accepting returns.

For the latest building hours of operation, click here.

Most of our services are available online. We’re here to support your remote teaching and research and remote learning.

For the most up to date information about Rutgers libraries, visit our website
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