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JAN 15, 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.

Testing for Students: For information on testing for Rutgers- New Brunswick student, 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.
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
Important Dates and Deadlines
Important Dates
  • Monday, January 18: MLK Day- University Closed
  • Tuesday, January 19: First Day of Spring Classes
  • Tuesday, January 26: Last day to drop a course without a "W" grade*
  • Wednesday, January 27: Last day to add classes
    • *Students are encouraged to see their advisor before dropping classes to ensure they are meeting all necessary requirements
Student Health Insurance
Rutgers University requires full time and all F&J Rutgers visa sponsored students to waive or enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan each semester.  The Health Insurance premium is automatically added to the term bill each semester.

Spring 2021
open waiver/enrollment period has begun:

     -Complete the waiver form before February 3, 2021 to get the premium ($942) removed from the term bill.

    -Complete the enrollment form before February 3, 2021; paying the premium on the term bill does not finalize the process. 

    -Click here to view waiver requirements, rates, deadline dates, summary of benefits
Spring 2021 Term Bills
Spring 2021 Term Bills are now available to view and pay. Payment must be made on or before the due date displayed on student's term bill. Please note the following important information below:

*Payment Plans: Visit
this website for information on our payment plan options.

*Direct Deposit: Set up direct deposit in order to receive refunds in a timelier manner. Click here for more information and instructions.

For additional guidance, please refer to our
Student Account Checklist.

*Please note: due to FERPA, term bills are emailed directly to students.  For more information about guest access, visit this website.
Parent and Family Programs Info
Parent and Family Programs

As we start a new semester, we would like to welcome our newest Rutgers parents and family members! Our office is here to assist with any questions or concerns you may have.  We serve as a dedicated resource year-round by providing guidance to our parents and family members, connecting them to resources, hosting events and programs catered specifically toward our family population and providing important updates about your student's experience.

If you are unsure of where to start when navigating this large university, start with us and we are happy to help get you where you need to be! You can email us, and like us/follow us on Facebook for timely updates.
You're Invited: Parent and Family Mix and Mingle Event

Looking for an opportunity to connect with other Rutgers parents and families? Join our mix and mingle event to make some new connections with other parents and family members. Grab your favorite beverage and let's meet!

The event will be held for an hour on Monday, January 25 at 7:00pm EST via Zoom.

If you are interested in attending, please fill out this form by Friday, January 22 and we will follow up with the Zoom link invitation.
Parent and Family Association Meetings

The Rutgers Parents and Family Association (PFA) was established to create lasting meaningful interactions between Rutgers University and the families of their students. Through meetings and events, PFA members are able to connect with campus resources and build relationships with fellow family members.

Our meetings are open to all parents and family members and provide unprecedented access to University offices through engaging presentations. Past presenters have included academic professors and advisors, Residence Life, Health Services, Career Services, Study Abroad and more.

The Rutgers Parents and Family Association will meet virtually each month during the spring semester.

Save the Date for our Spring 2021 Meetings:
  • Monday, February 8
  • Monday, April 12
  • Monday, May 10
  • Meetings will be hosted on Zoom at 7pm (EST)
Campus Resources & Updates
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
Scarlet Hub
Have questions about term bills or financial aid? Not sure when Spring Break is? Do you have other questions but are not sure where to start? The Scarlet Hub provides student information regarding financial aidbilling and paymentregistrationrecordsadmissions, and upcoming deadlines.

This is a great resource to get all of your questions answered in one location. Visit for more information.

Student Centers Opening January 19 for Spring Semester

Beginning Tuesday, January 19, 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.

RU A Future Commuter?

If classes and events were on campus, would your student 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 the answer is yes, then the Rutgers Commuter Student Association (RCSA) wants to share events, resources and other opportunities that are available to your student 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

Students can sign up for the Commuter listserv at:

For more information about RCSA, visit:

Upcoming Events
The Great Scarlet Search
Encourage your new student to participate in The Great Scarlet Search!!

Open to all first-year and transfer students who started Academic Year 2020-2021. The Great Scarlet Search was created to highlight essential resources Rutgers has to offer new students as they navigate their college experience. New students who participate will know where to access Rutgers services and how to utilize these services virtually or in person.

The Great Scarlet Search starts on Tuesday, January 19th and will close on Sunday, January 31st

Those who participate will be entered to win various grand prizes!!

Spring Involvement Fair

On Monday, January 25 from 2-6pm, join Student Centers and Activities as we kickoff Involvement Week with the Spring Involvement Fair! Meet live with representatives from 500+ student organizations, sports clubs, fraternities and sororities, university departments, and more. Log on any time during the four hours to learn more about getting involved virtually this spring, how to find information on upcoming events, and more. Join at

Students are encouraged to complete or update getINVOLVED profiles in advance of the Fair. Instructions for updating your profile can be found here.

Please visit Student Centers and Activities’ website at for additional information and a complete schedule of Involvement Week events. Please email with any questions.

Rutgers At Home

"Rutgers at Home" is a series that New Student Orientation and Family Programs hosts on Instagram Live.
Students will have the opportunity to learn more about how to utilize campus resources/services available virtually, and ask any questions they might have.

CHECK OUT OUR INSTAGRAM SERIES: We have videos of our campus partners speaking about resources/services such as Academic Advising, Involvement, Financial Aid, and more.

Follow @rutgersnso on Instagram for more information

Student Jobs, Volunteer & Leadership Opportunities

Orientation Leader Info Sessions

Upstream Red-Team, Join the O-Team! 
OL Info Sessions: Jan 26-30

New Student Orientation & Family Programs is currently recruiting Orientation Leaders for our virtual Orientation programs for summer 2021! We are looking for the best and brightest leaders here on the Banks of the old Raritan! Do you know a hardworking and dedicated student? A student who is not afraid of working long days? Someone with scarlet pride? If you answered yes to these questions, you may know someone who should apply to be an OL! 

Being an Orientation Leader is a rewarding (paid) opportunity for hard-working, positive students who wish to share their Rutgers pride with our incoming students and their families. Orientation sessions and OL work will mostly be in the virtual setting. Students who have an interest in learning more about the OL position should attend an information session!

Students must attend an Info Session to apply for the position. Info Sessions will be held virtually on Zoom January 26-30

Visit our website to learn more about Info Sessions, position requirements and more.  Any questions? Please email us.
Rutgers Virtual Career & Internship Fair Series

February 5, 2021 • 11 AM - 4 PM ET
This February, more than 200 employers will be available to virtually network with candidates to discuss full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities in various fields. This virtual fair is open to ALL Rutgers University students and alumni. Register today to take advantage of these opportunities:
  • One-on-one virtual sessions to connect directly with recruiters seeking undergraduate, graduate, and alumni candidates.
  • 30-minute group sessions hosted by employer representatives to provide greater insight into their organization and hiring needs.
Spots are limited—register today to secure your spot with employers YOU want to meet! Plus, don't miss out on these fair preparation workshops below.

How To: Prepare for a Virtual Fair
(1/25/2021 @ 6:30 PM-8:00 PM)
Career Fair Tech Check
(1/27/2021 @ 3:00 PM-5:00PM)
Virtual Drop-in Resume Critique Clinic
(2/2/2021 @8:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Career Fair Tech Check
(2/2/2021 @ 12:00 PM-2:00 PM)
Virtual Drop-in Resume Critique Clinic
(2/2/2021 @ 5:00 PM-7:00 PM)
Virtual Drop-in Resume Critique Clinic
(2/3/2021 @ 3:00 PM- 7:00 PM)
Around Campus

Join Us for Virtual Programs as Spring Semester Starts

The History of Russian Design series continues on Thursdays throughout January with free film screenings followed by live curator discussions on Zoom.

Saturday Sparks Adult Art Workshop returns on January 30, featuring Watercolors with Tom Rutledge. No experience necessary. Register and learn more about discounts here.

Save the Date: Join us on Zoom (for free!) when Art Before/After Hours resumes on February 2. Recordings of past programs are available on Zimmerli at Home Videos.

View the new virtual exhibition Musings by Moonlight: The Moon from Japanese Art to Japonism, developed during a partnership between the Zimmerli and the Rutgers course “From Text to Image in Japanese Art.”

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!

Helen Hyde, Rabbit in the Moon, from the album Songs of the Japanese Children, watercolor on paper, 1901. Ralph and Barbara Voorhees American Art Fund.

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