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JAN 29, 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.

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.  

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.

filling out the google form by Friday, February 5 at noon. We look forward to seeing you there!
Campus Resources & Updates

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
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 Center Hours for Spring 2021

The Busch, College Ave, and Livingston Student Centers will be open Monday – Thursday from 8am – 10pm and Friday from 8am – 5pm. Centers will be closed on weekends. King Pita and Subway are now open. Once again, personal meeting can be reserved in the Centers for academic engagement (e.g., online classes, academic sessions, meetings, etc.).

For more info, 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
 Virtual Game Night 
February 1, Monday | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

Want a chance to win a free Echo dot and more prizes? Come join the Rutgers Commuter Student Association for games like Among Us,, Codenames, and more!

For more information, visit our page here!
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!!

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

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

Art After Hours Returns February 2

Join us on Zoom (for free!) as the Zimmerli Art Museum, Windows of Understanding, and Rutgers Global present a program that focuses on James Baldwin’s speech “The Moral Responsibility of the Artist,” with a panel of personal reflections by artists from a variety of disciplines about the intersections of their art and social practice, as well as a live Q&A. Speakers include: Frederick Curry, Marc Handelman, Heather Hart, Marshall Jones, and Jo-El Lopez. The program is part of this year’s Windows of Understanding public art project, with works on view at venues throughout New Brunswick, Highland Park, and Metuchen through February 28.
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!

Image: Allan Warren, James Baldwin on the Albert Memorial with Statue of Shakespeare

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