COVID-19 Operating Status

Summary Rutgers-Newark status:

 

Updates and Announcements

 

 

Supporting Our Students

An Emergency Fund has been established to provide direct financial support to students urgently in need of assistance to continue their studies as they grapple with the impact of COVID-19 on their lives. All who have the capacity may give here: Rutgers-Newark Student Emergency Fund.

 

Rutgers-Newark Operations

Swipe access to all Rutgers-Newark buildings is in effect. All faculty, staff, and students are able to access the Paul Robeson Campus Center and Blumenthal Hall, as well as the buildings in which they are employed. Law students additionally are able to access the Center for Law and Justice. In light of this important change of protocol, all Rutgers-Newark community members should be sure to have their IDs with them whenever they are on campus.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult MyRUN for detailed information about services available.

Student Services
One Stop and Enrollment Services, Financial Aid, Registrar and Student Accounting, will be serving our students remotely Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Students should visit MyRUN for detailed information about services available. Students can call 973-353-1766 ext.1 or email myRUN@newark.rutgers.edu for assistance.

 

Housing
University housing is accessible to students who have been approved to remain on campus.


Dining

Both Starbucks locations (Paul Robeson Campus Center and 1 Washington Park) are closed.

All dining operations move to Stonsby Dining Commons starting with dinner on Sunday, March 22 until further notice. All dining options will be grab-and-go and will be provided during the following times:

  •    Monday – Friday:

   Breakfast 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
   Lunch 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
   Dinner 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

  • Saturday & Sunday:

   Brunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
   Dinner 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Housing, Dining & Parking Refunds
Housing, dining and parking charges will be credited to each eligible student’s account. The refunds will be calculated on a prorated basis beginning on March 23, the first day following Spring Break, and ending on May 16, the required move-out date at the University. We encourage students to set up direct deposit to receive their refunds faster and more securely.
For further information about these refunds, consult MyRUN online or contact the MyRUN staff at myrun@newark.rutgers.edu  https://myrun.newark.rutgers.edu/myrun@newark.rutgers.edu or 973-353-1766, ext. 1.

 

Financial Holds
Financial holds that block registration will not be placed on student accounts that have past due balances. We sympathize with families and understand the financial hardships that many families are facing during this difficult time, as well as the expectation that students focus on their academic work. For further information about these refunds, consult MyRUN online  or contact the MyRUN staff at myrun@newark.rutgers.edu https://myrun.newark.rutgers.edu/myrun@newark.rutgers.edu or 973-353-1766, ext. 1.

 

Dana Library
In compliance with the guidelines of government officials, the library, including the Institute of Jazz Studies, is closed and has transitioned to online services only. Virtual Reference hours are: Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. A guide to accessing library resources is available on the Dana Library website.


Law Library
In compliance with the guidelines of government officials, the Law Library is closed and has transitioned to online services only and to support remote teaching.  Reference service for faculty and students will be by e-mail, to refdesk@law.rutgers.edu, or by going to the WebEx conference of the reference librarian on duty published on the Law Library website. The law library's research webpage,http://library.law.rutgers.edu/research, will guide students and faculty to all our online resources, and our rich set of guides for special subject-matter research.


Computer Labs
In compliance with the guidelines of government officials, computer labs are closed. Guidance on accessing technology resources may be found on MyRUN.


Events
All events scheduled at the Rutgers-Newark through May 2020 are suspended, including commencements and convocations. Working groups across Rutgers and at Rutgers-Newark are looking at all options to celebrate our May 2020 graduates including in-person events (at an appropriate time) and virtual celebrations, as well as possible combinations.

 

Graduation Regalia
For undergraduates: Barnes and Noble and the regalia vendor, Oak Hall, have both agreed to issue refunds for regalia that was ordered for direct shipment to homes or for store pick-up. 

For graduate students: because different graduate programs handle regalia in different ways, students should contact the bookstore regarding the availability of refunds: (973) 353-2227 or bksrutgersnewark@bncollege.com.

 

Paul Robeson Campus Center
In compliance with the guidelines of government officials, the Paul Robeson Campus Center is closed with the exception of providing access to PantryRUN, the campus food pantry located in Room 226. PantryRUN will be open:

  •  Monday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  Wednesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Continue to Follow PantryRUN on Instagram @pantry_run for further updates.

 

Student Employment
Following guidance from the Office of Postsecondary Education regarding Federal Work Study (FWS) payments for disaster-affected students, all current FWS students with remaining funding should be paid for their regularly scheduled hours at their regular pay rate through the last day of class for the spring 2020 semester, which is May 4, 2020 Federal Work Study students should be paid whether or not they are actually able to report to work. The Federal Work Study awards are an important part of the overall financial aid package. Students can also strategize with their departmental supervisors to work remotely.

As for non-FWS student employees, Rutgers University-Newark is working hard to minimize adverse impacts on our student employees who are a vital part of the RU-N community.  As such, student employees at Rutgers-Newark should coordinate with their direct supervisors to create an appropriate work assignment and schedule that can be performed remotely until May 4, 2020.

 

Counseling Center
The Counseling Center will maintain regular hours of operation from Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with late appointments available daily by appointment. In order to ensure the safety of our community, all services will be offered via telephone or video conferencing. To schedule an appointment or speak to a clinician, please email:counseling@newark.rutgers.edu or call 973-353-5805.

 

Student Health Services
Student Health Services will maintain regular hours of operation from Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm with limited staff. To schedule a phone consult with a clinician, please call 973-353-5232 or email stuhlth@newark.rutgers.edu during business hours. To maintain a healthy and safe community, we are not accepting walk-in appointments at this time. Please call or email for assistance. Our nurse hotline is available after hours at 866-221-9674.  Please note the Pharmacy will be closed until further notice.
 

Recreation
The Golden Dome is closed in order to comply with the recommendations of health officials.

 

Bookstore
The bookstore will remain closed to the public until further notice.  Starting Monday, March 23rd, they will resume processing orders placed through online.    

Barnes & Noble is offering free shipping online purchases of course materials, supplies, Rutgers clothing and gifts at https://newark-rutgers.bncollege.com/shop/rutgers-newark/home.

Students may reach the staff at the Bookstore by email at am660@bncollege.com or (732) 246-8448. Messages will be returned within 24 hours.

Free textbooks are available through Rutgers Barnes & Noble Bookstore’s partnership with Vital Source for students meeting the following criteria:

1.Attend a 2-year or 4-year institution on a semester academic calendar. A complete list of eligible institutions is available here:  https://support.vitalsource.com/hc/en-us/articles/360044512214

2.Enrolled in course(s) that began prior to March 16, 2020

3.Use an institution-provided email address

Rental textbooks are due May 13, 2020, but Barnes & Noble will provide 1-week grace period to allow for students to ship their rental books back to the Bookstore. Students that rented textbooks will receive emails beginning the week of exams reminding them to return their rental books. Directions to print a shipping label will be included with those emails.
 

Summer Session 2020
Summer Session 2020 will proceed as scheduled. All courses will be offered via remote instruction. Registration is open. Questions about course offerings may be directed to the school or department offering the course, or to the dean’s office of the school in which you are enrolled or wish to be enrolled.
 

For further information: Rutgers Universitywide COVID-19 Information