New Brunswick Official Student Listserv

Current Newsletter

January 17, 2017

The New Brunswick Official Student Listserv, published every Tuesday during the semester, contains timely academic and student information. Students are responsible for knowing the information in these notices and taking appropriate action. For additional information, follow any of the links in the announcements. Students may also contact RU-info at 732-445-info (4636), text 732-662-2664, or go online at http://ruinfo.rutgers.edu for further assistance.

Notices

Spring 2017 Add/Drop Dates–Undergraduate Students
– January 17:
Classes begin. Add/Drop for all students with 60 or more completed degree credits begins
– January 18: Students with 0 or greater degree credits may add/drop courses
– January 24: Last day to drop courses without a "W" grade
– January 25: Last day to add courses

Normal Webreg Hours:
6:30 a.m.–midnight, Monday–Friday
6:30 a.m.–2 p.m. on Saturday

The Registrars’ Offices at the Administrative Services Building on the Busch Campus (rooms 200B, 200F & 200L) are open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays. View the Spring 2017 Undergraduate Calendar here or email reghelp@rci.rutgers.edu with any questions.

Spring 2017 Add/Drop Dates–Graduate Students
Graduate students can view the Spring 2017 Registration Calendar here. Please note the later starting date for non-degree students in the Graduate School of Education. 

Important Graduation Information–Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate students who anticipate completing January 2017 degree requirements must apply for graduation by submitting an Online Diploma Application. Please contact the Undergraduate Registrar’s Office at (848) 445-2757 and ask for Monica Licourt or KerriAnn Mattaliano, or email diplomas@rci.rutgers.edu with any questions regarding applications. Please note that completion of a diploma application does not imply that graduation requirements have been met. 

Spring Semester Term Bill Payments–All Students
Spring semester term bills are now available. Students will receive term bill notifications regarding availability at their email addresses on record with the university. Most term bills are due on January 19 or as indicated on the term bill. Registration for courses is not complete until term bills are paid. Unpaid term bills are charged late payment fees. Learn more here.

Important Notice Regarding Distribution of Refund Checks
Starting with the Spring 2017 semester, financial aid refund checks will not be available for in-person pickup. Refunds are sent via postal mail to current addresses on record after the add/drop period, which is on or after January 31, 2017. Students can receive financial aid refunds much more quickly by signing up for electronic direct deposit with RU ScholarRefund, the safest and most convenient way to receive funds. By using RU ScholarRefund, funds are available for immediate use once the bank has credited accounts electronically. Students who wish to receive a mailed check should log in here to ensure that addresses on record are up-to-date. Addresses that are inaccurate or outdated could create additional delays in receiving refunds. Learn more here.

Dining Plan Change and Cancellation Requests—All Students
Dining Plan change and cancellation requests for the Spring 2017 semester are now being accepted in person at the RU Express and Board Plan Office in room 102 of Records Hall on the College Avenue Campus until Tuesday, January 31. This is the only time during the semester reductions and cancellations are allowed. Students may also make requests online here.

RU Express Cancellation and Reduction Requests—All Students
RU Express initial deposit cancellation and reduction requests for the Spring 2017 semester are now being accepted in person at the RU Express and Board Plan Office in room 102 of Records Hall on the College Avenue Campus until Tuesday, January 31. This is the only time during the semester cancellations or reductions are allowed and only if the money for the Spring 2017 semester HAS NOT been used. Students may also make requests online here.

2016 Form 1098T Available Electronically
Students will receive an email notification from the Student Accounting Office with instructions on how to view and print 1098T tax forms online for Educational Tax Credits. Students with scholarships and grant aid greater than their qualified tuition and fee charges are not eligible to claim a tax deduction and will not see a 1098T form. Learn more here.

Rutgers Book Advance
Students with financial aid awards $500 greater than their total charges will have a book advance account set up that can be used at campus Barnes & Noble bookstores. Students using the book advance should confirm if they would like the ability to purchase books prior to the start of the semester as soon as possible. Students should also sign up for electronic refunds in order to get financial aid refund balances in the fastest and most convenient manner possible. Students who do not want to use the book advance should opt-out and sign up for electronic refunds. Failure to opt-out creates a delay in receipt of refunds. Learn more here.

Application for Admission to SC&I Undergraduate Programs
The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) is now accepting applications for admission to the Communication, Information Technology and Informatics, and Journalism and Media Studies majors. Visit the SC&I undergraduate admission webpage to review the admission requirements and to access the online application. The deadline for applying online is February 17, 2017. For more information, contact SC&I Student Services at (848) 932-7550 or via email at sciss@comminfo.rutgers.edu.

Schedule of Classes for Summer Now Available–All Students
The schedule of classes for the Summer 2017 term is now available. Choose from over 2,400 courses in a wide range of subjects offered in-person, online, or at an off-campus location throughout the state. Make progress toward graduation, improve a GPA, or fulfill a prerequisite this summer. Students should start planning schedules now and register beginning February 13. Learn more here.

Did You Know?

Did you know that you can borrow an original work of art? The Brodsky Center launches PAW PRINTS (Prints Available for Walls), a loan program for students to borrow original and framed works of art for your dorm or apartment for a semester. Choose it and check it out–just like a book! Learn more here.