New Brunswick Official Student Listserv

Current Newsletter

September 27, 2016

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

Student Accounting Office/Cashier Operating in Limited Capacity—All Students
Due to a system upgrade, the Student Accounting Office/Cashier will be open in limited capacity on Wednesday, September 28, and Thursday, September 29. Students may call, email, or visit the office; however, systems will be unavailable and changes will not be able to be made to student accounts.

Sign Up for Electronic Deposit to Receive Refunds—All Students
Students are encouraged to sign up for electronic deposit with RU ScholarRefund for the fastest, safest, and most convenient way to receive refunds without having to wait in long lines. Funds are available for immediate use once banks have credited accounts electronically via RU ScholarRefund. Signing up is quick, easy, and secure. Log in via NetID and a valid Rutgers email address here. Simply click on 'Sign up to receive electronic refunds' on the right hand side of the 'Choose Semester Screen' (above Terms and Conditions). All students enrolled in RU ScholarRefund by October 1 are entered to win one of five $75 gift cards. Learn more here.

Diploma Application Information for Graduate Students
Students who plan to graduate in October must submit a diploma application online here. The deadline for diploma submissions is October 1.

Major Information Sessions for the Bloustein School–Undergraduate Students
The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy holds Major Information Sessions for students interested in public health and health administration majors. Students can attend a session on Wednesday, October 5, and students interested in public policy, planning, and urban planning and design can attend on Wednesday, October 12. Both sessions start at 11 a.m. in the Florio Special Events Forum of the Civic Square building at 33 Livingston Avenue. Students have the opportunity to speak with student services offices, discuss the application process, internships, and more.

Application for Admission to SC&I Undergraduate Programs—Undergraduate Students
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 Friday, October 7. For more information, contact SC&I Student Services at 848-932-7550 or via email at sciss@comminfo.rutgers.edu. Learn more here.

Apply Now for Eagleton Undergraduate Associates Program—Undergraduate Students
Juniors interested in public policy, American politics, and government may now apply for the Class of 2018 Eagleton Institute of Politics Undergraduate Associates Program. This 1.5 year, interdisciplinary certificate program is open to junior undergraduate students from all Rutgers schools, departments and campuses. This includes transfer students. Associates learn about real-world politics, public policy, and government from experienced practitioners. The application deadline is October 20. Learn more here.

Applications for Membership in Phi Sigma Iota, International Foreign Language Honor Society–All Eligible Students
Phi Sigma Iota, the International Foreign Language Honor Society, is accepting membership applications through October 21 from juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are currently taking 200-level courses or higher in one or more foreign languages. Applicants must have maintained a 3.5 average or higher in all language courses taken at Rutgers University. Information and application forms are available in the language departments and online here. Instructions are available online for applications submitted via email. Please submit all applications via email as the physical address on the website has changed. Please send any questions to lesit@rci.rutgers.edu.

Schedule of Classes for Winter Now Available—All Students
The schedule of classes for the Winter 2016–2017 term is now available. Earn up to four credits during winter break and choose from 150 courses in a wide range of subjects. Many courses are offered in online or hybrid formats. Plan schedules now and begin registering on October 3. Learn more here.

Student Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence, Stalking and Related Misconduct
This new policy revises the definition of “consent” to provide a more comprehensive explanation of what is and is not consent, describes the rights that apply to both the accused and accuser and lists the range of protective measures the university may offer during and after the investigation.  Learn more here.

Suicide Prevention Act
Rutgers has individuals with training and experience in mental health issues who focus on reducing student suicides and attempted suicides. These individuals are available on campus or remotely by telephone or other means for students 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students can contact: NJ HopeLine: 855-654-6735, RUPD: 911, Counseling, Alcohol & Drug Assistance Program & Psychiatric Services (CAPS): 848-932-7884 or click here.

Minors on Campus
Guidelines for appropriate protection and supervision of minors participating in university-sponsored programs, or in programs operated by outside entities that are held in university facilities, can be found here.

Students with inquiries related to any of the last three notices above should contact the offices identified for their campus:
New Brunswick: Office of Student Affairs Compliance, (848) 932-8576 or jackie.moran@rutgers.edu
RBHS: Please contact your individual school.

Did You Know?

Did you know that Rutgers Red Cross, in association with the American Red Cross, is hosting a blood drive on Monday, October 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Busch Student Center? Save time by making an appointment at redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code "rutgers red cross club". Every blood donation counts!