May 5, 2020

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 848-445-info (4636), text 732-662-2664, or go online at for further assistance.


Open Hearing on the University’s Tuition, Fees, and Housing and Dining Charges for 2020-2021—All Students
All students and members of the university community are invited to attend the Open Hearing on the University’s Tuition, Fees, and Housing and Dining Charges for 2020–2021 on Tuesday, May 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. Comments made at the hearing help inform the university administration during the development of the university’s tuition and fees. Prospective speakers must individually register online or by email to before noon on May 18. Submit comments online until May 15.

Important Information Regarding COVID-19 
The Universitywide COVID-19 Information Page is your official source of information about the university’s response to COVID-19. This is an evolving situation and the university will provide updates as information becomes available. This page has resources for students and parents along with announcements pertaining to COVID-19, FAQs, and the operating statuses of services, facilities, and offices at Rutgers. You are encouraged to check this site frequently.

Important Diploma Information (May 2020)—Undergraduate Students
Though Commencement is currently suspended, undergraduate students who anticipate completing May 2020 degree requirements must apply for graduation by submitting a diploma application online, or via a hard copy if the deadline has been missed. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the graduation application deadline for New Brunswick undergraduates has been extended to June 1. Please note that all diplomas will be mailed. Please contact the Undergraduate Registrar's Office with any questions. Furthermore, please note that completion of a diploma application does not imply that graduation requirements have been met.

Summer Session 2020 Registration—All Students
Summer Session will proceed as scheduled. Choose from over 2,500 courses in a wide range of subjects, offered online or remotely. Make progress towards a degree, improve a GPA, or fulfill a prerequisite this summer. Learn more about Summer Session here.

Chancellor's Student Leadership Gala—All Students
Each year, the Chancellor’s Student Leadership Gala allows students the opportunity to be recognized and rewarded for their remarkable contributions to the university and community. These students consistently demonstrate collaboration, leadership and resourcefulness, have a tremendous passion for Rutgers, and go outside of their normal responsibilities to achieve goals. This year’s winners will be honored virtually on May 6, and will be listed on the awards website following the event.

Applications for the Master of Social Work (MSW), Scholarships Available—Undergraduate Students
The School of Social Work is still accepting applications for the Master of Social Work (MSW) program. Social workers are on the front line of today’s public health work, supporting families in need, providing clinical counseling, and advocating for vulnerable populations in local, state, and national governments. Clinical social work and Management and Policy specializations are available. Degrees can be earned in two years to expand careers and earning potential, and no GRE or experience is required. Both merit and need-based scholarships are available for qualified candidates. Learn more about how to apply here.

Apply to be a VPVA Crisis Response Advocate—All Students
The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA) is recruiting volunteers to be New Brunswick Crisis Response Advocates. Advocates provide support, information, and referrals at the time of a domestic or sexual assault crisis. Training will be held in the fall. Please contact Lisa Smith at with any questions. Learn more about VPVA here.

Apply to be a Student Residence Coordinator—All Students
The Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center is currently accepting applications for student Residence Coordinator (RC) positions. RCs provide front desk coverage on a rotating basis and support services to overnight guests, conference attendees, and meeting organizers. Compensation includes free housing and a meal plan. Learn more about the RC position and apply here.

Applications for Bloustein School's Master’s Programs in Public Policy, Urban Planning, and Public Informatics–Deadline Extended to July 1—All Students
The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy is now accepting application for Fall 2020 admission for its master’s programs in Urban Planning, Public Policy, and Public Informatics. The application deadline has been extended to July 1, 2020, for all three programs. Work experience is not required to apply to these graduate programs. Please contact with any questions. Learn more about these master’s programs and how to apply here.

Virtual Career Resources—All Students
With the shift to virtual communications across the world, the Office of Career Exploration and Success has the resources students need for their career journeys. Available resources include virtual programs, job search workshops, etiquette tips, 1-1 virtual career advising appointments, virtual drop-in resume critique sessions, Rutgers Handshake, additional online tools, and more. Students can visit the new website to explore virtual opportunities and resources here.

Did You Know?

Did you know that the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research has launched a social media campaign to provide New Jersey’s minority and immigrant communities with information and resources they need to stay informed in their own languages about COVID-19? About 31 percent of New Jersey residents speak a language other than English at home, according to U.S. Census data. You can find the campaign by searching for #IFHTranslates, and following individual accounts and hashtags listed here.