December 11, 2018


Regular Classes End This Week
Wednesday, December 12, is the last day of regular classes for the semester. Thursday, December 13, is a Reading Day, and the final exam period begins on Friday, December 14.

Winter Break Hall Closing
Certain residence halls on the Rutgers–New Brunswick campus will close at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 21, for the beginning of the Winter Recess. Residence halls will re-open on Sunday, January 20, at 9 a.m. Prior to moving out, please consult and complete the closing checklist in its entirety to help ensure that all students may return to a warm and welcoming community after break. Residence Life staff will conduct closing room checks. Students should contact their Residence Life staff with any questions. View a full list of buildings closing for break here.

Winter 2019 Term Bill Payments—All Students 
Students should view and pay bills for the Winter 2019 term on the Student Accounting website. December 3 was the due date for payments, and students who pay after this date will be assessed a $125 late fee. Learn more here.

Late Registration for Winter Term—All Students
The late registration period for the Winter 2019 term began on December 4. Students may continue to register but will be assessed a $125 late fee. Earn up to four credits during winter break and choose from 150 courses in a wide range of subjects. Courses are offered in face-to-face, online, or hybrid format. Learn more here.

Important Graduation Information—Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate students who anticipate completing January 2019 degree requirements must apply for graduation by submitting the following an Online Diploma Application. For questions regarding diploma applications, please contact the Undergraduate Registrar’s Office at 848-445-2757 and ask for Monica Licourt or Michael Rusen, or email Please note that the completion of a diploma application does not imply that graduation requirements have been met.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Is Now Available for 2019–2020—All Students
The 2019–2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available. Continuing students should file before the January 15, 2019, priority deadline. Learn how to apply for financial aid on the Office of Financial Aid website

Apply to Study Political Science, United Nations, and Contemporary Global Policy Issues in Germany this Summer—All Students 
The European Summer Institute is a joint educational venture between Rutgers University and the University of Kassel in Germany and is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all majors. Students can take two courses for 6 credits that are taught by professors from both universities in the city of Kassel. This 6-week home stay program also includes study tours to the European Union institutions in Brussels (Belgium) and U.N. agencies in Geneva (Switzerland), and excursions in Berlin (Germany). The deadline for applications is February 15, 2019. Learn more here.

Apply to Study Primates and Other Wildlife in Kenya this Summer—Undergraduate Students
The outgoing program Primatology, Wildlife Ecology, and Conservation will be offered this summer in Kenya from June 27–July 23, 2019. This 6-credit program is run by Professor Ryne Palombit in the Department of Anthropology and focuses on learning about wildlife–including primates–in Kenya, how to study them, and conservation initiatives in Africa. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2019. Students who are interested may contact Professor Palombit at, or learn more here.

Study Abroad Applications—All Students 
Applications for Summer 2019 study abroad are open and due on March 1, 2019. Walk-in hours are Monday–Friday, noon to 3 p.m., at Rutgers Global–Study Abroad on the College Avenue Campus. Learn more, search programs, and apply here.

Did You Know

Did you know that you can submit a program for Rutgers Day? Rutgers Day is on Saturday, April 27, 2019, and the program submission period is open through February 15. Visit the Rutgers Day website by logging in with your NetID to submit your program, review guidelines and policies, and download marketing materials to promote your activities.