October 30, 2018


Spring 2019 Pre-Registration Is Ongoing—Undergraduate Students
Pre-registration for the Spring 2019 term is ongoing for New Brunswick undergraduate students and continues through Tuesday, November 13. Registration is by degree credits already earned. Please email studenthelp@registrar.rutgers.edu for additional information, or learn more here.

Registration for Winter Term Is Ongoing—All Students 
Registration for the Winter 2019 term is ongoing. Earn up to four credits during winter break. Choose from 150 courses in a wide range of subjects. Courses are offered in face-to-face, online or hybrid format. Plan schedules now. Learn more here.

Reminder: Vote on November 6!—All Students 
Students who registered to vote in New Jersey on or before October 16, 2018, can vote on Election Day, which is November 6. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. More information on polling locations, what to bring to the polls, and deadlines for voting by mail can be found here. A free shuttle will be offered to the Parsons School polling location. Students are also invited to stop by one of the pre-Election Day and Election Day “Parties at the Polls” near student centers and polling locations from November 1-6.

Call for May 2020 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Nominations—All Students 
Rutgers is now accepting commencement speaker and honorary degree nominations for the May 2020 ceremonies at Rutgers University–New Brunswick (including Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences). Because speakers will also be awarded an honorary degree, nominations for the university commencement speaker should also follow the guidelines for honorary degree candidates. Speaker nominees should be someone who is engaging and interesting with broad appeal to a diverse audience. Nominations for the commencement speaker and honorary degrees to be awarded in May 2020 will be accepted until November 30, 2018. More information on the nomination process is available here.

Flu Vaccine Clinic for Students
Getting an annual flu shot is the most effective way to prevent the flu. Since the strain of the flu virus changes every year, annual vaccines are needed. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that protect against the flu, so make plans to get vaccinated early in the fall, before flu season begins. View the Flu Vaccine Clinic Schedule here.

Applications for the McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program—Undergraduate Students
Applications are being accepted through December 7, 2018, for cohort 2019 for the Rutgers University–New Brunswick Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. The McNair Program provides a supportive environment and a multitude of resources to assist and prepare students interested in pursuing a doctoral education. The program benefits include, but not limited to, up to 6 credits toward graduation, research funding, and graduate school preparation. Low-income, first generation, and/or historically underrepresented students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree are encouraged to apply. Please contact Assistant Director Jhanna Jean Louis at jhannaj@echo.rutgers.edu with any questions. 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.

An archive of this and other past Notices can be found here.

Did You Know

Did you know that Rutgers University will serve as New Jersey’s Center on Gun Violence Research, a new initiative that will focus the university’s expertise in public health, criminal justice and other fields on a nationwide problem? The Rutgers-led center will conduct multi-disciplinary research on the causes, consequences and solutions to firearm-related violence, including homicides, assaults, suicides and accidental shootings. Learn more here.

An archive of this and other past Did You Knows? can be found here.