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COVID 19 vaccination and exemption information for Fall 2023 & Winter/Spring 2024

Rutgers University-Newark is excited to welcome new students for Fall 2023! We look forward to seeing you for our in-person Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration Day (SOAR) program.

Fall 2023 Placement Testing: New students can sign up for placement testing via the Enrollment Pathway Students will complete placement testing online before participating in the in-person SOAR program.

Please continue to sign up for Placement Test dates and/or SOAR dates through the myRutgers portal and clicking on the "My Enrollment" widget and clicking on the bottom of the widget to obtain access to the Enrollment Pathway. In the meantime, if you have any questions, email us at

COVID 19 Policy

  • Prior to your enrollment, you must meet the health and immunization requirements mandated by New Jersey State law and university policies. The requirements are designed to protect your health, and the health of others including fellow students, staff, and clinical patients. 
  • All Rutgers students (new, returning and re-enrolling) are required under University Policy 10.3.14 to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have received a medical or religious exemption approved in writing by Rutgers’ Waiver Review Committee or are exempt from the Policy for any of the other reasons listed in the Policy. 
  • All students - including new, returning, transfer, and visiting students - are required to have received the COVID 19 primary vaccination series (two doses) OR the bivarient (one dose) OR have an approved medical or religious exemption. If you are a student enrolled in a clinical discipline, you will also need the appropriate booster when eligible. Students must upload documentation related to the COVID 19 primary vaccination series (two doses) OR the bivarient (one dose) OR the approved medical or religious exemption to the Rutgers Student Immunization portal. Clinical students must also submit documentation of booster dose, when eligible.
  • Students should upload the documentation no later than 7 calendar days after they have submitted their enrollment deposit.
  • Students can find information on process for uploading proof of vaccination/booster or uploading their exemption request at the myRUN COVID 19 Vaccination site.
  • Additional information regarding the vaccination requirement can be found on the university’s COVID-19 Vaccine webpage.
  • All students are encouraged to regularly review the information on the university’s COVID-19 Vaccine webpage
  • Students (new and returning) who are not compliant with the University Policy 10.3.14 will not be permitted to register for Fall 2023 courses.

 We look forward to welcoming you to Rutgers-Newark this fall!

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