Spring 2021 Plans

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Snow Emergency Update for February 1 and 2, 2021

Mask Up, Newark!

Out of an abundance of caution, we are asking students to complete tasks online and speak with offices via email or phone where they can. You can access most items via our website http://myrun.newark.rutgers.edu.  You can also call the myRUN call center at 973-353-1766 ext 1.  We would also encourage students to check this page often for updates. 

Message from RU-N Chancellor Nancy Cantor 

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Dear Rutgers University – Newark community members,

With half of the Fall 2020 semester behind us in this new, uncharted educational landscape, planning for Spring 2021 has been proceeding rapidly, as our leadership team has been collaborating intensively with deans, academic advisors, student affairs professionals, our facilities and public safety staffs, community partners, and colleagues across Rutgers. As President Holloway described recently, we aspire to increase the presence of students, faculty, and staff on campus responsibly, continuing to prioritize the health and safety of our community. That entails calibrating plans that can flex to accommodate the ever-evolving circumstances of the pandemic and the possibility that we would need to pivot quickly to adapt our logistics as January nears.

In the absence of an effective and widely available vaccine and with ongoing concerns about the possibility of a rapid resurgence of COVID-19, a primary driver of our plans must remain identifying activities and services that will benefit most from being offered in person and can be done safely, while most of our work remains predominantly in remote mode. This foundational principle has informed our development of a Working Plan for Spring 2021. 

In the summary of several pages below, we have taken care to provide as much information as possible, representing our best projections at this time as to how we will operate in several major areas:

  • Academic Plan 
  • Academic Spaces (Dana Library and Express Newark)
  • COVID-19 testing Protocols 
  • Enrollment Services & Experience 
  • Research 
  • Staffing 
  • Student Academic Support 
  • Student Affairs 

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Our plan will be updated as needed by evolving public health considerations. Meanwhile, our fervent hopes remain with you, your families, and your communities for health and fortitude as we continue to confront the pandemic together.

In solidarity,

Nancy Cantor

Message from RU President Jonathan Holloway, "Planning for the Spring Semester" | Released: Sept. 22, 2020

Fall 2020 Messages:

Offices to Assist in Answering Important Questions 

Student Services Contacts
myRUN One Stop (Financial Aid | Registrar | Student Accounting, Billing and Cashier Services) 973-353-1766 ext.1 Contact Us 
Admissions  973-353-5205 admissions@newark.rutgers.edu
Housing & Residence Life  973-353-1037 housing@newark.rutgers.edu
Office of Student Life & Leadership (OSLL) 973-353-5300 osllnwk@newark.rutgers.edu
Student Advisement, Orientation and Registration (SOAR) Please email soar@newark.rutgers.edu

Stay informed on COVID-19 status updates 

Rutgers University - Newark

University - wide 

NJ Governor Phil Murphy

NJ Department of Health

NJ Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

NJ Senator Corey Booker 

NJ Senator Bob Menendez