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COVID 19 vaccination information for Winter 2022 & Spring 2022

Welcome to Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N)! We are delighted you have become a member of the RU-N family.  

Our SOAR program consists of Orientation, Advisement, and Registration for all new incoming students. For the health and safety of our community, this year’s SOAR program will be administered online in 2 parts:  

  1. Pre-SOAR Canvas modules (to be completed prior to your SOAR date).  
  2. A Virtual SOAR day which includes orientation workshop sessions as well as Advisement and Registration with your school of enrollment.  

Activate Your Net ID and Upload your photo for your Rutgers ID Card

Before logging in to Canvas, remember to complete the following Enrollment Pathway checklist items:

  1. Activate your NetID
  2. Upload your Rutgers Photo ID

COVID 19 Policy

Students admitted and registered for Spring 2022 are required under 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. Learn more by visiting the myRUN COVID 19 Vaccination page.

  • Students who accept admission to Rutgers on or after December 1, 2021 must upload evidence of immunization to the Rutgers Student Immunization portal as soon as the vaccination series is completed and no later 7 calendar days after their acceptance date.
  • Students accepted on or after December 1, 2021 who wish to request a medical or religious exemption must submit their request, via Rutgers' Student Immunization portal, no later than 7 calendar days after their acceptance date. Information on the exemption request process is located on the myRUN COVID 19 Vaccination page.
  • Students (new and returning) who are not compliant with the University Policy 10.3.14 will not be permitted to register for Spring 2022 courses.

Complete Pre-SOAR Modules on Canvas

The Pre-SOAR Canvas modules include information and tools designed to prepare you for your virtual SOAR day. We ask that you review all the content on this site so that you are prepared to make the most of your experience.   

The required modules that must be completed are:  
It is also strongly recommended that you complete the following modules prior to the start of the semester:  

For additional assistance and clarification, please feel free to review our step-by-step instructional video to access your Pre-SOAR Canvas modules via

Virtual Advisement and Registration

You will receive additional email communication from your academic school about your SOAR day (specifically: Advisement & Registration) at least one week prior to your SOAR date.  The email from your academic school will include your advisement and course registration appointment time along with the virtual access link for your session.  

Need Additional Assistance?

RU-N values the diversity of all its members and strives for complete access and inclusion. For any potential concerns related to access for the reason of disability, religion, gender, sexuality, etc. or to request an accommodation, please contact  

Did you complete SOAR?

Once you complete your SOAR day, a welcome package will be mailed to you. 

Key Contacts

For questions about Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration (SOAR) Day, please email 


For more information: