Mandatory Break Reporting Form

Rutgers University is strongly advising residents against traveling/leaving campus for the upcoming Spring Break. This advisement is based on the desire to protect communities against the spread of COVID-19.

All residents, despite intent to remain on campus or travel, must complete a mandatory break status form for the upcoming university breaks. Residents may choose to remain on campus as all residence halls will remain open for University breaks, however, residents will need to be aware of the following:

Complete the Mandatory Break Status Form

Complete the Mandatory Break Status Form by Monday, March 1, 2021 by 12 p.m. (noon) EST so quarantine spaces and keys can be prepared. This form will be made available beginning Feb. 22, 2021.

Travel Advisory and Mandatory Quarantine 

If you choose to travel away from campus for either break, note that under the ten-day quarantine travel advisory announced by the Governor of New Jersey, individuals traveling to or returning to New Jersey from states on the NJ Travel Advisory List must quarantine for ten days. This includes travel by train, bus, car, plane and any other method of transportation. If this applies to you, you will be placed in quarantine housing for the first ten days of your return to campus.

Residents will be receiving an email with instructions for notifying Residence Life of your Thanksgiving and Winter Break travel plans.

Prepare Your Space 

If you choose to leave campus for any part of either break, please review all the checklist items to properly prepare your space for any duration of time to ensure the health and safety of our community.

Dining Halls

There are a number of food vendors who will remain open during the university break period across the New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses. Information about dining options available during university breaks are available on


For assistance during break periods, residents should utilize the posted corresponding phone numbers to contact the resident assistant on duty (8 p.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 24 hours on the weekend). You may contact the Residence Life Campus office during business hours (Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. except for University observed holidays). Please send your questions to or call 848-445-0750.

For emergencies, contact 911 or for non-emergency campus concerns, contact Rutgers University Police Department at 732-932-7211.

The health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff are our highest priorities and we thank you for working with us to help keep health and safety a community effort!

Know Before You Go - Checklist

Prior leaving your space, please consult and complete the following closing checklist in its entirety. This helps to ensure that all students may return to a warm and welcoming community after break. If you have any questions, please contact your Residence Life staff. For questions about the cost and availability of break housing, please contact

  Room interior must be clean (to avoid pests)

  Pack any important items (laptop, books, identification cards, passport, medication, etc..)

  All original university furnishings must be inside room

  Clean out (micro)fridge

  Submit work order requests for facilities concerns (if applicable)

   Empty all trash/recycle receptacles in proper disposal areas

  All windows are closed and securely locked and window blinds completely open

  All thermostats are set to 68 degrees (if applicable)

  If your room is a double, and you do not have a roommate, the furniture must be returned to its original condition (in the event that you are assigned a new roommate)

  Turn off all lights and electronics


  Close and lock room/apartment door


  Bring back your key and RU ID card back with you after break so you may re-enter your room and building

Additional Resources

Staying on campus over break? During University recess periods, hours at the recreation centers, dining facilities, student centers, health centers, and bus schedules may be subject to change. Please consult the respective department’s websites for up-to-date information regarding hours and available services during the break period.  Below you’ll find links to several resources from a listing of area restaurants to on campus events and more (Please note that individual business hours are subject to change during certain holidays. Contact the business directly for their hours):

Staying on campus during the break?

The list of restaurants below accept RUExpress and are operating during the university break. You may be able to order from a number of other establishments in the local area via your preferred method of food delivery service. Please always contact the restaurant directly to confirm business hours and during inclement weather.

Groceries, Over-The-Counter Medications, and Other Essentials
If you are in need of any groceries, OTC medications, or other everyday essentials, you can use the goPuff delivery app to have what you need at your residence in minutes. GoPuff can deliver these items out of their fulfillment centers in around 30 minutes.

Restaurant Name 


Douglass Pizza 

298 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 


Food Architect’s



55 US-1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 



1340 Centennial Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08854 


Knight’s Express Pizza 

43A Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 


Papa John’s 

65 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904 


The Halal Guys 

37 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 


End of Year

Information about end of year hall closing is not yet available.