Residence Halls are currently closed. To remain in on-campus housing, you must have been approved to stay. If possible, we encourage you to call or contact us via email regarding your question rather than seeking help in person. Questions can be directed to oncampus@rutgers.edu or call 848-445-0750. 

Update: March 26, 2020 Move-Out Update: Executive Order.

View the new message to the community regarding the latest executive order.

Suggestions for a Successful Move-Out

Before You Arrive

  • Make sure you bring your keys and RU ID card.
  • Please bring wipes and sanitizer with you, as we cannot provide enough for this process.
  • Most of the Resident/Apartment Assistants are not on campus, so we will be thinly staffed in each area. Please have patience with those around you.
  • If you encounter a problem on a Saturday or Sunday move-out, please call your respective Campus Office by calling 848-932-4371.

Sign Up for a Move-Out Appointment*

*For students not currently on campus.

In order to prioritize the health and safety of all of our campus residents and staff, while also maintaining social distancing guidelines, students who are not currently on campus will be required to schedule a move-out appointment. Move-out appointments will be available beginning April 3 through April 14 via the links below. Your access to your residence hall will only be active during your scheduled appointment time.

If you would like to change your appointment time, you can do so via SignUp Genius. Either:

  • Go back to the sign up by following the link that was provided in your original email, OR
  • Go back to the confirmation email that was sent to you after you signed up. When you view the sign up, you’ll see a link at the top that states, Already signed up? You can change your sign up. Click that link to follow the steps to edit your sign up slot.

Parking Guidelines

  • Please limit your vehicles to one car.
  • Please park your car in a lot while you go into your room to organize and pack. Then move your car near the hall for loading in.
  • If weather permits, you may want to move items to the curb, have someone watch these, then move your car for load in.
  • Please do not move parking bollards or barricades. They have been placed to allow this process to work most smoothly for the most people.

Some campus halls have specific guidelines for parking as provided by Rutgers University Police Department. Please check the campus drop down list below to see if your hall has specific parking guidelines.

ALLEN HALL Please park and load via Lot 623, across Bevier Road.

BARR HALL Please park and move out via Lot 63, which is behind ASB II off Davidson Road.

BEST HALL EAST Please park and move out via Lot 63, which is behind ASB II off Davidson Road.

BEST HALL NORTH Please park and move out via Lot 63, which is behind ASB II off Davidson Road.

BEST HALL WEST Please park and move out via lot 63A, off Bevier Road next to the ASB 2 Annex.

MATTIA HALL Please park and load via Lot 623, across Bevier Road.

METZGER HALL Please park in lot 66A behind the building.

BRETT HALL Please park along the hall-side of College Avenue.

CAMPBELL HALL Please park and load from lot 20 or along the hall-side of George Street.

CLOTHIER HALL Please park in lot 18 of the Hurtado Health Center or along Bishop Place.

DEMAREST HALL Please park and load via the first level of the College Avenue Parking Deck of George Street.

EASTON AVENUE APARTMENTS (UNIVERSITY CENTER) The gate is up on the Easton Deck. You may park and load on the 3rd floor or higher.

FRELINGHUYSEN HALL Please park and load from lot 20 or along the hall-side of George Street.

HARDENBERGH HALL Please park and load from lot 20 or along the hall-side of George Street.

HEGEMAN HALL Please park and load via the first level of the College Avenue Parking Deck of George Street.

HONORS COLLEGE Please park and load along Seminary Place.

LEUPP HALL Please park and load via the first level of the College Avenue Parking Deck of George Street.

METTLER HALL Please park along the hall-side of College Avenue or park in lot 26 or 30 behind the Student Center.

PELL HALL Please park and load via the first level of the College Avenue Parking Deck of George Street.

SOJOURNER TRUTH APARTMENTS Please park and move out along Hamilton Street and Union Street.

STONIER HALL Please park along the hall-side of College Avenue or park in lot 26 or 30 behind the Student Center.

TINSLEY HALL Please park along the hall-side of College Avenue or park in lot 26 or 30 bend the Student Center.

WESSELS HALL Please park and load via the first level of the College Avenue Parking Deck of George Street.

KATZENBACH Please park behind the traffic circle in front of the hall has a few parking spaces. The rest is a emergency vehicle line.  Please do not park in the circle. Parking is available across Ryders Lane in the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center lot. 

LIPPINCOTT HALL The parking lots off Dudley Drive (711, 76) are available. 

PERRY AND VORHEES HALLS Please do not park in the rear of the complex. Please park in Lot 99A and move your items to your car.  

WOODBURY-BUNTING COBB AND NICHOLAS HALLS The parking lots off Dudley Drive (98C, 76, 806) will be available. 

QUAD I Please park and load in lot 101 behind Tillett Hall.

QUAD II Please park and load in lot 101 behind Tillett Hall or lot 103 across from the bus stop.

QUAD III Please park and load in lot 103 across from the bus stop.

LYNTON TOWERS NORTH AND SOUTH Please park and load in lot 105 across Joyce Kilmer Avenue next to Livingston Apartments C.

Check Out Procedures

  • Remove all personal items from your room. Floors and furniture surfaces should be cleaned.
  • Please empty, unplug, defrost, and clean your (micro)fridge. In apartments, please wipe down and empty all appliances, drawers, and cabinets.
  • Please return furniture to its original location. Remove or properly dispose of personal furniture items, (rugs, futons, chairs, etc.).
  • Remember to close windows, open blinds, and lock your doors before departure.

Return Your Key

  • Complete a provided key return envelope in its entirety (found at your respective residence life office key return drop box).
  • Cook/Douglass: 45 Biel Road West, New Brunswick NJ, 08901 at the PAL Building
  • Livingston: 70 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854, in the Lynton Towers, South building
  • Busch: 55 Bevier Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 at Buell Apartments
  • College Avenue: 590 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, at Clothier Hall
  • Place your key(s) inside the envelope and secure the envelope with a staple or piece of tape.
  • In the absence of a key return envelope, please include your name and your RUID # in a secured envelope.
  • After a key is returned, keys are processed via our online checkout system. You will receive an email notification confirming that you have been officially checked out. Keep this receipt for your records, however, expect up to a two-week delay in receiving this confirmation.

Inform Us When You’ve Vacated Your Room

  • Log into oncampus.rutgers.edu and fill out the “Check-Out Verification Form” to confirm keys have been returned and your move-out is complete.

Keep Safe

  • Keep six feet away. If you see friends from the community, remain 6 feet away and avoid shaking hands, hugging, etc.
  • Use the next elevator. Wait for the next elevator rather than sharing with another group.
  • Pack Quickly. Focus on getting all your belongings out quickly. We encourage organization be done at home. Bring suitcases, trash bags, or other items you can pack into quickly.
  • Talk Outside. Meet your move out group outside to avoid hallways or enclosed areas for prolonged periods.
  • Keep hands clean! Frequently wash your hands or use hand sanitizer – and make sure you dry them thoroughly – after touching doors/surfaces.
  • Limit the number of individuals you bring to assist you. Any individuals who are currently ill or are at-risk should not accompany you.
  • Carts will not be available to assist with move-out, if possible, bring your own hand trucks/dollies.
  • Recognize your Resilience. Understand this is a highly stressful and uncertain time for everyone; practice staying calm and patient while moving out.
Messages to the Community

March 26, 2020: Move-Out Update: Executive Order

March 26, 2020

Move-Out Update: Executive Order

 

Dear Residents,

We have an important update to the move-out process for Rutgers Residence Halls. Evolving information from both the State and University officials require us to make modifications to the information you were provided earlier.

In accordance with Executive Order No. 2020-01, all students who departed from on-campus housing on or after the March 10th directive from President Barchi, must return to campus and retrieve their belongings between March 28-April 14. Please know that the University will take measures to ensure that move out is conducted in an orderly and safe manner, which maintains the necessary social distancing. We realize this new and expedited timeline differs from our previous instructions.

OUR NEW MOVE-OUT PROCESS AND TIMELINE:

  • Move-out appointments will now begin on Saturday, March 28th and will be available through Tuesday, April 14th only.  Halls must be empty by this date.
  • The number of appointments offered far exceeds the number of residents per building to ensure residents and their helpers will be able to practice social distancing during the move-out process.
  • If your original move-out appointment was between April 3rd and April 14th, you are welcome to keep your appointment time if desired. If you would like to change your appointment time, you can do so via SignUp Genius. Either:
    • Go back to the sign up by following the link that was provided in your original email, OR
    • Go back to the confirmation email that was sent to you after you signed up. When you view the sign up, you’ll see a link at the top that states, “Already signed up? You can change your sign up”. Click that link to follow the steps to edit your sign up slot.
  • All original appointments between April 15th and April 30th must be rescheduled via the SignUp Genius platform. Either:
    • Go back to the sign up by following the link that was provided in your original email, OR
    • Go back to the confirmation email that was sent to you after you signed up. When you view the sign up, you’ll see a link at the top that states, “Already signed up? You can change your sign up”. Click that link to follow the steps to edit your sign up slot.
  • If you have not yet signed up for an appointment, please do so immediately:
    • Go back to your original email from Friday, March 20th and use the “Sign Up” link at the bottom, OR
    • Unique links to each building’s SignUp Genius page are available at go.rutgers.edu/hallstatus
    • You will still be able to use a proxy to collect your belongings for you.  If they have selected a date after April 14, please have them follow the above directions to select another date.  If you have not yet arranged for your proxy, please log into oncampus.rutgers.edu and fill out the “Move-Out Proxy Notification Form.”

If you have a commitment that will require you return to campus after April 15, such as a previously purchased flight, please email us at oncampus@rutgers.edu with details.

Please review the suggestions for a successful move-out: planning your arrival, keeping safe, returning your key, and informing us when you’ve vacated your room at go.rutgers.edu/hallstatus.

More detailed information regarding move-out can be found by visiting: go.rutgers.edu/hallstatus. If possible, we encourage you to call or contact us via email regarding your question rather than seeking help in person. Questions can be directed to oncampus@rutgers.edu or call 848-445-0750.

Your patience and flexibility is truly appreciated!

Sincerely

Department of Residence Life

March 23, 2020: Residence Life Update Post Governor Murphy's Latest Announcement

March 23, 2020

Residence Life Update Post Governor Murphy’s Latest Announcement

 

Dear Residents,

Following Governor Murphy’s latest announcement, we have been informed by University leadership that our current plans for students to be able to move-out their belongings in the residence halls will remain the same.

The appointment times are intentionally limited and spaced out to ensure safe social distance for residents, families and staff. We are closely monitoring Gov. Murphy’s executive orders and will shift schedules as needed to comply.

The current plan and procedure will allow students and families to come back to campus and pick up their items in a safe and orderly manner for as long as state guidelines will allow.

Please follow the directions previously communicated to you as this is critical to the University’s efforts to create as much social distancing as possible and maintain a low level of exposure risk to our students as well as all our local communities. These can be found at go.rutgers.edu/hallstatus. You can also find any new communications there.

For university resources on COVID-19, please visit coronavirus.rutgers.edu. If possible, we encourage you to call or contact us via email regarding your question rather than seeking help in person. Questions can be directed to oncampus@rutgers.edu or call 848-445-0750.

Sincerely,

Department of Residence Life

March 20, 2020: Move Out Procedures for Students Who Are on Extended Break

March 20, 2020

Move Out Procedures for Students Who Are on Extended Break

 

Hello Residents,

 

This message is to provide additional information on the move-out process. In order to prioritize the health and safety of all of our campus residents and staff, while also maintaining social distancing guidelines, all students will be required to schedule a move-out appointment.

 

Move-out appointments will be available beginning April 3 through April 30. You will receive an email shortly from Sign Up Genius where you can schedule your move-out appointment.

 

To ensure an efficient and safe move-out process

  • Youraccess to your residence hall will only be active during your scheduled appointment time.
  • Limit the number of individuals you bring to assist you. Any individuals who are currently ill or are at-risk should not accompany you.
  • Carts will not be available to assist with move-out, if possible, bring your own hand trucks/dollies.
  • Quickly pack your belongings.
    • Bring suitcases, trash bags, or other items you can pack into quickly.
    • We ask that you sort through/organize items after returning home.

 

Check-Out Procedures

  • Remove all personal items from your room. Floors and furniture surfaces should be cleaned.
  • Please empty, unplug, defrost, and clean your (micro)fridge. In apartments, please wipe down and empty all appliances, drawers, and cabinets.
  • Please return furniture to its original location. Remove or properly dispose of personal furniture items, (rugs, futons, chairs, etc.).
  • Remember to close windows, open blinds, and lock your doors before departure.

 

Return Your Key

  • Complete a provided key return envelope in its entirety (found at your respective residence life office key return drop box).
    • Cook/Douglass: 45 Biel Road West, New Brunswick NJ, 08901 at the PAL Building
    • Livingston: 70 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854, in the Lynton Towers, South building
    • Busch: 55 Bevier Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 at Buell Apartments
    • College Avenue:590 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, at Clothier Hall
  • Place your key(s) inside the envelope and secure the envelope with a staple or piece of tape.
    • In the absence of a key return envelope, please include your name and your RUID # in a secured envelope.
  • Log into oncampus.rutgers.edu and fill out the “Check-Out Verification Form” to confirm keys have been returned and your move-out is complete.
  • After a key is returned, keys are processed via our online checkout system. You will receive an email notification confirming that you have been officially checked out. Keep this receipt for your records, however, expect up to a two-week delay in receiving this confirmation.

Unable to Return to Campus?

  • Students who are unable to return to campus to move their belongings out may log into oncampus.rutgers.edu and fill out the “Move-Out Proxy Notification Form.”  A proxy is someone you name and appoint to do this for you.
  • The move-out timeframe for students using a proxy will take place between April 20th – April 30th. If a roommate is serving as a proxy, they are the exception; roommates will be able to remove items during their own appointment, between April 3 – April 30.
  • Residents requesting a proxy will be required to provide the proxy’s name, email address, and their relationship to you. Valid photo ID will be required to obtain a temporary ID card and key (if applicable).
  • Your proxy will need a key to access your room or apartment. You may give your key to your proxy to utilize in the move-out process. If you are unable to give your proxy your key, your proxy will need to visit the Residence Life office for the campus that you reside on to be provided with a key to use and return.
  • We DO NOT advise providing your proxy with your Rutgers ID card. Temporary access cards can be granted at your campus office upon their arrival on your move-out day.

 

For more information regarding on-campus resources and updates while you are here, please visit go.rutgers.edu/hallstatus. For university resources on COVID-19, please visit coronavirus.rutgers.edu.

 

If possible, we encourage you to call or contact us via email regarding your question rather than seeking help in person. Questions can be directed to oncampus@rutgers.edu or call 848-445-0750.

 

Thank you for your cooperation. We wish you the best of luck wrapping up the semester during what we know is a difficult time for all.

 

Please take care,

 

Residence Life

March 20, 2020: Options for Students Approved to Stay

March 20, 2020

Options for Students Approved to Stay

 

Hello Residents,

 

This message is to provide additional information following President Barchi’s latest communication regarding students leaving campus and moving out of the residence halls.

 

Because you have previously been approved to remain on campus, you have two options:

 

Option 1: You may choose to begin moving out of your space starting tomorrow through April 30. The university will be issuing prorated refunds for room (and board if applicable) for all students who move off campus before April 30. Information on this topic will also be forthcoming.

 

Option 2: You may also choose to stay on-campus through the duration of your housing contract (though for safety reasons, you may be asked to move to an alternate location if you choose to stay on-campus).

 

ALL STUDENTS MUST log into oncampus.rutgers.edu and fill out the “Housing Status Information Spring 2020” form so that we have an accurate account of which students on campus are pursuing each of the options above. This form is due no later than March 31, 2020.

 

To ensure an efficient and safe move-out process

  • Limit the number of individuals you bring to assist you. Any individuals who are currently ill or are at-risk should not accompany you.
  • Carts will not be available to assist with move-out, if possible, bring your own hand trucks/dollies.
  • Quickly pack your belongings.
  • Bring suitcases, trash bags, or other items you can pack into quickly.
  • We ask that you sort through/organize items after returning home.

 

Check-Out Procedures

  • Remove all personal items from your room. Floors and furniture surfaces should be cleaned.
  • Please empty, unplug, defrost, and clean your (micro)fridge. In apartments, please wipe down and empty all appliances, drawers, and cabinets.
  • Please return furniture to its original location. Remove or properly dispose of personal furniture items, (rugs, futons, chairs, etc.).
  • Remember to close windows, open blinds, and lock your doors before departure.

 

Return Your Key

  • Complete a provided key return envelope in its entirety (found at your respective residence life office key return drop box).
  • Cook/Douglass: 45 Biel Road West, New Brunswick NJ, 08901 at the PAL Building
  • Livingston: 70 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854, in the Lynton Towers, South building
  • Busch: 55 Bevier Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 at Buell Apartments
  • College Avenue:590 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, at Clothier Hall
  • Place your key(s) inside the envelope and secure the envelope with a staple or piece of tape.
    • In the absence of a key return envelope, please include your name and your RUID # in a secured envelope.
  • Log into oncampus.rutgers.edu and fill out the “Check-Out Verification Form” to confirm keys have been returned and your move-out is complete.
  • After a key is returned, keys are processed via our online checkout system. You will receive an email notification confirming that you have been officially checked out. Keep this receipt for your records, however, expect up to atwo-week delay in receiving this confirmation.

 

For more information regarding on-campus resources and updates while you are here, please visit go.rutgers.edu/hallstatus. For university resources on COVID-19, please visit coronavirus.rutgers.edu.

 

If possible, we encourage you to call or contact us via email regarding your question rather than seeking help in person. Questions can be directed to oncampus@rutgers.edu or call 848-445-0750.

 

Thank you for your cooperation. We wish you the best of luck wrapping up the semester during what we know is a difficult time for all. Please take care,

Residence Life

March 18, 2020: Move Out Procedures for Students Who Are on Extended Break

March 18, 2020

Move Out Procedures for Students Who Are on Extended Break

Hello Residents,

This message is to provide additional information following President Barchi’s latest communication regarding students leaving campus and moving out of the residence halls.  Our thanks to all of you who followed our directives and left the halls this past week. Your actions helped reduce the density of the campus population, reducing the risk of exposure to those that remained. This has enabled our staff to focus efforts on those students who did not have an option to leave.

As you are already off-campus you must return to Rutgers to pack and remove all of your items from your room, and return your room key.  You must do this between April 3 and April 30.

Students who have moved out for the extended Spring/Break date (originally through April 3):

  • Now that we know you will no longer be residing in the residence halls this year, we are working as quickly as possible on details for you to come and fully move out. With consideration for the health of our entire campus community, we are developing a move-out schedule and process designed to help students and families maintain social distancing, reduce potential traffic and parking concerns to and from campus, and ensure efficiency.
  • Move-out times will need to be scheduled through a sign-up process. Residents will not have ID access to move out without signing up. You will schedule your departure day and time between Friday, April 3 and Thursday, April 30. This will limit the number of people on campus at any one time while allowing you to collect your belongings. All residents must be off-campus no later than April 30.
  • Watch for another email in the next few days with the sign-up process for move-out in April.

The university will be issuing prorated refunds for room (and board if applicable) for all students who move off campus. Information on this topic will also be forthcoming.

For more information regarding on-campus resources and updates while you are here, please visit go.rutgers.edu/hallstatus. For university resources on COVID-19, please visit coronavirus.rutgers.edu.

If possible, we encourage you to call or contact us via email regarding your question rather than seeking help in person.

We wish you the best of luck wrapping up the semester during what we know is a difficult time for all.

Watch for our next email later this week,

Residence Life

March 18, 2020: Options for Students Approved to Stay

March 18, 2020

Options for Students Approved to Stay

Hello Residents,

This message is to provide additional information following President Barchi’s latest communication regarding students leaving campus and moving out of the residence halls.

Because you have previously been approved to remain on campus, you have two options:

  • Option 1: You may choose to begin moving out of your space starting tomorrow through April 30. The university will be issuing prorated refunds for room (and board if applicable) for all students who move off campus before April 30. Information on this topic will also be forthcoming.
  • Option 2: You may also choose to stay on-campus through the duration of your housing contract (though for safety reasons, you may be asked to move to an alternate location if you choose to stay on-campus).

ALL STUDENTS MUST fill out the “Housing Status Information Spring 2020” form so that we have an accurate account of which students on campus are pursuing each of the options above. Those who have been approved to stay should have received the link in their email. This form is due no later than March 31, 2020.

Check-Out Procedures

  • Remove all personal items from your room. Floors and furniture surfaces should be cleaned.
  •  Please empty, unplug, defrost, and clean your (micro)fridge. In apartments, please wipe down and empty all appliances, drawers, and cabinets.
  •  Remember to close windows, open blinds, and lock your doors before departure.
  • Please return furniture to its original location. Remove or properly dispose of personal furniture items, (rugs, futons, chairs, etc.).

Return Your Key

  • Complete a provided key return envelope in its entirety (found at your respective residence life office key return drop box).
  • Place your key(s) inside the envelope and secure the envelope with a staple or piece of tape.
  • In the absence of a key return envelope, please include your name and your RUID # in secured envelope.
  • After a key is returned, keys are processed via our online checkout system. You will receive an email notification confirming that you have been officially checked out. Keep this receipt for your records, however, expect a delay in receiving this confirmation.

For more information regarding on-campus resources and updates while you are here, please visit go.rutgers.edu/hallstatus. For university resources on COVID-19, please visit coronavirus.rutgers.edu.

If possible, we encourage you to call or contact us via email regarding your question rather than seeking help in person. Questions can be directed to oncampus@rutgers.edu or call 848-445-0750.

We wish you the best of luck wrapping up the semester during what we know is a difficult time for all. Please take care,

Residence Life

March 13, 2020: Guidelines and Resources for Approved On-Campus Residents

March 13, 2020

Guidelines and Resources for Approved On-Campus Residents 

Dear On-Campus Resident,

Thank you for your patience as we all worked to follow the COVID-19 polices set by President Barchi. You have either received approval to remain on campus for an allowable exemption, or have been offered blanket approval to stay by the building type in which you reside.

Please review the important updates below regarding altered policies and resources during this interim period.

POLICY UPDATES

Policy Enforcement

All existing residence life policies continue to apply with the exception of the guest policy update (see below). Please understand that policy violations may result in the review of a resident’s approval to remain on campus.

Guest Policy Suspension Update

The guest policy is being suspended during this timeframe. Until further notice, residents permitted to remain on campus may not have guests/visitors in their Rutgers residence areas (including personal space and community spaces such as lounges and playgrounds). We are defining guests as any persons not approved to live in Rutgers University–New Brunswick residential spaces until April 3rd. Further, we are encouraging residents that are permitted to be on campus to limit entering personal spaces of other approved residents and implement suggested practices of self-hygiene and social distancing in common spaces.

We recognize this may be difficult for yourself and guests. In the event you are aware of someone that is a Rutgers student without shelter or resources, please contact the Dean of Students staff who will explore resource options with them.

IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE

The Residence Life campus offices will remain open during standard business hours. If possible, we encourage you to call regarding your question rather than seeking help in person. Contact your campus residence life office here.

During evenings and weekends, please use the existing duty phone numbers posted in your building to seek assistance. If you are experiencing a medical or critical emergency, please call 9-1-1.

FOOD DELIVERY

Many options are available in the New Brunswick and Piscataway areas. Some restaurants want you to call them directly to place your order and then deliver. Others use services – DoorDash, Postmates, Grub Hub, etc. These require you to download an app and create a profile and add a credit card for purchase. Websites for most restaurants will describe which system they use.

DINING SERVICES and RUTGERS FOOD PANTRY INFORMATION

Please see the hours and locations for these services.

BUS SERVICES and PARKING

The Department of Transportation Services has posted the bus schedules and relaxed parking lots open for students during the extended break.

FOR MORE INFORMATION 

For more information regarding on-campus resources and updates while you are here, please visit go.rutgers.edu/hallstatus where updates will be constantly updated.

Sincerely,

Department of Residence Life

March 11, 2020: Eligibility for Remaining in On-Campus Housing

March 11, 2020

Eligibility for Remaining in On-Campus Housing   

Dear Residents,

We understand you may have remaining questions regarding yesterday’s University announcement.

To remain in on-campus housing from March 12 through April 3, you must meet one of these criteria and complete the request to stay form (if you have not already):

  • Students residing outside of the US/International students
  • Students who live outside of NJ, NY, CT, PA, DE, MD, DC, MA

Students who reside in 12-month graduate or family housing have been notified of their approval to stay and do not need to take further action.

Residents will not be approved to stay in on-campus housing based on the following reasons:

  • Being from an area with known COVID-19 transmission
  • Participation in study groups, clubs, and organizations
  • Participation in intramurals and club sports
  • Hold a work study position or other on-campus or off-campus job

If you have extenuating circumstances beyond those listed above, please complete the request to stay form (if you have not already).

All requests to stay submitted prior to 5 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 11, 2020) are currently under review and additional requests do not need to be submitted.

For information about residence hall operation status please visit: go.rutgers.edu/hallstatus.

Please continue to monitor your email inbox for updates from the university. For Rutgers-related information about COVID-19, university preparations, and other general guidance, please visit go.rutgers.edu/covid19info.

Sincerely,

Department of Residence Life

March 10, 2020: Important Update on Residence Life Operating Status Regarding COVID-19

March 10, 2020

Important Update on Residence Life Operating Status Regarding COVID-19

Dear Residential Students:

As a follow-up to President Barchi’s message today regarding extended spring break and transition to virtual classes on March 23rd, we are asking that all on-campus New Jersey residents in break-housing and non-break housing to go home for the duration of the time that in-person instruction is suspended regardless of the residence hall you live in (open for spring break or not).We are asking out-of-state residents within commuting distance also to go home (e.g., New York, CT, Maryland, PA, New England, etc.). The university will revisit the decision to have extended closure on Friday, April 3rd.

As a result of the extended spring break, all non-break halls will close on Thursday, March 12th, 2020, by 7 p.m. Only students who reside in other countries, in university family housing, or who have prior approval from Residence Life will be allowed to stay in selected residence halls and apartments. Those asking to stay on campus for “test-taking prep,” “internships,” “work,” and “team practices” cannot be accommodated on campus during this time. In response to the continued spread of COVID-19, we are enacting practices based on the concept of social distancing. The goal is to decrease the number of situations requiring community members to be in groups while minimizing the time spent in proximity to each other.

Residents who meet the above criteria for going home during the closure should prepare in the following ways:

  • Take with you any important items (laptop, books, identification cards, passport, medication, etc.).
  • Take enough clothing home with you.
  • Clean out (micro)fridge.
  • Empty all trash/recycle receptacles in proper disposal areas.
  • Close and lock all windows leave window blinds completely open.
  • Set all thermostats to 68 degrees (if applicable).
  • Turn off all lights and electronics.
  • Close and lock room/apartment door.
  • Take your key and RUConnection card home with you and bring it back when classes resume.
  • Any items you will need with you when classes go online starting on Monday, March 23rd.

After 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12th, access to non-break residence halls will be prohibited, and card access will be discontinued. A decision about reopening the halls will be made by Friday, April 3rd.

It is likely that University food service and transportation will be greatly reduced during the closed period.

We apologize for this inconvenience as Rutgers University and institutions across the country respond to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on their university community. If you have questions related to your situation, contact Residence Life via email.

Sincerely,

Department of Residence Life