Due to increased safety precautions, whenever possible, we encourage you to call or contact us via email regarding your question rather than seeking help in person. Many offices are operating in a remote/limited staffing scheduled.

General Questions
Email: oncampus@rutgers.edu
Phone: 848-445-0750

Busch Campus
Email: buschreslife@echo.rutgers.edu
Phone: 848-445-0750 (follow dial by number prompt instructions)

Livingston Campus
Email: livingstonreslife@echo.rutgers.edu
Phone: 848-445-0750 (follow dial by number prompt instructions)

Residence Halls are currently closed. To remain in on-campus housing, you must have been approved to stay.

View the Executive Order

There are more detailed move-out guidelines for specific halls please check for your guidelines in your email or check our messages to the community below.

Return to Move-Out from Your Spring Room June 8-20

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.

A Note About Custodial Staff...

  • Custodial staff present in the halls will be emptying trash areas as appointment times are ending.
  • Custodial staff will be wiping down high touch surfaces during move-out appointment (such as door handles, elevator buttons, etc).
  • Please remember to adhere to social distancing guidelines while custodial staff are performing their responsibilities.

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 will be required to schedule a move-out appointment to retrieve their items. Move-out appointments will be available beginning June 8 through June 20 via the links below. Your access to your residence hall will only be active during your scheduled appointment time.

To sign up for an appointment, please select your campus and unique building link below.

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

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).
  • 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.
  • If you plan to mail your key, we recommend that you attach the key to a piece of cardboard or use an envelope lined with bubble wrap. This will help ensure that the key is not lost during postal sorting. Keys can be mailed to the respective office for your campus residence (address listed above).
    • 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
  • 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.

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. 

Messages to the Community

Important Guest Policy Updates and Clarifications [September 3, 2020]

Important Guest Policy Updates and Clarifications

Audience:
All students living on campus in residence halls.

Sent: September 3, 2020, 2 p.m.

Dear Scarlet Knight Resident,  

You are receiving this communication because you are currently living on campus and we want to keep you informed of our updated guest policy. Health, safety, and well-being are our top priorities as a residential community; therefore, it is imperative to understand the current Interim No Guests Policy in Effect.  

Interim No Guests Policy
Guests, defined as anyone not living in your current residence hall or apartment, are not allowed at any time. Students may have one in-hall visitor; the in-hall visitor must be a resident who lives in your current residence hall or apartment community (for example, Livingston C resident visiting another Livingston C resident).  

In-hall visitors are prohibited from spending the night. Roommates and suite-mates should consent to a visitor prior to them coming into the space. Hosts and in-hall visitors are encouraged to wear a face covering when in the room or apartment.   

Parents, families, and fellow residential students are encouraged to meet with their students outside of the building in the surrounding outdoor locations around campus.  

Residents with children who are residing in family housing are permitted one guest, as needed, to provide child care.  

If you are subject to a mandated quarantine or self-isolation, in-hall visitors are strictly prohibited.  

The suspension of the standard guest policy will be reviewed as the year progresses, and will be communicated if modified or rescinded.  

We are taking safety in our community seriously.
In guidance with the New Jersey Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we urge residents to comply with the set guidelines and safety measures. Behavior and actions that violate these guidelines and expectations will result in a range of disciplinary action that may include: warnings, removal from housing, and suspension under the Code of Student Conduct.  

Guidelines you should follow when gathering with others. 

  • Residents may gather with visitors from outside of their hall or apartment in public outdoor spaces while adhering to face covering and social distancing guidelines. 
  • Residents should not participate in any large on or off-campus social gatherings where physical distancing and face covering guidelines cannot be followed to protect their own personal safety as well as the safety of the community. 

Veo Bikes and Electric Scooters
You may begin to see Veo Bikes and electric scooters coming to the New Brunswick campus. Be advised that these bikes and scooters are not permitted inside the residence halls. 

Residence Hall Guidelines
All residence hall guidelines as well as updated guest policy can be found via go.rutgers.edu/reslifeguests. 

Specific questions can be directed to your residence life staff member or oncampus@rutgers.edu or call 848-445-0750. 

Stay safe RU, 

The Department of Residence Life

Messages to the Community (Archived)

Truth Moving Logistics for April 17 Move to Livingston Apartments  (Residents approved to stay)  [April 14, 2020]

Moving Logistics for Your April 17 Move to Livingston Apartments  

Audience: Sojourner Truth Residents approved to remain on campus

Sent: April 14, 2020, 5:30 p.m.

Dear Sojourner Truth Apartments Residents,

Sojourner Truth Apartments are now closed to non-approved residents. This email includes details regarding your upcoming move to the Livingston Apartments. Please read in detail.

Room Assignment
You have been assigned to Livingston Apartments (students should check their email for their new room assignment) For students with current roommates also moving to Livingston Apartments, you have been placed in an apartment together. For those without a current roommate, information regarding a consolidation roommate will be forthcoming.

Materials Provided

4 boxes, 10 large trash bags, tape, and labels will be delivered outside your apartment Wednesday morning.

Move Process for STUDENTS WITH A VEHICLE

If you told us you are moving with your own vehicle, please ensure you complete the move between  9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday, April 17th  

  • You MUST return your current key to the Key Drop Box in Sojourner Truth before departing for Livingston.
  • Livingston Keys will be available in the Livingston Reading Room (map with arrow to room below) from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday, April 17th 
  • Students with permits may park in lots 103, 105, 109, 110, and the Yellow Lot. After 4 p.m.: 101, 107, 111, and the Green Lot. Overnight parking in lots 103 & 105. Parking information can be found here.
  • Once you have completed your move, log in to oncampus.rutgers.edu and complete the “COVID-19 Consolidation Confirmation” to verify your old room can be cleaned.

Move Process for STUDENTS WITHOUT A VEHICLE

  • Your packed items will be moved to Livingston via truck on  Friday, April 17th  
  • Label all boxes and bags going on to the truck with:
    • First and Last name
    • Former Truth Apt #
    • New Livingston Building (A or B or C) and Apartment #
  • Friday, April 17 Move Schedule
    • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Labeled items must be placed outside your door by 9 a.m. 
  • Once your items are picked up, go downstairs to:
    • Return your key in a completed key envelope to the ground floor Key Drop Box.
    • Board the van provided to move you to Livingston.
    • We expect students to observe social distancing on the van.
  • Upon arrival at Livingston
    • Pick up your new key at the Livingston B Reading Room (the right and behind Rutgers Cinema). 105 Joyce Kilmer Avenue (Building B).
    • Go to your new room to await the delivery of your boxes and bags.

After You Complete Your Move

After you return your key to the Sojourner Truth lobby dropbox, and receive your new Livingston key, you MUST log in to oncampus.rutgers.edu and complete the “COVID-19 Consolidation Confirmation” to notify Residence Life that your Easton room has been vacated.

Questions can be directed to oncampus@rutgers.edu or call 848-445-0750.

If you no longer need to live on campus, please email oncampus@rutgers.eduTODAY.  If you will remain on campus, you will be moved to the Livingston Apartments.

Thank you,

Department of Residence Life

Residence Hall Move-Out Status and Items Remaining In Rooms (Residents currently off campus)  [April 13, 2020]

Residence Hall Move-Out Status and Items Remaining In Rooms

Audience:
Non-approved to stay residents who have not completed Check-out Verification OR who have not checked out via Check-Out Module
Exclusions include Sojourner Truth Apartments, Easton Avenue Apartments, Newell Apartments, some of Livingston Apartments (please check your email for your specific instructions).

Sent: April 13, 2020, 3 p.m.

Dear Rutgers Residence Life Resident,

Thank you for your patience as we work the through the COVID-19 crisis and its effect on New Jersey.  We realize that many of you were not able to return to Rutgers to move your belongings from your Spring 2020 residence hall space.  We do understand. This will not affect your housing refund.

As the April 14 move-out deadline approaches, we want to update you on next steps.  With the exception of a few halls that have already been notified (as they were needed for health care workers), all remaining items left in rooms will be locked and kept in that room until you are able to return.  This will likely be after May 15.  We will not be able to grant you access to your room until that time. We will not be packing and storing your belongings.  Custodial staff will be entering all spaces to empty trash and clean out refrigerators only.

If the State of New Jersey requires more space to house health care workers, and your hall is one that is needed, we will be packing and storing your items in a University storage facility.  We will notify to you if that occurs.

If you have a move-out appointment before April 15, and can return to get your belongings, please do so.  If you cannot, your items will be secured in your room for future retrieval.

ONE OF THESE WILL APPLY TO YOU:

  • You have not moved out of your room.
  • Keep your key and await future information from Rutgers Residence Life about returning to campus. Additionally, please log in to oncampus.rutgers.edu and complete the Check Out Verification Form by selecting “I am holding onto my key as I was not able to return for move out and still need to retrieve my items.”
  • You have already moved out and returned your key to the secure key drop location.
  •  Please log in to oncampus.rutgers.edu and complete the Check Out Verification Form (if you have not yet done so) by selecting the prompt: “I have returned my key to the campus office/drop box”
  • You have already moved out but lost your key.
  • Please log in to oncampus.rutgers.edu and complete the Check Out Verification Form (if you have not yet done so) by selecting the prompt: “I lost my key and acknowledge I will be charged for a replacement.”
  • You moved your items out of your room but did not return your key.
  • Log in to oncampus.rutgers.edu and complete the Check Out Verification Form (if you have not yet done so) by selecting the prompt: “I have mailed my key to the campus office.” Please mail your key back.  Attach the key to a piece of cardboard or use an envelope lined with bubble wrap. This will help ensure that the key is not lost during postal sorting. Keys can be mailed to the respective office for your campus residence:
    •         Cook/Douglass: 45 Biel Road West, PAL Bldg, New Brunswick NJ, 08901
    •         Livingston: 70 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Lynton Towers South, Piscataway, NJ 08854
    •         Busch: 55 Bevier Road, Buell Office, Piscataway, NJ 08854
    •         College Avenue: 590 George Street, Clothier Hall, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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.

Questions can be directed to oncampus@rutgers.edu or call 848-445-0750.

Please stay safe,

The Department of Residence Life

McCormick Suites to Be Boxed and Stored (Residents currently off campus) [April 10, 2020]

McCormick Suites to Be Boxed and Stored (Residents currently off campus)

Audience: McCormick Suites residents currently off campus

Sent: April 10, 2020, 4 p.m.

Dear McCormick Residents,

The state of New Jersey has mandated many Rutgers residence halls to become housing for health care workers. Rutgers University has been asked to vacate several buildings to assist the state in combating the COVID-19 crisis.

We have asked residents to return and move their belongings by April 14, 2020. We realize that this may not have been possible for you.  If you are not able to empty your room by April 14, 2020 Rutgers will box and store the contents of your room and suite.  The belongings in your space will be boxed by Rutgers employees and stored in secure warehouses on the New Brunswick campus. Be advised, you may not be able to access your belongings until later this summer when it is deemed safe to do so.

You must choose from three options. 

  1. Return and move your belongings by Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 8:00pm by signing up for a new move-out appointment. OR, 
  2. Designate a proxy who is able to remove your items by Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. using the Proxy Form here. OR, 
  3. If you cannot move your items out, or we do not hear from you, your belongings will be boxed and stored long-term as described above.

Your current status indicates you have not returned your key. Once you vacate your space, it is critical that you log into oncampus.rutgers.edu and fill out the Check-out Verification form to confirm that your key has been returned and your move-out is complete. This form is being used to determine refunds as well as help provide the state a quicker turnaround to combat the COVID-19 crisis.

We understand that this is not what was originally communicated to you; however, the COVID-19 emergency is heightening daily and such drastic changes cannot be avoided.

More detailed information regarding move-out can be found by visiting: go.rutgers.edu/hallstatus.  Questions can be directed to oncampus@rutgers.edu or call 848-445-0750.

Sincerely,

Department of Residence Life

Sojourner Truth Residents Emergency Move-Out April 14 Deadline (Residents currently off campus) [April 8, 2020]

Sojourner Truth Residents Emergency Move-Out April 14 Deadline

Audience: Sojourner Truth residents currently off campus

Sent: April 8, 2020, 11 a.m.

Dear Sojourner Truth Apartments Residents,

The state of New Jersey has mandated many Rutgers residence halls to become housing for health care workers. Rutgers University has been asked to vacate several buildings to assist the state in combating the COVID-19 crisis. All Sojourner Truth Apartments must be vacated by Tuesday  April 14 at 8:00pm.

We realize that this may not be possible for you.  If you cannot be back to empty your room, Rutgers will box and store the contents of your room and apartment.  These will be boxed by Rutgers employees and stored in secure warehouses on the New Brunswick campus. You may not be able to get to your belongings until later this summer.

You must choose from three options.

  1. Return and move your belongings by Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 8:00pm by signing up for a new move-out appointment. OR,
  2. Designate a proxy who is able to remove your items by Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 8:00pm using the Proxy Form here. OR,
  3. If you cannot move your items out, or we do not hear from you, your belongings will be boxed and stored long-term as described above.

Once you vacate your space, it is critical that you 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. This form is being used to determine refunds.

We understand that this is not what was originally communicated to you; however, the COVID-19 emergency is heightening daily and such drastic changes cannot be avoided.

More detailed information regarding move-out can be found by visiting: go.rutgers.edu/hallstatus.  Questions can be directed to oncampus@rutgers.edu or call 848-445-0750.

Sincerely,

Department of Residence Life

Approved Sojourner Truth Residents Extended Move-Out Deadline (Residents approved to remain on campus) [April 8, 2020]

Approved Sojourner Truth Residents Extended Move-Out Deadline

Audience: Sojourner Truth Residents approved to remain on campus

Sent: April 8, 2020, 11 a.m.

Dear Sojourner Truth Apartments Residents,

The state of New Jersey has mandated many Rutgers residence halls to become housing for health care workers. Rutgers University has been asked to vacate several buildings to assist the state in combating the COVID-19 crisis.

Sojourner Truth Apartments residents who are approved to stay on campus will be moved to the Livingston Apartments after the current April 14 closing date for all buildings. At this time, we anticipate the moves occurring around April 18 and 19. We will provide exact information as soon as it is available.

Residence Life is currently coordinating the effort of moving Sojourner Truth Apartments to Livingston and will send you more detailed information regarding your move process in the coming days.

Sojourner Truth Apartment residents who were approved to stay will have three options:

  1. If you need to remain on campus you must email your name and RUID # to oncampus@rutgers.edu to be assigned a space on Livingston.
  2. If you no longer require housing you must email oncampus@rutgers.edu and
    1. Pack your belongings and move off campus by Tuesday, April 14, OR,
    2. Designate a proxy to remove your items by Tuesday, April 14 using the Proxy Form here.
  3. If you cannot move your items out, or we do not hear from you, your belongings will be boxed and stored long-term as described above.

If you have already vacated your space, it is critical that you 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. This form is being used to determine refunds.

Questions can be directed to oncampus@rutgers.edu or call 848-445-0750.

Sincerely,

Department of Residence Life

Newell Apartments Emergency Move-Out April 14 Deadline  (Residents currently off campus) [April 8, 2020]

Newell Apartments Emergency Move-Out April 14 Deadline 

Audience: Newell residents currently off campus

Sent: April 8, 2020, 11 a.m.

Dear Newell Apartments Residents,

The state of New Jersey has mandated many Rutgers residence halls to become housing for health care workers. Rutgers University has been asked to vacate several buildings to assist the state in combating the COVID-19 crisis. All Newell Apartments must be vacated by Tuesday, April 14 at 8:00pm.

We realize that this may not be possible for you.  If you cannot be back to empty your room, Rutgers will box and store the contents of your room and apartment.  These will be boxed by Rutgers employees and stored in secure warehouses on the New Brunswick campus. You may not be able to get to your belongings until later this summer.

You must choose from three options.

  1. Return and move your belongings by Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 8:00pm by signing up for a new move-out appointment. OR,
  2. Designate a proxy who is able to remove your items by Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 8:00pm using the Proxy Form here. OR,
  3. If you cannot move your items out, or we do not hear from you, your belongings will be boxed and stored long-term as described above.

Once you vacate your space, it is critical that you 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. This form is being used to determine refunds.

We understand that this is not what was originally communicated to you; however, the COVID-19 emergency is heightening daily and such drastic changes cannot be avoided.

More detailed information regarding move-out can be found by visiting: go.rutgers.edu/hallstatus.  Questions can be directed to oncampus@rutgers.edu or call 848-445-0750.

Sincerely,

Department of Residence Life

Approved Newell Apartments Emergency Move-Out April 14 Deadline  (Residents approved to remain on campus) [April 8, 2020]

Approved Newell Apartments Emergency Move-Out April 14 Deadline 

Audience: Newell residents approved to remain on campus

Sent: April 8, 2020, 11 a.m.

Dear Newell Apartments Residents,

The state of New Jersey has mandated many Rutgers residence halls to become housing for health care workers. Rutgers University has been asked to vacate several buildings to assist the state in combating the COVID-19 crisis.

Newell Apartment residents who are approved to stay on campus will be moved to the Livingston Apartments after the current April 14 closing date for all buildings. At this time, we anticipate the moves occurring after April 20th.

Residence Life is currently coordinating the effort of moving Easton Apartments to Livingston and will send you more detailed information regarding your move process in the coming days.

Newell Apartment residents who were approved to stay will have three options:

  1. Notify Residence Life that you will need to remain on campus by emailing oncampus@rutgers.edu to be assigned a space on Livingston.
  2. Notify Residents Life that you no longer require housing by emailing oncampus@rutgers.edu and
    1. Pack your belongings and move off campus by Tuesday, April 14, OR,
    2. Designate a proxy to remove your items by Tuesday, April 14 using the Proxy Form here.
  3. If you cannot move your items out, or we do not hear from you, your belongings will be boxed and stored long-term as described above.

If you have already vacated your space, it is critical that you 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. This form is being used to determine refunds.

Questions can be directed to oncampus@rutgers.edu or call 848-445-0750.

Sincerely,

Department of Residence Life

Approved Easton Avenue Apartments April 9 Move to Livingston Apartments  (Residents approved to remain on campus) [April 7, 2020]

Approved Easton Avenue Apartments April 9 Move to Livingston Apartments

Audience: Easton Avenue Residents Approved to remain on campus

Sent: April 7, 2020, 3 p.m.

Dear University Center at Easton Avenue Apartments Residents,

Easton Avenue Apartments are now closed to non-approved residents. This email includes details regarding your upcoming move to the Livingston Apartments. Please read in detail.

Room Assignment
You have been assigned to Livingston Apartments «Livingston_Bldg» «AptRoom» 9
(students should check their email for their new room assignment) For students with current roommates also moving to Livingston Apartments, you have been placed in an apartment together. For those without a current roommate, information regarding a consolidation roommate will be forthcoming.

Materials Provided

4 boxes, 10 large trash bags, tape, and labels will be delivered outside your apartment today.

Move Process for STUDENTS WITH A VEHICLE

If you told us you are moving with your own vehicle, please ensure you complete the move between  10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 9. 

  • You MUST return your current key to the Key Drop Box on the ground floor of your Easton Ave apt building before you leave the building.
  • Livingston Keys will be available in the Livingston Reading Room (map with arrow to room below) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 9.
  • Once you have completed your move, log in to oncampus.rutgers.edu and complete the “COVID-19 Consolidation Confirmation” to verify your old room can be cleaned.
  • Note: The Univeristy Center parking deck will be available to students completing their move from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Move Process for STUDENTS WITHOUT A VEHICLE

  • Your packed items will be moved to Livingston via truck onThursday, April 9th 
  • Label all boxes and bags going on to the truck with:
    • First and Last name
    • Former Easton Apt #
    • New Livingston Building (A or B or C) and Apartment #

Thursday, April 9th Move Schedule 

  • Students going to Livingston A: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Students going to Livingston B: 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Students going to Livingston C: 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Labeled items must be placed outside your door by your move-out time (9 a.m., 12 p.m., or 3 p.m.).
  • Once your items are picked up, go downstairs to:
    • Return your key in a completed key envelope to the ground floor Key Drop Box.
    • Board the bus provided to move you to Livingston.
    • We expect students to observe social distancing on the bus.
  • Upon arrival at Livingston
    • Students with permits may park in lots 103, 105, 109, 110, and the Yellow Lot. After 4 p.m.: 101, 107, 111, and the Green Lot. Overnight parking in lots 103 & 105. Parking information can be found here.
    • Pick up your new key at the Livingston B Reading Room (the right and behind Rutgers Cinema). 105 Joyce Kilmer Avenue (Building B) .
    • Go to your new room to await the delivery of your boxes and bags.

After You Complete Your Move

After you return your key to the Easton Key Drop Box or Clothier office, and receive your new Livingston key, you MUST log in to oncampus.rutgers.edu and complete the “COVID-19 Consolidation Confirmation” to notify Residence Life that your Easton room has been vacated.

Questions can be directed to oncampus@rutgers.edu or call 848-445-0750.

If you no longer need to live on campus, please email oncampus@rutgers.eduTODAY. If you will remain on campus, you will be moved to the Livingston Apartments.

Thank you,

Department of Residence Life

Approved Easton Avenue Apartments Move to Livingston (Residents approved to remain on campus) [April 3, 2020]

Approved Easton Avenue Apartments Move to Livingston

Audience: Easton Avenue Residents Approved to remain on campus

Sent: April 3, 2020, 5 p.m.

Dear University Center at Easton Avenue Apartments Residents, 

The deadline to move out of Easton Avenue Apartments is Monday, April 6 at 10 p.m. You are receiving this message because you have either indicated you continue to need to live on campus, or we have not yet heard from you.  

If you no longer need to live on campus, please email oncampus@rutgers.edu by Sunday, April 5, at 10 p.m. If you will remain on campus, you will be moved to the Livingston Apartments. Please read the following in detail to prepare for that process. 

How Will My Room Be Assigned? 

  • If you have current roommates who also need housing, you will be moved into the same apartment in Livingston. 
  • If you are the last person remaining in your Easton apartment you be moved into a 2-person, 2-bathroom apartment in Livingston with another student.  
  • If you know another resident without roommates currently approved to stay in Easton and wish to be housed with this person in Livingston, you MUST 
    • Email Lisa Ferguson, Assignment Coordinator for Livingston Campus lisaferg@echo.rutgers.edu  with title “LIVI ROOMMATE REQUEST” and include the full name of the person you wish to room with by Sunday, April 5 at 10 p.m. 
    • Both roommates must submit an email by Sunday April 5, at 10 p.m. to be placed together.  
  • As rooms become available in Livingston, Easton residents will receive a housing assignment email indicating their new building, room number, and date of move. You will be notified on Tuesday, April 7th.

Materials Provided 

  • You will be provided 4 bankers boxes, 10 large trash bags, tape, and labels delivered outside your apartment on Tuesday, April 7. 

Move Process for STUDENTS WITH A VEHICLE 

  • If you are moving with your own vehicle, please ensure you have responded to the text from RU ResLife so we can best plan this process. 
  • Residents with a vehicle will be able to move their own items at the day and time indicated in their housing assignment email. 
  • Your key must be returned, using a key envelope, to the key drop box in the Easton office by this time.  

Move Process for STUDENTS WITHOUT A VEHICLE 

  • If you do not have a vehicle to support your move, please ensure you have responded to the text from RU ResLife so we can best plan this process  
  • Residents’ packed items will be moved via truck on Thur., April 9 or Fri., April 10  
  • Boxes and bags going on a moving truck must be labeled with  
    • First and Last name
    • Former Easton Apt # 
    • New Livingston Building (A or B or C) and Apartment # 
    • Items must be labeled and placed outside your door by your scheduled move-out time 
    • Once your items are picked up, go downstairs to:  
      • Return your key in a key envelope to the residence life office drop box in Easton 
      • Board the bus provided to move students to Livingston A, B, or C  
      • Upon arrival at Livingston, pick up your key and go to your room to await your belongings** 

After You Complete Your Move 

  • After you have returned your key to the Easton or Clothier office, you MUST log in to oncampus.rutgers.edu and complete the “COVID-19 Consolidation Confirmation” to notify Residence Life that your Easton room has been vacated. 

**Information to Come Next Week
Please look for further communications regarding 

  • Your new room assignment 
  • Information about the moving schedule 
  • Livingston key pick-up logistics 

Questions can be directed to oncampus@rutgers.edu or call 848-445-0750. 

Thank you,  

Department of Residence Life  

Easton Avenue Apartments Emergency Move-Out Deadline April 6 (Residents currently off campus) [April 2, 2020]

Easton Avenue Apartments Emergency Move-Out Deadline April 6

Audience: Easton Avenue Residents currently off campus

Sent: April 2, 2020, 2 p.m.

Dear University Center at Easton Avenue Apartments Residents,

The state of New Jersey has mandated Easton Ave Apartments to become housing for health care workers.  All apartments must be vacated by Monday, April 6 at 8:00pm.

We realize that this may not be possible for you.  If you cannot be back to empty your room, Rutgers will box and store the contents of your room and apartment.  These will be boxed by Rutgers employees and stored in secure warehouses on the New Brunswick campus.  You may not be able to get to your belongings until later this summer.

You must choose from three options. 

  1. Return and move your belongings by Monday, April 6, 2020 at 8:00pm by signing up for a new move-out appointment. OR, 
  2. Designate a proxy who is able to remove your items by Monday, April 6, 2020 at 8:00pm using the Proxy Form here. OR, 
  3. If you cannot move your items out, or we do not hear from you, your belongings will be boxed and stored long-term as described above.

Once you vacate your space, it is critical that you 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. This form is being used to determine refunds.

We understand that this is not what was originally communicated to you; however, the COVID-19 emergency is heightening daily and such drastic changes cannot be avoided.

More detailed information regarding move-out can be found by visiting: go.rutgers.edu/hallstatus.  Questions can be directed to oncampus@rutgers.edu or call 848-445-0750.

Sincerely,

Department of Residence Life

Livingston Apartments Emergency Move-Out Deadline April 5 (Residents currently off campus) [April 1, 2020]

Livingston Apartments Emergency Move-Out Deadline April 5

Audience: Livingston Apartments Residents currently off campus

Sent: April 5, 2020, 5 p.m.

Dear Residents,

The state of New Jersey has a mandated many Rutgers residence halls to become housing for health care workers or ailing New Jerseyans.  We need many empty Livingston Apartments to house students displaced from those building so the State can continue to combat the COVID-19 crisis.

Your apartment has been identified as one that must to be emptied by Sunday, April 5 at 8:00pm.   We realize that this may not be possible for you.  If you cannot be back to empty your room, Rutgers will box and store the contents of your room and apartment.  These will be boxed by Rutgers employees and stored in secure warehouses on the New Brunswick campus.  You may not be able to get to your belongings until later this summer.

You must choose from three options. 

  1. Return and move your belongings by Sunday, April 5, 2020 by signing up for a new move-out appointmentOR, 
  2. Designate a proxy who is able to remove your items by Sunday, April 5 using the Proxy Form here. OR, 
  3. If you cannot move your items out, or we do not hear from you, your belongings will be boxed and stored long-term as described above.

We understand that this is not what was originally communicated to you; however, the COVID-19 emergency is heightening daily and such drastic changes cannot be avoided.

More detailed information regarding move-out can be found by visiting: go.rutgers.edu/hallstatus.  Questions can be directed to oncampus@rutgers.edu or call 848-445-0750.

Sincerely,

Department of Residence Life

Easton Avenue/Sojourner Truth Apartments Emergency Move-Out Deadline (Residents currently off campus) [April 1, 2020]

Easton Avenue/Sojourner Truth Apartments Emergency Move-Out Deadline

Audience: Residential students of Easton Ave. and Sojourner Truth Apartments currently off campus

Sent: April 1, 2020, 3 p.m.

Hello Residents,

The state of New Jersey has a need to vacate the Easton Avenue and Sojourner Truth Apartments for housing health care workers. Due to this emergency need, the building must be vacated on a tight timeline.

We are awaiting final confirmation of the exact dates and processes, but wanted to notify you that you will need to vacate your current space, likely by early next week.

You must choose from three options. 

  1. Return and move your belongings by signing up for a new move-out appointment.
    • Once you vacate your space, it is critical that you 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. This form is being used to determine refunds.
    • If needed, designate a proxy to remove your items using the Proxy Form here.
  2. If you cannot move your items out, or we do not hear from you, your personal items will be boxed and stored long-term. Residents will not have access to these items for some time.

We understand that this is not what was originally communicated to you; however, the COVID-19 emergency is heightening daily and such drastic changes cannot be avoided.

More detailed information will be sent soon.  Basic move-out information 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.

Sincerely,

Department of Residence Life

Approved Easton Avenue/Sojourner Truth Apartments Emergency Move-Out Deadline (Residents approved to remain on campus) [April 1, 2020]

Approved Easton Avenue/Sojourner Truth Apartments Emergency Move-Out Deadline

Audience: Students who have previously been approved to remain on campus.

Sent: April 1, 2020, 3 p.m.

Hello Residents,

The state of New Jersey has a need to vacate the Easton Avenue and Sojourner Truth Apartments for housing health care workers. Due to this emergency need, the building must be vacated on a tight timeline.

We are awaiting final confirmation of the exact dates and processes, but wanted to notify you that you will need to vacate your current space, likely by early next week.

As a resident who was previously approved to stay on campus, you will still be offered on-campus housing through the end of your contract. You will be required to move into a consolidated space, likely on the Livingston or Busch campus.

You must choose from the following options:

  1. Pack all of your belongings and move off-campus by early next week. If you will choose to move off-campus, email oncampus@rutgers.edu with Subject Line “Vacating Easton/Sojourner.”
    • If you move out, it is critical that you return your key and log into oncampus.rutgers.edu to complete the Check-out Verification form. This form is being used to determine refunds.
  2. Pack your items using supplies provided and be moved to a space in the Livingston/Busch Apartments. (More information to follow).
    • If you will need to stay on campus, email oncampus@rutgers.edu with Subject Line “Request to Stay On Campus”
  3. If you chose to leave campus and cannot return to move out your belongings, your possessions will be boxed and stored long-term. Residents will not have access to these items for some time.

More detailed information will be sent soon. Basic move-out information 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.

Sincerely,

Department of Residence Life

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

Move-Out Update: Executive Order

Audience: All Residents

Date Sent: March 26, 2020

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

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

Residence Life Update Post Governor Murphy’s Latest Announcement

Audience: All residents
Sent: March 23, 2020

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

Move Out Procedures (Residents currently off campus) [March 20, 2020]

Move Out Procedures

Audience: Students Who Are on Extended Break
Sent: March 20, 2020

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

Options for Students Approved to Stay [March 20, 2020]

Options for Students Approved to Stay

Audience: Residents approved to remain on campus
Sent: March 20, 2020

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 a two-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

Move Out Procedures (Residents currently off campus) [March 18, 2020]

Move Out Procedures

Audience: Residents currently off campus
Sent: March 18, 2020

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

Options for Students Approved to Stay [March 18, 2020]

Options for Students Approved to Stay

Audience: Residents approved to remain on campus
Sent: March 18, 2020

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

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

Guidelines and Resources (Residents approved to remain on campus) [March 13, 2020]

Guidelines and Resources

Audience: Residents approved to remain on campus
Sent: March 13, 2020

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

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

Eligibility for Remaining in On-Campus Housing

Audience: All residents
Sent: March 11, 2020

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

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

Important Update on Residence Life Operating Status Regarding COVID-19

Audience: All residents (non-graduate and family residents)
Sent: March 10, 2020

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