The Rutgers Residential Care Team serves as a resource for all residentially based students living on any of the five campuses at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. We support students through a variety of creative initiatives, specialized services, outreach, campus partnerships, and housing accommodations. Our unique placement within the department of Residence Life allows us to address concerns specific to living on campus, and the understanding that residential experiences can have a profound impact on students’ academic and personal lives. Our goal is to assist students in navigating challenges that arise while they live on campus, and to support students through a successful residential experience.
The two pillars of our residential care team model consists of: special housing accommodations for students with medical needs and disabilities and student support for students facing a wide variety of challenges. Our special housing accommodation process ensures that our residential students are placed in residence halls that reasonably accommodate their approved physical and emotional needs. Student support works with residential students who are encountering challenges while at Rutgers. We meet with students to assess their needs, connect students to helpful resources, and prepare students to take the next steps they need in order to remain safe and healthy.