At Rutgers University–New Brunswick, the learning opportunities extend beyond the campus—and sometimes far beyond New Jersey. Whether working on helicopter aeronautics as an intern at NASA’s Ames Research Center or helping to bring clean water to a community in Thailand, Rutgers students have the chance to enhance their on-campus classes and research with out-in-the-world volunteer experiences and programs abroad.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
The Level 4 closure continues until 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 5. All evening and night classes are cancelled tonight at all Rutgers locations -- Rutgers University-Camden, Rutgers University-Newark, Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. All RBHS clinical operations will remain open.
Classes will resume on Friday, March 6, at 8 a.m.
During the Weather Emergency – Level 4 Closure:
1. All day, evening, and night classes are cancelled on Thursday, March 5. Classes will resume on Friday, March 6 at 8a.m.
2. Essential Service Employees are directed to remain at work or to report to work as scheduled during the period of this Level 4 Weather Emergency Closure, unless otherwise directed.
3. Non-Essential Employees shall not report for work during the period of a Level 4 Weather Emergency Closure.
Please refer to the following adverse weather policies for more details related to
weather status declarations and procedures:
• Legacy Rutgers Employees: Attendance During Adverse Weather Conditions -
Policy 60.3.16 (http://policies.rutgers.edu/
• Legacy UMDNJ Employees: Inclement Weather and Emergency Curtailment of
Operations - Policy 60.9.58 (http://policies.rutgers.edu/
The university will provide updates as conditions warrant.
Visit the operating status page for more information.
International Service Learning
Combining aspects of traditional study abroad and international volunteerism, International Service Learning (ISL) programs give students the opportunity to earn credit abroad while participating in community-based service projects around the globe. Students can gain a sense of global citizenship through programs in such countries as Argentina, Ghana, and Thailand.
Human Rights House at Douglass Residential College
Each year, students at the Human Rights House—a special community of 20 students that’s part of the Douglass Residential College—travel to another country in conjunction with a topic of study, such as apartheid or women’s poverty. They have traveled to Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, South Africa, Thailand, and elsewhere.
One recent topic of study was children’s rights, with students traveling to Romania. “The trip was a life-changing experience that helped me realize I have the potential to bring about change in the world,” said student Chinaza Okonkwo.