Operating Status

Winter Storm Update – February 18, 2021

Rutgers is open and operating. Students, faculty, and staff learning and working remotely are urged to continue to do so during adverse weather conditions. Students and employees learning and working in-person should check with their instructors and supervisors regarding any changes.

To Members of the University Community, 

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for much of our area. A mix of accumulating snow and freezing rain is predicted for early Thursday into Friday morning. It is anticipated that the southern third of the state will see less snowfall amounts while the northern reaches could see upwards of eight inches.
Due to the pandemic, instruction and service delivery are almost entirely remote, and the university is expected to remain open throughout the weather event. Vice presidents, deans, and directors are asked to continue to assess their operations and to urge all employees who can telecommute to please do so. Additionally, clinic employees should check with their supervisors in the event that any adjustment in hours of operation are necessary.
As always, please stay safe and make the best choices for you, your family, and our community.
Please remember to Wear a face-covering, Watch your distance and Wash your hands!

Primary Resources

When announcements are made, you will also find campus status information through these sources:

  • Rutgers University Facebook page
  • Rutgers University Twitter (@RutgersU)
  • RU-info Channel on RU-tv 23.1
  • RU-info Call Center at 848-445-INFO (4636)
  • Texting us at 732-662-2664

More Resources

For more information about the university's policy concerning adverse weather conditions, please visit the Office of Emergency Management's adverse weather information webpage.


Campus status information will also be available through the following media providers and their websites:


For more emergency-related information, visit the following sites:

Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Other Rutgers Locations

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