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Rutgers plans to continue with a predominantly in-person course schedule in Spring 2022. Some academic programs will also continue to offer some hybrid and fully online course selections, as occurred before the pandemic. Take precautions and use the My Campus Pass app before coming to campus.

Frequently Asked Questions for Spring 2022

The plans discussed throughout this FAQ may change depending on factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic or changes in rules, requirements, and guidelines from government or public health authorities. Rutgers reserves the right to make changes to the information described in this FAQ.

    • Is Rutgers–New Brunswick planning to offer more in-person courses in Spring 2022 than it did in Fall 2021?
      Yes, Rutgers–New Brunswick plans to return to a predominantly in-person course schedule in Spring 2022.
    • How can I find out which Spring 2022 courses are taking place in person?
      Search in the Schedule of Classes (SOC), Course Schedule Planner (CSP), and/or WebReg for “Traditional/Face-to-Face” courses.

      You may also wish to search for “Hybrid” courses, which have both face-to-face meetings and online instructional components. Hybrid courses will list the times and locations for their in-person meetings, and specify the format for their online component.

      For additional information, view the Course Schedule and Registration FAQ.
    • Will any online or hybrid courses still be offered in Spring 2022?
      Yes, most academic programs will continue to offer some hybrid and fully online course sections just as they did before the pandemic, to give students flexibility in creating their schedules. In some cases, academic programs have expanded their online offerings, taking advantage of the lessons learned during the pandemic.
    • For Spring 2022 online courses: How can I tell if my course is synchronous (has mandatory, scheduled meetings) or asynchronous (no scheduled meeting times)?
      In the Schedule of Classes (SOC), Course Schedule Planner (CSP), and WebReg, the listings for online synchronous courses will specify the days and times of the class meetings and will have a campus designation of “Online.”

      The listings for online asynchronous courses will be denoted as “Asynchronous online content” and will not include days or times for class meetings.

      For additional information, view the Course Schedule and Registration FAQ.
    • Will I be able to choose a fully online Spring 2022 course schedule?
      Unless you are enrolled in a fully online degree-granting program at Rutgers, you cannot be assured of a fully online schedule. There will be several fully online course offerings, but these will be offered for single courses rather than entire programs.

      You should contact your academic program advisors to see whether you will have the option to take a fully online schedule. You can also search the Schedule of Classes (SOC), Course Schedule Planner (CSP), and WebReg to see the online course options for the courses you are interested in taking.

      Note: Rutgers University’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement applies with limited exceptions to all students, including those who register for classes that are fully remote (synchronous/asynchronous), but who are not enrolled in a fully online degree-granting program. To be clear, students who are not enrolled in a fully online degree-granting program are NOT exempt from the vaccination requirement simply because they have registered for online courses in the Spring 2021 semester. All students should read the university’s COVID-19 Immunization Record Requirement for Students Policy 10.3.14 (PDF).

      For additional information, view the Course Schedule and Registration FAQ.
    • How do Rutgers’ Spring 2022 plans impact international students?
      For information pertaining to international students, please view Rutgers University’s COVID-Related International Student FAQs.
    • I am an incoming student who will be starting at Rutgers in Spring 2022. How will I create my class schedule?
      You will work with your school’s advising team to create your Spring 2022 schedule. Please visit your school's advising website for more information.
    • How will student advising be done?
      Advising offices offer services both in-person and remotely. Please visit your school's advising website for specifics.
       - Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy 
       - Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
       - Graduate School of Education
       - Honors College Advising
       - Mason Gross School of the Arts 
       - Rutgers Business School
       - School of Arts and Sciences 
       - School of Communication and Information 
       - School of Engineering 
       - School of Environmental and Biological Sciences 
       - School of Management and Labor Relations 
       - School of Nursing 
       - School of Pharmacy 
       - School of Social Work 
    • What resources are available for tutoring and other academic supports?
      The Learning Centers offer a combination of in-person and remote academic support and tutoring services. Academic appointments can be made through the Penji app, which hosts services from a variety of Rutgers–New Brunswick programs. Please contact the Learning Centers for more information.
    • What guidance is available for students who will be taking online courses in Spring 2022? 
      The Learning Centers have created resources to help students succeed in online courses. Students can also meet with an academic coach for additional guidance on learning in the remote environment.
    • What accommodations and services will be available in Spring 2022 for students with disabilities?
      Our Office of Disability Services offers its full range of services both in-person and remotely, and has developed a guide for how the most commonly used accommodations work in an online environment.
    • What technology will undergraduate students need for Spring 2022?
      Most students will need to be able to participate in online meetings. Even those with fully face-to-face course schedules will likely want to take advantage of the online advising, tutoring, office hours, and other services.

      Therefore, students will need, at a minimum, high speed internet access, a laptop or desktop computer, and a built-in or external microphone and camera. Students on campus will have access to high-speed internet.

      Students should check with their specific school, courses, or majors regarding any additional requirements. Learn more from the Student Tech Guide, including information about computer purchases and free and discounted software, including Microsoft Office.
    • How can parents and/or guardians support students during the Spring 2022 semester?
      The myGuest Dashboard allows students to give parents, guardians, and third parties access to view content and services related to their experience at the university, such as class schedule, financial aid, scholarship awards, and term bills. Access will not be granted without the student's permission due to the protection of student rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). For information on signing up an authorized user, view the myGuest Dashboard FAQ.

      Parents and guardians can also sign up to receive the Rutgers University Parent and Family Newsletter for helpful reminders and campus information.

      Of course, we know that parents and guardians are concerned about their students’ health, and the university is, too. Regardless of where a student lives, following public health authorities' guidance during this pandemic is critical to maintaining the health of our students and those with whom they come into contact.
    • Will there be any changes to on-campus housing in Spring 2022?
      Rutgers–New Brunswick plans to continue to utilize all on-campus halls that are open for Fall 2021. As a reminder, students who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will not be permitted to reside in on-campus housing.
    • Who will be offered on-campus housing in Spring 2022?
      Although no student is guaranteed on-campus housing, the university plans to offer on-campus housing to students who are interested in living on campus and have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Students can apply for Spring 2022 housing beginning November 1, 2021, with a Preferred Deadline of December 17, 2021.
    • What student services will be available in Spring 2022 for Rutgers–New Brunswick students?
      Rutgers plans to provide all student services in-person during Spring 2022, and to supplement with virtual programming when appropriate.
    • Will recreation facilities remain available to students in Spring 2022?
      The recreation centers will be open in Spring 2022. Rutgers–New Brunswick is continually working with state officials to determine the capacity levels that will be allowed, and to determine other measures that are necessary to ensure adherence to COVID-19 safety requirements.
    • Will on-campus programs, events, clubs, and intramurals continue in Spring 2022?
      Rutgers–New Brunswick plans to accommodate on-campus programs, events, clubs, intramurals, and other on-campus activities during Spring 2022. Specific opportunities depend on state and federal health guidelines. We will continue to provide the campus community with updates to available involvement opportunities. Students interested in learning more can visit the Get Involved website.
    • Will fraternities and sororities continue to be active in Spring 2022?
      Rutgers–New Brunswick intends to allow for on- and off-campus Greek Life programs in Spring 2022. Specific opportunities depend on state and federal health guidelines. We will continue to provide the campus community with updates to involvement opportunities. Students interested in learning more can visit the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs website.
    • How will orientation be held for first-year students? [Updated Dec. 21, 2021]
      The January orientation program to welcome newly admitted students (both first-year and transfer) to their first year at Rutgers–New Brunswick will be held virtually. Students registered for January orientation will be notified as to how to participate. Students who attend the New Student Orientation will complete pre-modules in the Canvas Learning Management System before taking part in the virtual orientation session. New Student Orientation provides an opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with Rutgers, connect with their peers, and ensure they have the materials they need to begin their first year with success.
    • What dining options will be available on-campus in Spring 2022?
      All four dining halls on the Rutgers–New Brunswick campuses will be open and fully operational for the Spring 2022 semester, with indoor dining capacities determined by state and federal guidelines. In addition, there will be select retail operations available on each of the four Rutgers–New Brunswick campuses. Take-out options will also be available.

      As we continue to hire and train student workers to staff our facilities, we plan to offer more hours and services to our students and community. Student interested in applying may visit the Dining Services website.
    • Will there be any changes to busing and transportation in Spring 2022?
      Rutgers buses will continue operating at normal capacity, with all riders and drivers required to wear face coverings. To ensure a positive student experience, Transportation Services may adjust routes and stops for Spring 2022 based on the results of its student survey, changes to the class schedule, and other analyses. The most up-to-date information can always be found at the New Brunswick Campus Buses and Shuttle Service website, and any changes will be announced on that site prior to the spring semester.
    • How will Rutgers provide opportunities for students to connect with employers?
      The Office of Career Exploration and Success (CES) at Rutgers–New Brunswick will offer recruiting services and programming both in-person and virtually in the spring semester. Services include our interviewing program, employer information sessions, and career and internship fairs. Additionally, employers continue to post and connect with students in our career management platform, Rutgers Handshake.
    • What resources are available to prepare students for a challenging job and internship market?
      All students are encouraged to activate their Rutgers Handshake account, the #1 career management platform enabling students to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment with a career advisor, register for career development programs and career/internship fairs, apply for employment opportunities, find on-campus jobs, request interviews with employers, access additional online career tools, and more.
    • Will there be a #RutgersWorks Free Tuition Career Challenge during Spring 2022?
      Yes, Career Exploration and Success will host the #RutgersWorks Free Tuition Challenge in Spring 2022. Fort this challenge, students complete several online career-related activities and earn entry into a monthly and grand prize raffle. All currently registered Rutgers–New Brunswick students, undergraduate or graduate, are eligible to participate.
    • Will there be opportunities to intern with a campus department?
      Yes, many departments need student interns, both in-person and remote. Departments are encouraged to post their internships and on-campus student employment opportunities in Rutgers Handshake. Once you have an account, you can filter by employment types to discover positions posted by Rutgers departments. Students with Federal Work-Study should contact the Student Employment Office for more information about Federal Work-Study positions.
    • What career advising options will be available during Spring 2022?
      Career Exploration and Success staff members can assist eligible Rutgers–New Brunswick students and alumni through individual advising appointments booked through their Rutgers Handshake account. Students can also visit our virtual drop-in Career Studio to receive on-demand support from our trained Peer Career Coaches with your resume, cover letter, job or internship application, online career tools, and more.
    • How can I get help if my family’s economic circumstances have been impacted by COVID-19?

      During the fall 2021 term, Rutgers University will begin distributing $74 million in aid from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III), as authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP). This additional aid is provided to assist students who are experiencing financial hardships due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      The Office of Financial Aid will evaluate student eligibility for this funding via the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Application. Funding is not guaranteed and will be granted in order of receipt of application.

      Students who are eligible to apply for emergency assistance will receive an email with a link to the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Application. The application gives students the option to choose to have their funds applied directly to their term bill. This option is the fastest and easiest way to receive funding. 

      Students must complete the application within 5 days of receiving the application email to be considered for funding. If you are not deemed eligible or require additional assistance, view alternative options for funding your education at Rutgers University.