COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

University Operating Status
  1. Where can I find information on Rutgers' operating status?
  2. How is Rutgers dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic?
Degree Completion
  1. I'm not on campus. Can my defense be held virtually?
  2. I want to submit my candidacy materials in person. Is the SGS open?
Student Services
  1. Are Health Services still available? Are Counseling Services still available?
  2. I'm an international students on a F-1 or J-1 visa, what do I need to know?
  3. Is the Rutgers Food Pantry open?
International Students
  1. What do I need to know as an international student?
Research/Teaching Preparedness
  1. Does the SGS have online teaching resources available?
  2. What are the plans for campus operations in Fall 2020?
  3. Where are the guidelines for returning to research?

 

  1. Where can I find information on Rutgers' operating status?
    This information is available at https://www.rutgers.edu/status.
  2. How is Rutgers dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic?
    Information regarding the university's response may be found at coronavirus.rutgers.edu
  3. I'm not on campus. Can my defense be held virtually?
    Yes. Given the SGS permits remote defenses for candidates and their committee members. Please see the How to Apply for Degrees webpage for more information.
  4. I want to submit my candidacy materials in person. Is the SGS open?
    While the Dean’s office is open, all staff are working remotely, and all materials must be submitted electronically. Please check out the degree materials checklist appropriate to you. If you still have degree materials-related question after reviewing the checklist, please email sgs.degree.submissions@grad.rutgers.edu.
  5. Are Health Services still available? Are Counseling Services still available?
    Yes, but with limited hours and services. Visit Student Health Operating Status for more information. Please call 848-932-7884 to make a counseling appointment.
  6. I'm an international students on a F-1 or J-1 visa, what do I need to know?
    Rutgers Global has put together a FAQ to answer your questions.
  7. Is the Rutgers Food Pantry open
    Yes. Please visit the Rutgers Food Pantry website for up-to-date hours and location.
  8. What do I need to know as an international student?
    For up-to-date information, please visit the Rutgers Global Alerts webpage.
  9. Does the SGS have online teaching resources available?
    Yes. Resources are available at our online teaching Sakai site. Assistant Dean Ramazan Güngör also hosts a weekly Webex workshop on the Fundamentals of Teaching Online.
  10. What are the plans for campus operations in Fall 2020?
    Please see:
  11. Where are the guidelines for returning to research?
    Please see News and Updates on Research in Response to COVID-19.