RBS COVID-19 Resources
Access resources for students:
- CARE Team (personal, social and educational support)
- Technology Resources (free access to computer hardware, software, wifi and more)
- Scholarship Opportunities
Virtual Front Desk
We have set up a virtual front desk should you have a quick or general question. You can access the virtual front desk by going to the links below. For additional information, you can also view our frequently asked questions.
MBA Part-Time Program (Newark, New Brunswick, Jersey City, & Morristown):
|To Schedule an appointment:|
|Cyndi GeBorde (Program Coordinator): email@example.com
To join Webex: https://rutgers.webex.com/meet/dcg7
|Julia Conroy (Assistant Dean): firstname.lastname@example.org
To join Webex: https://rutgers.webex.com/meet/conroyj
|Kathleen Price (Student Advisor): email@example.com
To join Webex: https://rutgers.webex.com/meet/kmp249
|Jillian Ryan (Student Advisor): firstname.lastname@example.org
To join Webex: https://rutgers.webex.com/meet/jr1424
|Open WebEx for general questions:|
|Monday (MBA – NB) 4pm-6pm|
|Wednesday (MBA – NB) 1pm – 3pm|
|Thursday (MBA – NB) 4pm – 6pm|
- You will be asked to download the application, which you do not need to do. At the bottom, you can just click “Join from your browser”
- Enter your name and Rutgers email address
- Click join meeting
|To schedule an appointment: Please log into Run4Success|
Office of Career Management
Please click below for information regarding the Office of Career Management for your program.
How do I get in touch with my academic advisor?
During this time, you are strongly encouraged to contact your advisor through email (see below for your advisor’s email address). Your advisor can answer most questions you may have through email, but we also have the ability to virtually meet with you as well, either over the phone or through WebEx, if you prefer. We would strongly recommend and encourage you to email your advisor for the quickest response time.
What if I just have a quick or general question?
There is a virtual front desk set up for part-time students should you have a quick or general question. You can access the virtual front desk through the links listed above:
Are University classes still in session?
Yes, classes are still being held, but all class meetings are being held remote (virtual). Students and faculty can access all of their classes remotely via Blackboard or Canvas.
When should I receive information about my class being moved online?
You should have already received notification from your professor about your class moving online. If you have not received an update, please contact your professor directly.
How will classes being moved online through at least the Spring 2021 semester impact my ability to graduate?
Please know that remote instruction will not impact your ability to graduate. Classes are being moved online in order to help you continue to make progress toward completing your requirements and graduating.
Will attendance requirements be the same online?
Students will be expected to adhere to and comply with the attendance requirements outlined by the professor. If you are uncertain about the expectations, please consult with your professor.
Can I come to campus to use school resources or to study? What campus services currently remain open?
The Rutgers-Newark/NewBrunswick campus is operating virtually, providing all services to students remotely. Students are not to be on campus and are strongly encouraged to follow the recommendations from health professionals and stay home at this time.
The University libraries are operating with limited hours and social distancing. Please contact library services for more information, and call ahead before arriving to campus for hours of operation.
What if I don’t have internet at my house?
Students who do not have internet access can explore various temporary solutions. Some companies may be offering temporary aid for those affected by the Coronavirus.
Rutgers University is aware of the following services, but cannot recommend or endorse any specific service. To learn more about options that we have been made aware of, please visit the Information Services website: https://it.rutgers.edu/.
Please be sure to read the user agreement carefully, especially in regards to the cancellation process and potential fees.
Students are also encouraged to refer to Rutgers University Information Technology's tips for getting online during the COVID-19 period, including providers who are offering free or discounted internet and increased data allowances. If you have internet at home, review the tips for improving connection problems:
What if I don’t have a laptop or computer access at home?
Newark and New Brunswick Computer Labs:
All Rutgers-Newark/New Brunswick IT supported computer labs were closed as of Thursday, March 12, 2020. Please contact your professor to revisit any available options.
How will students with learning disabilities be accommodated during online distance learning?
Please contact the Rutgers University Office of Disability Services (ODS) for assistance.
Please know, the ODS staff is working remotely until further notice. But you can reach the staff via email (email@example.com) or by phone (973-353-5375).
What should I do if I want to withdraw from one or more courses this semester?
The deadline to withdraw from one or more classes for the Fall 2020 semester is on our academic calendar. Check the MBA website.
Please email your academic advisor to complete the appropriate paperwork.
Is there a Pass/No Credit option for my Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 courses?
Please contact your advisor for assistance. We do not anticipate P/NC for Spring 2021 and beyond.
How long will courses be offered online only?
All courses will remain online (and in some limited cases hybrid format) until the end of the Spring 2021 Semester. All in person activities at Rutgers University will be suspended throughout the spring semester unless state regulations change.
How will time zone differences be handled?
You should follow the standard course time frame: Eastern Standard Time. If you know you will be in a time zone that will make the regular class time difficult for you to attend, we advise you let the faculty and teaching staff know as soon as possible.
Will Spring 2021 classes be held online?
Most of our MBA courses will be held online. Seven MBA courses are held in a hybrid format, if state regulations allow.
I am in need of financial assistance due to COVID-19. Is there help?
An Emergency Fund has been established to provide direct financial support to students urgently in need of assistance to continue their studies as they grapple with the impact that COVID-19 has had on their lives. All who are interested and have the capacity to donate may give here: Rutgers-Newark Student Emergency Fund.
For additional COVID-19 information:
Email questions to the COVID-19 Task Force under the Rutgers Office of Emergency Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center hotline at 1-800-222-1222 for assistance in multiple languages and 24 hours a day.
If I am in need of mental health support, are any services available virtually?
The Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) has a volunteer network of mental health support for our community coping with COVID-19. This network will offer phone and telepsychology services to support the members of Rutgers community: