RBS COVID-19 Student Resources

Newark Students

Resources for an Uncertain Time- President Jonathan Holloway

November 2, 2020

Dear Members of the Rutgers Community:

These are, understandably, challenging times for all of us, and we want you to know that at Rutgers, we are all here for one another.

The global pandemic and its economic impact, civil unrest, the inability to make plans and the general uncertainty about the future, upcoming exams, holidays right around the corner, and tomorrow’s national election can certainly add to personal stress and anxiety.  These are difficult times to which each one of us is reacting or responding in our own ways.

Even though we currently are physically distanced, the fact is we are a community—a beloved community in which we look out for one another.  Each of us has heard from members of the community who are struggling in one way or another, and we want to help.

On behalf of the university, we thought that it would be important to remind you that there are mental health resources available to every member of our community.  Those resources include access to professional counseling and advice, or other help if you think you would just like someone to talk to.

We have all focused on the importance of good public health practices to stop the spread of the coronavirus. We also need to remember to take care of our social, emotional, and mental health.

For more information about the resources available to you, see below.

Please stay safe, stay well, and remember to take care of yourself.



Jonathan Holloway, President and University Professor
Nancy Cantor, Chancellor
Margaret Marsh, Interim Chancellor
Christopher Molloy, Chancellor
Brian Strom, Chancellor

Counseling and Wellness Services for Students

Student Affairs

Student Affairs continues to provide essential and vital services to students through some of the following services:


Are you facing a personal situation that may impact your academic performance?

The Campus Awareness Response and Education (CARE) Team can help. RBS works closely with the RU-Newark CARE Team to provide support regarding technology, financial, and other personal hardship issues. Student’s in need of assistance, please complete the Newark CARE form via the link below. The Newark CARE Team is committed to promoting campus safety and wellness. Through collaborative efforts, they identify, assess, and respond to student concerns on campus; assisting students who may be in crisis.

CARE Team Form

Technology Resources

Technology Resources Available for All Students:

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student in need of computer hardware and or internet access please contact the Dean of Students. The University has resources available to assist students in need of a laptop, internet access or other computing peripherals such as webcam and headphones.

  • Virtual access to learning management systems such as Canvas, Blackboard and Sakai
  • Free access to Microsoft Teams, Webex, Zoom, and Google Hangouts
  • Free access to Microsoft Office, Box.com and anti-virus protection
  • Free access to internet providers such as Comcast/Xfinity and others

Remote Technology Resources

Scholarship Opportunities

Available scholarship opportunities available to Newark students:

Scholarship Opportunities

myRUN One Stop

The one-stop offices have created a number of new ways for students to meet with staff to resolve issues. The new services include a virtual counter, a streamlined contact form, and the use of zoom meetings that bring staff together from multiple offices to help students resolve issues:

myRUN One Stop


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